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2006-02-13 13:53:01

By Natalia Reiter and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski looked set on Monday to call an early election despite clashing over the decision with his powerful twin brother Jaroslaw, a political ally who leads the ruling conservatives. The president has until midnight (2300 GMT) on Monday to call the parliamentary election over the assembly's failure to approve the 2006 budget. If he does not use this right, the parliament will simply continue working....

2006-02-13 11:48:28

By Natalia Reiter and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski may call snap elections on Monday over parliament's failure to approve the budget, hoping his increasingly popular Law and Justice party could gain a majority, sources said. "This decision is almost a done deal," one Law and Justice source told Reuters by telephone. Kaczynski, elected to Poland's highest office last October, is due to address the nation at 1900 GMT, his aide said. Another party...

2006-01-24 14:30:17

PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - On the heels of their Sundance rockumentary debut "Fast Future Generation," twin rock stars Benji and Joel Madden of the group Good Charlotte are getting into the moviemaking business. They have teamed with the documentary's director, Marvin Scott Jarrett, to form the youth-oriented production company Fast Future Films. The company's first production, "Valley of the Damned," is slated to begin production in the spring. Jarrett will direct the...

2006-01-17 14:41:11

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new President Lech Kaczynski will meet U.S. President George W. Bush in Washington on February 9 in one of his first foreign trips since taking office last month, a source near Kaczynski said on Tuesday. Conservative Kaczynski, who wants to maintain Poland's strategic relations with Washington, sees the United States as the guarantor of Poland's security. Since taking office he approved the extension of Poland's military presence in Iraq by at least half a...

2005-12-22 18:27:58

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's veteran anti-communist activist Lech Kaczynski takes over the presidency on Friday with an ambitious domestic agenda promising to weed out corruption and build a strong and honest state. Kaczynski, 56, replaces former communist Aleksander Kwasniewski, sealing Poland's swing to the right after the conservatives, led by his identical twin Jaroslaw, won both presidential and parliamentary polls in September. In contrast to Kwasniewski, who...

2005-10-24 07:22:52

WARSAW (Reuters) - Final results from Poland's presidential run-off on Monday confirmed the victory of conservative leader Lech Kaczynski over pro-business rival Donald Tusk. The state electoral commission said Kaczynski captured 54.04 percent of the vote. Turnout stood at 51 percent. Kaczynski's victory tightens the grip on power by his Law and Justice party, which won general elections four weeks ago promising to shore up the welfare state and weed out corruption.

2005-10-24 07:22:40

WARSAW (Reuters) - Final results from Poland's presidential run-off on Monday confirmed the victory of conservative leader Lech Kaczynski over pro-business rival Donald Tusk. The state electoral commission said Kaczynski captured 54.04 percent of the vote. Turnout stood at 51 percent. Kaczynski's victory tightens the grip on power by his Law and Justice party, which won general elections four weeks ago promising to shore up the welfare state and weed out corruption.

2005-10-24 03:00:07

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's conservatives, having captured the presidency, set a Saturday target for forging a government with pro-business allies. The Polish zloty fell on fears that fiscal and market reform might be slow in coming. Conservative Warsaw mayor Lech Kaczynski defeated free market champion Donald Tusk in Sunday's presidential runoff after campaigning hard on a promise to root out corruption and shore up welfare protection in the new European Union...

2005-10-23 20:04:51

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's conservatives face a formidable task of forming the next government after crowning their march to power with a victory by their leader Lech Kaczynski in Sunday's presidential run-off. The tough-talking Warsaw mayor defeated a close ally turned rival, pro-business moderate Donald Tusk, campaigning hard on a promise to root out corruption and shore up the welfare state in the new European Union member. Kaczynski's triumph seals a swing to...

2005-10-23 17:16:15

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Conservative Lech Kaczynski won Poland's presidential run-off on Sunday on a platform combining traditionalist Catholic values with promises to curb corruption and shore up the welfare state. Partial results showed Kaczynski, a tough-on-crime Warsaw mayor, captured more than 54 percent of the vote, an eight-point advantage over his pro-business ally-turned-rival Donald Tusk. Kaczynski's victory seals a swing to the right in the European Union's...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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