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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...

2011-04-13 15:14:00

Jailed Member of Mubarak's Parliament Hopes for a Fair Trial WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This statement is being released by Qorvis Communications on behalf of Stanley Rowe: Almost one month after Hosni Mubarak stepped down from his post as President of Egypt, The Washington Post examines the case of Ahmed Ezz, a steel tycoon who was arrested and charged for profiting from political connections. In the article, "The rise and fall of Egypt's most despised...

2011-03-18 05:04:00

NEW YORK, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Harris Poll finds that President Obama's positive job rating has slipped for the second month running. In January he recorded his best rating (44%) since 2009, but it edged downwards to 42% in February and 39% now. The public's rating of Congress has also slumped, with fully 90% of all adults now giving it a negative rating, compared to 86% in February and 84% in January. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO)...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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