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05/18/2007

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Sarkozy Makes Fillon Premier

France's new reform-minded prime minister, Francois Fillon, started his first day on the job Thursday with a promise to implement President Nicolas Sarkozy's sweeping program of change and ensure an ""eminent place"" for France in the world.

Bank's Board Deciding On Wolfowitz's Future

Paul Wolfowitz's future as World Bank president rests with the 24 board members who are trying to resolve conflict-of-interest charges that have roiled the poverty-fighting institution.

Brown's Lone Challenger Drops Out

British Treasury chief Gordon Brown's only challenger for the leadership of the Labour Party has pulled out of the race, making it almost certain that Brown will become the country's next prime minister.

Colombian Policeman Escapes After 8 Years in Rebel Hideout

A police officer who fled to freedom after eight years as a hostage of leftist rebels said he was held with three U.S. military contractors and former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.

Remember the Living on AIDS Memorial Day

In the mid-1980s, British AIDS activists urged the public ""not to die of ignorance."" Today, when the reach of HIV is widening in this country and more and more people are affected, this slogan rings especially true.

The Elusive Goal of Sounding Like a Native

If you ever read contemporary linguistic theory, or even scan language blogs, you will quickly discover that grammarians are divided into two hostile camps: the descriptivists and the prescriptivists.

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