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2008-08-29 21:00:14

Brussels. Aug 29 (Interfax) - The European Union, whose summit, opening September 1, will be devoted to the Georgian issue, will probably not impose sanctions on Russia, a high-placed diplomatic source told Interfax in Brussels on Friday. "New frames of EU-Russia relations will be discussed, since the European Union and Russia are mutually dependent," the source said. "We do not want Russia's isolation, but Moscow must demonstrate what it is after," he said. Speaking about the upcoming...

2008-08-29 21:00:14

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said it believes that the G7 statement condemning Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia justifies Georgia's aggression. "The step is biased and aimed at justifying Georgia's aggressive actions," says a Friday commentary of the ministry's information and press department. The ministry said it believes that the G7 statement groundlessly speaks of Russia undermining the territorial integrity of Georgia. It ignores the...

2008-08-29 21:00:06

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax) - Moscow believes that the UN Security Council must hear Abkhazia and South Ossetia's opinions, when the settlement of the Georgian-Abkhaz and Georgian-Ossetian conflicts is discussed. "In the future, the discussion of this issue can't go without Abkhaz and South Ossetian representatives participating," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko told the press in Moscow on Friday. Nesterenko also said that a UN Security Council meeting was called on...

2008-08-29 18:00:10

By Alan Jones RUSSIAN Prime Minister Vladimir Putin yesterday accused the US of starting the fighting in Georgia. The former president - still considered the country's real leader - said America encouraged Georgia to attack the breakaway region of South Ossetia. He said the fighting that followed benefited one of the US presidential election candidates, without saying whether it was Barack Obama or John McCain. Mr Putin said Russia had no choice but to invade Georgia after some of its...

2008-08-29 09:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Russian Ambassador Defends Recognition of South Ossetia, Abkhazia"] BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) - Russian Ambassador to China Sergey Razov said on Thursday the "direct cause" of Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia's independence was the "acts of Georgian leaders". Razov said it was the only possible decision by the Russian Federation to recognize the independence of South...

2008-08-29 09:00:10

By David L. Stern Andrew E. Kramer contributed reporting from Moscow. * Russia suffered a significant setback here Thursday as members of a regional security group in which the Kremlin plays an important role offered little support for Moscow's military action in Georgia. Dmitri Medvedev, the Russian president, arrived in this sleepy Central Asian capital for the annual summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization with hopes that the six-member group would provide the...

2008-08-29 06:00:26

By Gerri Peev RUSSIA has issued a stark warning over what it says is a build- up of Nato ships in the Black Sea, as tensions rise to their highest level since the outbreak of hostilities in Georgia. The missile destroyer USS McFaul is already off the coast, with the US Coastguard ship Dallas docked in Georgia's port of Batumi, both to show support for the Caucasus nation. Washington has now ordered the flagship of its 6th Fleet, the sophisticated command ship Mount Whitney, into the...

2008-08-28 18:00:23

Washington, Aug. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Group of Seven major industrial countries on Wednesday condemned Russia's recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as violating Georgia's sovereignty. Russia's action "violates the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia," the G-7 foreign ministers said in a joint statement. The ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States called on Russia to implement a peace deal with Georgia in...

2008-08-28 12:00:37

Text of report by Latvian newspaper Diena on 28 August [Commentary by Askolds Rodins: "Russia's fence of sticks"] On Tuesday [26 August], Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev signed decrees on the recognition of Abkhazia's and South Ossetia's independent statehood. This is an historical leap for Russian politics - from the ground back up into the trees. Aggression against Georgia in and of itself was quite enough to worsen relations with the member states of NATO and the European Union to...

2008-08-28 12:00:37

By BEN PADLEY; GAVIN CORDON RUSSIA was today facing condemnation from Britain and other nations over its recognition of the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. A statement, signed by Foreign Secretary David Miliband and the foreign ministers of the the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan said it "deplored" Moscow's "excessive use of military force" in Georgia. The move, described as "unprecedented" by the Foreign Office, followed a warning from Mr Miliband to...


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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.