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2008-07-28 15:00:06

Paul Hamm, the 2004 Olympic all-around gymnastics gold medalist, resigned from the U.S. Olympic team Monday because of injuries. Hamm, 25, broke his right hand during a competition in May and injured his rotator cuff while rehabilitating his hand. He said the hand wasn't sufficiently healed and, with the rotator cuff injury, he wasn't healthy enough to compete in the Beijing Olympic Games. I have put my heart and soul into my comeback and done everything I could to get ready in time to...

2006-08-11 09:29:00

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's acting mayor of Warsaw has canceled a trip to Berlin, saying he could not visit the city while it was running an exhibition commemorating the expulsion of Germans from eastern Europe after 1945. Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, who was due to travel to Berlin on Friday to celebrate the 15th anniversary of a partnership between the two cities, said that after the opening of the show on Thursday he decided to change his plans. "My visit to Berlin could be...

2006-07-18 02:53:40

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski will promise more harmonious foreign relations, prudent budgets and more highways in his first policy speech on Wednesday, a senior member of his party said. Kaczynski, head of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party, took office on Friday and is scheduled to present his government's program in parliament on Wednesday ahead of a confidence vote. "An important part of the speech will be foreign...

2006-07-10 07:53:42

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish conservative President Lech Kaczynski appointed his identical twin Jaroslaw as prime minister on Monday, cementing their grip on power and reinforcing concerns about Poland's tilt toward nationalism. In a surprise decision on Friday, Jaroslaw, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, decided to replace popular Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz after clashing with him over appointments to state posts. The move, which requires a...

2006-07-10 07:15:27

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Monday appointed his twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski as prime minister, the president's office said in a statement. In a surprise decision last Friday, Jaroslaw, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, decided to take over from popular prime minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, who will run for Warsaw mayor in local elections in November.

2006-07-08 09:12:48

By Adam Jasser WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish conservative leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his twin brother, President Lech Kaczynski, shot to fame playing rookie lead characters in a 1962 hit "The Two Who Stole the Moon." On Saturday, the former child stars and anti-communist activists, 57, stood on the threshold of capturing unprecedented power in the ex-communist European Union country as Jaroslaw prepared to become the next prime minister. He will replace party colleague Kazimierz...

2006-07-07 17:18:40

By Olga Markiewicz and Pawel Kozlowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's popular Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz resigned on Friday after growing tensions with his Law and Justice party, making way for Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of the president, to take over. The party said Jaroslaw -- party leader and twin brother of President Lech Kaczynski -- may be approved by parliament next week. That would make the two the world's only twins to hold the two highest posts in any...

2006-05-17 03:26:24

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz on Wednesday brushed aside yet another newspaper report suggesting he may soon be forced out due to a conflict with his Law and Justice party. Asked about the report, in Zycie Warszawy daily, Marcinkiewicz said rumours of his departure have accompanied him almost from the first day in office seven months ago. "The question is to you, journalists -- how long will I have to answer this question every day," he told a news...

2006-02-13 16:41:14

By Natalia Reiter and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski abandoned his plan to call early elections on Monday after a tug-of-war with his powerful twin brother Jaroslaw, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party. The president had until midnight (2300 GMT) to dissolve parliament over its failure to approve the 2006 budget by the end of January. His brother and other party officials had said the president was keen to use his right, believing snap polls...

2006-02-13 15:52:25

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's President Lech Kaczynski refrained from calling a snap election on Monday, the last day on which he could dissolve parliament because it did not pass the 2006 budget on time. "I don't see reasons to use my constitutional powers and shorten parliament's term," Kaczynski said in a televised address. His decision comes after ruling party sources had said he was seriously considering dissolving parliament. Kaczynski appeared to have been convinced in last...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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