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2008-08-20 15:00:24

By DAVID A MITTELL Jr WE DIDN'T NOTICE IT at the time, but the post-Cold War world changed on Oct. 1, 1999, when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin used the bombing of a Moscow apartment building on Sept. 9 as a pretext to destroy the semi-independent Chechen Republic accepted by Boris Yeltsin in 1996. This and other bombings around Russia were claimed, but never proven, to be the work of Chechens. Chechnya has been ruled by Russia since the early 19th Century. Through czars,...

2008-08-17 12:00:30

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Rachel Chan] Asuncion, Aug. 15 (CNA) - President Ma Ying-jeou, who is in Paraguay to attend the inauguration of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, was accorded the same high level of respect as other heads of state at the ceremony on Friday morning, and he interacted with some of them. Ma, who arrived at the inauguration venue around 8:20 a.m. local time, travelled there behind the motorcade of Chilean President...

2008-08-17 12:00:02

The Kremlin Sunday said Russian troops would begin withdrawing from neighboring Georgia Monday -- two days after a negotiated ceasefire. The Kremlin statement did not give specifics on the withdrawal other than to say Russian troops would start moving toward the separatist region of South Ossetia and what it termed as a "security zone," The New York Times reported Sunday. Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy discussed how to "realize in practice" the...

2008-08-11 15:00:04

U.S. President George Bush said Monday he has told Russian leaders the outburst of hostilities between Russia and Georgia is "unacceptable." Bush was seen conferring with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Summer Games. "I said this violence is unacceptable -- I not only said it to Vladimir Putin, I've said it to the president of the country, Dmitry Medvedev," the U.S. president said in an interview with NBC Sports. "And, look, I expressed my...

2008-08-08 12:00:04

PRESIDENT George Bush arrived in Beijing yesterday amid an atmosphere of tension with China's leaders over his high-profile criticism of the country's human rights record. The president, wife Laura and their daughter, Barbara, left Air Force One together, where they got a red-carpet greeting. Mr Bush has said he wants to enjoy the Summer Olympics, but also will talk to President Hu Jintao about human rights and a host of other bilateral issues. Before he arrived, China's Foreign...

2008-08-06 12:00:57

Prince Philip is continuing his duties as a British royal despite being diagnosed with cancer, palace officials said. The 87-year-old prince has accepted a number of officials engagements since a diagnosis of prostate cancer was confirmed, London's Evening Standard reported. The Duke of Edinburgh, who also has a heart condition, has maintained a full schedule, including receptions, a tour to Turkey with Queen Elizabeth II and attending his grandson's wedding, the palace said. "Philip's...

2008-08-05 06:00:41

Text of report by government-owned Argentine news agency Telam ["Chavez: 'It Is Time To Resume Gas Pipeline of South Issue'" - Telam Headline] Buenos Aires, 4 Aug (Telam) -Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stated this afternoon that "it is time to restart the issue of the Gas Pipeline of the South, which would link Caracas with Buenos Aires" and he called to give "content, with tangible projects" to the integration between his country, Brazil, and Argentina. Chavez told Telam that the...

2008-08-05 03:00:34

Chinese President Hu Jintao, calling the Beijing Olympics a grand celebration of friendship and peace for mankind, promised a high-level of Games. The showpiece event -- through which China hopes to project itself as a modern, highly advanced nation of more than 1 billion -- opens Friday amid concerns about terrorists seeking to disrupt the Games. It is also our hope that through the Games, we can show the world the sincere aspiration of the Chinese people to share the benefits of...

2008-07-30 15:00:36

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Republican National Committee Press Office, +1-202-863- 8614 WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Republican National Committee (RNC) today launched a new Web Site, titled Obama Audacity Watch. From Obamas fond memories of when I was a United States Senator to his short-lived presidential seal, the Web site tracks his audacious comments. The Web site features news and video clips, and will be continually updated through Election Day. (Logo:...

2008-07-28 18:00:38

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Russian and Chinese prime ministers will meet in Moscow in late October, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said. Preparations for this meeting were discussed during his visit to China on July 26 - 27, Sechin said at a meeting of the government presidium on Monday. Sechin also said that he passed Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's message to Premier of the Chinese State Council Wen Jiabao. "He awaits a meeting of the heads of the governments in...


Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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