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January 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Louise Frechette of Canada was named deputy secretary-general of the United Nations. It is the first time the world body has had such a position in its 52-year history. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who had let it be known that he sought a woman for the job, nevertheless told a news conference: "I was looking for the best person to take the job, and it happens to be a woman." Annan worked closely with Frechette, 51, when she served as Canada's U.N.
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January 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Louise Frechette of Canada was named deputy secretary-general of the United Nations. It is the first time the world body has had such a position in its 52-year history. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who had let it be known that he sought a woman for the job, nevertheless told a news conference: "I was looking for the best person to take the job, and it happens to be a woman." Annan worked closely with Frechette, 51, when she served as Canada's U.N.
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May 27, 1995 | Associated Press
The Clinton Administration issued new guidelines Friday to immigration officers to help them identify women who should be granted asylum in this country because sexual violence has been used for political persecution in their homeland. By doing so, the United States joined the United Nations and Canada in recognizing that women may experience gender-based discrimination that can rise to the level necessary for refugee status, the Immigration and Naturalization Service said.
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September 29, 1998
Craig Turner, United Nations and Canada bureau chief for The Times, has won the Korn/Ferry International Journalism Award for Excellence in United Nations Reporting for his ongoing coverage of the U.N. Also, Sebastian Rotella, Buenos Aires bureau chief for The Times, has been awarded the Inter American Press Assn.'s feature writing award for stories on the cultures of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru.
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July 23, 1987 | BARRY KRAUSE
Question: Enclosed is a photocopy of six Romanian stamps that I've had since World War II. Can you tell me the value of these?--A.L.M. Answer: Your block of six postal-tax stamps was issued by Romania in 1932 as a set of three values. Your 50-bani denomination variety in Prussian blue shows the face of an aviator and lists in Scott's catalogue for 35 cents per stamp in mint condition. Q: Is there a market for clean envelopes with canceled stamps attached that have gone through the postal system?
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June 20, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hard-pressed Philippine officials stepped up rescue and relief efforts Wednesday amid growing fears of disastrous mudslides from millions of tons of rocks and ash that rained down during last weekend's devastating eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. Scientists estimate that the massive eruption pumped out substantially more ash and rock than did Mt. St. Helens' explosion 11 years ago in Washington state, dropping unstable volcanic debris more than 1,000 feet thick on parts of the volcano's steep slopes.
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July 5, 2005 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
Emaciated from an on-again, off-again hunger strike and angry about his detention, former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune spends his days supine on the white-tiled floor of a private villa awaiting his fate. For months, United Nations officials, U.S.
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