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Reuter, Christian

(Encyclopedia) Reuter, Christian krĭs´tēän roi´tər [key], 1665–c.1712, German writer of satiric fiction and drama. Reuter's Schelmuffsky (1696, tr. 1962) was among the…

Reuter, Fritz

(Encyclopedia) Reuter, Fritz (Heinrich Ludwig Christian Friedrich Reuter) frĭts roi´tər, hīn´rĭkh lo͞ot´vĭkh krĭs´tyän frē´drĭkh [key], 1810–74, German writer. His tales of Mecklenburg…

Reuter, Baron Paul Julius von

(Encyclopedia) Reuter, Baron Paul Julius von bärōn´ poul yo͞o´lyo͝os fən roi´tər [key], 1816–99, founder of Reuters Telegram Company (now part of Thomson Reuters), b. Kassel, Germany.…

Bagnold, Enid

(Encyclopedia) Bagnold, Enid băg´nəld [key], 1889–1981, English novelist and playwright, b. Rochester, Kent, England. She was a nurse in a military hospital in World War I. In 1920 she…

news agency

(Encyclopedia) news agency, local, national, international, or technical organization that gathers and distributes news, usually for newspapers, periodicals, and broadcasters.…

Nasir ad-Din

(Encyclopedia) Nasir ad-Din nä´sər äd-dēn [key], 1831?–1896, shah of Persia (1848–96). He and his able vizier, Mirza Taqi Khan, were responsible for shaking Persia from a long period…

Fleming, Ian Lancaster

(Encyclopedia) Fleming, Ian Lancaster, 1908–64, English spy novelist, b. London. Son of a Conservative member of Parliament, Fleming was educated at Eton, Sandhurst, and Munich and…

treaty

(Encyclopedia) treaty, in international law, formal agreement between sovereign states or organizations of states. The term treaty is ordinarily confined to important formal…

newspaper

(Encyclopedia) newspaper, publication issued periodically, usually daily or weekly, to convey information and opinion about current events. Early Newspapers The…