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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | June 29, 1996
LYON, France -- World leaders faulted U.S. efforts yesterday to penalize foreign firms that do business with outlaw nations, even as they pledged more international cooperation to combat terrorism.Meeting here in the 22nd annual summit of seven leading democracies, European leaders refused to follow Washington's lead against investment in Cuba, Iran and Libya."I don't think economic retaliation is the most effective. Taking an entire population hostage is not elegant," French President Jacques Chirac told reporters yesterday.
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September 4, 2014
World events over the last month or so have proven that we do have a very creditable terrorist threat, not only to the Middle East, but to Europe and the U.S. As this is the start of the NFL season and all the fantasy leagues are in full force, I would like to recommend a World Leader Fantasy League. As we already have a World Leader team in place, I propose trading our current world leader, President Barack Obama, for Great Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. Last week demonstrated that Mr. Obama is not up to the task.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 2, 2003
EVIAN, France - As world leaders began to gather for an economic summit that many hoped would heal the diplomatic wounds caused by the war in Iraq, French President Jacques Chirac offered a crooked smile and the briefest of handshakes as he met with President Bush yesterday for the first time since the end of hostilities. With the world watching to see if they would move past their personal bitterness to concentrate without distraction on the world's problems - the economy, security, AIDS, poverty and deadly shortages of drinking water for the poorest of people - Bush and Chirac exchanged strained hellos then headed to lunch at a posh hotel in the French Alps at which some rooms go for $2,000 a night.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
The people of Egypt have set their eyes on a dark horse presidential candidate. He's ambitious, comfortable with world leaders and comfortable in front of a camera.  Very comfortable. Kevin Spacey is the subject of a tongue-in-cheek write-in campaign to be Egypt's next president. Doctored "House of Cards" promotional photos started floating around the internet last week. They show Spacey, in character as ruthless American politician Frank Underwood, with Egyptian campaign slogans.
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By McClatchy News Service | March 16, 1992
Maybe you have something to say about the new order in Russia and the breakup of the Soviet Union, and you'd like to say it directly to that country's leaders. Or you've been itching to write to the high commissioner of New Caledonia or the national leaders of Afghanistan, Germany or Japan.In today's instant-information society, it seems like a small world -- until you try to write to someone, particularly a national leader, in another country.Sacramento, Calif., writer Rick Lawler has made it easy for ordinary folks to give the powers that be a piece of their mind, or even a compliment, about the way they're running things.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
The people of Egypt have set their eyes on a dark horse presidential candidate. He's ambitious, comfortable with world leaders and comfortable in front of a camera.  Very comfortable. Kevin Spacey is the subject of a tongue-in-cheek write-in campaign to be Egypt's next president. Doctored "House of Cards" promotional photos started floating around the internet last week. They show Spacey, in character as ruthless American politician Frank Underwood, with Egyptian campaign slogans.
NEWS
July 18, 1991
"Mikhail, welcome sir." With those three words President Bus greeted Soviet President Gorbachev upon his arrival at the Group of Seven economic summit in London yesterday to become, in effect, a de facto eighth member of the prestigious club. That an American president could welcome the leader of the Soviet Union in such a warm and respectful manner is the measure of how far this remarkable man, Mikhail Gorbachev, has brought the world in his six years in office.It is curious that Gorbachev could enjoy such immense respecamong world leaders and yet still be held in such deep suspicion by the tattered brigades of old cold warriors in America.
NEWS
August 14, 2013
As summer in Maryland begins to fade, I can't help but think about the millions of children and young adults returning to school. I know how fortunate we are to live in a land of relative peace and opportunity, especially for our children's sake. In stark contrast is Syria, a nation beset by a violent conflict that has left millions of Syrian children displaced, homeless, or worse, unable to attain anything close to opportunity. The war in Syria is nearing its three-year mark, having claimed 100,000 lives and forced millions from their homes.
NEWS
April 28, 2012
In Rafael Medoff's recent op-ed ("The president and the Jews," April 24), he makes two basic contentions. One is that President Barack Obama regards Israel as a "nuisance. " The second is that the purveyor of that opinion, Gary Rosenblatt, editor of the Jewish Weekly, may turn out to be like Walter Cronkite in his influence on voters. Regarding the first assertion as to Mr. Obama viewing Israel as a "nuisance," here is what President Obama has done regarding it: He killed Osama bin Laden.
