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October 28, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Panama has ordered United Press International to close its Panama City office and told its foreign personnel to leave the country by Tuesday. The government accused the news agency of "systematically violating journalistic ethics by publishing false reports with the obvious intention of slandering the authorities of the Republic of Panama and of damaging the image of its leaders." The order said that despite warnings, UPI had not changed its conduct.
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April 11, 2014 | By Tracy Wilkinson
A top leader of a vigilante "self-defense" group in the western state of Michoacan on Friday gave the Mexican government an ultimatum: free captured members of the movement by May 10 or expect all hell to break loose. Jose Manuel Mireles said if members are not freed by the deadline, his organization will block towns and roads throughout the state just west of Mexico City. He also reiterated his refusal to obey government orders to lay down weapons. There may be as many as 100 members in detention, as the government has sought to slowly dismantle the disparate organizations, Mireles said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1987 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Carlos Ugalde, child in hand, fixed a menacing glare upon the window of Dorian's, the fashionable department store here that caters to middle-class Mexicans and visitors from the United States. " Ratas !" he sneered, turning away from the display window and its twinkling Christmas lights. "Rats! What they're doing is no good for the Mexican people."
WORLD
April 7, 2014 | By Richard Fausset and Cecilia Sanchez
MEXICO CITY - A key leader of the vigilante “self-defense” movement in Mexico's Michoacan state said Monday that he was refusing a government order to disarm, and roadblocks to keep out federal forces charged with taking away the vigilantes' weapons were reported in numerous cities. Vigilante leader Jose Manuel Mireles said in a radio interview that the government had not sufficiently pacified the state. “Armed and masked” drug cartel members began appearing in the streets just hours after the government's announcement last week declaring it was time for the vigilantes to disarm, he said.
NEWS
August 11, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the relief of American military personnel facing possible combat in Iraq--and facing mounds of garbage as well--the Turkish government Friday ordered striking workers back to their jobs at this big air base in southern Turkey. Janitors, secretaries, gardeners, trash collectors, service station attendants, drivers and other support personnel, all members of the Harb-Bis Sendika, or War Workers' Union, trudged glumly back to work under government orders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2000
Will we be hearing cries of moral outrage and demands for congressional hearings over the use of "jackbooted thugs" to remove protesters who were occupying a U.S. naval base at Vieques, Puerto Rico (May 5)? Or was this a justifiable exercise of law enforcement against people who refused to comply with government orders? IRA MEHLMAN Marina del Rey
BUSINESS
June 2, 1987
Datron Systems reported that earnings fell 36% in the fourth quarter ended March 31 to $442,000, or 16 cents a share, as sales dropped 9% to $6.7 million. For the year, profit fell 22% to $1.4 million, or 51 cents a share. Revenue increased 4% to $22.5 million. Thomas V. Baker, chief financial officer for the Simi Valley defense contractor, attributed the decline in earnings to slower-than-expected government orders.
NEWS
November 19, 1986 | Associated Press
A five-story building collapsed Tuesday, and witnesses said several street urchins who had been pilfering bathroom fittings and iron rods were trapped inside. Three people were hospitalized with serious injuries, police said. The building, which housed a garment center, restaurants and stores, was being demolished under government orders because its construction had not been officially authorized. A segment of the structure still standing caved in.
NEWS
June 17, 1987
Canada's Letter Carriers Union began scattered strikes in a dispute over job concessions demanded by state-owned Canada Post, which is under government orders to get out of debt. Mail carriers walked off the job in parts of Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia provinces in the first national strike action by postal workers in six years.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1994
MEXICAN STOCKS * The market fell slightly Wednesday ahead of today's inauguration of President-elect Ernesto Zedillo, as some investors registered disappointment with Zedillo's Cabinet appointments. The Bolsa index fell 4.82 points to 2,591.34. * Traders said the market would have slumped more sharply if not for the fact that the state development bank Nafinsa stepped in to buy.
