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May 11, 1990
I feel sure other countries would use their armed services to secure their borders from illegal intrusion. Not the United States. However, we have sent thousands of our soldiers abroad to help protect the borders of Korea and Western Europe. DON BARKER Santa Monica
November 25, 1987 | From Reuters
South American-produced cocaine is about to overtake heroin as the most-used drug in Western Europe, a senior Interpol official said on Tuesday. Paul Higdon, head of the international crime-fighting agency's drugs division, said in an interview that cocaine seizures in Europe have increased 1,000% since 1970.
October 24, 2000 | CHRISTOPHER LAYNE, Christopher Layne is a visiting scholar at both UCLA's Center for Social Theory and Contemporary History and the Cato Institute
Foreign policy finally has emerged as a campaign issue, sparked by the proposal advanced last Friday by Texas Gov. George W. Bush's top national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice. Rice stated that one of the first priorities of a Bush administration would be to have the Western Europeans assume full responsibility for NATO's peacekeeping in the Balkans.
September 23, 2005 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
The two immigrants left Europe for Iraq, the new land of jihad. Then, police say, they brought the jihad back with them. In June, anti-terrorism police in this Mediterranean university town arrested Hamid Bach after dawn prayers and allegedly found bomb-making materials in the spacious, government-subsidized apartment where the Moroccan lived with his family. Bach confessed that he had set off to fight in Iraq but instead came home with orders to help carry out a bombing in Italy, police say.
December 13, 2002
Contrary to Maryanna Abdo's assertions (letter, Dec. 10), America has always coupled power with benevolence, technological might with progressive values and wealth with generosity. The countries of Western Europe, including former enemies Germany and Italy, owe their very freedom to Americans who died to give it to them. They also owe whatever economic success they enjoy to the generosity of an America that gave billions to rebuild after World War II. Likewise for Japan and South Korea.
August 26, 1986 | From Reuters
Senior representatives from Canada, Western Europe, and Australia began three days of private consultations Monday on problems posed by an influx of Iranians seeking asylum in their countries, U.N. officials said. Representatives of the Geneva headquarters of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees also attended the talks, the latest in a series called to discuss refugees.
November 12, 1985
Microcomputer Memories, a Van Nuys-based disk drive maker, said it signed agreements worth $7 million in the next year for distributors to sell its products in eight foreign countries. The company, which plans to move its headquarters to Chatsworth next month, said its disk drives will be distributed in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and Mexico. The company's disk drives are used in such products as IBM-compatible computers. In the quarter ended Aug. 31, Microcomputer Memories lost $1.
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