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2005-08-18 17:56:20

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. elections unit has been charged with violating U.N. staff rules following accusations she made unwanted advances toward a male employee and created a sexually charged workplace, the United Nations said on Thursday. The U.N. human resources office gave Carina Perelli, the highly praised Uruguayan director of the Electoral Assistance Division, a letter setting out the charges against her on August 4, U.N. chief spokesman...

2005-08-12 17:50:31

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo may have to cut back on military operations or election preparations unless it gets a quick cash infusion, U.N. officials said on Friday. The U.N. operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world body's biggest peacekeeping mission, is sounding out the 15-nation U.N. Security Council on whether it can get around the cash crunch by tapping $103 million earmarked in the budget for election...

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.