September 13, 2001 |
As the full horror of the attacks on epicenters of American economic and military might began to sink in among U.S. allies Wednesday, so did a sense of foreboding.
July 20, 2001 |
The Bush administration stands immovably opposed to an international plan to combat global warming, U.S. officials reiterated Thursday, but all other countries key to its success touted encouraging progress toward a treaty that will parcel out targets for reducing "greenhouse gases." The first day of high-level talks among 185 countries in the U.N. Convention on Climate Change reflected both increasing U.S.
July 6, 2001 |
Last month, when President Bush showed up in Sweden to explain his reasons for dropping out of a global agreement on climate change, he promised European leaders that he would not interfere with their efforts to carry out the accord. But some European diplomats now say the administration appears to be backing away from that promise and creating obstacles for countries still committed to ratifying the 1997 Kyoto treaty on global warming.
June 18, 2001 |
Taunted by protesters, scolded by the foreign media and scrutinized by fellow presidents and prime ministers, President Bush had a rocky reception when he made his debut in Europe last week. But the issues were not only Bush's positions on missile defense, a global environmental treaty and the death penalty.
June 17, 2001 |
Long before the Iron Curtain fell 12 years ago, Western Europeans could get a whiff of what might have been their future. Coal smoke in Prague left soot in a visitor's nostrils. Exhaust-spewing jalopies on the streets of Budapest cast a pall of sulfurous smog over the city. From East Berlin to Bucharest, factories belched so much ambient poison that respiratory ailments were epidemic in industrialized cities.
June 16, 2001 |
President Bush said Friday that he intends to tell Russian President Vladimir V. Putin this afternoon that "the United States is no longer your enemy" and urge Russia to be "a partner in peace, a partner in democracy, a country that embraces freedom [and] a country that enhances the security of Europe."