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2008-08-22 09:00:08

By THOMAS IF THE CONFLICT in Georgia were an Olympic event, the gold medal for brutish stupidity would go to the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin. The silver medal for boneheaded recklessness would go to Georgia's president, Mikheil Saakashvili, and the bronze medal for rank shortsightedness would go to the Clinton and Bush foreign policy teams. Let's start with us. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, I was among the group - led by George Kennan, the father of...

2006-08-07 06:33:05

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions against two leading Russian arms exporters mark a new low in already chilly ties between the White House and the Kremlin and could hurt business deals worth billions of dollars. The United States announced sanctions on Friday on seven firms from Russia, India, North Korea, and Cuba for selling restricted items to Iran, which Washington fears is trying to make nuclear weapons. The sanctions were imposed on Russian state export...

2006-08-07 03:45:19

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions against two leading Russian arms exporters mark a new low in chilly ties between the White House and the Kremlin and could scupper major potential trade deals with U.S. firms, the Russian press said on Monday. The United States on Friday announced sanctions on seven firms from Russia, India, North Korea, and Cuba for selling restricted items to Iran, which Washington fears is trying to make nuclear weapons. Sanctions were...

2006-07-15 10:32:56

By Caren Bohan and Christian Lowe ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The United States and Russia put on a show of cooperation on Saturday ahead of a big-power summit which will struggle to forge common positions on rising violence in the Middle East, on Iran and on trade. President Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin jointly resurrected an old proposal for averting nuclear terrorism and espoused a plan to halt the spread of atomic arms, in a display of harmony as Group of Eight leaders...

2006-07-15 09:43:07

By Caren Bohan ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush backed away on Saturday from a public confrontation over Russia's democracy with President Vladimir Putin, adhering to a pledge not to lecture the Kremlin leader. At a joint news conference, the two made clear they discussed their differences privately on what critics say are declining civil liberties in Russia, and stepped gingerly around the issue in their public comments. With Bush needing Russia's help on pressuring...

2006-07-15 07:09:19

By Caren Bohan and Christian Lowe ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The United States and Russia announced on Saturday moves to avert nuclear terrorism and halt the spread of atomic weapons as they sought to give a boost to a big-power summit. President Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin unveiled the initiatives before other Group of Eight leaders arrived for a summit that will be challenged by violence in the Middle East, Iran's nuclear ambitions and global trade worries. Despite...

2006-07-15 04:46:58

By Caren Bohan and Christian Lowe ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The United States and Russia announced on Saturday a plan to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons by setting up international enrichment centres as their leaders sought to give a boost to a big-power summit. President Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin unveiled the initiative at a news conference after talks ahead of a Group of Eight summit that starts in earnest on Sunday. The two leaders, striving to show a united...

2006-07-15 03:27:05

By Douglas Busvine ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin met before a G8 summit on Saturday, but their meeting was overshadowed by failure to agree on a major bilateral trade deal sought by Russia. The Bush-Putin talks, following a more casual dinner between the two men and their spouses on Friday night, will set the tone for the weekend summit at which Middle East violence and the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions will also loom large....


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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