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2008-09-16 09:00:19

Ukraine's ruling pro-Western government coalition has collapsed, making way for possible early elections, the parliamentary speaker said Tuesday. The coalition was made up of blocs lead by Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, reported RIA Novosti, the Russian news agency. "I am officially announcing the collapse of the coalition of democratic forces," Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk told the country's parliament. The legislature has 30 days to form a new...

2006-08-04 11:48:44

By Yuri Kulikov KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament approved Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister on Friday, sealing the comeback of the Moscow-leaning politician after his humiliation in the "Orange Revolution" two years ago. He will share power with President Viktor Yushchenko, the man who defeated him in 2004. The president said he had cast-iron guarantees from Yanukovich that he would not try to reverse the revolution's pro-Western principles. Yanukovich, who held the prime...

2006-08-04 05:29:31

By Yuri Kulikov KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament prepared on Friday to approve Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister, sealing the comeback of the Moscow-leaning politician after his humiliation in the "Orange Revolution" two years ago. "I am itching to get down to work," said Yanukovich. He will now share power with President Viktor Yushchenko, the man who defeated him in 2004. The president said he had cast-iron guarantees from Yanukovich that he would not try to reverse the...

2006-08-04 03:15:47

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament began a session on Friday where deputies were expected to vote in Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister and agree on the line-up of his coalition cabinet. Yanukovich, the man defeated by President Viktor Yushchenko in the "Orange Revolution" two years ago, is expected easily to gather the required majority in the 450-seat parliament. "I think today we will vote to appoint the prime minister and will also appoint the cabinet line-up," said Rinat...

2006-08-03 03:45:30

By Christian Lowe KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, humiliated in the 2004 "Orange Revolution," was set to celebrate a political comeback on Thursday after President Viktor Yushchenko backed him to be prime minister. The pro-Western Yushchenko, architect of the revolution that overturned the old order in Ukraine, reluctantly chose "co-habitation" with the Moscow-leaning Yanukovich in the early hours of Thursday to end four months of political deadlock. Parliament was...

2006-08-03 02:11:16

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, humiliated in the 2004 "Orange Revolution," was set to celebrate a political comeback as prime minister on Thursday after his nemesis, President Viktor Yushchenko, supported him. The pro-Western Yushchenko, architect of the revolution that overturned the old order in Ukraine, reluctantly chose "co-habitation" with the Moscow-leaning Yanukovich in the early hours of Thursday to end four months of political deadlock....

2006-08-01 08:29:30

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko held make-or-break talks on a coalition government with a political rival on Tuesday after threatening to dissolve parliament in a bid to force concessions from him. Analysts said Yushchenko wanted the Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich to commit himself to pro-Western policies such as seeking membership of NATO and the European Union in exchange for the president nominating him as prime minister. They said...

2006-07-15 12:00:31

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - President Viktor Yushchenko, vowing to keep Ukraine from plunging into anarchy, on Saturday gave bickering politicians 10 days to form a government or face dissolution of parliament and a new parliamentary election. Ukraine has functioned for nearly four months with neither a full-fledged government nor a working parliament after a March election produced an inconclusive result. The chamber, disrupted by protests led by deputies both allied and...

2006-07-06 17:58:40

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament elected veteran Socialist Oleksander Moroz as its speaker on Thursday, casting doubt over a prospective government coalition made up of backers of the 2004 "Orange Revolution." Moroz won 238 votes in the 450-seat assembly with support from the Regions Party, sympathetic to Moscow and led by Viktor Yanukovich, main loser of the revolution, and Communists. His election shattered an agreement clinched by three "orange" parties after...


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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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