lingua franca

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a common language used by speakers of different languages

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But behind his measured diplomatic language, there is a truth not even America's top diplomat can easily hide.
Senior Iraqi politicians, including at least one member of Maliki's own ruling list, have told Reuters that the message that Washington would be open to Maliki leaving power has been delivered in diplomatic language to Iraqi leaders.
CHRIS ROBSHAW has binned the diplomatic language and demanded England grab Six Nations glory.
According to one Iranian source, Zarif never told Ban that Tehran would accept the Geneva communique but used typically vague diplomatic language, "which might be the source of the misunderstanding.
The agreement, known in diplomatic language as the Joint Plan of Action, expires July 20 and was intended to give Iran and the so-called P5-plus-1 powers, which are the five permanent members of the Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany, more time to negotiate a permanent accord.
The EC used European diplomatic language to say: "Get out of the negotiations because you are dependent," he stated.
There is also no evidence that Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution, will back reapproachment between Iran and the West on the nuclear issue, through President Rouhani has used diplomatic language to send positive signals to Washington.
He added, "What happened today is a gesture of giving priority to diplomatic language instead of bickering and the escalation.
British Ambassador to Bahrain Iain Lindsay made a number of surprising departures from the usual bland and safe diplomatic language, when he condemned Iranian interference, branded rioters who use explosives as terrorists and described Human Rights Watch's latest report as unhelpful, condescending and patronising.
Let us recap Obama's message in less diplomatic language than the official version of the conversation released yesterday: David Cameron should stop behaving like an idiot and start behaving like a statesman.
To read, in the straightforward diplomatic language, of the many bodies scattered around American homes, businesses, and missions, the daily accounts of rape and looting, gives immediacy to the horror.
While the vision does not specifically mention, it is apparent that once formalised, its focus area will be a region hotly contested by Beijing, and it is unlikely that the couched diplomatic language will miss its attention.
Your clients might need LTCI coverage and other long-term planning products, such as annuities, but they also need the equity they've built up in their paid-off homes to have a value other than zero, Bernanke has said, in more diplomatic language.
In the most diplomatic language possible, we can say that this letter was written in great haste," stated the Syrian official.
In diplomatic language it concluded, "The education attainment among First Nation students is not sufficiently strong .