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November 19, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A Group of 20 meeting of top financial officials from around the globe opened against a backdrop of 3,000 marching protesters, some pelting police with stones, bottles and smoke grenades. Reform of the International Monetary Fund, rising interest rates, the Chinese and Japanese currency levels and efforts to isolate North Korea are topics up for discussion.
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WORLD
November 29, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank this week in an attempt to build on momentum from a new truce in the Gaza Strip, officials said. The meeting was announced a day after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called on the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, saying his country would be willing to leave most of the West Bank to make way for an independent Palestinian state there and in Gaza.
NEWS
November 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The chancellors of Germany and Austria met for the first time since the far-right Freedom Party entered the Austrian government in February, ending a political rift that intensified when Germany backed European Union sanctions against Austria. The meeting in Berlin between Gerhard Schroeder and Austria's Wolfgang Schuessel is seen as a sign of normalizing relations between the neighbors, which traditionally have had strong ties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1994
Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi will hear tonight how insurance agencies responded to Santa Clarita Valley residents in the wake of the Northridge earthquake. Garamendi and the Santa Clarita City Council are hosts of a "town hall" meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 24909 Newhall Ave. Santa Clarita has reportedly received dozens of calls from residents, especially senior citizens and mobile-home owners, about insurance concerns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
Students from three San Fernando Valley high schools will join representatives from 23 other Los Angeles County schools at a two-day summit next week to identify ways to reduce teen-age violence on and off campus. Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the alcohol prevention program Friday Night Live, the "Harmony Summit" will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Malibu.
NEWS
October 15, 1990 | United Press International
The prime ministers of South and North Korea will hold a second round of talks this week in Pyongyang, the northern capital, hoping to improve relations and work toward an end to the 45-year division of the Korean peninsula. A seven-member Seoul delegation led by Prime Minister Kang Young Hoon is scheduled to cross into North Korea on Tuesday morning through the truce village of Panmunjom, 35 miles north of Seoul.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990 | LANIE JONES
He joked about his age and how he often forgets names, including that of "whatever her name is"--his wife. But all jesting aside, 77-year-old television personality Art Linkletter came to a daylong medical symposium here Tuesday to discuss a serious subject--Alzheimer's disease--and the need to find a cure for "this dreadful scourge."
NEWS
June 1, 1991 | Times Wire Services
Secretary of State James A. Baker III will hold a hastily arranged meeting today with Syria's foreign minister in a fresh bid to keep alive his goal of setting up Arab-Israeli peace talks. In his surprise announcement Friday, Baker offered no hint that the meeting with Foreign Minister Farouk Shareh signals a breakthrough in his 10-week quest to bring Arabs and Israelis together. Baker has been unable to overcome procedural differences between Israel and Syria over the format for peace talks.
NEWS
July 6, 1991 | Reuters
This country's opposition Civic Alliance movement began a three-day congress Friday at which it will turn itself into a political party to challenge the ruling National Salvation Front in the next elections.
NEWS
March 30, 1991 | From Reuters
Nelson Mandela, deputy president of the African National Congress, will meet his main rival, Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, president of the Inkatha Freedom Party, today in a renewed attempt to end South Africa's townships war. The country's two most powerful black politicians will meet at a luxury hotel in the Indian Ocean port of Durban to discuss "the current tragic violence," Inkatha spokeswoman Suzanne Vos said Friday.
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