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2006-09-03 03:20:52

DILI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and East Timor should aim to increase cooperation at upcoming three-country talks, Jakarta's foreign minister said on Sunday, amid renewed concerns about stability in the tiny fledging nation. Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda made the comments upon arrival in Dili ahead of a meeting on Monday with Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, East Timor Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta and East Timor President Xanana Gusmao....

2006-07-11 05:22:23

By Lirio da Fonseca LIQUICA, East Timor (Reuters) - A rebel leader at the center of allegations against East Timor's former prime minister laid down his arms on Tuesday, a symbolic move aimed at building peace in Asia's newest nation. Jose Ramos-Horta, who took over as prime minister on Monday, has pledged to restore security in the tiny, impoverished country after weeks of political crisis and violence. Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was appointed after the June 26...

2006-07-09 23:55:52

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as East Timor's new prime minister on Monday, a move aimed at ending weeks of political crisis in Asia's newest nation. President Xanana Gusmao swore in Ramos-Horta under the watchful gaze of rifle-carrying Australian commandos who have led a 2,500-strong international peacekeeping force in East Timor. Both men, architects of East Timor's independence from Indonesian rule, then put their...

2006-07-09 20:21:43

DILI (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta will be sworn in as East Timor's new prime minister on Monday, the presidential office said. The move is aimed at restoring calm to Asia's newest nation, which descended into political crisis nearly three months ago when former prime minister Mari Alkatiri sacked about 600 members of the 1,400-strong army when they protested against discrimination. The presidential office said in a statement the swearing in would be at 10...

2006-07-09 01:45:32

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is likely to be sworn in on Monday as East Timor's prime minister, Dili's ambassador to Indonesia said on Sunday. President Xanana Gusmao named Ramos-Horta, 56, as next premier of the tiny Pacific nation on Saturday, some two weeks after Mari Alkatiri stepped down after being broadly blamed for recent violence. "The plan is on Monday, hopefully with all the new cabinet members," ambassador Arlindo Marcal told Reuters in...

2006-07-08 07:45:19

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is to be East Timor's new prime minister, President Xanana Gusmao told reporters on Saturday, a move aimed at ending weeks of political uncertainty in Asia's newest nation. A favorite of the international community, Ramos-Horta, 56, has been acting as temporary coordinating minister since Mari Alkatiri stepped down as prime minister on June 26. Ramos-Horta had been a spokesman abroad for East Timor in...

2006-07-08 03:41:43

DILI (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is to be East Timor's new prime minister, President Xanana Gusmao told reporters on Saturday. "I have met with the Fretilin party ... Jose Ramos-Horta is to be prime minister, first deputy prime minister is Estanislau da Silva and the second deputy is Rui Araujo," he said after a meeting with leaders of the country's dominant political party. Ramos-Horta had been a spokesman abroad for East Timor in its struggle to gain...

2006-07-05 00:38:16

GLENO, East Timor (Reuters) - A group of rebel soldiers in East Timor surrendered their weapons to Australian peacekeepers on Wednesday, part of a process aimed at restoring calm to Asia's newest nation. The tiny Pacific country was thrown into chaos in May after almost 600 members of the 1,400-strong army were sacked, splitting the security forces and unleashing violence and looting that was only ended by the arrival of an Australian-led intervention force. Major Augusto Araujo,...

2006-06-30 00:00:41

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor President Xanana Gusmao made a surprise appearance at a rally of supporters of the prime minister, who was forced quit this week, vowing a full investigation to get to the bottom of the political crisis. Gusmao, a widely popular independence hero whose threat to resign forced Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri to quit instead, told a hard core of Fretilin party supporters on Friday that the unity of the nation was more important than individual...

2006-06-28 04:56:40

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of ousted East Timor Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri turned back from a march on the capital on Wednesday, but several buildings were torched as feuding gangs clashed in Dili. Alkatiri quit on Monday after weeks of protests and, while President Xanana Gusmao considered the ruling Fretilin party's suggestions for a replacement, thousands of party supporters gathered outside Dili, preparing to march on the capital. But on Wednesday a...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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