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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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