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2009-01-28 06:50:00

BOSTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) unveiled its plan to develop a national structure for its organization. "Our revised bylaws do not stipulate a regional organizational structure. Our members are unevenly distributed among different states and this initiative will help us change that," says Izabel Arocha, IMIA President. The organization will now have a key representative in those states, starting with thirteen states. This core group...

2006-07-07 05:03:29

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders will meet on Saturday in the presence of a United Nations envoy for the second time this week to explore ways of resuming stalled reunification talks, officials said on Friday. "A proposal for a meeting has been agreed. The idea is really to find ways of moving forward," said Ibrahim Gambari, U.N. under-secretary general for political affairs presently in Cyprus. On Monday Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat met Greek Cypriot...

2006-07-02 03:05:37

By Jean Christou NICOSIA (Reuters) - Rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus meet on Monday for the first time since peace talks collapsed two years ago in an encounter many hope will help ease Turkey's attempts to join the European Union. Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat are expected to discuss the fate of people missing in past violent conflicts, but diplomats say it is the meeting itself that marks a turning point. "This is a...

2006-06-13 03:04:48

By Paul Taylor LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Turkey completed its first big step in accession talks with the European Union on Monday after the 25-nation bloc overcame a standoff with Cyprus that foreshadows a crisis later this year. Under a deal clinched by EU foreign ministers after days of haggling, Turkey concluded talks on the first and least contentious of 35 areas of EU policy -- science and research. But the EU served notice there would be serious consequences unless Ankara meets...

2006-06-12 18:00:44

By Paul Taylor LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Turkey completed its first big step in accession talks with the European Union on Monday after the 25-nation bloc overcame a standoff with Cyprus that foreshadows a crisis later this year. Under a deal clinched by EU foreign ministers after days of haggling, Turkey concluded talks on the first and least contentious of 35 areas of EU policy -- science and research. But the EU served notice there would be serious consequences unless Ankara meets...

2006-05-23 12:46:44

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek and Turkish F-16 fighters collided on Tuesday while shadowing each other over the southern Aegean, where the two NATO allies have long disputed control over airspace. Greece and Turkey, which have come to the brink of war in the past over territorial disputes in the region, gave starkly differing accounts of the crash. But both hurried to limit damage to ties that have warmed markedly in the last six years. Turkey's Foreign Ministry said...

2006-05-23 08:42:55

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek and Turkish F-16 fighter jets collided in mid-air on Tuesday while shadowing each other in the southern Aegean, where the two NATO allies have long disputed control over airspace. The exact circumstances of how the two planes crashed, in an area where aircraft of the two age-old rivals frequently harass each other in close maneuvers, were not immediately clear. The Turkish military said the crash was caused by a Greek fighter interfering...

2006-03-09 08:15:00

By Dina Kyriakidou NICOSIA (Reuters) - After decades of braving insults, harassment and even violence in their efforts to bring rival communities in Cyprus together, peace activists on the divided Mediterranean island finally admit they are demoralized. The failure of a peace plan in a 2004 referendum has left relations between Greek and Turkish Cypriots at an all-time low, and international efforts to revive reunification talks seem futile, they say. "We have been through some really hard...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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