December 10, 2012 |
A Russian-led proposal by a coalition of countries to place further government regulation over the Internet has been withdrawn. The plan under consideration by the International Telecommunication Union would have given countries the power to block the Internet from some locations, according to Reuters. Additionally, the plan would have taken control of the allocation of Internet addresses away from ICANN, a U.S.-based organization that is under contract to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
March 16, 1988
Lebanese President Amin Gemayel told a French radio network that Western countries should use whatever means necessary to rescue their nationals being held hostage in Beirut. As U.S. hostage Terry A. Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent of the Associated Press, marked his third year in captivity, Gemayel told France-Inter, a branch of the state-run Radio France Internationale: "Let's get it over with. . . . We can't leave things hanging."
July 2, 1987 |
Former President Jimmy Carter met Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Wednesday, with the Soviet leader saying Moscow has no intention of infringing on U.S. interests in the Middle East but warning Western countries not to pursue unrealistic objectives in the region. "We understand that the United States and other Western countries have interests in that region," he told Carter, who is in Moscow on a private visit. "The Soviet Union has no intention of infringing on them. . . .
January 31, 1990 |
East European editors, long used to being told what to write by Communist governments, will get advice on how to break old news habits at a conference with Western media heads in Paris next month. The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said in a statement Tuesday that it had arranged the Feb. 27-28 meeting at the request of "several international media organizations."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1996
Turkish Consul General Oguz Celikkol's concern over any "misleading portrayals" in The Times of his fellow upbeat Turks during their current "successful" trade expansion is thoroughly warranted (letter, Aug 28). Certainly incidental policy actions such as continued denial of the 1915 Armenian genocide, the relentless massacre of innocent Kurdistan villagers and, in August, brutally murdering peaceful demonstrators in Cyprus should show the world the honorable character behind Turkey's hopes for "mutually beneficial" commercial, social and cultural relations within the Western countries.
April 7, 1992
Central and East European leaders get a chance to lobby Western lenders for more money when the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development holds its second annual meeting starting Monday. Given the all-but-impossible task of helping create conditions in the former Soviet Bloc countries that will make Western countries want to do business there, EBRD has begun slowly to finance the overhaul of the region's infrastructure, including telecommunications, roads, financial and legal systems.