November 25, 1987 |
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.
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October 24, 2000 |
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.
August 26, 1986 |
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.
January 21, 1992 |
This country and Russia signed a political treaty Monday that dissolves a 1948 agreement limiting Finland's role in Western Europe and obliging it to help defend the Soviet Union against attack. The post-World War II treaty ruled out Finland's membership in the European Community and created the term "Finlandization" to describe a weak country accommodating itself to a strong one.
July 8, 1987
Los Angeles-based Collins Foods International said 13 unaffiliated institutional investors, mostly in Western Europe, will buy through private placements, 655,000 shares of common stock at $21.25 per share, or $13.9 million. Collins operates 176 Naugles restaurants and 201 Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the United States. It operates or licenses 553 Sizzler restaurants through a subsidiary.
July 9, 1989 |
Philippine President Corazon Aquino left Saturday for a weeklong visit to Western Europe, issuing a plea for European nations to keep their trade doors open to developing countries. It will be the first visit by a Philippine president to West Germany, France and Belgium. Her trip to Paris will coincide with the visit of more than 30 heads of state and government for celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.
January 31, 2008 |
Altria Group Inc. will spin off its overseas unit March 28, bowing to U.S. investors demanding higher dividends and stock buybacks. Shareholders will get one Philip Morris International share for each Altria share, the New York company said. Altria Chief Executive Louis C. Camilleri will become CEO of the Lausanne, Switzerland-based overseas division and work to accelerate growth into emerging markets as smoking bans spread in Western Europe.