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2008-07-29 15:00:52

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 29 July: The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS [TZK in Russian]), which is investigating abuses in price determination by refuelling operators of Russian airports, has opened a case regarding the refuelling operator of the Moscow hub of Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo, the department's statement says. Cases regarding the TZK Sheremetyevo closed joint-stock company and the Domodedovo Dzhet...

2008-07-23 21:00:38

MINSK. July 23 (Interfax) - The Belarusian Natural Resources and Environment Protection Ministry has informed the UN Economic Commission for Europe of its intention to build a nuclear power plant, the ministry told Interfax. The plant will have a total capacity of 2,000 MWt and its first unit will be operational in 2016, the ministry said. Research and exploration work is currently being conducted in the Mogilyov, Grodno, and Vitebsk regions to determine the location of the plant, the...

2008-07-23 21:00:33

MOSCOW. July 23 (Interfax) - Mining giant Anglo American has discussed the possibility of launching operations in Russia with officials form the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology. Russian Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Sergei Donskoy held a working meeting with Anglo American's Senior Executive Vice President for Business Development Paul Cahill to discuss the corporation's investment in the Russian mining sector, the Natural Resources Ministry's press...

2008-07-23 21:00:33

MOSCOW. July 23 (Interfax) - The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry is starting a mine-clearing campaign in Serbia. "In line with a Russian government directive, the Emergency Situations Ministry is sending a team of 60 to Serbia to provide it with assistance in mine clearing," the ministry told Interfax on Wednesday. Mine clearing experts are to leave for Serbia on Wednesday, July 23. "Russian specialists will clear the territory of the Nis airfield and areas surrounding it of mines...

2008-07-18 12:01:08

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 18 July: Gazprom has filed four lawsuits at the International Commercial Arbitration Court against [Moldovan gas distributing company] Moldovagaz regarding the recovery of debts for gas delivered worth a total of 101m dollars, Interfax-ANI has been told by Gazprom's information directorate. One of the lawsuits, regarding the recovery of a 42m-dollar debt, has already been upheld, Gazprom said. Moldovagaz was...

2008-07-17 18:00:24

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Groznyy, 17 July: The human rights ombudsman of the Chechen Republic, Nurdi Nukhazhiyev, is not satisfied with the progress of the investigation into the reports on the shooting of peaceful residents in the republic's Groznenskiy District [at the start of the second Chechen campaign]. "I do not understand the approach to this problem itself. The question should be whether or not there was the shooting. Instead, there is talk...

2008-07-15 21:00:24

MOSCOW. July 15 (Interfax) - Libala Limited (Cyprus), an affiliated company of MirInvest which represents the interests of the Estar Holding co-owner, Duma member Vadim Varshavsky, and the company's management, has bought from Alphasteel a mini mill steel works in the United Kingdom, which is capable of producing around 2 million tons of rolled sheet steel per year, MirInvest's General Director Vasily Storozhuk told Interfax. The deal was struck on July 14, he said. Storozhuk did not...

2008-07-08 21:00:28

MOSCOW. July 8 (Interfax) - The press attache of the Czech Embassy in Moscow has expressed confidence that Russian-Czech relations will not deteriorate because of the Czech-American treaty signed on Tuesday to allow the United States to deploy a missile defense radar in the Czech Republic. "Our relations are pragmatic and we are sure that they will remain so," Tibor Opela told Interfax. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All...

2008-07-08 15:00:49

First vice-president of Atomstroyeksport, Aleksandr Glukhov has said that the company is considering the possibilities of entering the South American market, particularly Chile and possibly Ecuador, Interfax news agency reported on 8 July. "We are planning to expand our work into new markets including South America," Interfax quoted Glukhov as saying at the opening of a project office of the Russian corporation, which builds nuclear power stations abroad, in Dimitrovgrad in Ulyanovsk Region....

2008-07-07 21:00:22

MOSCOW. July 7 (Interfax) - After assuming the presidency of the European Union for the second half of 2008 France plans to broaden cooperation with Russia in four basic sectors: energy, agriculture, security and migration, French Ambassador to Russia Stansilas de Laboulaye has announced. "The rising prices for oil and gas are expected to stimulate the development of new energy-saving and energy-effective know-how," the French ambassador said at a news conference at Interfax in Moscow on...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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