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January 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Ambassadors from five European Union states returned to Belarus more than six months after quitting the former Soviet republic in a bizarre row with Belarussian authorities over housing. The envoys' departure had left Belarus increasingly isolated from the West, where governments have criticized President Alexander G. Lukashenko's record on human rights and democracy. The five EU ambassadors--from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Greece--and those of the U.S.
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April 16, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER RICHARD BOUDREAUX and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The conflict in Yugoslavia that British Prime Minister Tony Blair calls a progressives' war--the first run by post-World War II baby boomers--has blurred traditional lines between leftists and rightists in Europe and created some odd political bedfellows. Many European leaders came of age in 1960s protest movements against the conservative establishment and global military-industrial complex.
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May 12, 1992 | From Reuters
European Community foreign ministers decided Monday to recall their ambassadors from Belgrade for consultations and to seek the suspension of Yugoslavia from Europe's main security forum. The ministers also demanded the complete withdrawal of the Yugoslav federal army from Bosnia-Herzegovina or its total dissolution and the placing of its arms under international control.
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March 17, 1999 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The European Union, the world's biggest trade bloc and No. 1 U.S. commercial partner, has been propelled into chaos at a crucial juncture by the mass resignation of its executive, besmirched by charges of cronyism, mismanagement and fraud. The action early Tuesday by the 20-member European Commission, the equivalent of the U.S. Cabinet, followed a scathing report from a blue-ribbon panel.
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January 22, 1991
PRESIDENT BUSH denounced the "brutal parading" of captured allied airmen on Iraqi television . . . For the second straight day, Iraq's top-ranking diplomat in Washington was summoned to the State Department to receive a formal letter of protest. But he, in turn, charged that allies are bombing "old women, men and children.". . . In CONGRESS, House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.
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December 17, 1988 | Associated Press
The Common Market chose Frans Andriessen, a former Dutch finance minister, on Friday as its chief of foreign and trade policy, the official who deals with other countries. Andriessen now has the agricultural portfolio. He succeeds Willy De Clercq, who guided the 12-nation European Economic Community through sometimes stormy trade relations with Washington. The appointment, for a two-year term beginning Jan. 6, was one of 17 announced Friday to the European Commission, the EEC executive branch.
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July 26, 1989
Spanish Socialist Enrique Baron Crespo was elected president of the European Parliament, defeating five other candidates from the 12-nation European Community. Baron won 301 votes in the balloting in Strasbourg, France, followed by West German Rudiger Von Wechmar with 93 votes and by Portuguese Greens party environmentalist Maria Santos, who was a distant third with 31 votes. Baron, a lawyer and economist and former transport minister, succeeds Henry Blumb of Britain.
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June 14, 1987 | From Reuters
NATO Secretary General Lord Carrington has been fined $107 here for careless driving after his car collided with a truck. A magistrates court heard Friday that a car being driven by the chief official of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization veered to the wrong side of the road in the southern port of Dover. Carrington, a former British foreign secretary, pleaded guilty in a letter to the court.
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June 29, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The leaders of the European Communities declared Tuesday that the planned move toward an authentic union of the 12 member countries is now "irreversible" and that 320 million Europeans will become a true Common Market by the end of 1992, with virtually no barriers to the movement of goods and people.
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September 25, 1990
One week before German unification, some of Europe's leading political figures gather in Paris today for a one-day seminar on the impact of a united Germany in a changing Europe. Among those providing their wisdom will be French President Francois Mitterrand, European Commission President Jacques Delors, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and one of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's closest advisers, Alexander N. Yakovlev.
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January 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Ambassadors from five European Union states returned to Belarus more than six months after quitting the former Soviet republic in a bizarre row with Belarussian authorities over housing. The envoys' departure had left Belarus increasingly isolated from the West, where governments have criticized President Alexander G. Lukashenko's record on human rights and democracy. The five EU ambassadors--from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Greece--and those of the U.S.
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June 13, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juergen Storbeck has a vision that makes sense: expanding the fight against organized crime across national borders. As head of Europe's newest law enforcement agency, Europol, he's making a start. "At present there are no international police investigations on international [criminal] groups," Storbeck said in an interview at European Union headquarters here.
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October 2, 1993 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the Europeans that everybody loves to hate. British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd says they like to "meddle in every nook and cranny of national life." Jacques Calvet, president of the French car maker Peugeot, says their goal is "bureaucratic domination" of Europe. A Brussels newspaper calls them "miserable little office workers."
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May 12, 1992 | From Reuters
European Community foreign ministers decided Monday to recall their ambassadors from Belgrade for consultations and to seek the suspension of Yugoslavia from Europe's main security forum. The ministers also demanded the complete withdrawal of the Yugoslav federal army from Bosnia-Herzegovina or its total dissolution and the placing of its arms under international control.
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April 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
The national airline here postponed a flight to Libya on Monday that would have violated a U.N.-ordered air embargo, saying it has been denied permission to fly over countries en route. An official at Syrian Arab Airlines did not identify the countries that supposedly denied permission, but sources said that Egypt, Greece and Tunisia all had rejected the Syrian plan to fly to Tripoli. The airline official and the sources spoke on condition of anonymity. Libyan leader Col.
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February 4, 1992 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was Friday, Jan. 10, another variable feast for the 17 members of the European Commission. Frans Andriessen, the commissioner for external relations, was huddling with the foreign ministers of the 12 European Community nations to discuss crises in the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Meanwhile, Bruce Millan, responsible for developing the Community's poor regions, met with members of a Scottish association demanding development money for their area.
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September 22, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a further escalation of tension in the Persian Gulf crisis, Iraq ordered the expulsion Friday of three U.S. diplomats and the military attaches of 11 Western European nations. The United States promptly responded by announcing that three diplomats at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, including the military attache, must leave. All the envoys ordered out of both Baghdad and Washington were given a week to get their affairs in order.
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January 23, 1991
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY interior ministers called an urgent meeting in Luxembourg to discuss the threat of Iraqi terrorist attacks in their countries. . . . BRITAIN made clear it wants Saddam Hussein ousted and his army completely neutralized to ensure a lasting peace in the Persian Gulf. "It is perfectly clear that this man is amoral," Prime Minister John Major said. . . .
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