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February 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
President Clinton moved ahead with plans to nominate Richard C. Holbrooke to be ambassador to the United Nations after Holbrooke agreed Tuesday to pay $5,000 to settle civil charges that he violated federal ethics laws. "I will soon send to the Senate my nomination of Richard C. Holbrooke," Clinton said in a statement issued shortly after the federal lawsuit and settlement were filed simultaneously in U.S. District Court.
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March 25, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
John D. Negroponte, President Bush's nominee for U.N. ambassador, is likely to face a fierce fight for confirmation over questions about his role in the Central American wars of the 1980s--and the abrupt deportation of people who might have answers has heightened the mood of uncertainty.
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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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August 30, 1999 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Holbrooke, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, warned Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic on Sunday not to make trouble in northern Kosovo, where a predominantly Serbian enclave abuts Serbia proper. Holbrooke, who had arrived here in the Kosovo capital a day earlier, participated in a flurry of meetings Sunday with U.N. officials, local leaders and the commander of multinational forces in Kosovo.
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December 14, 1996 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only a week ago, Rep. Bill Richardson was squatting under a mango tree as vultures circled overhead, negotiating with a Sudanese rebel leader for the release of three Red Cross workers held hostage in the arid African nation. A few days later, back in Washington, the dimpled, chubby-cheeked New Mexico Democrat was at it again, seated at a sumptuous dining table as he attempted to persuade President Clinton to nominate him for a high post in his second-term Cabinet.
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August 30, 1999 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Holbrooke, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, warned Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic on Sunday not to make trouble in northern Kosovo, where a predominantly Serbian enclave abuts Serbia proper. Holbrooke, who had arrived here in the Kosovo capital a day earlier, participated in a flurry of meetings Sunday with U.N. officials, local leaders and the commander of multinational forces in Kosovo.
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December 14, 1996 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton took a major step Friday toward completing his new administration, choosing a member of Chicago's Daley family as secretary of Commerce and Rep. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) as ambassador to the United Nations. He also filled two top-level White House economic jobs. In addition, the president confirmed that Atty. Gen. Janet Reno will remain as head of the Justice Department and elevated the acting U.S. trade representative, Charlene Barshefsky, to permanent status in that role.
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June 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. envoy whose robust diplomacy forged a peace agreement in Bosnia-Herzegovina, has a tough-guy image, but he revealed a sentimental side during a Rose Garden ceremony Thursday in which he was nominated as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Apparently choking back tears, he spoke of his late father's great respect for the United Nations. Holbrooke, 57, described how his father took him at age 8 to the then-newly completed United Nations building in New York.
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June 18, 1998 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton has named Bill Richardson, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to be Energy secretary and will name veteran diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke to the U.N. post, administration officials said Wednesday. Both appointments have been rumored for weeks. The officials said Clinton will make the formal announcement today.
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June 24, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke confronted Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade, delivering what could be the final warning before NATO tries to end the fighting in Kosovo by force. The visit to the capital by Holbrooke, a trouble-shooter for the Balkans and the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is seen as a last attempt to get Milosevic to stop his crackdown on ethnic Albanians in the secessionist Serbian province. Holbrooke is to travel to Kosovo today.
NEWS
August 6, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate confirmed veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke as America's chief representative at the United Nations on Thursday after a 14-month delay that had come to symbolize the sulfurous animosity between the White House and Capitol Hill.
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August 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The last remaining obstacle to Senate confirmation of Richard C. Holbrooke as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations fell as Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) dropped his "hold" on Holbrooke's nomination. With other senators quietly abandoning efforts to hold Holbrooke hostage for unrelated concessions by the administration, Holbrooke's long-stalled confirmation appears inevitable. But it spelled trouble for three of President Clinton's other ambassadorial choices: A.
NEWS
July 1, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After spending more than a year in political limbo, diplomat Richard Holbrooke was endorsed Wednesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become America's chief representative at the United Nations. The committee took less than a minute to approve Holbrooke and 24 other State Department appointments and promotions on a deceptively mundane voice vote, abruptly ending the panel's scrutiny of allegations that Holbrooke had violated U.S.
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June 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A year to the day after President Clinton named him to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Richard Holbrooke apologized for what he called bookkeeping lapses that led to an ethics investigation. Holbrooke's humility on the first day of hearings by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination appeared to placate the committee's chairman, Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.
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February 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
President Clinton moved ahead with plans to nominate Richard C. Holbrooke to be ambassador to the United Nations after Holbrooke agreed Tuesday to pay $5,000 to settle civil charges that he violated federal ethics laws. "I will soon send to the Senate my nomination of Richard C. Holbrooke," Clinton said in a statement issued shortly after the federal lawsuit and settlement were filed simultaneously in U.S. District Court.
NEWS
June 24, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke confronted Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade, delivering what could be the final warning before NATO tries to end the fighting in Kosovo by force. The visit to the capital by Holbrooke, a trouble-shooter for the Balkans and the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is seen as a last attempt to get Milosevic to stop his crackdown on ethnic Albanians in the secessionist Serbian province. Holbrooke is to travel to Kosovo today.
NEWS
March 25, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
John D. Negroponte, President Bush's nominee for U.N. ambassador, is likely to face a fierce fight for confirmation over questions about his role in the Central American wars of the 1980s--and the abrupt deportation of people who might have answers has heightened the mood of uncertainty.
NEWS
August 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The last remaining obstacle to Senate confirmation of Richard C. Holbrooke as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations fell as Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) dropped his "hold" on Holbrooke's nomination. With other senators quietly abandoning efforts to hold Holbrooke hostage for unrelated concessions by the administration, Holbrooke's long-stalled confirmation appears inevitable. But it spelled trouble for three of President Clinton's other ambassadorial choices: A.
NEWS
June 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. envoy whose robust diplomacy forged a peace agreement in Bosnia-Herzegovina, has a tough-guy image, but he revealed a sentimental side during a Rose Garden ceremony Thursday in which he was nominated as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Apparently choking back tears, he spoke of his late father's great respect for the United Nations. Holbrooke, 57, described how his father took him at age 8 to the then-newly completed United Nations building in New York.
NEWS
June 18, 1998 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton has named Bill Richardson, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to be Energy secretary and will name veteran diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke to the U.N. post, administration officials said Wednesday. Both appointments have been rumored for weeks. The officials said Clinton will make the formal announcement today.
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