June 20, 1989 |
The head of the World Bank's China department said today he is reserving judgment on the bank's future relationship with Beijing. "It's too early to come to any conclusions. I'm just listening to what they tell me," Shahid Burki said in a telephone interview. The bank, which has more than 70 projects worth $8 billion in China, Monday delayed a $160.2-million urban development loan until Burki could assess conditions after the violent suppression of China's pro-democracy movement.
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March 18, 1994
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of a failed political career, Dick Nixon reappears on the world stage. President Boris Yeltsin publicly snubbed Nixon for "protocol indiscretions" for meeting with opposition political leaders before meeting with him. Yeltsin was livid in his refusal to meet with Nixon. He abruptly canceled Nixon's briefings with lower government officials and removed the complimentary bodyguard and limousine service. Yeltsin's public reaction puzzled me, knowing the tremendous financial help needed from America, until I read an article in The Times, March 10. The last paragraph illuminates why I believe Yeltsin spoke of Nixon's misstep so angrily.
February 28, 1993
In response to "San Francisco Probes Private Spy Network," Feb. 26: The Times' article contains several misstatements and mischaracterizations about the activities of the Anti-Defamation League. Your article alleges that ADL has acted as part of a nationwide "spy network" which has collected information on a wide variety of individuals within the United States. This is absolutely untrue. One of ADL's principal missions is to educate the public about the threat posed by extremist groups through its publication, "ADL on the Frontline," as well as various special investigative reports, books and other materials.
January 21, 2010 |
The Russians are back. Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko won the short program at the European figure skating championships Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonia, with a spectacular performance that proved he has the goods to repeat in Vancouver despite a three-year layoff. Plushenko scored 91.30 points, beating the world record he set at the Turin Games. Brian Joubert , the 2007 world champion, is about two points behind and fellow Frenchman Yannick Ponsero is third going into today's free skate.
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May 15, 2013 |
In exactly one week, Los Angeles will wake up with a newly elected mayor. The lucky leader of 4 million restless campers with cracked sidewalks could be Wendy Greuel, the business-suited Valley kid who worked for Mayor Tom Bradley and President Clinton and would be the first female mayor in city history. Or it could be Eric Garcetti, who seems to have done everything in his 42 years except pitch for the Dodgers and kayak to Borneo, and whose adopted daughter may one day celebrate both a bat mitzvah and a quinceañera . Last week, I wrote about a Greuel visit to Tolliver's barbershop in South Los Angeles, where she was relaxed and sharp in front of a crowd that thinks she's the one. Today I'll report on my outing with her opponent, who, like Greuel, helped create some of the city's problems but now promises to deliver peace and prosperity to one and all. L.A. ELECTIONS 2013: Sign up for our email newsletter When Garcetti walked into a Westwood Village pizza parlor late Monday night, he was not recognized until after he'd selected artichokes, olives, onions and peppers as toppings.
December 20, 2010 |
Pungent steam rises from a boiling pot of a mugwort tea blended with wormwood and a variety of other herbs. Above it sits a nude woman on an open-seated stool, partaking in a centuries-old Korean remedy that is gaining a toehold in the West. Vaginal steam baths, called chai-yok, are said to reduce stress, fight infections, clear hemorrhoids, regulate menstrual cycles and aid infertility, among many other health benefits. In Korea, many women steam regularly after their monthly periods.