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December 7, 1992 | From Reuters
United Nations economists Sunday issued a gloomy economic outlook for Europe in 1993, predicting a new surge of unemployment in the West and continued economic decline among the former communist countries. In its biannual East-West report, the world body's Economic Commission for Europe urged tighter cooperation among leading economies and better aid to help the old Soviet bloc set up real market systems.
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December 7, 1992 | From Reuters
United Nations economists Sunday issued a gloomy economic outlook for Europe in 1993, predicting a new surge of unemployment in the West and continued economic decline among the former communist countries. In its biannual East-West report, the world body's Economic Commission for Europe urged tighter cooperation among leading economies and better aid to help the old Soviet bloc set up real market systems.
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September 3, 1991 | Reuters
French officials warned the United States on Monday against trying to rule the world and said the United Nations and Europe should counterbalance the influence of the only superpower left after the collapse of Soviet communism. "American might reigns . . . without balancing weight," French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas told political associates.
WORLD
June 10, 2006 | From Reuters
Days after winning control of this capital city, an Islamist militia advanced Friday toward Jawhar, the last stronghold of secular warlords believed to be backed by Washington. "Our forces have moved toward the warlord forces," said Siyad Mohamed, a leader of the militia, the Islamic Courts Union. Residents confirmed that the militia had advanced. Jawhar warlords, reinforced by allies, pushed southward Thursday to Qalimoy village.
NEWS
December 18, 1990
Shimon Peres, former Israeli prime minister: 'I am really ashamed of our time. I think we behaved like primitive people. We are killing, shooting, fighting and ignoring what is great, which is science and learning and self-expression and the arts.' Tasheen Basher, former Egyptian envoy to the United Nations: 'United Europe does not seem to be a new United States. It has dangerous lines of becoming fortress Europe which rejects non-European, non-white, pooere people.' Paul Erlich, U.S.
WORLD
April 22, 2003 | Ruth Morris, Special to The Times
Aides scrambled Monday to break a deadlock between Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister-designate Mahmoud Abbas over the makeup of a new Cabinet to oversee revived Middle East peace efforts. The interior minister's job -- with key responsibilities over security -- was still unfilled.
NEWS
July 21, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 60 refugee centers are spread like unsightly stains across an achingly beautiful countryside of rolling hills, a swimming-hole kind of river and picture-book haystacks around this mostly Muslim city in central Bosnia. On Thursday, Zenica labored to ready a new generation of centers for a new generation of dispossessed from a war it knows too well. There was resignation--and anger--as this city awaited new refugees driven by Serbs from Zepa, a U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1998 | ROBERT W. BENSON and U KYAW WIN, Robert W. Benson is a professor at Loyola Law School. U Kyaw Win is international president of the Committee for Restoration of Democracy in Burma
When the Los Angeles City Council votes on a proposed Free Burma Law on Friday, members will be taking a stand not only on the atrocities of the Myanmar dictatorship, but also on the right of Los Angeles to speak out on foreign affairs and to choose how it will spend its tax dollars. That historic right is under ferocious assault by international corporations, which complain that it cramps business.
WORLD
May 10, 2006 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
U.N. members elected 47 countries to a new Human Rights Council on Tuesday, choosing several that have been criticized for their poor records but keeping off others that rights groups said were the worst offenders. Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia were among countries winning seats that human rights advocates say do not merit places on the council.
NEWS
February 6, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel on Friday gave the International Red Cross a list of 101 Palestinian deportees who can now return from exile in southern Lebanon but said that most would go to detention camps for "interrogation and investigation" as suspected Islamic militants. Defense officials here stressed their determination to prevent an upsurge in violence in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip as a result of the men's repatriation.
NEWS
December 5, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
With the same relentlessness and energy with which he is pursuing reform in the Soviet Union, President Mikhail S. Gorbachev embarks Tuesday on his longest trip as the Soviet leader with the aim of assuring Moscow an even larger role in shaping world politics. In a span of just nine days, Gorbachev will confer with President Reagan and President-elect George Bush in New York on arms control and international questions, deliver a major address to the U.N.
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