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December 25, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
New U.N. chief Kofi Annan has asked for the resignations of most top U.N. officials, a spokesman said. The move apparently was prompted by the unusual extension of some officials' contracts by outgoing Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. U.N. officials who declined to be identified said Annan is expected to rehire many of the 23 officials whom he has asked to resign, while picking a few key aides for choice positions.
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September 7, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When world leaders emerged en masse from their limousines and entered the United Nations on Wednesday to begin the Millennium Summit, Secretary-General Kofi Annan greeted each dignitary with a warm word or a quick anecdote--befitting the politically savvy mayor of a small city. Most people forget that the United Nations is a city within New York, with its own police force, printing plant, school, art gallery, restaurants, library, television and radio station, and culture.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989
The Bush Administration wants to win in Afghanistan. Although, by the government's original criterion, it won this spring when the Soviet Union withdrew its troops, nonetheless the Adminstration does not yet feel like a winner. It wants to see Najibullah, the Soviet choice for national leader, fall and the rebels rise. Under the circumstances, a lust for victory is dangerous.
NEWS
December 25, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
New U.N. chief Kofi Annan has asked for the resignations of most top U.N. officials, a spokesman said. The move apparently was prompted by the unusual extension of some officials' contracts by outgoing Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. U.N. officials who declined to be identified said Annan is expected to rehire many of the 23 officials whom he has asked to resign, while picking a few key aides for choice positions.
NEWS
September 7, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When world leaders emerged en masse from their limousines and entered the United Nations on Wednesday to begin the Millennium Summit, Secretary-General Kofi Annan greeted each dignitary with a warm word or a quick anecdote--befitting the politically savvy mayor of a small city. Most people forget that the United Nations is a city within New York, with its own police force, printing plant, school, art gallery, restaurants, library, television and radio station, and culture.
WORLD
September 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The heaviest rainfall here in 35 years has displaced 150,000 people in eastern Uganda since mid-August and the rain has been "worsening by the hour," authorities said. As many as 400,000 people have lost their livelihoods because of severe flooding, State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru said. United Nations and government aid efforts were being hampered by submerged roads and bridges, Ecweru said.
WORLD
November 9, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The body of an Ethiopian soldier killed in clashes between troops and Islamic militants was dragged through the street and pelted with stones in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu. The soldier was among two Ethiopian troops and a Somali killed in the heavy fighting. Soldiers from neighbor- ing Ethiopia have been in Somalia since helping the shaky United Nations-backed government drive an Islamic militia from power in Mogadishu and much of the country's south in December.
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June 12, 1985 | Associated Press
Premier Andreas Papandreou will visit the United States in October to attend the 40th anniversary celebrations of the United Nations, the government said today, but it mentioned no plans for Papandreou to visit Washington during his trip. The announcement said Papandreou, who will be making his first trip to the United States since he became premier in 1981, will speak at the U.N. General Assembly and will address the Council for Foreign Relations in New York during his Oct. 19-25 visit. A U.S.
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June 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Alarmed about increasing ethnic Albanian attacks, moderate Serbs said Sunday that they will stop participating in Kosovo's U.N.-led interim government until they are satisfied that NATO is acting decisively to quash the violence. The Serbian National Council said it will stop sending representatives to meetings of the United Nations interim government, which helps administer the province, and will send a delegation to New York to raise their concerns directly with the U.N. Security Council.
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August 19, 2001 | From Associated Press
Calling the massacre of hundreds of refugees "a heinous act of terror," Angola has urged the United Nations to prosecute rebel leader Jonas Savimbi for war crimes. About 10,000 people marched Saturday through Luanda, the capital, in a government-organized demonstration to protest the ambush of a refugee train in northwestern Angola on Aug. 10. More than 250 people were killed. The train was packed with more than 500 refugees who were fleeing fighting between the government and UNITA rebels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989
The Bush Administration wants to win in Afghanistan. Although, by the government's original criterion, it won this spring when the Soviet Union withdrew its troops, nonetheless the Adminstration does not yet feel like a winner. It wants to see Najibullah, the Soviet choice for national leader, fall and the rebels rise. Under the circumstances, a lust for victory is dangerous.
NEWS
February 1, 1989 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Natan Sharansky, a symbol of human rights and political dissidence in the Soviet Union before emigrating to Israel, is a leading candidate to be Israel's next ambassador to the United Nations, government officials said Tuesday. But, with perhaps some irony, the main holdup in naming him is fear that the move would offend the Soviet Union, with which Israel is trying to improve relations, according to sources in the office of Prime Minister Yizhak Shamir.
WORLD
May 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Myanmar's military regime on Tuesday extended the house arrest of democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, refusing to bow to international pressure. Detention of Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate who has been detained for more than 12 of the last 18 years, was extended by one year, said a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media. Her detention has long been a symbol of the regime's intolerance of democratic opposition to its rule.
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