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2006-08-23 20:57:47

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan plans to visit Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Syria in coming days to help shore up an uneasy Lebanon cease-fire, the United Nations announced on Wednesday. Annan's trip is aimed at implementing the August 11 Security Council resolution 1701, calling for a truce between Israel and Hizbollah and the deployment of a U.N. force of up to 15,000 troops to help enforce it, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said....

2006-06-08 18:26:47

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations kept up his war of words with the U.N.'s number two official on Thursday, saying his comments about middle America could throw U.N. reform into disarray. Ambassador John Bolton demanded on Wednesday that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan repudiate his deputy, Mark Malloch Brown, after he accused Washington of failing to stand up for the United Nations against domestic critics. Despite Annan's refusal to do...

2006-06-07 18:05:57

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan refused on Wednesday a U.S. demand that he repudiate his deputy for accusing Washington of relying on the United Nations but failing to defend it against domestic critics. An outraged U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, while not demanding the resignation of U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown, called his remarks "a very very grave mistake." "Even though the target of the speech was the United States,...

2006-03-24 19:19:08

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N.-established panel that investigated the Iraq oil-for-food program will stay open until the end of the year to allow prosecutors access to its documents, the United Nations said on Friday. Investigators and prosecutors from 28 countries have already requested documents from the Independent Inquiry Committee since it released its final report on October 27, said Michael Holtzman, spokesman for the IIC, whose Manhattan office has...

2006-03-15 21:24:00

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan chose a German conservationist to head the U.N. Environment Program for a four-year term, a U.N. spokesman announced on Wednesday. Achim Steiner, now director-general of the World Conservation Union, will replace another German, Klaus Toepfer, as head of UNEP, based in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Steiner, 44, is expected to assume his post on June 15 after ratification by the U.N. General Assembly, U.N. spokesman Stephane...

2006-03-03 17:12:28

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea said on Friday it was not to blame for the death of a U.N. peacekeeper from a heart attack after government flight restrictions prevented his quick evacuation to hospital. Both U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the 15-member U.N. Security Council criticized Eritrea for endangering the safety of U.N. staff. Indian peacekeeper Kamble Ramesh Annappa became ill in a buffer zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was pronounced dead from a...

2006-02-20 18:45:28

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Monday that Secretary-General Kofi Annan should be pushing U.N. officials harder in planning a force in Sudan's Darfur region rather than just lobbying the United States for contributions. "It would be helpful, I think, if the secretary-general, in addition to prodding the U.S., could also be out there talking to the African Union and the Arab League, and in fact, even talking to his own peacekeepers...

2006-02-03 15:50:08

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet in Washington this month to try to pump new life into a flagging U.N. reform campaign that has run into strong opposition from developing nations. Annan will hold talks with Bush February 13 at the White House and afterward have a working lunch with Rice, U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Friday. Management reform at the United...

2006-01-16 15:34:20

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Eight U.N. officials have been suspended with pay as part of an investigation into the world body's procurement services following scandals in the oil-for-food program in Iraq, U.N. officials said on Monday. The investigation by the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services is the result of a probe into contracts in the U.N. peacekeeping department, which is fielding some 85,000 troops, police and civilians around the world. "There is an...

2006-01-14 00:21:06

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton has complained to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan about an annual U.N. event where a map of pre-1948 Palestine, an area that now comprises the state of Israel, is displayed. "It was entirely inappropriate for this map to be used. It can be misconstrued to suggest that the United Nations tacitly supports the abolition of the state of Israel," Bolton said. "Given that we now have a world leader pursuing nuclear weapons who is...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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