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February 23, 1987 | Associated Press
Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze will visit Australia and Indonesia next month, the news agency Tass said Sunday. It gave no details.
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February 5, 2004 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
In an escalating crackdown on corruption in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, police using roadblocks and helicopters engaged in shootouts Wednesday with alleged smugglers. Authorities also said former President Eduard A. Shevardnadze might stand trial for corruption. "Of course the personal safety of President Shevardnadze is guaranteed, but no one is above the law," Georgian Interior Minister Georgy Baramidze said in a telephone interview from Tbilisi, the capital.
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NEWS
September 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze will meet Sept. 22 and 23 in Wyoming, the State Department announced Friday.
WORLD
November 26, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
At rallies protesting election fraud, he played the hothead while she exuded quieter strength. He demanded that the president resign to take responsibility for the cheating, while she said new clean balloting might be enough. They were an odd couple, a powerful good cop-bad cop team. Finally he stormed the parliament building, carrying a single long-stemmed rose as a symbolic replacement for a gun and leading crowds that chased President Eduard A. Shevardnadze out of the building in mid-speech.
NEWS
September 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze will make a "working visit" to Cuba after this week's U.N. session in New York, Tass announced Thursday. Soviet officials earlier said Shevardnadze will also visit Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.
NEWS
February 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Attackers armed with a grenade launcher and machine guns ambushed President Eduard A. Shevardnadze's motorcade in a 10-minute battle that killed one attacker and one bodyguard. The president escaped unharmed, aides said. State television showed the 70-year-old leader talking by phone later with Azerbaijan's president, assuring him, "I am OK." The attack took place in the capital, Tbilisi, as Shevardnadze's four-car motorcade was returning home.
NEWS
January 6, 1989 | United Press International
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze today called the U.S.-Libyan clash over the Mediterranean "unacceptable," and said the incident has poisoned the atmosphere of this week's international conference on chemical warfare. "There has been a very disagreeable incident involving Libyan planes," Shevardnadze said after his arrival at Orly Airport the day before the start of the 140-nation conference. "This is unacceptable.
NEWS
April 10, 1989 | From Times wire services
Troops fired shots to disperse a rally today in Soviet Georgia, and the Kremlin sent Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze to try to end a week of ethnic unrest in his southern homeland that has left at least 18 people dead. A general strike closed schools, stores and factories and halted some mass transit in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital of 1.2 million people 1,650 miles southeast of Moscow, residents said. The government has sent in troops and tanks to quell ethnic strife and pro-independence movements in the mountainous Caucasus republic that is the vegetable and fruit basket of the Soviet Union and was the birthplace of dictator Josef Stalin.
NEWS
October 6, 1986 | Associated Press
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze flew to Cuba on Sunday after warning during his Mexican visit that if the United States keeps building new weapons, the Soviets will do the same. President Fidel Castro received Shevardnadze on his arrival in Havana for talks with Cuban officials, the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina said in a dispatch monitored in Mexico City.
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May 21, 1989 | From United Press International
Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze accused the U.S. Administration of conducting a foreign policy of "empty political cliches" in a blunt assessment Saturday of President Bush's policy-setting address May 12. While not responding directly to Bush's proposal for an "open skies" policy permitting unarmed surveillance flights over the superpowers, Shevardnadze said much of Bush's speech appeared to indicate a step backward for superpower relations....
WORLD
November 24, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
Bowing to pressure from tens of thousands of protesters, President Eduard A. Shevardnadze resigned Sunday, triggering wildly jubilant celebrations marked by fireworks, flag-waving and dancing in the streets. After a tense meeting with key opposition leaders that was mediated by the Russian foreign minister, Shevardnadze told reporters he was convinced there would be "a lot of bloodshed" if he exercised his authority to stay in power.
WORLD
November 24, 2003 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
He was jeered in his own country as he ignominiously resigned from office Sunday, portrayed as an aging politician who got stuck in the same swamp of corruption, ethnic conflict and poverty that has beset so many of the former Soviet republics. But barely a decade earlier, Georgian President Eduard A. Shevardnadze had taken on formidable foes to help open the door for the Soviet Union's historic rapprochement with the West.
WORLD
November 23, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
Georgian President Eduard A. Shevardnadze declared a state of emergency in the former Soviet republic Saturday after opposition leaders backed by thousands of protesters demanding his resignation seized the parliament building, forcing him to flee in the middle of his speech.
WORLD
November 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Georgia's main opposition leader, Mikheil Saakashvili, vowed to launch a nationwide march on President Eduard A. Shevardnadze's offices this week to force him to quit. Protests in Georgia were triggered by a disputed parliamentary election Nov. 2. Shevardnadze dismissed calls for his resignation, saying he would not tolerate anti-constitutional acts and would instead call parliament into session to resolve the crisis. His party, in alliance with another, holds a majority in parliament.
WORLD
November 15, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
Georgian President Eduard A. Shevardnadze, appearing shaken by mounting protests demanding his resignation, pleaded with his countrymen Friday not to risk civil war -- and hinted that if the crisis eases, he might resign. His critics responded by holding the largest in a series of daily anti-Shevardnadze demonstrations. Mikheil Saakashvili, a key opposition leader, called for a civil disobedience campaign starting today aimed at paralyzing the government.
WORLD
November 10, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
Rejecting calls for his resignation over allegations that his ruling party rigged results of last week's parliamentary elections, Georgian President Eduard A. Shevardnadze on Sunday launched talks with his opponents to defuse a growing crisis in his former Soviet republic. "I was elected by the Georgian people," Shevardnadze told reporters on the second day of demonstrations that drew thousands of protesters in Tbilisi, the nation's capital.
NEWS
June 1, 1989 | From The Washington Post
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze declared Wednesday that French and British forces stationed in West Germany could complicate President Bush's proposal for cutting U.S. and Soviet troops in Europe to equal levels. Shevardnadze's comment, made as he left Paris on his way home to Moscow, fit with several other Soviet warnings that finishing the conventional arms talks in Vienna on the accelerated schedule suggested by Bush would prove extremely difficult. Shevardnadze, while again welcoming Bush's initiatives in general, described himself as "pessimistic" on the swift U.S. timetable put forth Monday in Brussels.
WORLD
November 9, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
Georgian President Eduard A. Shevardnadze, the onetime Soviet foreign minister who helped end the Cold War, faced a growing crisis Saturday as opposition supporters rallied in his Caucasus nation's capital to demand that he step down. Key opposition politicians urged Shevardnadze, 75, to resign in the wake of alleged fraud in parliamentary elections held Nov. 2.
WORLD
November 2, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
At a shop that looks out on a Stalin statue dominating this town's central square, a middle-aged woman dispenses groceries off the shelf, fish from a countertop bucket and pride in the hometown boy who made it to the top.
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