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  • Beijing also doesn't want to be responsible for any of the agenda points, in order not to take ownership of any of the potential conclusions, according to one top G-20 of ficial.

    Sarkozy's Push on Yuan Falters

  • Mr. McCollum, the top law-enforcement of ficial in the state at the epicenter of the foreclosure mess, is emerging as a key official in the 50-state probe, which was announced last week and is being spearheaded by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.

    Lenders Talking to States

  • "The local government is going to offer exemptions on local taxes, and we have negotiated for a 15% discount for Korean firms bidding for a supply of raw materials in cases of long-term contracts," a KDB of ficial said.

    China May Widen Door to Rare-Earth Joint Ventures

  • In Washington there is the official source, but look for the 'super-ficial' sources (spouses, hairdressers, gardener, best friends, assistants, drycleaners) because they have a much better idea about what is really going on.

    Jennifer Maguire: Suggested Summer Reading for the Obama Crowd

  • Except at of ficial functions, contact with any except pro-Western nations is nonexistent.

    Enemies of the People

  • I simply assumed he was an of-ficial from the Rwandan Patriotic Front who was joining his comrades for an inspection of the battle zone.

    'I've Lost Nearly Everyone.'

  • Perhaps the best comes first: a stunning prologue on the sheer face of a Utah mountain, where brother and sister Peter and Annie Garrett (Chris O'Donnell and Robin Tunney) and their father (Stuart Wilson) find themselves dangling over the void suspended by a single fraying rope, facing a sacri-ficial Sophie's-like choice that, of course, will haunt the survivors for the rest of the movie.

    Cliffhanger

  • "It's shades of the political police," says a Justice of ficial.

    Looking For More Control

  • An of ficial at Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency, unauthorized to speak for attribution, refers to these black markets as "a one-stop shop" for spammers.

    Escalating Spam Wars Take Their Toll

  • The Cuddly Nu Tories are becoming fundamentalist social illiberalists before our very eyes, the semi-ficial blog of the Lib Dems is showing the way to free speech by censoring reasonable comment, and someone called only "Anon" is throwing their weight around trying to censor my own blog.

    More Anon: Leech and Con Home Join LDV as Censors

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