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2005-10-24 21:15:59

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France are pushing for a U.N. Security Council resolution insisting Syria cooperate with a probe into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. A U.N. report on the investigation by German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis on Thursday implicated high-ranking Syrian and Lebanese security officers as organizers of a plot to assassinate Hariri on February 14. It said Syrian officials had failed to...

2005-10-24 19:16:27

By Sue Pleming OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday she hoped foreign ministers, possibly meeting next week at the United Nations, would send a strong signal to Syria that its behavior over Lebanon would not be tolerated. En route to Canada for a one-day visit, Rice said she believed ministers from the Security Council would meet on October 31 in New York to discuss what the next steps should be following a U.N. report on the assassination of...

2005-10-24 16:05:59

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and its allies on Monday pushed for a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding Syria's immediate cooperation with a U.N. probe on the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, diplomats said. "This is true confession time now for the government of Syria," said U.S. Ambassador John Bolton. "No more obstruction. No more half-measures. We want substantive cooperation, and we want it immediately." A U.N....

2005-10-24 13:49:22

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and its allies on Monday considered a resolution demanding immediate cooperation with a U.N. probe on the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, diplomats said. "This is true confession time now for the government of Syria," said U.S. Ambassador John Bolton. "No more obstruction. No more half-measures. We want substantive cooperation, and we want it immediately." A U.N. report on the investigation by...

2005-10-24 13:10:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes a ministerial-level meeting will be held at the United Nations on October 31 to discuss future action against Syria over Lebanon, said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack on Monday. "Then the ministers will have an opportunity to discuss what course of action to take," said McCormack, conceding that while the United States wanted October 31 as the date, a firm time had not been fixed to discuss the results of a U.N. investigation...

2005-10-24 10:34:21

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday demanded immediate cooperation from Syria with the U.N. investigation of the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and said: "No more obstruction." "This is true confession time now for the government of Syria," U.S. Ambassador John Bolton told reporters. "No more obstruction. No more half-measures. We want substantive cooperation, and we want it immediately." A U.N. report on the...

2005-10-24 06:31:45

By Suleiman al-Khalidi DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Chanting anti-U.S. slogans, tens of thousands of Syrians protested on Monday against a U.N. inquiry they say unfairly blames Damascus for the killing of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The government-sponsored protests in Damascus and the northern city of Aleppo came on the eve of a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the findings amid demands by the United States and Britain for action against Syria. Demonstrators,...

2005-10-24 04:33:33

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Chanting anti-American slogans, thousands of Syrians protested in the capital on Monday against a U.N. inquiry they say unfairly blames Damascus for the killing of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Demonstrators said Washington instigated the U.N. probe to pile pressure on Syria for its struggle against Israel and opposition to the 2003 invasion of neighboring Iraq. "We don't fear America, down with America," some youths chanted. Others carried...

2005-10-23 07:35:09

LONDON (Reuters) - A U.N. report on the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri is "very serious" for Syria and the international community must act, the United States and Britain said on Sunday. In a joint interview with BBC Television, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw ratcheted up pressure on Damascus, saying the report implicated senior Syrian figures in the assassination and indicated attempts at a cover-up. "I...

2005-10-23 03:58:40

LONDON (Reuters) - A U.N. report on the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri is "very serious" for Syria and the international community must act, the United States and Britain said on Sunday. In a joint interview with BBC Television, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw ratcheted up pressure on Damascus, saying the report implicated senior Syrian figures in the assassination and indicated attempts at a cover-up. "I...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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