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April 4, 1992 | Reuters
The United States on Friday signed its first economic agreement with Russia, authorizing loans and insurance to American companies that do business in the former Soviet republic. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, who signed the agreement with Russian Ambassador Vladimir Lukin, hailed it as "an important step in normalizing our economic relations, commercial relations with Russia."
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March 25, 1998 | JIM MANN
The Clinton administration showed a few days ago that it is faster and has shiftier moves than Michael Jordan. Jordan, the world's most famous basketball player, has said that he will travel to Asia this summer to see firsthand how workers are treated at Nike factories in Vietnam and other countries. He decided to make this trip after seeing a flurry of reports about substandard working conditions in these countries. But last week, the U.S. government beat him to the punch.
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March 25, 1998 | JIM MANN
The Clinton administration showed a few days ago that it is faster and has shiftier moves than Michael Jordan. Jordan, the world's most famous basketball player, has said that he will travel to Asia this summer to see firsthand how workers are treated at Nike factories in Vietnam and other countries. He decided to make this trip after seeing a flurry of reports about substandard working conditions in these countries. But last week, the U.S. government beat him to the punch.
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November 2, 1995 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unprecedented action against environmental abuse by an American company overseas, the Clinton Administration on Wednesday cut off $100 million in federal insurance to a U.S. company whose gold and copper mining in Indonesia was said to be damaging tropical rain forests and rivers. The Overseas Private Investment Corp., the federal agency that provides insurance for U.S.
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April 9, 1995 | Reuters
President Clinton has named Richard Morningstar as the new coordinator of U.S. aid to the countries that emerged from the former Soviet Union, the White House said. Morningstar is the third person to hold the aid coordinator's position, but he will be the first to also hold the title of special adviser to the President and to the secretary of state, Administration officials said.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1986 | Associated Press
The United States on Wednesday signed an agreement to become involved with a new international body that would insure investors in foreign countries against loss from war, riots and other risks. The involvement of the United States was the key factor in the establishment of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, or MIGA. James W. Conrow, deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury, signed for the Reagan Administration, obligating the United States to a $22-million contribution.
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December 13, 1994 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The incoming chairman of the Senate panel that appropriates foreign aid is proposing an overhaul of the U.S. foreign assistance program to dismantle the Agency for International Development and cut back funds for development in Third World nations. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.
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May 17, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
President Obama on Tuesday called for progress in solving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians as part of the wave of change sweeping through the Mideast. Speaking after a White House meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Obama said resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict was vital. Obama is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, a day after he addresses the nation on Middle East policy, including the pro-democracy uprisings and related issues.
NEWS
November 2, 1995 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unprecedented action against environmental abuse by an American company overseas, the Clinton Administration on Wednesday cut off $100 million in federal insurance to a U.S. company whose gold and copper mining in Indonesia was said to be damaging tropical rain forests and rivers. The Overseas Private Investment Corp., the federal agency that provides insurance for U.S.
NEWS
April 4, 1992 | Reuters
The United States on Friday signed its first economic agreement with Russia, authorizing loans and insurance to American companies that do business in the former Soviet republic. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, who signed the agreement with Russian Ambassador Vladimir Lukin, hailed it as "an important step in normalizing our economic relations, commercial relations with Russia."
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May 20, 1997 | HENRY I. MILLER, Dr. Henry I. Miller is a senior research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and the author of "Policy Controversy in Biotechnology: An Insider's View" (Academic Press, 1997)
Former CIA Director John M. Deutch is slated to be President Clinton's new science advisor, according to reports in the journal Science and the Washington Post. The Science article describes Deutch, now an MIT chemistry professor, as "a veteran of Washington politics." In the Clinton administration, that's a euphemism for someone who jumps as high and often as Vice President Al Gore tells him to. Consider Deutch's involvement in Gore's green internationalist agenda.
NEWS
April 5, 1993 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The aid package that President Clinton unveiled at his weekend summit with Russia's Boris N. Yeltsin is modest in dollar value but includes an innovation that could ultimately change the basic chemistry of the U.S.-Russian relationship. Beneath the technical jargon of the Clinton package is an attempt to bypass the central government in Moscow and create a network of direct relationships between the United States and local reformers and entrepreneurs across the vast sweep of Russia.
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