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2006-05-29 06:34:28

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - France remains divided over the proposed European constitution, a year after voters rejected the charter in a referendum that threw the European Union into disarray, according to a survey released on Monday. French voters shocked EU leaders last year by rejecting the charter which many feared enshrined an "ultraliberal" agenda that risked undermining Europe's strong social concerns. The rejection dismayed much of the French establishment and...

2006-05-28 13:37:20

By Mike Collett-White and Kerstin Gehmlich CANNES, France (Reuters) - Director Ken Loach's "The Wind That Shakes The Barley," a moving drama about the Irish struggle for independence in 1920, won the "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes film festival on Sunday. The Golden Palm, the highest cinema award outside the Oscars in the United States, went to one of Britain's most highly respected and socially active film makers, and was a fitting choice for a festival were political pictures stole...

2006-05-16 17:04:45

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Video images of a hijacked airliner slamming into the Pentagon taken by two security cameras on September 11 were released for the first time by the U.S. government on Tuesday. The video, released by the government in conjunction with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Judicial Watch legal activist group, was a longer, more complete version of still-frame images that were leaked to the news media in 2002. The front of the hijacked...

2006-05-12 17:41:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Convicted September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui on Friday appealed the life sentence he received earlier this month and a federal judge's denial of his request for a new trial. In a one-paragraph statement, Moussaoui's lawyers said he wanted the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the final judgment and sentence issued on May 4 and a court ruling denying his request to withdraw his guilty plea and set a new trial. Earlier this week, U.S. District...

2006-05-12 00:13:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zacarias Moussaoui was saved from a death sentence by a single juror who never explained his vote to other members of the jury that sent the September 11 conspirator to prison for life, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The foreman of the 12-person federal jury told the newspaper that the panel voted 11-1, 10-2 and 10-2 in favor of the death penalty on the three charges for which Moussaoui was eligible for execution. A unanimous vote on any one of the...

2006-05-08 21:13:04

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Monday denied a request to withdraw his guilty plea by Zacarias Moussaoui, who was sentenced last week to life in prison for conspiracy in connection with the September 11 attacks. Moussaoui had asked District Judge Leonie Brinkema to allow him to withdraw his plea and said he lied when he testified that he was meant to be part of the hijacking plot. But Brinkema issued an order denying the request based on a federal rule that...

2006-05-08 17:31:34

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Monday denied a request to withdraw his guilty plea by Zacarias Moussaoui, who was sentenced last week to life in prison for conspiracy in connection with the September 11 attacks. Moussaoui had asked District Judge Leonie Brinkema to allow him to withdraw his plea and said he lied when he testified that he was meant to be part of the hijacking plot. But Brinkema issued an order denying the request based on a federal rule that...

2006-05-04 15:24:58

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The trial of September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui will do little to curb the threat of terrorism or make America safer, the architect of the secret U.S. program to whisk al Qaeda suspects abroad said on Thursday. As debate begins over the consequences of Moussaoui's conviction and the prosecutors' failure to win the death penalty, other analysts said the outcome may strengthen the hand of hawks who support...

2006-05-04 15:27:47

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The trial of September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui will do little to curb the threat of terrorism or make America safer, the architect of the secret U.S. program to whisk al Qaeda suspects abroad said on Thursday. As debate begins over the consequences of Moussaoui's conviction and the prosecutors' failure to win the death penalty, other analysts said the outcome may strengthen the hand of hawks who support...

2006-05-03 14:45:51

By Deborah Charles ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A U.S. jury has reached a verdict in the sentencing trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, who faces the death penalty for conspiracy in connection with the September 11 attacks, the court said on Wednesday. "The jury in U.S. v. Moussaoui has sent a note to the judge indicating they have reached a verdict," the court said in a statement. The verdict will be read at 4:30 p.m.(/2030 GMT) He will be sentenced Thursday at 10 a.m.(/1400 GMT)....


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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