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2008-07-15 12:00:32

BOSTON - Colleagues praised Marybeth Brady of Braintree, Gov. Deval Patrick's nominee for clerk magistrate in Malden District Court, during a hearing Wednesday before a State House panel.

2008-07-05 09:00:10

World News IN BRIEF *PARIS The freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt received a hero's welcome in France, led by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Ms Betancourt, who has dual Colombian and French citizenship, was held by Colombian rebels for six years.

2008-06-25 03:02:21

FRENCH president Nicolas Sarkozy was rushed to safety after a shot rang out at the end of his state visit to Israel yesterday. Armed security men bundled him on to his plane, fearing a terror attack.

2008-06-24 15:00:00

By ARON HELLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM In his first presidential visit to Israel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Israeli-Palestinian peace is immediately attainable, talked tough against Iran's nuclear program and delivered an address to Parliament. But nobody has seemed to notice.

2006-08-16 16:24:06

By Dan Wilchins NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family members of September 11 victims listened on Wednesday to the dying words of a woman trapped in the World Trade Center from newly released audio tapes and demanded more information and steps to avoid future disasters.

2006-08-11 09:04:55

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - Paparazzi photographs of Socialist presidential hopeful Segolene Royal in a turquoise bikini have raised eyebrows in France and underlined the spread of celebrity culture into France's traditionally sober political coverage.

2006-07-29 14:46:41

PARIS (Reuters) - French actor Jean Reno, star of such films as "The Big Blue," "Leon" and "The Da Vinci Code," married model and actress Zofia Borucka on Saturday in a hilltop village in the south of France.

2006-07-28 10:52:08

LONDON (Reuters) - A cleric jailed in Britain and wanted in the United States on terrorism charges won the right on Friday to challenge his convictions for inciting racial hatred and soliciting murder.

2006-07-28 07:30:00

For decades, Arno Lustiger remained silent about his wartime experiences.

2006-07-20 11:33:20

By Pierre Thebault ST TROPEZ, France (Reuters) - French film maker Gerard Oury, whose string of fast-paced farces in the 1960s and 1970s made him one of France's most successful film directors, died on Thursday at the age of 87, his daughter said.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.