May 15, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- He's got to be wishing that his daughter had just ordered takeout and gone home. The head of Mexico's consumer protection agency, Humberto Benitez Treviño, was fired Wednesday by President Enrique Peña Nieto, nearly three weeks after Benitez's daughter sparked a restaurant scandal that made her Internet infamous and sparked a national conversation about the petulance and lingering sense of entitlement of the Mexican ruling...
June 16, 1988
Bud Greenspan, film maker and author, has been named a Knight of the Order of the Republic of Finland by Dr. Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland.
January 24, 1991 |
Yugoslavia's army said security forces in the independence-minded republic of Croatia are preparing terrorist attacks on the military. The charge is an escalation of rhetoric in the standoff that pits authorities and Serbia, the largest republic, against the northern republics of Croatia and Slovenia.
April 19, 1989 |
More than 2,000 people were safely evacuated when their houses were submerged by floodwaters in the Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, the official news agency Tass reported Tuesday.
April 3, 1991 |
Rebellious Serbs erected roadblocks near towns in the republic of Croatia, sharpening the crisis between Yugoslavia's two biggest ethnic groups. Croatian officials vowed to yield no ground to the rebels. The actions followed a shoot-out Sunday between Serbs and Croatian police in which three people were killed. Minority Serbs in the Croatian region of Krajina want to separate from the republic because they fear persecution.
June 15, 1987 |
A team of treasure hunters embarked Sunday on "the chance of a lifetime" to salvage what they believe are gold coins worth as much as $1.6 billion from the wreckage of a luxury liner that sank in 1909. "This is the one I've been after for years," said William Flower, leading a team of divers who will search the remains of the Republic on the floor of the Atlantic about 55 miles south of Nantucket, Mass. The Republic, a 585-foot luxury liner owned by banker J. P. Morgan's White Star Shipping Co.
July 21, 1991
I'm confused. After reading the article about John Lennon and the FBI ("FBI Loses Lennon Papers Battle," Metro, July 13), I'm not quite sure who the FBI works for. Does the agency work for the citizens of the republic or the Republicans? Somebody please clarify! ERIN A. DUNCAN, Los Angeles
August 12, 1987 |
President Reagan intends to nominate Robert M. Pringle to be U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Mali, the White House announced Tuesday. Pringle has been the deputy chief of mission at Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea, since 1985.