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2005-07-05 12:35:45

AUGSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - A court on Tuesday summonedformer Chancellor Helmut Kohl and several ex-ministers totestify in a corruption trial that could embarrass Germany'sopposition before a planned election. Holger Pfahls, a junior defense minister in Kohl'sgovernments, has admitted accepting millions of deutschemarksin kickbacks from an arms dealer to help smooth the delivery ofarmored personnel carriers to Saudi Arabia in the early 1990s. The court's decision, on a request from...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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