July 5, 2004 |
His democracy watchdog group had just been ordered out of neighboring Uzbekistan by an authoritarian president who seemed fearful the American billionaire might foment a revolt. But George Soros wasn't pulling any punches. "Unfortunately, the Uzbek government is very repressive," the controversial Hungarian-born philanthropist told reporters here in the Kyrgyz capital in April. "It has 7,000 people in prison for political offenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2000 |
The Cal State Fullerton debate team, which for the last three years has worked with poverty-stricken high school students around Orange County, recently teamed up with the George Soros Foundation to increase student communication skills across the county. The new partnership will allow the university to more than double its Daniel Webster Project, which currently reaches out to about 30 students across three county high schools.
April 22, 1995 |
The president of the Soros Foundation appealed for help Friday in finding a well-known American disaster relief worker who has disappeared in Chechnya and is feared dead or held captive. Frederick C. Cuny, a 50-year-old specialist in disaster relief who has worked in more than 30 war zones from Biafra to Bosnia, has not been heard from directly since March 31. A message from companions was received April 9.
August 16, 1993 |
THE AMERICANS ARE COMING! U.S. foundations and think tanks are flocking to Russia, throwing their money and brains into the post-Cold War drive for democracy and free markets. With grants, studies, workshops, manuals, training and advice, the Americans are aiding Russian reformers in and out of government. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1992 |
University professors and administrators from the Baltic states, many of whom have never traveled outside of what used to be part of the Soviet Union, will attend Cal Lutheran University's first Scandinavian and Baltic Institute in July. Leonard Smith, founder of the institute, said educators will experience not only American universities but American culture as well. The group will combine visits to several Southland campuses with trips to Disneyland and the Getty Museum.
July 26, 2007 |
New arrests were announced Wednesday in the cases of two Iranian Americans held here on charges of conspiring against the government. State radio quoted Intelligence Minister Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei as saying, "Internal elements related to these people have been arrested." Ejei did not say how many people were arrested or give details on their alleged connections to Haleh Esfandiari and Kian Tajbakhsh.