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2008-09-24 06:00:02

By Richard Wolf UNITED NATIONS -- President Bush challenged the United Nations on Tuesday to stop terrorism, punish Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs and see Russia's invasion of Georgia as a violation of the U.N.'s charter. Speaking in sharp terms for the last time to the 63rd General Assembly, Bush said the U.N. must offer greater support to peaceful democracies and hand out tougher punishments to tyrannies that sponsor terrorism. It was a valedictory of sorts for a...

2008-09-17 15:00:32

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 17 September: "Kyrgyzstan and Russia are ready to sign an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the sphere of hydroelectric power generation in the immediate future," Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has said in an exclusive interview with the Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg, commenting on the results of his working visit to Moscow. He said that "there was an exchange of views on the importance and necessity of...

2008-09-17 15:00:32

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Paris, 17 September: Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and French President Nicolas Sarkozy today signed an agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy and agreements on strategic partnership which is expected to enhance all-round relations between the two countries. "France and Slovakia have clearly opted for nuclear energy. It covers 50 per cent of electric energy consumption in Slovakia," the French presidential...

2008-09-16 15:00:22

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Land announced today that it will kick off casting for the second season of its hit reality series "She's Got The Look" beginning Monday, September 29. The series, which is hosted by supermodel Kim Alexis, is a collaboration with Wilhelmina Models, Inc., and sets out to discover a sophisticated, beautiful and confident woman 35 or older destined to become the next great supermodel. This season's winner will now receive a check for $100,000 in addition...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Wen Speaks on Relief, Rehabilitation in China's Quake- Hit Areas (1)"] BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) - The successful earthquake relief efforts fully proved, once again, the superiority of the socialist system, the governing capacity of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the government, the abilities of the People's Liberation Army, and the strength of the Chinese nation. Premier Wen...

2008-09-13 09:00:06

French officials estimate as many as 250,000 people attended an open-air mass by Pope Benedict XVI in central Paris Saturday. Security was tight as Benedict traveled to Les Invalides in Paris where he would make his first public appearance in France as the pontiff of the Catholic Church. Later in the day he was expected to fly to the Catholic shrine in Lourdes, France, where a throng of 200,000 was expected, the BBC reported. Pope Benedict arrived in Paris Friday and met at the...

2008-09-11 09:00:37

Chinese President visits special education, rural schools to mark Teachers' Day ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao visited a special education school and a rural middle school in the central Henan Province to mark the country's 24th Teachers' Day, which falls on Wednesday. At the Zhengzhou Deaf-Mutes School in the provincial capital, Hu, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, commended the teachers for bringing sunshine...

2008-09-05 15:00:14

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 5 September Port-au-Prince, Haiti: A new government, led by Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis, took over in Haiti late Thursday after the Senate gave the final approval to her team of ministers and her programme for the country. Pierre-Louis, who had previously presented an 18-member Cabinet including ministers from the former government, received 16 votes during the overnight session in the Senate. She had initially...

2008-09-04 09:00:12

By Ellen Barry Andrew E. Kramer contributed reporting from Moscow. * President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia said that he no longer recognized Mikheil Saakashvili as the president of Georgia, calling him "a political corpse" in his most lacerating words to date about a government that Moscow wants to force from power. In an interview Monday with the Italian television channel RAI, Medvedev adopted a combative tone more often associated with his predecessor, Vladimir Putin. Like Putin,...

2008-09-03 09:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua by : "Hu Sends Message of Sympathy To Bush Over Losses Caused by Hurricane Gustav"] BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) - Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a message of sympathy on Wednesday to his US counterpart George W. Bush over the losses caused Hurricane Gustav. In the message, the Chinese president expressed the belief that the US people, under the leadership of President Bush and their...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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