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May 2, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick was dispatched to push for a peace agreement to end political and ethnic conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan. Zoellick's trip was announced in Washington after the first day of a two-day deadline extension for a settlement ended without a pact at talks in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Sudan's government has said it will accept the accord, but rebel groups are still pressing additional demands.
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April 17, 2012 | By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — The World Bank selected Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College and an expert in public health, as its next president, continuing a seven-decade practice of installing an American citizen to lead the institution. There had been complaints from developing countries that their citizens should have a chance to run the bank. Two other nominees sought the job — Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and a former Colombian finance minister, Jose Antonio Ocampo.
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NEWS
January 14, 1991
BAKER INFLUENCE: Secretary of State James A. Baker III is moving toward a decidedly wider role in formulating U.S. international economic policy, until now almost exclusively the province of the Treasury Department. Last week's appointment of Baker confidante Robert B. Zoellick to be undersecretary of state for economic affairs (replacing Richard T. McCormack) was designed to lay the groundwork for the shift, top policy-makers say. Zoellick, a former aide to Sen.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Robert Zoellick, a seasoned player in international financial and diplomatic circles, won the unanimous approval of the World Bank's board to become the poverty-fighting institution's next president. He is to start Sunday, succeeding former deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who was brought down by a scandal over his role in arranging a hefty pay raise for his girlfriend, a bank employee.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2012 | By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — The World Bank selected Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College and an expert in public health, as its next president, continuing a seven-decade practice of installing an American citizen to lead the institution. There had been complaints from developing countries that their citizens should have a chance to run the bank. Two other nominees sought the job — Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and a former Colombian finance minister, Jose Antonio Ocampo.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2001 | WARREN VIETH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick scored a huge victory for free trade by engineering the World Trade Organization's agreement Wednesday to launch a new round of global trade talks. Now comes another challenge: dealing with domestic politics. The likelihood that Congress may curb Zoellick's ability to negotiate trade deals could limit the ultimate benefits of the new round. And concessions made to secure the agreement could spark opposition from U.S. drug and steelmakers.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2001 | Reuters
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the United States and the Mercosur countries of South America would hold a first set of free-trade talks this week in Uruguay. Zoellick made the announcement at the end of a trade ministers' meeting hosted by Mexico to narrow differences on the agenda for new world-trade talks. Zoellick said he would meet with the Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay on the sidelines of a Cairns Group meeting set for today and Tuesday.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Robert Zoellick, a seasoned player in international financial and diplomatic circles, won the unanimous approval of the World Bank's board to become the poverty-fighting institution's next president. He is to start Sunday, succeeding former deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who was brought down by a scandal over his role in arranging a hefty pay raise for his girlfriend, a bank employee.
NATIONAL
May 30, 2007 | Joel Havemann and Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writers
President Bush has chosen Robert B. Zoellick, a former U.S. trade representative and deputy secretary of State, to replace Paul D. Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Wolfowitz announced his resignation this month after a bank investigation found that he had violated bank policies by involving himself in personnel decisions regarding a staff member with whom he was romantically involved.
NEWS
May 14, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is, they say, one lobe of Jim Baker's brain--the consummate inside strategist who provides the ideas and intellectual underpinning for the programs that James A. Baker III has advanced, first as secretary of the Treasury and now as secretary of state. So the nomination of Robert B. Zoellick to be undersecretary of state for economic affairs has caused Washington insiders to take notice. A job that has been something of a bureaucratic backwater is about to become much more important.
NATIONAL
May 30, 2007 | Joel Havemann and Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writers
President Bush has chosen Robert B. Zoellick, a former U.S. trade representative and deputy secretary of State, to replace Paul D. Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Wolfowitz announced his resignation this month after a bank investigation found that he had violated bank policies by involving himself in personnel decisions regarding a staff member with whom he was romantically involved.
WORLD
May 2, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick was dispatched to push for a peace agreement to end political and ethnic conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan. Zoellick's trip was announced in Washington after the first day of a two-day deadline extension for a settlement ended without a pact at talks in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Sudan's government has said it will accept the accord, but rebel groups are still pressing additional demands.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2001 | WARREN VIETH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick scored a huge victory for free trade by engineering the World Trade Organization's agreement Wednesday to launch a new round of global trade talks. Now comes another challenge: dealing with domestic politics. The likelihood that Congress may curb Zoellick's ability to negotiate trade deals could limit the ultimate benefits of the new round. And concessions made to secure the agreement could spark opposition from U.S. drug and steelmakers.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2001 | Reuters
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the United States and the Mercosur countries of South America would hold a first set of free-trade talks this week in Uruguay. Zoellick made the announcement at the end of a trade ministers' meeting hosted by Mexico to narrow differences on the agenda for new world-trade talks. Zoellick said he would meet with the Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay on the sidelines of a Cairns Group meeting set for today and Tuesday.
NEWS
May 14, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is, they say, one lobe of Jim Baker's brain--the consummate inside strategist who provides the ideas and intellectual underpinning for the programs that James A. Baker III has advanced, first as secretary of the Treasury and now as secretary of state. So the nomination of Robert B. Zoellick to be undersecretary of state for economic affairs has caused Washington insiders to take notice. A job that has been something of a bureaucratic backwater is about to become much more important.
NEWS
January 14, 1991
BAKER INFLUENCE: Secretary of State James A. Baker III is moving toward a decidedly wider role in formulating U.S. international economic policy, until now almost exclusively the province of the Treasury Department. Last week's appointment of Baker confidante Robert B. Zoellick to be undersecretary of state for economic affairs (replacing Richard T. McCormack) was designed to lay the groundwork for the shift, top policy-makers say. Zoellick, a former aide to Sen.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2002
* Today, Robert Parry, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, speaks in Los Angeles on the outlook for the U.S. economy. Samuel A. DiPiazza Jr., global chief executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers, is scheduled to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on "Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting." * Tuesday, the Senate meets to consider terrorism insurance legislation.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2005 | From Reuters
The United States needs to gather more evidence before it can bring an international trade case against China for the piracy and counterfeiting of U.S. goods, a top U.S. official said. U.S. music, movie and software companies who estimate they lost more than $2.5 billion in China last year from the sale of illegal copies of their products have urged the Bush administration to take the first step toward a case by asking Beijing for consultations at the World Trade Organization. Outgoing U.S.
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