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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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July 14, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bill Richardson, America's U.N. ambassador, and an entourage of other U.S. officials landed here for a three-day, high-stakes diplomatic mission last month, things got off to a shaky start. A trip to the central market to sample the mood of the people--and pick up souvenirs--was canceled because of rioting. Then civil war broke out across the river in the Republic of Congo, and the night here shimmered with tracer fire and echoed with the thud of mortars.
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July 14, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bill Richardson, America's U.N. ambassador, and an entourage of other U.S. officials landed here for a three-day, high-stakes diplomatic mission last month, things got off to a shaky start. A trip to the central market to sample the mood of the people--and pick up souvenirs--was canceled because of rioting. Then civil war broke out across the river in the Republic of Congo, and the night here shimmered with tracer fire and echoed with the thud of mortars.
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.
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April 24, 1993 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, reporters in the corridors here rushed toward the American ambassador to catch snippets of quotes that would shed light on the Security Council's doings. But in the last week or so, they have, instead, surrounded Diego Arria, the cosmopolitan, cane-carrying Venezuelan ambassador. He suddenly has found himself the council's fulcrum, as well as its conscience. This is a remarkable turnabout.
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September 23, 1989 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
A Soviet diplomat called Friday for a joint U.S.-Soviet effort to "de-ideologize" the United Nations and end decades of East-West confrontation. Ambassador Boris B. Pyadyshev hailed what he called a new and favorable atmosphere in the world body and attributed this to "substantial changes for the better" in superpower relations.
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July 14, 1988 | JEFF GORDINIER, Times Staff Writer
The phone rang for what must have been the 60th time that morning. "Don't ask me how I feel today," said David Friedlander, his voice straining as if on the verge of laryngitis. In his office, a converted barn in Oak View filled with books on the nuclear arms race, Friedlander was awaiting the arrival of the 30 young Soviet and American actors who will make their debut at Ojai's Libbey Bowl at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
NEWS
July 29, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the first senator to vote against any FBI director nominee since it became a Senate-approved post in 1968. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) both voted "present. " Comey, the former No. 2 official at the Justice Department under President George W. Bush, was tapped in June by President Obama to replace Robert S. Mueller III, whose term of 12 years expires in September.
WORLD
June 26, 2010 | Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Far from reactor blueprints and gamma rays, Mohamed ElBaradei slips into a garden between the pyramids and the roar of Cairo. Security guards skim courtyard walls and the conversation turns to politics, which in Egypt can be as combustible as nuclear physics. The former head of the U.N. nuclear agency has returned to his native country to lead a movement demanding reform from President Hosni Mubarak's government, a prospect about as likely to happen as ElBaradei's past attempts to persuade Iran to make its nuclear program transparent.
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March 27, 2003 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
Former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a scholar-politician who was the only American to have served four successive presidents in high-level positions, died Wednesday afternoon at Washington Hospital Center. He was 76. Moynihan died as a result of complications stemming from a ruptured appendix, said his former aide, Tony Bullock. He had been in the hospital since March 10. He had surgery to remove his appendix the next day and appeared to be recovering.
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April 24, 1993 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, reporters in the corridors here rushed toward the American ambassador to catch snippets of quotes that would shed light on the Security Council's doings. But in the last week or so, they have, instead, surrounded Diego Arria, the cosmopolitan, cane-carrying Venezuelan ambassador. He suddenly has found himself the council's fulcrum, as well as its conscience. This is a remarkable turnabout.
NEWS
September 23, 1989 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
A Soviet diplomat called Friday for a joint U.S.-Soviet effort to "de-ideologize" the United Nations and end decades of East-West confrontation. Ambassador Boris B. Pyadyshev hailed what he called a new and favorable atmosphere in the world body and attributed this to "substantial changes for the better" in superpower relations.
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