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For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
BRITAIN Presentation Patti Brugman will present a slide show on "Driving the Family Through Southern England on a Quest for History." When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626)...
In the remote northern highlands of Ethiopia, where news travels by word of mouth and the occasional signal from battery-powered radios, six farmers serving as part-time militiamen guard a deteriorating stone bridge. With AK-47s slung low on their backs,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersFor 15 years, he's been a "grocer" for Africa's destitute. But he's never seen anything like this. Pascal Joannes' job is to find grains, beans and oils to fill a food basket for Sudan's neediest people, from Darfur refugees to schoolchildren in the...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDig those old bones? Lucy (at right), one of the oldest fossils of a hominid, will be on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from Friday to April 20. "Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia" will include more than 100 artifacts...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Eritrean president sat down recently with the Los Angeles Times to share his views about U.S. relations, a long-simmering border dispute with Ethiopia and progress in Africa toward democracy and human rights. U.S.-Eritrea relations are at an all-time...
Aid shunned Eritrea's fervent pursuit of self-reliance is rooted in its 30-year struggle for independence from Ethiopia, first against U.S.-backed Emperor Haile Selassie and then Soviet-backed dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. Eritrea's president,...
Tribune correspondentThe desert is a war. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cynthia Ramirez roared through it in an unmarked Land Cruiser, projecting the awesome might of the U.S. military into a wasteland little seen, much less penetrated, by outsiders. The landscape was like a slap...
Tags: Armed Conflicts, Armed Forces, Charity, Islam, Afghanistan
We can't say we weren't warned: In an annual assessment of major national security threats presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, military intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples revealed that Al Qaeda is strengthening its...
Tags: Terrorism, Armed Forces, George W. Bush, Government, Islam
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPresident Bush signed a sweeping measure Wednesday that provides $48 billion to combat AIDS and other diseases globally and that also ends a long-standing U.S. ban on foreign visitors and immigrants who are HIV-positive. The travel ban, approved in 1993,...
It took the Red Army -- excuse me, the Russian army -- only two days to secure Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Now Russia is pressing its attacks into the heart of Georgia, threatening to cut the major east-west highway and vital oil pipeline. Moscow's...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, G8, Russia, Democracy, NATO
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