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2010-12-22 18:49:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement issued by Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs: I congratulate the U.S. Senate on their ratification of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia. In approving the treaty today, the Senate has shown the necessary vision and leadership which will allow the United States and Russia -- which possess 95 percent of global stockpile of nuclear weapons -- to make progress in...

2009-09-17 16:15:00

After first rejected TA, this new agreement addresses quality of life needs and keeps most compensation gains DALLAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors for the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) on Thursday, September 17 voted to send a new Tentative Agreement to the membership for a ratification vote. The board also voted unanimously to endorse the Tentative Agreement. After the membership rejected the last tentative agreement in June, SWAPA...

2006-08-15 13:10:50

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo urged U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to support a trade pact with his country, saying Democratic party concerns about weak labor protections were misplaced. Democrats have expressed concern that the agreement failed to guarantee basic rights like freedom to associate and collective bargaining, the elimination of forced labor, the abolition of child labor and the elimination of discrimination in the...

2006-08-04 08:00:53

By Peter Murphy GUIGLO (Reuters) - Pro-government militia fighters are disarming in the west of war-divided Ivory Coast, but the country's U.N. disarmament chief has expressed doubts over the process, saying they are handing in fewer weapons than expected. Militias fought alongside government troops in some of the fiercest combat of the West African state's brief 2002-03 civil war in which rebels seized the north. Around half the 2,000 militiamen supposed to disarm as part of a...

2006-07-07 20:25:39

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. meeting meant to expand a five-year-old crackdown on the illicit global trade in small arms ended in chaos on Friday as delegates ran out of time without reaching agreement on a plan for future action. "There was a total meltdown at the end. You don't know if it was a conspiracy or just a screw-up," said one delegate, speaking on condition of anonymity. Other delegates said negotiations had simply proceeded too slowly, leaving too...

2006-06-27 20:48:56

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rich and poor nations moved closer on Tuesday toward ending an impasse over U.N. management reforms that threatened to leave the world body without a budget at the end of the month, diplomats said. The main U.N. bloc of developing nations and envoys from wealthy countries reached an agreement in principle on a long-stalled resolution on development strategy that diplomats said would help consolidate support for the reforms. The United States, Japan and...

2006-06-08 00:40:05

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it saw little prospect of the European Union lifting its arms embargo on China in the near future. Brussels imposed the ban after Chinese authorities killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989 but some nations, including France, have pushed for an end to the embargo. Fierce opposition from the United States and Japan, coupled with China's enactment of a law threatening military action if Taiwan...

2006-06-07 11:48:41

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it saw little prospect of the European Union lifting its arms embargo on China in the near future. Brussels imposed the ban after Chinese authorities killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989 but some nations, including France, have pushed for an end to the embargo. Fierce opposition from the United States and Japan, coupled with China's enactment of a law threatening military action if Taiwan...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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