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2008-08-05 21:00:08

BRUSSELS. Aug 5 (Interfax) - Brussels is expecting a response from the Iranian administration following yesterday's telephone conversation between EU Supreme Commissioner on Foreign Policy and Security Xavier Solana and Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili. Solana reminded the Iranian diplomat that no clear response had been received from Iran on the sextets new proposals on the Iranian nuclear program at the July 19 meeting, and said Brussels expects this...

2008-07-18 18:00:18

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she hopes prospects of better relations with the United States will convince Iran to drop its nuclear ambitions. Undersecretary of State William Burns is to meet Saturday in Geneva with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator. The Bush administration in the past has said there would be no direct talks with Iran until it stopped nuclear enrichment. At a news conference in Washington with officials from Kosovo, Rice said that any country can change...

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2008-03-19 09:20:00

The song of passerine birds is a conspicuous and exaggerated display shaped by sexual selection in the context of male-male competition or mate attraction. At the level of the individual, song is considered an indicator of male "Ëœquality'. Paola Laiolo and colleagues at the Spanish Council of Research (CSIC) studied the metapopulation system of the Dupont's lark in north-eastern Spain and found an association between individual song diversity and the viability of the population as...

2006-08-19 12:58:25

MADRID (Reuters) - Hundreds of illegal migrants reached the shores of Spain's Canary Islands at the weekend after traveling in wooden boats from West Africa, the islands' emergency services said on Saturday. Six boats carrying 506 people landed on Tenerife and La Gomera on Friday. On Saturday another two reached Tenerife and one came ashore on the smaller island of Hierro with 320 Africans on board between them, a spokeswoman said. Reception centers on the Canary Islands, off the...

2006-07-10 11:23:40

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iran will not give its final answer at a meeting this week to a package of proposals backed by six world powers that aims to end a nuclear standoff with the West, an Iranian nuclear official said on Monday. Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani meets European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Tuesday, when the EU has said it wants a "substantial response" to the offer. Iran previously said it would not give a final response on Tuesday but, by...

2006-07-10 10:21:55

Corrects day of week in first paragraph to Monday. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iran will not give its final answer at a meeting this week to a package of proposals backed by six world powers that aims to end a nuclear standoff with the West, an Iranian nuclear official said on Monday. Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani meets European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Tuesday, when the EU has said it wants a "substantial response" to the offer. Iran previously said it...

2006-07-09 08:34:51

By Philip Pullella and Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict wound up a quick trip to Valencia on Sunday, implicitly condemning some key social legislation of Spain's Socialist government and stressing that marriage had to be heterosexual and for life. At the last major event of his 26-hour visit, the German Pope presided at a mass for more than a million people on the grounds of a sprawling futuristic arts and science complex in Spain's third largest city. In his...

2006-07-09 05:25:00

By Philip Pullella and Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict wound up a quick trip to Valencia on Sunday, implicitly condemning some key social legislation of Spain's Socialist government and stressing that marriage had to be heterosexual and for life. At the last major event of his 26-hour visit, the German Pope presided at a mass for about a million people on the grounds of a sprawling futuristic arts and science complex in Spain's third largest city. In his homily, the...

2006-07-08 13:45:37

By Philip Pullella and Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict urged Spain on Saturday to defend the traditional family in the country where the Church and government have clashed head-on over the legalization of gay marriage. The Pope said there were certain things to which the Church must just say "No," and that the family based on heterosexual marriage was "a unique institution in God's plan." The 79-year-old Pope received a tumultuous welcome in the coastal city...

2006-07-08 08:19:17

By Philip Pullella and Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict urged Spain to defend the traditional family on Saturday as he began a lightning trip to the country where the Church and government have clashed over the legalisation of gay marriage. Saying there were certain things to which the Church must just say "No," the pope said the family based on heterosexual marriage was "a unique institution in God's plan." The 79-year-old pope received a tumultuous welcome in...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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