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December 2, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a long, troubled search, NATO selected Spanish Foreign Minister Javier Solana on Friday as its next secretary general. "The ambassadors have agreed by consensus to propose . . . Mr. Javier Solana as secretary general of NATO and chairman of the North Atlantic Council," said a statement issued by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's 16 ambassadors after an informal meeting.
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December 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
The European Union on Thursday began its biggest military operation, taking over NATO's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia with 7,000 troops. The operation is a major step in the EU's drive to develop a military arm, an initiative launched after the bloc failed to halt the war that tore Bosnia-Herzegovina apart in the early 1990s.
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December 20, 1995 | Reuters
Former Spanish Foreign Minister Javier Solana started his new job as secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Tuesday and pledged to expand the alliance eastward to take in former Cold War foes. Russia is deeply uneasy about NATO's enlargement plans. Solana balanced his comments with emphasis on the need to cooperate with Russia. "Russia and NATO both have much to gain from each other, and we must construct a permanent framework of trust and cooperation between us. . . .
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August 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
The Justice Ministry, apparently miffed at international war crimes charges leveled against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, on Friday ordered President Clinton and other Western leaders to appear in court on similar charges. A Justice Ministry statement, carried by the official Tanjug news agency, charges the leaders with committing war crimes against civilians during the 78-day NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.
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December 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
The European Union on Thursday began its biggest military operation, taking over NATO's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia with 7,000 troops. The operation is a major step in the EU's drive to develop a military arm, an initiative launched after the bloc failed to halt the war that tore Bosnia-Herzegovina apart in the early 1990s.
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February 19, 1996 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly appointed NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana begins a three-day visit to the United States today hoping to clarify the muddled debate on the future of the alliance. In addition to meeting with President Clinton and other senior administration officials, Solana is expected to lobby congressional leaders on the importance of transatlantic ties and the need to back the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's controversial plans for eastward expansion.
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August 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
The Justice Ministry, apparently miffed at international war crimes charges leveled against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, on Friday ordered President Clinton and other Western leaders to appear in court on similar charges. A Justice Ministry statement, carried by the official Tanjug news agency, charges the leaders with committing war crimes against civilians during the 78-day NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.
WORLD
July 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Iran ruled out responding this week to proposed international incentives for suspending its nuclear program, saying the offer was too ambiguous. Ali Larijani, Tehran's top nuclear negotiator, said after meeting with Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy chief, that the "ambiguities must be removed first in order to have serious talks." His comments dashed any hope that Iran would meet today's deadline on an offer aimed at dissuading it from uranium enrichment.
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June 5, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The European Union decided to send its new peacekeeping force to Congo, where it will lead a U.N. effort to stop rebel fighting that has killed more than 500 people. EU ambassadors in Brussels approved the plan. Javier Solana, the EU's foreign policy representative, said he began organizing the force after U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan asked the EU for assistance in Congo.
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June 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said four hours of talks with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator were "constructive" and he hoped for another round in three weeks. The Iranian negotiator, Ali Larijani, said the meeting was good, and that Tehran wanted to settle its nuclear dispute with the West through diplomacy. He warned, however, that further United Nations sanctions over Iran's nuclear program could derail talks.
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February 19, 1996 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly appointed NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana begins a three-day visit to the United States today hoping to clarify the muddled debate on the future of the alliance. In addition to meeting with President Clinton and other senior administration officials, Solana is expected to lobby congressional leaders on the importance of transatlantic ties and the need to back the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's controversial plans for eastward expansion.
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December 20, 1995 | Reuters
Former Spanish Foreign Minister Javier Solana started his new job as secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Tuesday and pledged to expand the alliance eastward to take in former Cold War foes. Russia is deeply uneasy about NATO's enlargement plans. Solana balanced his comments with emphasis on the need to cooperate with Russia. "Russia and NATO both have much to gain from each other, and we must construct a permanent framework of trust and cooperation between us. . . .
NEWS
December 2, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a long, troubled search, NATO selected Spanish Foreign Minister Javier Solana on Friday as its next secretary general. "The ambassadors have agreed by consensus to propose . . . Mr. Javier Solana as secretary general of NATO and chairman of the North Atlantic Council," said a statement issued by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's 16 ambassadors after an informal meeting.
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June 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Macedonia claimed that ethnic Albanian insurgents ensconced in a suburb of Skopje, the capital, were negotiating their surrender, while a senior European Union official said the two sides had agreed on a cease-fire in the area. The surrender claim, from an official who requested anonymity, came amid intense diplomatic pressure on Macedonia to restore a cease-fire broken Friday by renewed fighting around Aracinovo.
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October 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that sanctions would not stop Iran from enriching uranium after a European negotiator acknowledged that "endless hours" of talks had made little progress and suggested the dispute could wind up at the United Nations soon. The talks had been seen as a last-ditch attempt to avoid a confrontation between Iran and the Security Council after Tehran ignored an August deadline.
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