WORLD
May 13, 2013 | By Anthee Carassava
ATHENS -- Greece's ruling coalition threatened Monday to arrest public high school teachers if they walk off work later this week, a strike that would potentially disrupt university-entrance exams for thousands of students. But the government's move only stoked the fury of civil servants, whose powerful union called for a nationwide strike Tuesday in sympathy with teachers protesting longer hours and looming job losses. The union also announced a four-hour work stoppage Thursday together with unions for private-sector employees; all told, the labor groups represent about half of Greece's 5-million-strong workforce.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2010 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
The Federal Reserve's latest report on regional economic activity shows that the U.S. recovery continued in June and early July, but that signs of a slowdown were evident. The Fed's "beige book" report, issued Wednesday, said two of the central bank's 12 districts — Atlanta and Chicago — said that "the pace of economic activity had slowed recently," while the Cleveland and Kansas City districts said that "activity generally held steady." The other eight districts — including San Francisco, which covers California and other Western states — reported "improvements in economic activity" from the spring, the Fed said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
So much for the authority of local officials. Just half of Los Angeles County residents would immediately follow local government officials' instructions to evacuate if terrorists attacked, according to a report by the Department of Health Services to be released today. One-third of those surveyed said they would want more information before they complied with government orders to relocate to a nearby school during a terrorist attack.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2006 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
Segway, the two-wheeled personal transporter introduced in 2001 with great fanfare, was going to help reduce air pollution, ease traffic congestion and make riders look George Jetson-cool. But Thursday, it was looking a little less hip when the federal government ordered Bedford, N.H.-based Segway Inc. to recall all 23,500 scooters sold in the U.S. The recall was prompted by the discovery of a software glitch that can cause riders to be thrown off the vehicle.
WORLD
June 21, 2005 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
The air was filled with dust and fear as riot police with guns forced Farisai Gatawa's husband to tear down the couple's one-room shack on the outskirts of the capital, Harare. That night they slept on cardboard in the wind. Nyasha, their baby girl of 2 weeks, grew cold, coughed and would not settle. At dawn, Gatawa, 27, sat amid the chaos and panic of the spreading government-ordered demolitions, cradling her dying baby, with not the vaguest idea how to save her.
WORLD
November 2, 2004 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
The discovery of a new cell of Islamic militants who met in prison and planned to assassinate the judges investigating them has exposed Spain's crowded penal system as a breeding ground for terrorists, officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
So much for the authority of local officials. Just half of Los Angeles County residents would immediately follow local government officials' instructions to evacuate if terrorists attacked, according to a report by the Department of Health Services to be released today. One-third of those surveyed said they would want more information before they complied with government orders to relocate to a nearby school during a terrorist attack.
WORLD
April 11, 2014 | By Tracy Wilkinson
A top leader of a vigilante "self-defense" group in the western state of Michoacan on Friday gave the Mexican government an ultimatum: free captured members of the movement by May 10 or expect all hell to break loose. Jose Manuel Mireles said if members are not freed by the deadline, his organization will block towns and roads throughout the state just west of Mexico City. He also reiterated his refusal to obey government orders to lay down weapons. There may be as many as 100 members in detention, as the government has sought to slowly dismantle the disparate organizations, Mireles said.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Fluor Corp., the largest publicly traded engineering and construction company in the U.S., on Wednesday said fourth-quarter profit rose about 15% as it won new orders from the U.S. government. Net income rose to $51.5 million, or 63 cents a share, from profit from continuing operations of $44.7 million, or 56 cents, a year earlier, the Aliso Viejo-based firm said. Sales fell to $2.36 billion from $2.47 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2003 | William Overend and Bettina Boxall, Times Staff Writers
U.S. Forest Service workers who claim the agency is not living up to the terms of a settlement in a sexual harassment case failed Friday to win a contempt order. Although a federal judge in Oakland turned down the contempt motion filed by plaintiffs against the U.S. secretary of Agriculture, the government was ordered to return to court in December to report on its progress in meeting the settlement provisions.
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