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“A crime is when someone nicks your handbag,” he said. “Terrorism is when someone plants bombs outside a nightclub.”


Envoys from the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka presented their diplomatic credentials to President Bush this week.

Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba told Mr. Bush on Tuesday, “I was sent here by President Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan with a clear mission to further strengthen the United Arab Emirates’ relationship with the United States.”

Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya on Monday thanked Mr. Bush for the continued U.S. support of Sri Lanka “in its continuing struggle to combat terrorism” from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

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    James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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