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December 12, 1996 | From Reuters
The contest for the post of U.N. secretary-general was deadlocked Wednesday, with the head of U.N. peacekeeping operations, Kofi Annan of Ghana, leading the field of four African candidates but unable to shake off a potential French veto. Further balloting was set for today.
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WORLD
October 4, 2002 | TYLER MARSHALL and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The United States on Thursday appeared to head off any move by the U.N. Security Council to send weapons inspectors back to Iraq under current rules that have repeatedly failed in the past. Displaying uncharacteristic unity on the Iraq issue, representatives from several countries-- including Britain, France and the U.S.--said after a 2 1/2-hour meeting that a new Security Council resolution was needed to clarify "loose ends" before the inspectors' return.
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NEWS
January 15, 1991 | JACK NELSON and WILLIAM EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush, in an extraordinarily grim meeting with congressional leaders, said Monday that with Iraq showing no signs of withdrawing from Kuwait before the U.N.-imposed deadline of midnight tonight (EST), U.S.-led forces will be prepared to attack "sooner rather than later."
NEWS
December 13, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The complex process of picking the next leader of the United Nations reached a critical juncture Thursday when France emerged as the lone holdout blocking the selection of Ghana's Kofi Annan, a longtime U.N. official, as secretary-general. After almost a week of political maneuvering behind closed doors here and in capitals of Africa and Europe, Annan won the backing of 14 of the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council.
NEWS
December 13, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The complex process of picking the next leader of the United Nations reached a critical juncture Thursday when France emerged as the lone holdout blocking the selection of Ghana's Kofi Annan, a longtime U.N. official, as secretary-general. After almost a week of political maneuvering behind closed doors here and in capitals of Africa and Europe, Annan won the backing of 14 of the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council.
WORLD
October 4, 2002 | TYLER MARSHALL and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The United States on Thursday appeared to head off any move by the U.N. Security Council to send weapons inspectors back to Iraq under current rules that have repeatedly failed in the past. Displaying uncharacteristic unity on the Iraq issue, representatives from several countries-- including Britain, France and the U.S.--said after a 2 1/2-hour meeting that a new Security Council resolution was needed to clarify "loose ends" before the inspectors' return.
NEWS
February 4, 1991 | From Reuters
Neutral Iran's President Hashemi Rafsanjani said today he is ready to meet Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and talk to the United States in a bid to end the Gulf War. "If there is hope for the salvation of the Iraqi nation, why shouldn't I meet Saddam?" Rafsanjani asked a news conference in Tehran reported by the national Iranian news agency IRNA. He said that Iran would, if necessary, contact the United States through the Swiss Embassy, which handles U.S. interests in Iran.
WORLD
November 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Western nations launched one of the largest evacuations of Africa's post-independence era Wednesday, with France commandeering commercial airliners and other countries scrambling military jets to fly out thousands of foreigners after attacks on civilians and peacekeepers. The U.S. Embassy and other missions sent escorts into Abidjan, the main city, rescuing Americans, Canadians, Spaniards and others. Spain, Belgium and Italy sent military cargo planes to aid in the evacuations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Veteran diplomat Yuli Vorontsov, who served the Soviet Union and Russia as ambassador to Afghanistan and the United States in a career spanning the Cold War and Gulf War, has died. He was 78. Vorontsov died Wednesday in Moscow, the Foreign Ministry said, ending a "glorious diplomatic path" that also included stints as ambassador to the United Nations, France and India, and as the U.N.
NEWS
July 10, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were no poll watchers. There were no opposition parties. There was no opposition candidate. And no opposition voters could be found. The only audible voices belonged to Haiti's ruling Lavalas Family: local election officials, party workers and other loyalists of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who proclaimed the onetime Roman Catholic priest's party "a heavenly spirit" and its victories a "message that made God smile."
NEWS
December 12, 1996 | From Reuters
The contest for the post of U.N. secretary-general was deadlocked Wednesday, with the head of U.N. peacekeeping operations, Kofi Annan of Ghana, leading the field of four African candidates but unable to shake off a potential French veto. Further balloting was set for today.
NEWS
January 15, 1991 | JACK NELSON and WILLIAM EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush, in an extraordinarily grim meeting with congressional leaders, said Monday that with Iraq showing no signs of withdrawing from Kuwait before the U.N.-imposed deadline of midnight tonight (EST), U.S.-led forces will be prepared to attack "sooner rather than later."
OPINION
April 2, 2003
Gal Luft's terrifying March 30 commentary "Do You Shoot When the Enemy Is a 12-Year-Old?" is a sad, true and moral dilemma for those of us who value the lives of children. The use of human shields and putting kids on the front lines to morally shock Western soldiers is something only those who have no value for human life can do. The fact that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have not made this a front-page issue shows you whose side they are on. Any organization or country that reverts to such tactics is performing the highest level of child abuse ever.
WORLD
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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