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By Annapolis Bureau | June 17, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- President Bush and Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin are scheduled to fly to the U.S. Naval Academy this afternoon, board a 63-foot converted PT boat and take a short cruise on the Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Bush and Mr. Yeltsin, who are expected to travel to Annapolis by helicopter, will be joined on the hourlong trip by Secretary of State James A. Baker III. A section of the academy will be cordoned off for security purposes....
NEWS
By David Horsey and By David Horsey | December 17, 2013
At the memorial for Nelson Mandela, President Obama gave those who pander to right-wing outrage two great opportunities to rattle the cage of Obama haters. The first was his handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro; the second was the "selfie" he posed for with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Taking the second one first, critics said that it was disrespectful for the president to be clowning around with the two PMs in the middle of a funeral.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
It was nice to see such an outpouring of respect from all the politicians and dignitaries who attended Nelson Mandela's funeral ("Mandela's 'long walk is over,'" Dec. 11). Too bad those same politicians and dignitaries didn't show the same respect for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by showing up for her funeral as well. Cathy Miller, Parkton - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
August 14, 2013
As summer in Maryland begins to fade, I can't help but think about the millions of children and young adults returning to school. I know how fortunate we are to live in a land of relative peace and opportunity, especially for our children's sake. In stark contrast is Syria, a nation beset by a violent conflict that has left millions of Syrian children displaced, homeless, or worse, unable to attain anything close to opportunity. The war in Syria is nearing its three-year mark, having claimed 100,000 lives and forced millions from their homes.
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By Liz Atwood,
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 11, 2013
Michelle Obama had a choice Monday: accompany her husband to California to hobnob with the president and first lady of China or stay home to celebrate the 12th birthday of younger daughter, Sasha. She chose to stay home. Michelle Obama has declared herself “mom in chief.” A few months ago she raised eyebrows when she slipped and described herself as a single mom. I'm sure many days she feels like it. Some Chinese apparently are viewing her decision to stay home for a “family trifle” as a snub to their glamorous first lady.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
Things certainly seem to be breaking President Barack Obama's way of late. A slew of new polls last week showed gains for him in crucial battleground states, most notably Ohio, the one state no Republican has ever won the presidency without. Mr. Obama won't repeat his feat of taking Indiana, and North Carolina may be a stretch, but polls in Florida, Virginia, Nevada and elsewhere suggest the possibility that this election might not even be that close. But before Obama supporters start measuring the White House for second-term drapes, they may want to consider the strong possibility that the race is far from over.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2012
— A high-profile meeting of world leaders at Camp David drew only sparse protests Friday despite extensive security preparations by local officials. Frederick County closed public schools Friday and police said they felt obligated to "prepare for the worst," but ultimately only about 50 Occupy movement participants showed at a "People's Summit" held in a library in advance of the Group of Eight industrialized nations meeting. By midday, fewer than half a dozen people picketed sidewalks in nearby Thurmont.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 13, 2003
WASHINGTON - An increasingly isolated President Bush furiously lobbied wary world leaders from his desk in the Oval Office yesterday, employing his brand of personal diplomacy to persuade them to back his tough line against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. During a third consecutive day devoted almost exclusively to Iraq, Bush conferred by phone with leaders from Russia, Britain, Pakistan, Spain, Lithuania, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates, a lobbying blur reminiscent of a president trying to ram a pet bill through Congress.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 26, 2002
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Thabo Ntisana has been responsible for the destruction of thousands of acres of vegetation across South Africa. Armed with chain saws, machetes and herbicides, his legions of workers have chopped down eucalyptus trees, tugged water hyacinths out of ponds and poisoned castor oil plants. When more than 100 world leaders gather this week in Johannesburg for the largest-ever international meeting to save the planet, Ntisana wants to teach their countries to do the same.
NEWS
April 28, 2012
In Rafael Medoff's recent op-ed ("The president and the Jews," April 24), he makes two basic contentions. One is that President Barack Obama regards Israel as a "nuisance. " The second is that the purveyor of that opinion, Gary Rosenblatt, editor of the Jewish Weekly, may turn out to be like Walter Cronkite in his influence on voters. Regarding the first assertion as to Mr. Obama viewing Israel as a "nuisance," here is what President Obama has done regarding it: He killed Osama bin Laden.
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