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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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February 21, 1992 | Reuters
Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt urged President Bush on Thursday not to let the United States become so preoccupied with Russia that it ignores the Baltic republics. The two leaders held talks and a working lunch at the White House, and Bush said afterward he welcomes "Sweden's desire to play a more active part in the emerging global community."
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February 21, 1992 | Reuters
Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt urged President Bush on Thursday not to let the United States become so preoccupied with Russia that it ignores the Baltic republics. The two leaders held talks and a working lunch at the White House, and Bush said afterward he welcomes "Sweden's desire to play a more active part in the emerging global community."
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June 10, 1987 | BETTY CUNIBERTI, Times Staff Writer
Over the din of screaming babies, First Lady Nancy Reagan talked Tuesday with women drug addicts who were either pregnant or had recently given birth. The women, patients at a Swedish government rehabilitation center, told Mrs. Reagan that having a baby gives them a motive for giving up narcotics. This prompted the First Lady to chuckle and say, "Well, the answer is for everybody to have a baby, obviously!" Later, Mrs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson of Sweden has accepted President Reagan's invitation to meet at the White House on Sept. 9, presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announced Tuesday.
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December 16, 1988 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Swedish Foreign Minister Sten Sture Andersson, whose pivotal mediating role helped remove the final obstacles to a U.S.-PLO dialogue, has a reputation for bridging political divides. The affable 65-year-old veteran Socialist politician once marshaled his skills against the United States, winning the support of even the most conservative Swedish political parties for a declaration condemning the American bombing of North Vietnam in the early 1970s.
NEWS
December 16, 1988 | ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writer
For a diplomatic move that reversed U.S. policy in the Middle East, it was, in fact, a cliffhanger in which no one involved seemed quite sure which way the decision would fall until the last moment. For 32 hours, Arab kings and presidents, a fleet of diplomatic minions and two weary Swedish envoys in Geneva and Washington scrambled to shape history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1989 | JAMES ROBBINS
After a drawn-out battle of appeals in a Swedish court, U.S. authorities extradited a Riverside man Friday who allegedly abducted his 3-year-old son, faked their deaths and fled the country to avoid prosecution on several criminal charges in Orange and Riverside counties. The charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was dropped against Scott Steele, 32, during his arraignment in a Los Angeles federal court Friday, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1988 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Face lifts are common in filmland, but Thursday a pioneer director received what may have been the first star lift. Maurice Diller became Mauritz Stiller on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, correcting a 28-year-old error. In 1960, when the first 1,550 bronze plaques were implanted, the square for Stiller (1883-1928), the Swedish director who brought Greta Garbo to America, accidentally was labeled Diller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1989 | JAMES ROBBINS
After a drawn-out battle of appeals in a Swedish court, U.S. authorities extradited a Riverside man Friday who allegedly abducted his 3-year-old son, faked their deaths and fled the country to avoid prosecution on several criminal charges in Orange and Riverside counties. The charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was dropped against Scott Steele, 32, during his arraignment in a Los Angeles federal court Friday, officials said.
NEWS
December 16, 1988 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Swedish Foreign Minister Sten Sture Andersson, whose pivotal mediating role helped remove the final obstacles to a U.S.-PLO dialogue, has a reputation for bridging political divides. The affable 65-year-old veteran Socialist politician once marshaled his skills against the United States, winning the support of even the most conservative Swedish political parties for a declaration condemning the American bombing of North Vietnam in the early 1970s.
NEWS
December 16, 1988 | ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writer
For a diplomatic move that reversed U.S. policy in the Middle East, it was, in fact, a cliffhanger in which no one involved seemed quite sure which way the decision would fall until the last moment. For 32 hours, Arab kings and presidents, a fleet of diplomatic minions and two weary Swedish envoys in Geneva and Washington scrambled to shape history.
NEWS
December 16, 1988 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
Stanley Sheinbaum was finally feeling better. He had been in his sickbed in the Regency Hotel for a week. But the news had just flashed on television that President Reagan was ordering the State Department to open a formal dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Sounding breathless, Sheinbaum pronounced himself greatly relieved. The day before, with much different emotions, he had watched PLO chairman Yasser Arafat's televised speech at the special session of the U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1988 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Face lifts are common in filmland, but Thursday a pioneer director received what may have been the first star lift. Maurice Diller became Mauritz Stiller on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, correcting a 28-year-old error. In 1960, when the first 1,550 bronze plaques were implanted, the square for Stiller (1883-1928), the Swedish director who brought Greta Garbo to America, accidentally was labeled Diller.
NEWS
June 10, 1987 | BETTY CUNIBERTI, Times Staff Writer
Over the din of screaming babies, First Lady Nancy Reagan talked Tuesday with women drug addicts who were either pregnant or had recently given birth. The women, patients at a Swedish government rehabilitation center, told Mrs. Reagan that having a baby gives them a motive for giving up narcotics. This prompted the First Lady to chuckle and say, "Well, the answer is for everybody to have a baby, obviously!" Later, Mrs.
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December 16, 1988 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
Stanley Sheinbaum was finally feeling better. He had been in his sickbed in the Regency Hotel for a week. But the news had just flashed on television that President Reagan was ordering the State Department to open a formal dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Sounding breathless, Sheinbaum pronounced himself greatly relieved. The day before, with much different emotions, he had watched PLO chairman Yasser Arafat's televised speech at the special session of the U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson of Sweden has accepted President Reagan's invitation to meet at the White House on Sept. 9, presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announced Tuesday.
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