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June 6, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and a shipload of Allied leaders sailed in a massive flotilla late Sunday from this historic English Channel port for France to observe the 50th anniversary of D-day. En route, the fleet dropped wreaths in the Channel. Two million red poppies, symbolizing remembrance, fluttered down from a low-flying Lancaster bomber.
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April 18, 2000 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President-elect Vladimir V. Putin made his debut as a world leader Monday, launching a fierce defense of his war in Chechnya in between breakfast with potential investors and tea with Queen Elizabeth II. Putin's first presidential trip to the West came at the invitation of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has drawn severe criticism at home for taking the lead in making friends with the new Russian leader. Blair, who began his overture by visiting Putin in St.
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April 18, 2000 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President-elect Vladimir V. Putin made his debut as a world leader Monday, launching a fierce defense of his war in Chechnya in between breakfast with potential investors and tea with Queen Elizabeth II. Putin's first presidential trip to the West came at the invitation of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has drawn severe criticism at home for taking the lead in making friends with the new Russian leader. Blair, who began his overture by visiting Putin in St.
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January 11, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Britain and Iran took another step in their gradual diplomatic rapprochement on Monday with the arrival here of Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi on the first visit by a top member of the Tehran government since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Kharrazi paid a brief but symbolic call on British Prime Minister Tony Blair before holding more detailed discussions with Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.
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April 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Polish President Lech Walesa said the Soviet Union should be dissolved and its people allowed to form a new union. Walesa, addressing a conference of young European politicians in London, said the union should be based on "principles of freedom, voluntary access and logic--not on coercion." The Polish leader also warned the West that it could face mass migration from Eastern Europe unless it helps former Communist countries revive their economies.
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September 15, 1995 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about a sticky wicket. The airplane ticket to London was in his pocket. Welcoming letters from Buckingham Palace and No. 10 Downing Street were in his hand. So was the note from the White House proclaiming him to be an American ambassador of goodwill. But his parole officer wasn't buying any of Joe Jacobs' story. Not when Jacobs explained how he'd changed from a homeless person into a star batsman for a Downtown L.A.
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January 11, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Britain and Iran took another step in their gradual diplomatic rapprochement on Monday with the arrival here of Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi on the first visit by a top member of the Tehran government since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Kharrazi paid a brief but symbolic call on British Prime Minister Tony Blair before holding more detailed discussions with Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.
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May 27, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Japan's Emperor Akihito expressed sorrow for the wartime suffering of British former prisoners of war just hours after hundreds of survivors booed and whistled at him in London. Protesters demanding a full apology and compensation for Japan's atrocities turned their backs as Akihito and Queen Elizabeth II drove past in a carriage to Buckingham Palace.
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May 13, 1991 | From Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II ordered guest rooms stripped of valuables before a state visit by Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1978, a British newspaper said Sunday. Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad during the 1989 Romanian revolution. The Sunday Express said the couple removed thousands of dollars worth of ornaments and fittings from rooms during an official stay in Paris earlier in the year.
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September 15, 1995 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about a sticky wicket. The airplane ticket to London was in his pocket. Welcoming letters from Buckingham Palace and No. 10 Downing Street were in his hand. So was the note from the White House proclaiming him to be an American ambassador of goodwill. But his parole officer wasn't buying any of Joe Jacobs' story. Not when Jacobs explained how he'd changed from a homeless person into a star batsman for a Downtown L.A.
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October 24, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Preparing for the first visit to Britain by an Argentine leader since the 1982 Falklands War, President Carlos Menem said Friday that he "deeply regretted" the bloody Anglo-Argentine conflict and hoped to further relations between the two countries next week. But his regrets, conveyed in the Sun tabloid Friday morning, served to open old wounds rather than heal them.
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May 27, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Japan's Emperor Akihito expressed sorrow for the wartime suffering of British former prisoners of war just hours after hundreds of survivors booed and whistled at him in London. Protesters demanding a full apology and compensation for Japan's atrocities turned their backs as Akihito and Queen Elizabeth II drove past in a carriage to Buckingham Palace.
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November 30, 1995 | DOYLE McMANUS and WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton, in a major foreign policy speech before Britain's Parliament, called on the world's democracies Wednesday to fight "forces of destruction" as they once fought Nazism and communism, and he declared Bosnia one of the first battlefronts in that new struggle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1995 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about a sticky wicket. The airplane ticket to London was in his pocket. Welcoming letters from Buckingham Palace and No. 10 Downing Street were in his hand. So was the note from the White House proclaiming him to be an American ambassador of goodwill. But his parole officer wasn't buying any of Joe Jacobs' story. Not when Jacobs explained how he'd changed from a homeless person into a star batsman for a Downtown L.A.
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September 15, 1995 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about a sticky wicket. The airplane ticket to London was in his pocket. Welcoming letters from Buckingham Palace and No. 10 Downing Street were in his hand. So was the note from the White House proclaiming him to be an American ambassador of goodwill. But his parole officer wasn't buying any of Joe Jacobs' story. Not when Jacobs explained how he'd changed from a homeless person into a star batsman for a Downtown L.A.
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June 6, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and a shipload of Allied leaders sailed in a massive flotilla late Sunday from this historic English Channel port for France to observe the 50th anniversary of D-day. En route, the fleet dropped wreaths in the Channel. Two million red poppies, symbolizing remembrance, fluttered down from a low-flying Lancaster bomber.
NEWS
November 30, 1995 | DOYLE McMANUS and WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton, in a major foreign policy speech before Britain's Parliament, called on the world's democracies Wednesday to fight "forces of destruction" as they once fought Nazism and communism, and he declared Bosnia one of the first battlefronts in that new struggle.
NEWS
October 24, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Preparing for the first visit to Britain by an Argentine leader since the 1982 Falklands War, President Carlos Menem said Friday that he "deeply regretted" the bloody Anglo-Argentine conflict and hoped to further relations between the two countries next week. But his regrets, conveyed in the Sun tabloid Friday morning, served to open old wounds rather than heal them.
NEWS
May 13, 1991 | From Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II ordered guest rooms stripped of valuables before a state visit by Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1978, a British newspaper said Sunday. Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad during the 1989 Romanian revolution. The Sunday Express said the couple removed thousands of dollars worth of ornaments and fittings from rooms during an official stay in Paris earlier in the year.
NEWS
April 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Polish President Lech Walesa said the Soviet Union should be dissolved and its people allowed to form a new union. Walesa, addressing a conference of young European politicians in London, said the union should be based on "principles of freedom, voluntary access and logic--not on coercion." The Polish leader also warned the West that it could face mass migration from Eastern Europe unless it helps former Communist countries revive their economies.
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