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2008-07-08 21:00:28

PRAGUE. July 8 (Interfax) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg have signed an agreement on the deployment of a radar station as an element of the U.S. missile defense system on Czech territory, Czech television has reported. The signing ceremony, which the Czech television is broadcasting live, is taking place at the Cernin Palace in Prague. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning....

2008-07-07 18:00:21

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has welcomed comments made in the House of Commons by Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on global food security. Despite opposing a House of Commons motion last week calling on British farmers to optimise food production, Mr Benn said: "One thing is beyond doubt, and that is that the world is going to need a lot of farmers and a lot of food over the next 50 years, and it is the job of every one of us to...

2008-07-04 09:00:05

By David Hanners, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 4--When politicians claim scads of people earn a living by selling stuff on eBay, Max P. Sanders probably wasn't the sort of person they had in mind. Sanders, a 19-year-old University of Minnesota student, was charged with a felony Thursday, after placing an auction ad on eBay with the headline, "I'm selling my vote in the Presidential Election." "The rules are simple, the highest bidder will tell me who to cast my vote for in the...

2006-05-02 14:29:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - His voice trembling with emotion, former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker on Tuesday described the drowning death of his 7-year-old granddaughter in a hot tub, as he joined calls for legislation to make swimming pools safer. "Four years ago, our hearts were broken. That's when our 7-year-old lost her life in an accident that need not have happened," said Baker, fighting to maintain his composure at an event held on the National Mall in front of the Capitol....

2006-04-07 10:29:42

By Michele Gershberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - When David Hare's incisive political play on the decision to go to war in Iraq debuts in New York next week, the audience will be in the spotlight. The Public Theater production of "Stuff Happens" is staged with the audience facing each other across a low platform. At times, the entire audience is illuminated while actors playing President George W. Bush and his former secretary of state, Colin Powell, debate invading Iraq in 2003. "We built...

2006-03-22 13:37:52

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice officially turned her back on Wednesday on her dream job -- commissioner of the National Football League. "Unfortunately it came open at the wrong time," said Rice, an avid fan of pro football and especially the Cleveland Browns. The job is coming open after the commissioner for 16 years, Paul Tagliabue, announced on Tuesday he will retire in July. Rice, who has served President George W. Bush first as national...

2005-12-16 13:50:08

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has made an impassioned personal appeal to Congress to provide $50 million for African troops trying to keep peace in Sudan's Darfur region, officials said on Friday. U.S. funding for about 6,000 African Union peacekeepers runs dry at the end of this year and the State Department is concerned spiking violence in Darfur will only get worse if more money is not found soon to keep the mission going. "We are...

2005-12-11 08:23:38

By Saul Hudson BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice needed to smooth over a spiraling crisis with European allies over U.S. detainee treatment, she deployed the most potent weapon in her diplomatic arsenal -- a blue-and-white Boeing 757 jet. Rice flew across the Atlantic this week to personally "take the heat" -- as Austria's leader put it -- and defuse allies' pressure at the end of a year of intense travel diplomacy that has helped change the image of an...

2005-12-06 14:21:43

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A German man sued former CIA Director George Tenet and other U.S. spy agency officials for alleged wrongful imprisonment and torture on Tuesday in a rare legal challenge to the secret transfer of terrorism suspects to foreign countries for interrogation. The lawsuit was lodged on behalf of Khaled el-Masri by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin amid a...

2005-12-02 15:25:44

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to give allies in Europe a response next week to their pressure over Washington's treatment of terrorism suspects: back off. For almost a month, the United States has been on the defensive, refusing to deny or confirm media reports the United States has held prisoners in secret in Eastern Europe and transported detainees incommunicado across the continent. The European Union has demanded that...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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