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2005-08-02 15:20:23

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - John Bolton presented his credentials as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday and immediately called on key envoys, with many curious to see whether he remained a combative critic of the world body. No U.N. ambassador can ignore a chief American representative but several reminded reporters that give and take was essential to the diplomatic game, an oblique reference to Bolton's reputation as an outspoken sparring partner,...

2005-08-02 14:55:51

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - John Bolton presented his credentials as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday and immediately called on key envoys, with many curious to see whether he remained a combative critic of the world body. No U.N. ambassador can ignore a chief American representative but several reminded reporters that give and take was essential to the diplomatic game, an oblique reference to Bolton's reputation as an outspoken sparring partner,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.