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March 15, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
An unprecedented security net brought the Swedish capital to a near standstill as police took extraordinary measures to protect more than 100 world leaders attending the funeral today of assassinated Prime Minister Olof Palme. Private jets were still landing at Stockholm's Arlanda airport early today bringing late arrivals for the memorial service. Among the scheduled latecomers were U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and French President Francois Mitterrand.
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June 2, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
World leaders will seek ways to revive the sluggish global economy and halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction today at a summit marked by lingering tension between the United States and France. Before leaving the Group of Eight summit a day early for Middle East peace talks, President Bush will meet privately with French President Jacques Chirac, his severest critic over the invasion of Iraq in March. Chirac highlighted their continuing differences yesterday by arguing that the vast majority of people shared his vision of a "multipolar world," in which the United States would not be the sole dominant power.
NEWS
June 28, 2010 | By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers
TORONTO - While still concerned about slipping back into recession, world leaders signaled Sunday that they have a new fear - that the deficit spending they used to stimulate growth could produce a crippling debt crisis that also could stagger the world economy. They pledged Sunday to try to cut deficits in half within three years, their fear of debt outweighing warnings from President Obama that cutting back too quickly risks starving the economies just as they are starting to recover.
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December 23, 2002 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ken Pfister doesn't necessarily always think about world peace when he's doing the laundry, but on a Monday afternoon five weeks ago, he was. He had the day off, and as he folded towels and blankets, he mulled over a Sunday school lesson about peace. "I thought about how Saddam Hussein and George Bush both go to bed at night," Pfister said. "I wondered what they think about when they pull the covers up and begin to drift off. Do they think about how they're affecting the lives of people around the world?
NEWS
November 9, 1999
We can't help feel a certain amount of sympathy for George W. "Don't Know Much About History" Bush. When asked recently to name the leaders of Chechnya, Taiwan, India and Pakistan, countries that have recently made the news, Bush could name only one - and not even the complete name at that. Chances are, you probably couldn't do much better. To see, take our test below. But it should also be noted that you, gentle reader, are probably not running for President of United States. And while it's way, way too early to decide who this paper is going to endorse next year, one criterion will be name recognition.
NEWS
June 4, 1989 | By Cheryl Baisden, Special to The Inquirer
The dove, so it seems, has toppled from its peaceful perch in Pennsauken and been replaced by a much rarer winged emissary - the origami paper crane. No, it's not the kind of bird you'll find nesting in a neighbor's tree, and it's not available from local exotic pet shops. This bird, which is being used to bolster the struggle for world peace, has been hatched by Pennsauken fourth and fifth grade students enrolled in the Carson, Longfellow and Burling Schools. Under the direction of district librarian Maryann Murray, the students have been constructing the small white paper cranes using the intricate Japanese art of origami, or paper folding.
NEWS
January 26, 2001 | By Trudy Rubin
Last year, when the world's global power elite met in this small ski resort for the annual World Economic Forum, they celebrated the seemingly inexhaustible boom of America's high-tech economy. What a difference a year makes. In 2001, this gathering of 1,000 top executives, plus academics, ministers and world leaders, is unnerved by America's faltering economy. And everyone is buzzing uneasily about the capabilities (or lack thereof) of a new U.S. president who didn't come. Not one of George W. Bush's senior administration officials is here - because the meeting follows so closely after the inauguration.
NEWS
June 13, 1993 | By Arlene Martin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Utopians, democratic socialists, anarchists, communists - all who believe passionately in an absolute system are probably unconsciously following youthful scripts that, once seeded, matured into adult beliefs. So says Ted Goertzel, a sociology professor at Rutgers University, Camden. In his new book, Turncoats and True Believers (Prometheus Press), Goertzel explains how childhood experiences shaped the lives of George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, Fidel Castro, Germaine Greer, Betty Friedan, Phyllis Schlafly and others.
NEWS
November 5, 1992 | Daily News Wire Services Compiled by staff writer Ron Goldwyn from reports by the Chicago Tribune and Associated Press
It was a surprisingly quiet day at the unofficial Ozark White House yesterday, but the news should start flowing fast and furious now. President-elect Bill Clinton tried to keep a low profile as he met with his six-member transition team. Aides said he would name a chief of staff and other key appointments "rather soon. " Clinton donned a checked shirt and jeans for a stroll with wife Hillary to a neighbor's house for breakfast. But the media hubbub was so intense they ducked into his limousine.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' diplomatic skills will be put to the test on Tuesday as he hosts political leaders from 130 nations and religious representatives from a variety of faiths who are descending on Rome for his installation Mass, with Latin America strongly represented to celebrate the first pope from the New World. Among the VIPs expected is the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, Bartholomew I, who will become the first patriarch from the Istanbul-based church to attend a papal investiture since the two branches of Christianity split nearly 1,000 years ago. His presence underscores the broad hopes for ecumenical and interfaith dialogue in this new papacy given Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, and his own history.
