August 24, 2006 |
Italy pleaded Wednesday for more European troops to join an expanded United Nations peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon. Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, whose country has offered to send the largest contingent, expressed frustration over efforts to raise the force mandated by a U.N. resolution that ended 34 days of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah fighters.
February 27, 1994 |
Wednesday the LA Weekly makes its long-awaited move into the refurbished building on Sunset Boulevard that for years housed the Hollywood Reporter. There's a chance the Weekly staff might not be the sole tenants. An enduring legend has it that the ghost of the Reporter's founder, Billy Wilkerson, inhabits his second-floor office area. Some say he sings during earthquakes. Others attribute to him a knocking sound that comes from beneath the floor.
March 19, 2010 |
"Scandalous," declared one. "Way off the mark," fumed another. Top Dutch leaders ditched their usual diplomacy Friday to angrily denounce a retired U.S. general's suggestion that allowing openly gay soldiers to serve in their military was partially to blame for Europe's worst massacre since World War II. The statement was made Thursday by John Sheehan, a retired Marine general, before a Senate hearing on the U.S. military's "don't ask,...
December 27, 2004
It may generate more buzz than box office receipts, but the holiday release of the film "Hotel Rwanda" -- a heartbreaking look at the African nation's 1994 genocide -- should be cheered for going against the grain of Christmas feel-good fare. Critics may fret that its moral punch is undercut by a simplistic, somewhat sanitized view of the political upheaval and bloody killing spree.
April 15, 2014 |
Perhaps Russia can be induced to pull its troops back from the border with Ukraine and to abandon efforts to destabilize what is left of that country after its illegal annexation of Crimea. It's not a sign of weakness for the United States and other nations to pursue those objectives through negotiations. But the U.S. and its European allies simultaneously need to make it clear that if Russia continues to threaten and intimidate Ukraine, new economic sanctions will be imposed not only on individual high-ranking Russian officials but also on entire sectors of the Russian economy.
September 20, 1989 |
With the end of the Cold War between the superpowers, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said Tuesday the United Nations must now turn to the world's "tremendous social problems" of the environment, drug trafficking, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and terrorism--and find the money to do the job. Perez de Cuellar spoke at a news conference at the opening of the 44th session of the General Assembly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1999
Let's tell it like it is: Americans and NATO are involved in ethnic cleansing. I would like to see Slobodan Milosevic go--and quickly. However, two wrongs do not make a right, and right now NATO and the KLA are conducting a reverse ethnic cleansing campaign against the Kosovo Serbs (33,000 have already been kicked out). The idea of NATO and the KLA making up a United Nations peacekeeping force is an oxymoron. I have even heard that NATO intends to turn the KLA into a police force. The only hope the Kosovo Serbs have is that Russians or maybe the U.N. do something.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1993
Extension of U.S. Troops in Somalia The House called upon President Clinton to obtain congressional approval if he wants to keep U.S. troops in Somalia after Nov. 15 in a United Nations peacekeeping force. The amendment was added to HR 2401 (above). Several thousand GIs remain in Somalia under U.N. command, down from last year's peak deployment of 25,000 on a mission to ease mass starvation. Supporter Lee H. Hamilton (D-Ind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1999 |
With peace in their war-torn land apparently imminent, you might think the Vlashi family would be ready to return home tomorrow. But the Kosovar refugees, who came to the San Fernando Valley two weeks ago, instead are cautious and conflicted. They have seen many promises broken by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic during the past decade. And while they are hopeful, they are not about to trust the man they blame for the slaughter of thousands of their fellow Kosovar Albanians.
November 5, 2004 |
Brazil's defense minister has resigned after being engulfed by a public furor that reopened wounds from the country's past under military rule, officials announced Thursday. In a letter dated Oct. 22 but made public Thursday, Jose Viegas said he would step down and accept full responsibility for a scandal that exposed the still-simmering tensions between the armed forces and the left-leaning civilian officials now in power, whom the military once hunted as subversives.