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August 30, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Bush Administration recalled its ambassador to Bulgaria, Sol Polansky, on Tuesday to protest the Sofia regime's continuing oppression of the country's ethnic Turkish minority, which has caused about 310,000 people to flee to Turkey in the past three months. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Polansky was ordered to return to Washington "for consultations." On the traditional list of diplomatic gestures, the action is less severe than a formal breach in relations.
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April 26, 2001 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bulgaria has offered to provide a base for U.S.-operated unmanned surveillance aircraft to spot drug-running flights across a prime smuggling route between heroin-producing areas of Central Asia and Europe, Prime Minister Ivan Kostov said Wednesday. Wrapping up an official visit to Washington, Kostov said in an interview that his government last year intercepted more than 2 tons of heroin--about one-fifth of the total seized worldwide.
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February 11, 1990 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to keep up the momentum of reform in Eastern Europe, Secretary of State James A. Baker III stopped here Saturday night to warn the Communist government against backsliding on promises of democracy and to encourage the new-born opposition to remain united in the coming elections.
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December 3, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expectations of American aid and support from U.S. diplomats appear to have encouraged Bulgaria's opposition in its six-month effort to bring down the only former Communist government in Eastern Europe to emerge victorious in multi-party elections. U.S. government officials openly shared the disappointment of anti-Communist activists within the 16-party Union of Democratic Forces when the Bulgarian Socialist Party won nearly 53% of the vote in June.
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March 21, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan said Friday that he plans to nominate Sol Polansky, a career member of the Foreign Service, as ambassador to Bulgaria. He would succeed Melvyn Levitsky.
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April 26, 2001 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bulgaria has offered to provide a base for U.S.-operated unmanned surveillance aircraft to spot drug-running flights across a prime smuggling route between heroin-producing areas of Central Asia and Europe, Prime Minister Ivan Kostov said Wednesday. Wrapping up an official visit to Washington, Kostov said in an interview that his government last year intercepted more than 2 tons of heroin--about one-fifth of the total seized worldwide.
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February 10, 1990 | Associated Press
Secretary of State James A. Baker III will make an unscheduled stop in Romania this weekend after his trip to Moscow, the government announced Friday. Baker will be the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Romania since the December revolution that toppled Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Dan Radulescu, spokesman for the governing National Salvation Front, said Baker would spend "a few hours" in Bucharest, probably Sunday morning.
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December 3, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expectations of American aid and support from U.S. diplomats appear to have encouraged Bulgaria's opposition in its six-month effort to bring down the only former Communist government in Eastern Europe to emerge victorious in multi-party elections. U.S. government officials openly shared the disappointment of anti-Communist activists within the 16-party Union of Democratic Forces when the Bulgarian Socialist Party won nearly 53% of the vote in June.
NEWS
February 11, 1990 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to keep up the momentum of reform in Eastern Europe, Secretary of State James A. Baker III stopped here Saturday night to warn the Communist government against backsliding on promises of democracy and to encourage the new-born opposition to remain united in the coming elections.
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February 10, 1990 | Associated Press
Secretary of State James A. Baker III will make an unscheduled stop in Romania this weekend after his trip to Moscow, the government announced Friday. Baker will be the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Romania since the December revolution that toppled Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Dan Radulescu, spokesman for the governing National Salvation Front, said Baker would spend "a few hours" in Bucharest, probably Sunday morning.
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August 30, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Bush Administration recalled its ambassador to Bulgaria, Sol Polansky, on Tuesday to protest the Sofia regime's continuing oppression of the country's ethnic Turkish minority, which has caused about 310,000 people to flee to Turkey in the past three months. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Polansky was ordered to return to Washington "for consultations." On the traditional list of diplomatic gestures, the action is less severe than a formal breach in relations.
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March 21, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan said Friday that he plans to nominate Sol Polansky, a career member of the Foreign Service, as ambassador to Bulgaria. He would succeed Melvyn Levitsky.
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