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2008-08-31 09:00:19

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Fourth Meeting of 11th NPC Standing Committee Closes in Beijing; the Meetng Votes To Adopt the Law on Promoting a Recycling Economy; President Hu Jintao Signs the Presidential Decree To Promulgate the Law; Wu Bangguo Presides Over and Speaks at the Meeting" - Xinhua headline] Beijing, 29 Aug (Xinhua) -The fourth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress [NPC] closed at the Great...

2008-08-29 21:00:25

DUSHANBE. Aug 29 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has thanked those who expressed understanding for the stance of Russia that defended its citizens and all civilians in the zone of the Georgian - South Ossetian conflict. "The recent developments in the Caucasus and Russia's measures to restore peace" were one of the subjects raised at the meeting with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Medvedev said at a press conference following the meeting on Friday. "I want to repeat that in...

2008-08-29 21:00:25

DUSHANBE. Aug 29 (Interfax) - The presidents Dmitry Medvedev of Russia and Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan said the two countries intend to develop cooperation in the hydropower and gas industries. Russia and Tajikistan attach priority to cooperation in the hydropower industry, specifically, the construction of the Sangtudinskaya Hydroelectric Plant, the two presidents said in a joint statement released in Dushanbe on Friday. The document also confirms the sides' interests in other projects in...

2008-08-29 12:00:46

By Jeff Smith JOURNALIST ARRESTED An ABC producer was handcuffed and arrested Wednesday by Denver police after his investigative team tried to shoot pictures of Democratic lawmakers and top donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel. On its Web site, ABC News said producer Asa Eslocker is part of a team probing the relationship between Democrats and corporate lobbyists and donors. The network said its attorneys were told that Eslocker was being charged with trespass,...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Dushanbe, 29 August: The presidents of Russia and Tajikistan, Dmitriy Medvedev and Emomali Rahmon, have declared the two countries' intention of developing cooperation in the hydroenergy and fuel-energy spheres. The statement which was adopted by the two leaders in Dushanbe on Friday says that the parties attach priority significance to the development of and cooperation in the hydroenergy field, in particular the construction...

2008-08-28 06:01:04

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [By reporters Wang Zuokui and Qian Tong: "Hu Jintao Meets With Tajik Prime Minister Akil Akilov"] Dushanbe, 27 Aug (Xinhua) - State President Hu Jintao met with Tajik Prime Minister Akil Akilov at the State Guesthouse in Tajikistan on 27 August. The two sides mainly exchanged views on strengthening trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. Hu Jintao said that at present, China and Tajikistan...

2008-08-27 15:01:03

Text of report by state-owned Tajik Television First Channel on 27 August Today Tajik President Emomali Rahmon held talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. They held beneficial talks on a wide range of issues of cooperation between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, for which a broad legal and contractual basis was provided at intergovernmental and inter-departmental levels as well as at the level of the two countries' business circles. The heads of the two countries stressed their...

2008-08-27 12:01:19

Text of report by state-owned Tajik Television First Channel on 27 August This afternoon all heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization [SCO] member countries arrived in Dushanbe to attend a regular summit of this international and authoritative organization. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon held talks with Uzbek President Islom Karimov in a state residence. The meeting discussed the current state of and prospects for cooperation between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan within the Shanghai...

2008-08-22 06:00:35

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 18 August: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed a decree relieving Dmitriy Akhanov of his duties as head of the Federal Energy Agency (Rosenergo). A source in the Energy Ministry told the Agency for Oil Information [part of Interfax] that Akhanov was relieved from the post at his own request. It was reported earlier that Rosenergo had been abolished by a presidential decree. At present the Russian Energy...

2008-08-21 09:00:38

Zhongguo Tongxue She on 21 August carries an unattributed report on China starting special measures for one year to prevent cadres from using public funds for pleasure trips abroad, citing news from state bureau on prevention of corruption. It says the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central Organization Department and other concerned units will hold joint meetings to stop party and government cadres' using public funds for pleasure trips. The...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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