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2008-11-04 12:00:21

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is not expected to announce much new government spending during his inaugural State of the Nation speech, officials say.

2008-10-13 09:00:15

By John Lichfield * Three-point strategy designed to be 'tool-kit' for restoring stability to banking system EU leaders last night agreed a sweeping rescue plan for the European financial system, based on the moves to guarantee, refloat and partially nationalise banks adopted by Britain last week.

2008-10-07 18:00:19

ST.PETERSBURG. Oct 7 (Interfax) - The state cannot restart administering the mass media, but it can use the state order to influence them, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

2008-10-02 03:00:39

By Watkins, Eric The fate of Russian oilman Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been written about before in this space and he has not been forgotten, especially in the heat of recent reports of Russia's attack on Georgia.

2008-09-29 21:00:28

MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will visit South Korea, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told a press conference at the Kremlin on Monday. "I hope that Mr. Medvedev will visit South Korea soon. Mr. Medvedev gladly accepted my invitation," Lee said.

2008-09-29 12:00:09

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa says he has a mandate for social change after voters overwhelmingly approved new powers for the presidency.

2008-09-28 12:00:15

By Frank Bajak Associated Press QUITO, Ecuador -- Voters are expected to easily approve this chronically unstable nation's 20th constitution today, expanding President Rafael Correa's powers and letting the pugnacious leftist run for two more consecutive terms.

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese President Congratulates Founding Anniversary of National Science University"] HEFEI, Sept.

2008-09-26 15:00:38

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met Friday to outline business and military cooperation.

2008-09-26 09:00:40

As the first Commitment featured at the Opening Plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Wednesday, Former President William Clinton announced the Adolescent Girls Initiative, an innovative public-private partnership between the World Bank, the country of Liberia and the Nike Foundation.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.