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2009-05-25 12:20:08

A plurality of Swedes is in favor of ditching the kronor and adopting the euro as the nation's currency, a poll indicates. The survey by the polling firm Novus on behalf of the Liberal Party was published in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper Monday. It indicated that 47 percent of Swedes backed a move to the euro with 44 percent against it, the Swedish news agency TT reported. The poll showed male voters more strongly in favor of the euro with 50 percent in favor and 42 percent against, while the...

2008-09-02 18:00:08

Tokyo, Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--The ruling Liberal Democratic Party decided Tuesday to hold an election on Sept. 22 to choose its next president to succeed Yasuo Fukuda, who on Monday abruptly announced his resignation as its president and Japan's prime minister. The LDP's presidential election will be proclaimed on Sept. 10, the party's presidential electoral commission determined at its meeting. With the LDP controlling the all-important House of Representatives, its president becomes the...

2006-07-26 00:23:58

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unpopular president Roh Moo-hyun faced another likely setback to his leadership on Wednesday as voting started in parliamentary by-elections that were expected to be swept by the main opposition. Pre-election polling indicated the conservative Grand National Party would win three or all four of the seats up for grabs. Roh's left-of-centre Uri Party was expected to be shut out, and the liberal Democratic Party had a shot in one race....

2006-06-04 21:41:25

SEOUL (Reuters) - The approval rating for South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has fallen to a new low of 20.2 percent following a stinging defeat for his left-of-centre party in local elections, a poll published on Monday showed. Roh's ruling Uri Party won only one of the 16 major races for provincial governors and city mayors in the May 31 election, while the opposition Grand National Party (GNP) had a sweeping victory in the polls. According to the poll by Gallup Korea published in...

2006-05-31 20:44:43

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's main conservative party scored a landslide victory in local elections, official results showed on Thursday, dealing a blow to President Roh Moo-hyun and a key aide tipped as a possible successor. The drubbing for Roh's liberal Uri Party means Roh will likely will have little power to push forward his agenda to implement new tax policy, corporate reform and rules on foreign investment for the little under two years he has left in his...

2006-05-31 11:52:43

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's opposition won a crushing victory over President Roh Moo-hyun's ruling party in local elections on Wednesday, according to the official election commission and television exit polls. Riding a wave of sympathy for its leader who was slashed in the face during the campaign and public disenchantment over the ruling party, the opposition Grand National Party (GNP) won 11 of 16 major races to pick mayors and provincial governors. The ruling Uri...

2006-05-31 05:41:36

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's opposition was headed for a crushing victory over President Roh Moo-hyun's ruling party in local elections across the country on Wednesday, according to television exit polls. The opposition Grand National Party (GNP) was leading in 11 of the races to pick mayors and provincial governors of 16 major cities and provinces. The ruling Uri Party was leading in just one, KBS and MBC TV exit polls showed. "It appears we have failed to read the...

2006-03-31 02:04:05

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - The leader of Japan's main opposition Democratic Party said on Friday he would resign to take responsibility for a botched attempt to discredit Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's ruling party. The departure of Seiji Maehara, along with the rest of the party leadership, is likely to be a big blow to the Democrats, who took a pounding from Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in a general election last September. The party's fortunes ebbed further...

2006-02-28 03:02:08

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese opposition lawmaker apologized on Tuesday for alleging shady financial links between the ruling party and a disgraced Internet entrepreneur, in an incident that has embarrassed his faltering party. Lawmaker Hisayasu Nagata's failure to prove charges he made in parliament earlier this month has turned what appeared to be an advantage over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) into a fiasco for the opposition Democratic Party. "I am...

2006-01-21 09:31:15

By Janet Guttsman TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Conservatives are heading for victory in Monday's federal election after 12 years out of power, but will not win a majority of seats in Parliament, according to opinion polls published on Saturday. The surveys, which could be among the last before Canadians go to vote, point to an unstable Conservative government that will need support from other parties to stay in power. Pollsters said voters were disillusioned with Liberal Prime...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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