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2006-07-29 22:05:47

By Adrian Croft SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair talked to President George W. Bush and French President Jacques Chirac on the Mideast crisis on Saturday, his spokesman said, as the diplomatic drive for a UN resolution aimed at ending the conflict in the Middle East gathered pace. Blair said earlier on Saturday he believed it was possible to reach agreement on a peacekeeping force for Lebanon within days, possibly paving the way for a halt to fighting...

2006-07-29 19:54:27

By Adrian Croft SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Britain is seeking to promote links between stem cell researchers in Britain and California, two leaders in the field, during a visit to the state this week by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, In contrast to the United States, where a stem cell research bill provoked President George W. Bush's first veto, Britain has strongly encouraged such research. It set up the world's first stem cell bank in 2004 to store and supply the cells for...

2006-07-29 15:02:14

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Saturday he believed it was possible to get agreement on a peacekeeping force for Lebanon within days and that this could clear the way for a ceasefire. Blair and President Bush agreed in talks in Washington on Friday to speed up diplomacy for a U.N. resolution aimed at halting violence between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon and establishing a multinational force. Asked if he believed it was possible to...

2006-07-28 16:56:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush apologized on Friday to British Prime Minister Tony Blair after Britain complained Washington had not followed correct procedures for sending bombs to Israel via a British airport, a British official said. Blair's spokesman told reporters traveling with Blair that Bush raised the issue briefly at the start of his meeting with Blair at the White House. "President Bush did apologize for the fact that proper procedures were not followed," the...

2006-07-28 13:28:41

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States is sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice back to the Middle East on Saturday for talks on a United Nations resolution to end the 17-day war between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas. President George W. Bush told a news conference on Friday after talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair that an international force should be sent quickly into southern Lebanon to secure shipments of humanitarian aid. Blair said a...

2006-07-28 13:32:31

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, pressured for a Lebanon ceasefire, sped up diplomacy on Friday for a U.N. resolution aimed at halting the violence and establishing a multinational force. Bush announced Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will return to the Middle East on Saturday to work with Israel and Lebanon to "come up with an acceptable U.N. Security Council resolution that we can table next week." They...

2006-07-28 12:17:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday urged Syria to become an active participant for peace in the Middle East. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair were asked at a joint news conference their message to both Iran and Syria. Bush said Iran needs to give up its nuclear ambitions and as for Syria, he said: "My message to Syria is: Become an active participant in the neighborhood for peace." Blair said both countries should either participate as responsible...

2006-07-28 12:03:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Friday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will return to the Middle East on Saturday for more talks about the conflict in southern Lebanon. Bush said he and visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed that a international force for southern Lebanon should be sent quickly in order to help facilitate shipments of humanitarian aid. Bush and Blair met against a backdrop of attacks between Israel and Hizbollah that have...

2006-07-28 07:16:31

By Adrian Croft ABOARD BLAIR'S PLANE (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair will push for a speedy U.N. resolution on the Middle East crisis and the dispatch of a peacekeeping force when he meets President Bush in Washington on Friday. But the details of what the British prime minister wants to include in such a resolution remain unclear and could differ from those outlined by U.N. Security Council president France. "We do need to step up a gear, we want to increase the urgency, the pace...

2006-07-28 04:52:01

By Adrian Croft ABOARD BLAIR'S PLANE (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will push for a speedy U.N. resolution on the Middle East crisis and dispatch of a peacekeeping force when he meets President Bush in Washington on Friday. "We do need to step up a gear, we want to increase the urgency, the pace of diplomacy," a spokesman for Blair told reporters aboard his plane as he flew to the United States. "What we should be working toward is a U.N. resolution as early as...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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