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2006-07-19 07:19:54

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - France's next president could live in a Paris apartment rather than the official Elysee Palace, walk to work every day and draw from his experience in organizing music festivals when setting out policies. Socialist Jack Lang said be would remain a Frenchman like any other if he was elected next year, vowing to add a more modest touch to what had become a "sacrilegious" post under conservative President Jacques Chirac. "I will live like a normal...

2006-07-08 17:12:03

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former Milwaukee Mayor Frank P. Zeidler, the last Socialist to run a major U.S. city, has died, a spokesman for a Milwaukee hospital said on Saturday. Zeidler, 93, died on Friday of congestive heart failure. The son of a German Lutheran barber, Zeidler led Milwaukee for three terms from 1948 to 1960 and also ran for president as a Socialist in 1976. He was the last in an era of Socialist mayors who ran Milwaukee on and off from 1910 and the last Socialist to serve...

2006-06-16 09:39:09

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - With France's presidential elections less than a year away, the smaller parties that tripped up the Socialist Party challenge in 2002 by drawing off left-wing support are once again on the march. This week's announcement by Jose Bove, the radical farmer activist and icon of the anti-globalization movement, that he was prepared to stand as a candidate of the "anti-liberal, ecological" left was a first step. The charismatic Bove enjoys a high...

2006-04-06 04:58:43

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko's party backed a coalition with other "Orange Revolution" liberals on Thursday, consigning to opposition a party sympathetic to Moscow that won first place in a March 26 poll. A spokeswoman for Our Ukraine said its leadership had agreed to team up with the Socialist party and the bloc of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko -- the president's estranged ally who had the best score of all liberal groups. But there...

2006-03-18 09:10:00

By Ellie Tzortzi and Beti Bilandzic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Serbs rallied on Saturday to pay their last respects to Slobodan Milosevic, hailing as a hero the man who presided over years of bloodshed and was eventually ousted by his own people. Pro-democracy activists who toppled Milosevic six years ago threatened to hold their own rally nearby later in the day in an effort to show that diehard nationalists no longer hold sway. Supporters of the former president, who died in...

2006-03-16 08:46:58

By Ellie Tzortzi BELGRADE (Reuters) - A closed coffin bearing the body of former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was put on view in Belgrade on Thursday and hundreds of mainly elderly loyalists queued up to pay their emotional last respects. Officials of Milosevic's Socialist Party carried the wooden casket into a bare white room of the Museum of the Revolution on a snow-covered ridge. They draped it with the Serbian flag and placed a large wreath of roses upon it. There were...

2006-03-14 17:43:18

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Former Yugoslav leader and war crimes defendant Slobodan Milosevic will be buried in Serbia, a senior official from his Socialist Party and his lawyer said on Tuesday. "Slobodan Milosevic will be buried in Serbia," said Socialist Party vice president Milorad Vucelic, speaking live on state television at the end of a day of reports saying the Milosevic family might opt for a funeral in Russia. The body of Milosevic, found dead in his detention cell at the U.N....

2006-03-12 09:13:12

By Monika Lahjner BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbs paid emotional tribute to assassinated reformist Zoran Djindjic on Sunday, the third anniversary of his death, but there was no outpouring of grief for Slobodan Milosevic who died in detention in The Hague. "There will be no turbulence, no disturbances on the political scene or on the streets of Serbia (over Milosevic)," said former premier Zoran Zivkovic, laying a wreath to Djindjic whom he replaced in the traumatic days of March 2003....

2006-01-22 18:50:34

By Ian Simpson and Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - Anibal Cavaco Silva, a center-right candidate, won Portugal's presidential election on Sunday in a blow to the ruling Socialist Party already under pressure because of a stagnant economy. Cavaco Silva, a former prime minister vowing to tackle economic woes in western Europe's poorest country, had 50.59 percent of the vote with all but a handful of polling stations reporting, the election commission reported. Leftist maverick Manuel...


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