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February 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Senate approved the nominations of four Democratic loyalists to ambassadorial posts Tuesday after a four-month delay because of questions about their foreign policy expertise. M. Larry Lawrence, a San Diego developer and hotel owner, was confirmed as ambassador to Switzerland by a 76-19 vote. The other three, Sidney Williams for the Bahamas, K. Terry Dornbush for the Netherlands and Thomas Siebert for Sweden, were approved by voice vote.
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February 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Senate approved the nominations of four Democratic loyalists to ambassadorial posts Tuesday after a four-month delay because of questions about their foreign policy expertise. M. Larry Lawrence, a San Diego developer and hotel owner, was confirmed as ambassador to Switzerland by a 76-19 vote. The other three, Sidney Williams for the Bahamas, K. Terry Dornbush for the Netherlands and Thomas Siebert for Sweden, were approved by voice vote.
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BUSINESS
September 10, 1992 | From Bloomberg Business News
Northwest Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines asked the U.S. government Wednesday for permission to operate as though they were a single global airline. The two airlines asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to approve a marketing and commercial alliance that would integrate many of their operations. The airlines said they will also seek antitrust clearance for the agreement.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1992 | From Bloomberg Business News
Northwest Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines asked the U.S. government Wednesday for permission to operate as though they were a single global airline. The two airlines asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to approve a marketing and commercial alliance that would integrate many of their operations. The airlines said they will also seek antitrust clearance for the agreement.
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July 18, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Bush, given a fond, friendly welcome Monday in the Dutch town that sheltered the Pilgrims before they reached America, saluted the lessening of tensions across Europe and said the West now has the opportunity "to integrate the Soviet Union into the community of nations."
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December 21, 1989 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only major nation to give wholehearted public support Wednesday to the U.S. military incursion into Panama was Britain, whose longstanding "special relationship" with Washington has come under question this year. "Someone has to uphold democracy," Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared to journalists after an early-morning phone call from President Bush advising her of the operation. "It was a courageous decision," Thatcher said.
NEWS
April 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Dutch prison guards foiled an attempt by 12 Americans, including several servicemen, to seize a U.S. Air Force sergeant imprisoned on a charge of killing his wife, Dutch television reports said. A Justice Ministry spokesman reacted by warning of "a serious diplomatic conflict." Television reports said the incident occurred after the Dutch High Court ruled that Sgt. Charles Donald Short cannot be extradited to the United States to stand trial.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1990 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five years of reinvigoration in the hands of a small group of investors, FAO Schwarz, the venerable purveyor of $4,500 life-sized stuffed giraffes and other luxury toys, said Tuesday that it had been sold to a Dutch retailing concern. The Dutch firm, NV Koninklijke Bijenkorf Beheer (KBB), declined to disclose the purchase price. The selling group included Peter C. Morse, the chairman; Peter L.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States and the Netherlands on Friday signed a landmark "open skies" agreement that allows airlines from the two countries unrestricted access to each other's airports, officials said Friday. The agreement is the first under a U.S. proposal to allow foreign airlines unfettered entry to American destinations in return for similar access to other countries. Most U.S. airlines have supported such initiatives, which eliminate a host of complex restrictions, in the past.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States and the Netherlands on Friday signed a landmark "open skies" agreement that allows airlines from the two countries unrestricted access to each other's airports, officials said Friday. The agreement is the first under a U.S. proposal to allow foreign airlines unfettered entry to American destinations in return for similar access to other countries. Most U.S. airlines have supported such initiatives, which eliminate a host of complex restrictions, in the past.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1990 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five years of reinvigoration in the hands of a small group of investors, FAO Schwarz, the venerable purveyor of $4,500 life-sized stuffed giraffes and other luxury toys, said Tuesday that it had been sold to a Dutch retailing concern. The Dutch firm, NV Koninklijke Bijenkorf Beheer (KBB), declined to disclose the purchase price. The selling group included Peter C. Morse, the chairman; Peter L.
NEWS
April 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Dutch prison guards foiled an attempt by 12 Americans, including several servicemen, to seize a U.S. Air Force sergeant imprisoned on a charge of killing his wife, Dutch television reports said. A Justice Ministry spokesman reacted by warning of "a serious diplomatic conflict." Television reports said the incident occurred after the Dutch High Court ruled that Sgt. Charles Donald Short cannot be extradited to the United States to stand trial.
NEWS
December 21, 1989 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only major nation to give wholehearted public support Wednesday to the U.S. military incursion into Panama was Britain, whose longstanding "special relationship" with Washington has come under question this year. "Someone has to uphold democracy," Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared to journalists after an early-morning phone call from President Bush advising her of the operation. "It was a courageous decision," Thatcher said.
NEWS
July 18, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Bush, given a fond, friendly welcome Monday in the Dutch town that sheltered the Pilgrims before they reached America, saluted the lessening of tensions across Europe and said the West now has the opportunity "to integrate the Soviet Union into the community of nations."
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