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2014-03-12 16:24:23

DUSSELDORF, Germany, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is not the ruthless aggressor the West makes him out to be, argues Gabor Steingart, the publisher of Germany's leading financial newspaper Handelsblatt. The West is engaged in what Americans in their more clear-headed moments would call "pit bull politics" - a policy of shoot-from-the-hip attacks driven by instinct, not reason. Pit bull politics is politics with teeth bared but no...

2014-02-10 12:25:03

OSLO, Norway, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - From Oslo to Sochi with Love When guests arrive at Norway's swankiest hotel, The Thief in Oslo, they will be greeted by multiple couples - heterosexual, same-sex, interracial - kissing in enthusiastic support of the global Principle 6 campaign. Behind the initiative are the hosts of Europride 2014 and the Norwegian Hotel Tycoon Petter Stordalen. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/668216-a )...

2011-10-15 07:00:00

FSB FisherBroyles continues its rapid growth in our challenging economy with the expansion of its federal contracts practice. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 15, 2011 FSB FisherBroyles continues its rapid growth in our challenging economy with the expansion of its federal contracts legal practice. The law firm has expanded services to federal contractors in contracts compliance, federal contract litigation and fraud, debarment and qui tam legal services. The firm also provides legal advice...

2011-08-16 07:00:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug, 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cornische Aviation and Maintenance Limited, Sharjah, UAE announced today they have won their protest against the US Army for improperly including sustainment in the contract for 21 Russian Mi-17 helicopters. In June 2011 the US Army issued a $367M sole source award to the Russian arms company Rosoboronexport for the purchase of 21 Mi-17 aircraft, initial spares and engineering support for Afghanistan. With no public announcement,...

2011-07-06 11:15:00

ROME, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian presidential elections and the likely candidacy of Vladimir Putin was discussed at a conference of European political leaders in Rome today (Wednesday). European politicians answered questions about Mr Putin and the elections, which will be held next March, in the context of the impact on wider EU-Russian international relations. Mr Putin was recognised as the front-runner in Russian politics at the moment and all sides...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'