November 4, 2009 |
A delegation of senior U.S. officials met with Myanmar's military rulers in the highest-level talks with the reclusive government in 14 years. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell led the U.S. delegation meeting the military government in its new capital, Naypyidaw, before traveling to Yangon for talks with detained Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly characterized the trip as "basically . . . a fact-finding mission."
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
December 16, 1992 |
A commission appointed to study the athletics program at Cal State Northridge earned the praise of school officials for its comprehensive approach during an exhaustive, two-day, fact-finding visit to the campus. Ronald Kopita, vice president of student affairs at Northridge, said Tuesday the six-member panel collected "reams of information from every constituent group one could ever try to pull together."
June 5, 2008
Re "L.A. councilman to lead six-country trip," May 30 As The Times reports, the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation proposes to use fees generated from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill to fund a $250,000 overseas fact-finding mission led by Councilman Greig Smith this summer. The decision to use these municipal funds was made entirely by the Bureau of Sanitation, not Sunshine Canyon. Although operations at Sunshine Canyon generated the funds, the landfill's operators have no control over how that money is spent by the city.