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2006-07-17 07:15:43

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders on Monday inched toward a breakthrough over global trade on Monday, Britain said, at the end of a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East crisis. After G8 leaders met key developing countries at the summit British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there were signs of willingness to make the compromises needed to rescue a troubled world trade pact. "Before we had our lunch...

2006-07-17 08:16:36

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A microphone picked up an unaware President Bush saying on Monday Syria should press Hizbollah to "stop doing this shit" and that his secretary of state may go to the Middle East soon. Bush was talking privately to British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a lunch at the Group of Eight summit in St Petersburg about an upsurge of violence in the Middle East. Neither immediately realised a microphone was transmitting their candid thoughts on that and...

2006-07-17 06:25:00

ST PETERSBURG, Russia -- A microphone picked up an unaware President Bush saying on Monday Syria should press Hezbollah to "stop doing this sh--" and that his secretary of state may go to the Middle East soon. Bush was talking privately to British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a lunch at the Group of Eight summit in St Petersburg about an upsurge of violence in the Middle East, not realizing a microphone was transmitting what he said. "I think Condi (Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice) is...

2006-07-17 02:41:55

By David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - United Nations Security Council members will on Monday start hammering out a detailed agreement on deploying a multilateral security force to Lebanon, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said. World leaders at a Group of Eight summit in St Petersburg had raised the possibility of a force at the weekend. But Annan, after talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, said he would push ahead with the plan as a matter of urgency. Blair...

2006-07-16 05:53:52

By Steve Holland and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - World leaders at a big-power summit on Sunday strove to forge a unified position on the Middle East crisis after President Bush uncompromisingly said Israel had the right to defend itself. With pressure on the Group of Eight to respond to the growing violence, world leaders closeted in a tsarist-era palace on the Gulf of Finland raced through approval of documents on pre-planned themes including promoting secure...

2006-07-16 01:20:53

By Steve Holland and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush on Sunday said Israel had the right to defend itself in the Middle East, taking an uncompromising stand on rising violence there as he faced talks with G8 leaders. "Our message to Israel is defend yourself but be mindful of the consequences, so we are urging restraint," said Bush, who has refused to call on Israel to halt its offensive on Lebanon to punish Hizbollah guerrilla attacks across its...

2006-07-16 00:35:50

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush repeated on Sunday that Israel had the right to defend itself in the Middle East, and did not back Lebanese calls for an immediate ceasefire. "Our message to Israel is defend yourself but be mindful of the consequences, so we are urging restraint," said Bush, who has refused to call on Israel to halt its offensive on Lebanon to punish Hizbollah guerrilla attacks across its border. Bush, speaking after bilateral talks with British Prime...

2006-07-13 06:09:19

By Jane Merriman GATWICK AIRPORT (Reuters) - Three former NatWest bankers left Britain on a flight to Houston on Thursday after surrendering to U.S. marshals for extradition to face fraud charges relating to collapsed energy company Enron. The bankers left on a Continental Airlines flight from Gatwick Airport, south of London, their spokeswoman said. David Bermingham, one of the three, who traveled to Croydon police station with his wife Emma, told reporters earlier: "It's a sad day...

2006-07-13 01:41:03

By Jane Merriman CROYDON (Reuters) - Three former bankers surrendered to U.S. marshals at a police station south of London on Thursday for extradition to the United States to face fraud charges relating to collapsed energy company Enron. David Bermingham, one of the three, who traveled to Croydon police station with his wife Emma, told reporters: "It's a sad day for you guys," he said. "I expect most of you are British so you got let down today by your own government." British Prime...

2006-07-12 13:33:11

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - Lord Levy, the chief fundraiser for Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party, was arrested on Wednesday by police probing allegations that state awards had been given in return for cash. The "cash-for-favors" row has dented Blair's standing in opinion polls and sparked calls for his resignation. The arrest of Blair's Middle East envoy, close friend and tennis partner makes the prime minister's position even more precarious. Levy, who denied any...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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