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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
An official at the U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur has been accused of sexual molestation of his adopted daughter in a Baltimore hotel room while she was here for medical treatment, according to State Department investigators. A federal grand jury indicted the man Wednesday on a single charge of traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. The alleged victim was also his biological niece, the investigators wrote in an affidavit in the case. The Baltimore Sun does not name the victims of alleged sex crimes, and is omitting the father's name in order to avoid identifying the girl.
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By Simon Habtemariam and For The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
Some people think the use of Drones is a necessary evil, some think they are just plain evil. British National-turned-terrorist's widow Margot Al-Harazi believes the latter, and has recently used her daughter Simone to acquire a doomsday device allowing her to control up to 10 U.S. Drones at one time. That is, unless Jack Bauer has anything to say about it. The following takes place between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The mob Jack started provides enough of a diversion to allow Jack access into the U.S. embassy, where he chokes a security guard and steals his jacket.
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 8, 1994
MINSK, Belarus -- The smallest British embassy in the world is illuminated by candles, because the electric light fixture on the ceiling is too loud.Add it to the list of woes in the former Soviet Union: overly loud light.Actually, this is a little bit of an exaggeration. The smallest British embassy in the world is not illuminated by candles, but by one candle. There isn't room for another.Just how small is this embassy? They can't issue visas here, it's so small. A Minskite (Minsker? Minskean?
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
A former U.S. Embassy employee from the Philippines convicted of sexual abuse that took place in Baltimore was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Rosauro Pacubas, 58, traveled with his wife and a victim to Baltimore in March 2012, where the abuse took place in a hotel, federal prosecutors said. The victim, whose age and gender were not released, was traveling with Pacubas so that she could be evaluated for an undisclosed medical condition at a Baltimore hospital, federal prosecutors said.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 3, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Soviets made off with computer disks containing classified information when firefighters had free access for at least two hours to parts of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow during a fire March 28, the State Department said yesterday.Spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said embassy Marine guards, wearing respirators, escorted Soviet firefighters inside the building but were forced to leave after 30 minutes because their respirators were depleted and heat and smoke threatened their lives.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 1, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Soviet KGB penetrated "some secure areas" of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow during a recent fire that damaged the structure, U.S. officials said yesterday.However, there was "no loss of intelligence-related material that would have endangered anyone" and "no CIA areas were compromised," an official said, indicating that the Soviet secret police did not get hold of highly sensitive information on intelligence sources.The penetration occurred after Soviet firefighters were summoned March 28 to control a fire that swept through the main embassy building and damaged the central section of the top floors.
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By Adil E. Shamoo | March 20, 2007
The headline reads: "Thousands of angry Iraqis pillage billion-dollar U.S. Embassy in Baghdad." The article details the ransacking of the grandiose American Embassy by Iraqi mobs. This is the story I expect to read one day within the next decade. In the 1950s, when I was in high school in Baghdad, my friends and I admired the technological advances of America and the West. But we resented the colonial tendencies of the West (especially, at the time, those of the British). Many demonstrations were held in front of the British and American embassies.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 27, 1990
UNITED NATIONS -- Iraq demanded yesterday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad supply the names of non-diplomats who may be hiding in embassy compounds, reiterating its earlier threat to execute anyone protecting foreigners.Secretary of State James A. Baker III swiftly rejected the demand and said it would not affect U.S. policy."We've received a note to that effect. . . . It falls under the heading of the principle of the three R's, I think: We've read it, it's repugnant and we reject it."The communication came in the form of an Iraqi government circular.
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By New York Times | May 1, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Soviet intelligence agents dressed as firefighters entered secure areas of the U.S. embassy in Moscow during a major fire last month, and an inquiry is under way into whether any secret material was lost as a result, the Bush administration says.Marlin Fitzwater, the White House spokesman, said yesterday the United States would consider the 10-story building to be unsafe for classified operations until the inquiry was completed and the building deemed secure.A second administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that areas of the embassy housing CIA operations had not been entered by the Soviet agents.
