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2006-05-21 16:20:25

By Ellie Tzortzi PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegro voted on Sunday to end its union with Serbia and complete the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, according to projected referendum results.

2006-05-21 01:40:00

By Ellie Tzortzi PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegrins began voting on Sunday in an independence referendum which could dissolve their union with Serbia and make the small Adriatic republic Europe's newest state.

2006-04-24 08:07:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will start a trip to Europe on Monday but her apparently light schedule raises the possibility she could add a surprise stop in the Middle East such as Iraq.

2006-04-23 09:39:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will start a trip to Europe on Monday but her apparently light schedule raises the possibility she could add a surprise stop in the Middle East such as Iraq.

2006-04-22 09:07:53

By Martin Dokoupil BUCHAREST, April 22 - Soldiers and volunteers continued to battle floodwaters and evacuate people in southeastern Europe on Saturday, but officials were optimistic the Danube and other rivers would retreat from record-high levels in the coming days.

2006-04-05 21:48:46

By Andrew Quinn PLATFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - Dressed in crisp olive uniforms and shiny black boots, the squad of 40 South African Bushmen took up formation with military precision, the last hope of a vanishing people.

2006-04-04 21:25:38

By David Gray NADI, Fiji (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao received a pig and whale's tooth in a traditional Fijian welcome on Wednesday and in return offered a sweeping package of economic aid to Pacific island states that support a one-China policy.

2006-02-22 18:01:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Colombia are close to a free trade agreement after nearly two years of talks and a push last week by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a top U.S. trade official said on Wednesday. "We believe we are very close to finalizing an agreement," U.S.

2006-02-21 17:35:36

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Program said on Tuesday it had spent nearly $100 million on food purchases in southern Africa in 2005, double the amount it spent in the region in 2004.

2006-02-08 02:18:04

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand vowed to work to build a single economic market on the back of strengthening trade ties on Wednesday, but stopped short of endorsing a single currency.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.