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.
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.
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 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.
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."