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By Samson Mulugeta and Samson Mulugeta,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 23, 2001
NAIROBI, Kenya - Douglas Sidialo lost his eyes to flying shards of glass, and with it a father's simple pleasure of admiring the face of his daughter. Nancy Kilonzo lost her eyesight and also the will to live. Diana Mutisya, confined to a bed until a few weeks ago, missed cooking ugali, her favorite traditional maize meal, because her hands lacked the strength to stir a pot. These are some of the survivors of the 1998 terrorist bombing of the U.S. Embassy in this East African city, and they gathered Wednesday to lay a wreath at the newly built embassy to express their shared grief with the victims of the attacks two weeks ago on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
The 37-story downtown hotel that was for decades the Tremont Plaza Hotel is now the Embassy Suites Baltimore-Downtown, hotel management announced Monday. "We're pleased to mark the official opening of our Baltimore-Downtown property," said John Rogers, global head of Embassy Suites Hotels, a division of Hilton Worldwide. "As we're focused on growing the brand in urban markets, this is an excellent demonstration of how our flexible design approach can meet the needs of a downtown location," Rogers said in a statement.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2013
The prior owner planned to convert a 37-story hotel towering over St. Paul Street into apartment and long-term stay suites, but a new owner decided to invest $14 million in a renovation and keep it a hotel. The Tremont Plaza Hotel, which has been called the Tremont Suites Hotel since new owners took over last June, is to be rebranded this month as an Embassy Suites, a Hilton product known for spacious rooms with kitchenettes, cook-to-order breakfasts and complimentary cocktails. "From our perspective, that little niche area has a good balance of demand," said Matthew Cox, vice president of asset management for the Chartres Lodging Group LLC, a lodging investment and consulting firm based in San Francisco, that bought the Tremont property last June with a New York firm called Garrison Investment Group LP. Baltimore's new Embassy Suites is in a prime location, near the intersection of St. Paul and East Saratoga streets, to serve Mercy Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as visitors to the Inner Harbor and Mount Vernon, Cox said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
An official at the U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur has been accused of sexual molestation of his adopted daughter in a Baltimore hotel room while she was here for medical treatment, according to State Department investigators. A federal grand jury indicted the man Wednesday on a single charge of traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. The alleged victim was also his biological niece, the investigators wrote in an affidavit in the case. The Baltimore Sun does not name the victims of alleged sex crimes, and is omitting the father's name in order to avoid identifying the girl.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2012
After a long drive from Arizona, prosecutors say, Dmytro Holovko pulled up to a meeting spot on Liberty Road and unloaded hundreds of pounds of marijuana - another successful shipment for a drug ring accused of using Baltimore as a hub in a distribution network that brought in $1 million a month. Holovko, a 54-year-old Czech national, stands accused of being a courier for the violent organization, in a case that brought a consul from the Czech Embassy to a federal courtroom in Baltimore on Tuesday amid complaints about the defendant's court-appointed lawyer.
NEWS
September 23, 2012
I agree with the premise of your editorial "Romney has a point" (Sept. 13), that President Barack Obama "failed to explain a core American value" of freedom of speech. However, there was much more lacking in the official administration response. U.S. consulates and embassies are U.S. sovereign territory, so an attack on them, much less the wanton murder of our ambassador, is an act of war. Presidential and State Department responses, therefore, must be framed with this fundamental understanding.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the U.S. cease persecuting those who seek to hold governments accountable. Having stage managed a diplomatic crisis between Britain and Ecuador that threatens to rupture relations between the two countries, Mr. Assange is milking the incident for all it's worth, but it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to get him out of the jam he's in. Mr. Assange had been living in London for the last two years after fleeing Sweden to avoid being questioned about two women who claim he raped them.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 12, 1998
NAIROBI, Kenya -- As the last bodies were being excavated yesterday from the rubble, resentment surfaced over the failure of the Marine detachment guarding the U.S. Embassy to help in the initial rescue effort.Immediately after the bomb blast hit the embassy and nearby buildings in this city's business center Friday, the Marines set about securing the perimeter of the damaged mission, moving would-be Kenyan rescuers out of the area and allegedly ignoring the suffering around them."They only guarded their building," said Gideon Ndambuki, the Kenyan minister of state in charge of the crisis response.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 7, 1994
BEIRUT -- The big bulldozer of Boutros Farris pawed the ground. It caught, and with a snort of diesel smoke and clank of moving steel, ripped out the columns yesterday from under the old U.S. Embassy here.The left third of the six-story building collapsed in a shroud of dust. A heap of rubble replaced the bombed-out building that has for 11 years stood as a grim symbol of the cost of U.S. involvement in the tangled Middle East.A suicide bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut in 1983 killed 63 people and crushed American delusions that it could solve the problems in this region by sending in the Marines.
NEWS
August 17, 2012
There are three issues relating to the U.S. stance toward Jerusalem to which Robert Pines' article usefully draws attention ("U.S. must recognizeIsrael'scapital," Aug. 15). The first is whether the U.S. government considers Jerusalem to be part of Israel. The second is whether the U.S. regards Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The third is whether the U.S. government wishes to locate its embassy in Jerusalem. It would be consistent with congressional and public sentiment, and with the comments of previous U.S. presidents, for President Barack Obama to publicly and explicitly declare that Jerusalem is part of Israel and that he was instructing the State Department and other government agencies to make their policies reflect that reality.
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By Robert Pines | August 14, 2012
At first glance, Jerusalem appears to be the quintessential capital city: The sprawling, modern metropolis is home to Israel'sparliament, the Knesset, and courts, ministry buildings, monuments and museums dot the surrounding area. Lining the main streets are alternating Israeli and Jerusalem flags - all symbols of Israel's proud ownership of the city. Yet unlike most other countries in the world, embassies in Israel are not located in the capital. Instead, foreign delegations from around the globe are housed some 50 kilometers away in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, save for two embassies in the Jerusalem suburb of Mevaseret Zion.
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