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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2013 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
A Fountain Valley councilman is leading the charge to block a delegation of business and government officials from Vietnam, saying it will unleash a storm of protesters in the increasingly immigrant city. Mayor Pro Tem Michael Vo said an official visit from a country "without human rights and respect for freedom will not be accepted by the Vietnamese community, many who live here. " Vo said it would be fiscally irresponsible to pay for police services for a likely protest, which he predicted could draw hundreds.
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WORLD
April 23, 2014 | By Yuriko Nagano and Julie Makinen
TOKYO -- Hiroshi Kyoso says he values Japan's relationship with the United States highly and feels warmly about Washington's new ambassador to Tokyo, Caroline Kennedy. But as the 90-year-old veteran of World War II arrived Wednesday morning to pray at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine -- a controversial site that commemorates nearly 2.5 million of Japan's war dead including 14 top war criminals -- Kyoso said he saw no connection between the shrine and Japan's ties with America. If a Japanese leader visits Yasukuni, he said, it's only natural.
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NEWS
July 9, 1993 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Forced by circumstances of world diplomacy to make a trip he twice put off, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin arrived in Japan on Thursday, offered his regrets for not coming earlier and promised "absolutely" to make an official visit as early as the fall. On that trip, he promised Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, he will discuss a 48-year-old territorial dispute that has prevented the conclusion of a peace treaty to put a formal end to World War II for Japan and Russia.
SPORTS
December 3, 2013 | By David Wharton
With Los Angeles hoping to mount a bid for the 2024 Summer Games, U.S. Olympic officials said Tuesday they are in the process of visiting potential sites around the country. The number of American cities that have expressed serious interest is less than 10, and the visits are expected to conclude in January. Los Angeles was visited in the fall. "It is our intention to bid for 2024," said Larry Probst, chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee. But, he added: "A lot of things have to fall in place.
NEWS
June 9, 1988 | From Reuters
Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will pay an official visit to Britain June 13-17, it was announced Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1987 | From Reuters
Canadian Energy Minister Marcel Masse will arrive here Feb. 22 on a three-day official visit, the Canadian Embassy announced Monday.
NEWS
August 30, 1987 | From Reuters
Lebanese President Amin Gemayel will pay an official visit to West Germany later this year, official sources said Saturday.
NEWS
September 20, 1986 | Associated Press
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze will make an official visit to Mexico on Oct. 3-7, the Foreign Ministry announced Friday.
NEWS
June 26, 1988 | From Reuters
President Kenan Evren leaves today for the first official visit to the United States by a Turkish head of state in 21 years.
NEWS
March 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Spanish Foreign Minister Francisco Fernandez Ordonez arrived in Moscow on an official visit Thursday, the Soviet news agency Tass reported. He was welcomed at the airport by Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze and other officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
UC President Janet Napolitano got a mixed reception Friday during her first official visit to UCLA, facing protesters who objected to her actions as the onetime U.S. secretary of Homeland Security but also meeting with student leaders who praised her willingness to listen. Napolitano came to the Westwood campus for private meetings with students, faculty and administrators and to attend some seminars. Since assuming the presidency two weeks ago, she has been touring the 10-campus University of California system and learning more about its troubled finances, its massive facilities and the programs that enroll 230,000 students.
WORLD
February 23, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - A White House official made two secret visits to North Korea last year in an unsuccessful effort to improve relations after new ruler Kim Jong Un assumed power, according to former U.S. officials familiar with the trips. The brief visits in April and August were aimed at encouraging the new leadership to moderate its foreign policy after the death of Kim's father, longtime autocrat Kim Jong Il, in December 2011. The ruling elite apparently spurned the outreach effort, however.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2013 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
A Fountain Valley councilman is leading the charge to block a delegation of business and government officials from Vietnam, saying it will unleash a storm of protesters in the increasingly immigrant city. Mayor Pro Tem Michael Vo said an official visit from a country "without human rights and respect for freedom will not be accepted by the Vietnamese community, many who live here. " Vo said it would be fiscally irresponsible to pay for police services for a likely protest, which he predicted could draw hundreds.
SPORTS
October 14, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The Stanley Cup has traveled far and wide since the Kings won it June 11, but it made an especially poignant visit Sunday. The Kings arranged to bring the Cup to the Ground Zero memorial in New York City and posed it at the memorial next to the engraved names of scouts Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, who were on United Flight 175 when that plane was hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Some fans had paid their own tribute to Bavis and Bailey soon after the Kings' triumph by putting Kings caps and other memorabilia near their names at the memorial.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Passengers who fly American Airlines out of Los Angeles International Airport may feel uneasy about the future of the Fort Worth carrier because it filed for bankruptcy a few months ago and announced plans to lay off 13,000 workers. But representatives of the nation's third-largest airline are touring the country trying to allay the fears of passengers and others by spreading the message that American will come out of bankruptcy stronger than ever. Top American officials visited Los Angeles last week to tell reporters that, once the airline emerges from bankruptcy, it plans to add up to 20% more flights from its five most important hubs: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2011
October 1977: Prince Charles makes an official visit to Los Angeles as part of a 10-day goodwill tour across the United States. February-March 1983: Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, take a 10-day tour of the Golden State, where they make stops in San Diego, in Los Angeles, at then-President Ronald Reagan's ranch near Santa Barbara, in San Francisco and at Yosemite National Park. November 1994: Charles makes another visit to Los Angeles, this time in conjunction with UK-LA '94, a two-month citywide festival designed to showcase British culture in the United States.
NEWS
August 7, 1986 | From Reuters
Gambian President Dawda Jawara left Kuwait on Wednesday after a three-day official visit, during which he discussed the summit of nonaligned nations to be held in Zimbabwe later this month.
WORLD
June 21, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba
First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in South Africa on Monday night as she launched an official visit that will see her embrace this nation's elders as she tries to inspire its young. Obama, who is spending the week in South Africa and neighboring Botswana, will give a keynote speech to young African female leaders Wednesday in Johannesburg. She is scheduled to meet with Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 79, but no meeting is currently scheduled with Nelson Mandela, 92, the country's first black president.
NEWS
June 7, 2011 | By Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
President Obama will publicly honor the German chancellor during an elaborate official visit to the White House on Tuesday, but behind closed doors he is expected to press her to step up Germany’s involvement in the international response to unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Obama will present Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for civilians, while First Lady Michelle Obama plans an event highlighting the importance of women in diplomacy.
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