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December 9, 1989 | From United Press International
A high-level U.S. government delegation led by President Bush's national security adviser arrived today on a surprise visit to Beijing in an apparent bid to repair relations damaged by China's crackdown on the democracy movement last June. The delegation, led by National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft and including Undersecretary of State Lawrence S.
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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
October 4, 1989
Solidarity leader Lech Walesa was invited to address a joint meeting of Congress on Nov. 15 as Senate and House Democrats presented an $887-million, three-year aid package for Poland and Hungary. Democratic leaders of both chambers dismissed President Bush's $219-million package of initiatives in Eastern Europe as a "grossly inadequate" response to a historic opportunity to bolster democracy and free enterprise in the region.
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
October 21, 1989 | Reuters
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl will make an official visit to Hungary in mid-December, his office said Friday.
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September 2, 1989 | From Agence France Presse
Belgrade residents have been startled to see camels grazing on the grounds of the Libyan mission here in recent days, but the desert animals are on an official mission--to provide Col. Moammar Kadafi with his favorite milk. The Libyan leader is to attend a summit of the Nonaligned Movement here next week, and the three female camels and two offspring have been brought in to ensure that he does not go short of his preferred beverage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1986 | From Reuters
Flavio Bravo Pardo, president of Cuba's National Assembly, arrived Tuesday for a meeting of the directors of the Latin American Parliament.
NEWS
March 1, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of well-wishers greeted King Michael as he returned home to the first official welcome since the Communists banished him nearly 50 years ago. Michael, 75, was given a new passport at Bucharest's airport under the name "Michael of Romania." A week ago, the new government reinstated his citizenship, which had been stripped by the Communists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1996 | MIGUEL HELFT
A Port Hueneme school that has garnered national recognition for being a pioneer in the use of the Internet received international attention Monday. Charles F. Blackstock Middle School, which was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School, was visited by Malaysia's top education official. Blackstock Principal Robin Freeman showcased her school's high-tech environment to Tan Sri Datuk Wan Mohd Zahid, director general of Malaysia's Ministry of Education.
NEWS
March 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, will pay an official visit to China in May, Kensington Palace announced today. The princess and her two children will visit China from May 18 to 27. Margaret's son, Viscount Linley, 25, is a furniture designer, and her daughter, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, 22, is an art student.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 | NANCY FORREST
Keeping an eye out for future freshmen, top administrators of UC Santa Barbara visited the Oxnard Elementary School District on Monday. "We are seeking a new era of cooperation between the university and the Oxnard school district," said Chancellor Henry Yang. "Our goal is to ensure that more students become eligible to attend the University of California. I consider our efforts a true collaboration based on mutual respect and appreciation."
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.
WORLD
May 25, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
The pomp is the same, but the circumstance is different. President Obama's state visit to Britain, which kicked into high gear Tuesday, is only the second by an American leader during the 59-year reign of his host, Queen Elizabeth II. The first took place in 2003, when she received President George W. Bush at Buckingham Palace. Back then, thousands of angry protesters greeted Bush and jeered at his close relationship with Prime Minister Tony Blair, because of their united stand over the invasion of Iraq.
WORLD
November 28, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Lebanon's prime minister kicked off a three-day visit to Iran on Saturday meant to strengthen economic and political bonds between the United States' chief regional adversary and a nation Washington once upheld as a model for Western-leaning Arab democracy. The first official visit to Iran by Prime Minister Saad Hariri comes as sectarian tensions within Lebanon simmer. An international tribunal is expected to indict members of the Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militia Hezbollah in the 2005 assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a Sunni Muslim.
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