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June 25, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - A meeting Tuesday of a Vatican archbishop under investigation for embezzlement with Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was nothing but warm and friendly. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, hosted the meeting with about a dozen members of the Philadelphia delegation making final plans for Pope Francis' visit in September. The council is the Vatican office overseeing the World Meeting of Families. Paglia is under investigation by Italian authorities, according to European news reports.
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November 20, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
For Philadelphia's Catholic leaders, Pope Francis' announcement that he will visit the city was worthy of a Rocky dance - the one where the fictional boxer bounces on the balls of his feet, fists raised in the air, just after conquering the Art Museum steps. Fittingly, the organizers of the Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families chose the Art Museum's Grand Hall, just a few feet from the famous steps, to relay the news. It was the culmination of months of efforts to secure the pope's attendance, including a trip to Rome by Archbishop Charles Chaput, Mayor Nutter, and Gov. Corbett.
NEWS
November 17, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
STUDENTS FROM the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have written more than 10,000 letters to the Vatican, hoping that Pope Francis will accept their invitations to come to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families next September. Archdiocesan students and teachers from local elementary, secondary and special education schools announced news of the major shipment yesterday from the Archdiocesan Pastor Center in Center City. "These letters truly represent the great love and enthusiasm that the Holy Father brings, not only to the world, but to our young people in Philadelphia," said Christopher Mominey, secretary and Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Education.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
At the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, President Obama challenged world leaders to join together "to reject the cancer of violent extremism. " I believe his speech will be remembered as one of the most important of his career. His message was tough - without any of his trademark ambivalence. He urged Muslim leaders to unify against a new breed of terrorists such as ISIS, which can use modern technology to wreak worldwide havoc. He said the United States would "work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death" and was asking "the world to join in this effort.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
IT WAS ONLY about three years ago Joanne Graham - longtime resident of working-class Eastwick, wedged between the overpasses of I-95 and the Cobbs Creek floodplain under the shadows of jumbo jets landing at Philadelphia International Airport - started to think seriously about the environment. The environment on her block, that is. The nonstop flooding in Graham's stretch of Eastwick, which is causing a corner of her home to slowly sink, turned the part-time consultant into a community activist.
BUSINESS
August 31, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Bar Association will host bar leaders from London, Beijing, Frankfurt, and other major cities at a conference from Sept. 10 to 13 aimed at showcasing the city's attributes as a crossroads of cultural and economic activity. Association chancellor William Fedullo said a focus of the World City Bar Leaders conference will be discussions on expanding legal representation for low-income people in civil litigation. Besides other legal discussions and cultural events, the conference will have a presentation by Kenneth Feinberg on responding to catastrophes.
NEWS
January 30, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a warm November afternoon in northern Uganda, Aida Marcial heard that the serial rapist she had been investigating had been spotted downtown, and drove there with local police. She video-recorded the arrest and his subsequent confession to 10 counts of sexual assault; enough evidence, she said, to put him away for a long time even by Uganda's less stringent judicial standards. In talking about the case, the first image Marcial dug up during an interview this month is of one of the victims, age 9, smiling at the camera with her thin arms wrapped around Marcial.
NEWS
December 7, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, an extraordinary moral authority who became South Africa's first black president and inspired the peaceful transfer of power in the harshly segregated nation, died Thursday at his home in Johannesburg. Mr. Mandela, 95, who devoted his life to fighting apartheid, became one of the 20th century's most revered leaders after he was released from nearly three decades in prison in 1990 and led the nation on a path to reconciliation rather than revolution. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 with F. W. de Klerk, the former South African president who negotiated the white government's abdication of power, resulting in Mr. Mandela's landslide 1994 election in the nation's first all-race vote.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Bill Barrow, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human-rights activist said Friday that religious authorities have perpetuated misguided doctrines of male superiority, from the Catholic Church's forbidding women from becoming priests to some African cultures' mutilating the genitals of young girls. Carter said the doctrines, which he described as theologically indefensible, contribute to a political, social, and economic structure where political leaders passively accept violence against women, a worldwide sex-slave trade, and inequality in the workplace and classroom.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' diplomatic skills will be put to the test on Tuesday as he hosts political leaders from 130 nations and religious representatives from a variety of faiths who are descending on Rome for his installation Mass, with Latin America strongly represented to celebrate the first pope from the New World. Among the VIPs expected is the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, Bartholomew I, who will become the first patriarch from the Istanbul-based church to attend a papal investiture since the two branches of Christianity split nearly 1,000 years ago. His presence underscores the broad hopes for ecumenical and interfaith dialogue in this new papacy given Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, and his own history.
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