November 7, 2002 |
KNOB NOSTER, Mo. -- The Pentagon is moving the jet that fired the opening salvos of the last two U.S. wars to within easy striking distance of Iraq, erecting tent-like portable hangars for the batwinged B-2 bomber on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. Four of the new $2.5-million maintenance hangars, each serving two planes, will be built on the British-held isle and one at Fairford, England.
February 9, 1986 |
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi said Friday the growing rivalry among superpowers to increase their military presence in the Indian Ocean threatens the countries in the region. Gandhi, who is visiting the tiny Indian Ocean atoll republic of the Maldives 500 miles southwest of India, said the rivalry has continued despite Indian efforts to keep the ocean a neutral zone, the Press Trust of India reported.
October 5, 2012 |
A World Bank arbitration panel ordered Ecuador to pay Occidental Petroleum Corp. $1.77 billion to settle a contract dispute. The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, known as ICSID, said Ecuador breached Los Angeles-based Occidental's contract by failing "to accord fair and equitable treatment. " Ecuador Atty. Gen. Diego Garcia said Friday that the South American country "categorically rejects" the decision and may seek its annulment. Ecuador stripped Occidental of its oil concession in 2006 over an alleged contract breach, prompting the company's complaint to the panel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1986
With reference to Chaitanya Dave's letter (Dec. 17), the base at Gwadar is intended mainly to protect the free flow of oil from the Persian Gulf and, incidentally, to prevent the Soviet troops in Afghanistan from running over the easy terrain of the Sind area of West Pakistan to establish a foothold on the shores of the Arabian Sea. The free flow of oil will benefit not only the rich industrial countries but also all the poor Third-World countries....
August 16, 2011 |
Clint Eastwood knows how to set a scene on screen or at Mission Ranch, his strikingly handsome hotel and restaurant in Carmel. The hotel, a historic property, has a multimillion dollar view of the sea and beautiful grounds to match. Magenta bougainvillea spills from balconies, flowering pots decorate porches, huge cypress trees shade buildings and lawns. You'd expect a room to cost $500 a night or more. So how about $120 a night? Hard to believe, especially in a pricey tourist area like Carmel.
July 27, 2001 |
Peruvian President-elect Alejandro Toledo named an international corporate lawyer, Roberto Danino, to be his prime minister in a move that analysts said could mean a shift to the right. Toledo, who takes office Saturday, has already named respected banker and fund manager Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to be his economy minister. Among other top appointments were Diego Garcia Sayan, the justice minister in Peru's outgoing interim government, as foreign minister, and Fernando Olivera as justice minister.