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January 31, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former President Gerald R. Ford on Wednesday called for the removal from power of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein when allied forces prevail over Iraq's military forces. "How that should be accomplished, I think, is premature to say," Ford told a group of about 200 UC Irvine political science students. "But I think it is in the best interests of the Iraqi people. . . . My impression is that anything but him (Hussein) would be better."
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January 3, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You've had your finger on your country's nuclear trigger, managed one of the world's largest economies and palled around on a first-name basis with other global heavyweights. So what do you do when you're in your 70s and off the international stage? If you're Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the former French president, the answer is this: You decide to spend $71 million (at latest reckoning) of your neighbors' taxes and other public funds to build a volcano in the middle of France.
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June 9, 1987 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Only the pigeons could get into the Piazza San Marco without a security check Monday afternoon, and nobody could see any of the great leaders of the world arriving at the Ducal Palace. The usually teeming San Marco waterfront, immortalized by Canaletto and other painters, was closed to all boats except those for police, press and the leaders. The rain came pouring down just as the opening ceremonies for the 13th economic summit began.
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January 31, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former President Gerald R. Ford on Wednesday called for the removal from power of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein when allied forces prevail over Iraq's military forces. "How that should be accomplished, I think, is premature to say," Ford told a group of about 200 UC Irvine political science students. "But I think it is in the best interests of the Iraqi people. . . . My impression is that anything but him (Hussein) would be better."
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January 3, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You've had your finger on your country's nuclear trigger, managed one of the world's largest economies and palled around on a first-name basis with other global heavyweights. So what do you do when you're in your 70s and off the international stage? If you're Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the former French president, the answer is this: You decide to spend $71 million (at latest reckoning) of your neighbors' taxes and other public funds to build a volcano in the middle of France.
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December 15, 1986 | United Press International
A bomb hidden in the car of a right-wing politician exploded today, killing a mechanic called to the official's house to pick up the vehicle, police said. Ex-Justice Minister Alain Peyrefitte, 61, a noted right-wing politician and writer who served under Presidents Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou and Valery Giscard d'Estaing and who is deputy mayor of Provins, was in Paris at the time.
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August 5, 1987
A judicial inquiry was reopened Tuesday into the wartime record of a former French Cabinet minister suspected of involvement in the deportation of hundreds of Jews during the Nazi occupation of France. Judicial sources said that Maurice Papon, budget minister under former President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, will be investigated on suspicion of crimes against humanity during World War II.
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January 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Olivier Guichard, 83, one of Gen. Charles de Gaulle's close political lieutenants and a six-time government minister, died Tuesday in Paris following a long illness. The former political ally to De Gaulle in the 1940s and '50s retired from politics in 1998. He served as a minister under three presidents: De Gaulle, Georges Pompidou and Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
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February 9, 1988
Former French Premier Raymond Barre, 63, announced that he will run in the April 24 presidential election. Barre, a deputy in Parliament and a professor of economics, served as premier from 1976 to 1981 during the presidency of Valery Giscard d'Estaing. Barre's announcement left the Socialists as the only major political party without a declared candidate--the Socialists are waiting for President Francois Mitterrand to disclose his intentions.
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November 13, 1989 | United Press International
Former President Valery Giscard d'Estaing called Sunday for an extraordinary European Community summit so that Europeans can assess events in East Germany before they are discussed at next month's U.S.-Soviet summit. "It is unacceptable that the first analysis of events be a matter for the Americans and Soviets and not Europeans," Giscard d'Estaing said.
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June 9, 1987 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Only the pigeons could get into the Piazza San Marco without a security check Monday afternoon, and nobody could see any of the great leaders of the world arriving at the Ducal Palace. The usually teeming San Marco waterfront, immortalized by Canaletto and other painters, was closed to all boats except those for police, press and the leaders. The rain came pouring down just as the opening ceremonies for the 13th economic summit began.
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February 27, 1993
Jean Lecanuet, 72, the French politician who forced Gen. Charles De Gaulle into an embarrassing runoff in France's 1965 presidential elections. Lecanuet, then hardly known outside his native Normandy, created a major surprise when he ran against De Gaulle as a center-right candidate. Lecanuet opposed the president's moves to take France out of the military structure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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