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September 9, 2008 |
Francoise Demulder, 61, a French photojournalist who was the first woman to win the World Press Photo of the Year award, died Wednesday of a heart attack at a hospital near Paris, journalist Genevieve Lamouroux, a longtime friend, told the Associated Press. She had been in declining health for several years, battling cancer. Demulder, who covered many of the major conflicts of the late 20th century, won praise for a striking black-and-white photograph of a Palestinian woman raising her hands at a masked militiaman in Beirut's war-ravaged La Quarantaine district.
November 8, 2007 |
President Bush and French President Nicolas Sarkozy saluted the thaw in the French-American relationship on Wednesday, finding common ground on Afghanistan and Iran -- two of the most troublesome foreign-policy challenges -- and suggesting they even agreed on Iraq, the bete noire of Washington's dealings with Paris. On a wind-swept lawn of George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation, the two presidents gushed about each other and the improved state of U.S.
July 8, 2005 |
Former foes Iran and Iraq said Thursday that they would sign a military cooperation agreement that would include Iranian help in training Iraq's armed forces, despite likely U.S. opposition. The agreement marks a breakthrough in relations between the two countries, which fought a bitter 1980-88 war. And it comes in spite of repeated U.S. accusations that Shiite Muslim Iran has undermined security in Iraq since Saddam Hussein's fall in 2003. "It's a new chapter in our relations with Iraq.
April 7, 2003 |
A warehouse in southern Iraq found to contain hundreds of bodies appears to be a repatriation facility for the remains of soldiers killed in the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, military investigators said Sunday. British troops discovered two tin structures full of bodies and coffins Saturday on Zubayr's northern outskirts, sparking speculation that the site was a torture and execution ground and mass morgue, possibly for opponents of President Saddam Hussein's regime.
May 19, 1996 |
The threat of stiff U.S. economic sanctions against China for continued pirating of American products will cast a long shadow on the coming debate in Congress over whether to extend China's most-favored-nation trading status for another year. Although there are indications that the Senate will support the extension, backing in the House is far less certain, with rancorous opposition gaining momentum and anti-China rhetoric in the U.S. reaching inflammatory new heights.
September 7, 1990 |
Reza Pahlavi, son of the late deposed shah of Iran, predicted in an interview published Thursday that reconciliation between Iran and Iraq would create a "Machiavellian couple" and "destabilize the Middle East."