February 14, 1994 |
Megan Gilman admits she is not interested in the pressures of political life - especially when she considers that many world leaders live with the threat of assassination. But the Baldwin School junior will have to put her fears aside for four days this week when she portrays President Clinton at the North American Invitational Model United Nations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I realize there are a lot of people around the world who don't like Bill Clinton, and I'm worried about being assassinated," Gilman said, taking on her presidential role during an interview.
February 7, 1996 |
If anyone is unconvinced of the power of love, Rob Rosenheck can show them his book. A New York-based photographer/musician who studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Rosenheck spent six years enlisting world leaders, entertainment celebrities and regular Joes to pose with his Love sign. Spike Lee, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jesse Jackson, the Beastie Boys and a homeless man on a grate on Arch Street all have said cheese with the pop-art sculpture in hand. Others, such as Margaret Thatcher and Ted Kennedy, posed with the Aquarian-age relic on the condition that they didn't have to touch it. The result of Rosenheck's ongoing photographic tour led to "The Love Book" (MacMillan/$17.
September 21, 2011
Bill Clinton event talks green energy NEW YORK - Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the success of the alternative-energy movement is hampered by a lack of financing. His comments came as world leaders attending his annual philanthropic conference expressed fears about rising seas. His three-day Clinton Global Initiative for VIPs with deep pockets began Tuesday with a frank discussion about addressing global climate challenges. There was a sense of frustration among the world leaders over the failure to create a legally binding world agreement on carbon emissions.
November 13, 2009 |
Nobody makes doomsday movies with happy endings like Roland Emmerich. However hard it is to imagine, Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow are merely serene overtures to the bombastic opera that is 2012 . This film that imagines the end of the world not as a whimper but as an implosion is a preposterously diverting, instantly forgettable, big-screen video game. I won't bore you with the film's scientific explanation of the global meltdown. But in layman's terms, the Earth's molten core overheats and expands, causing the planet's crust to crack and shrink.
August 5, 2004 |
For President Bush, his family and his top aides, the most generous foreign leader last year was Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. The State Department's annual tally of gifts to administration officials shows Abdullah gave them $127,600 in jewelry and other presents, including a diamond-and-sapphire jewelry set for Laura Bush that was valued at $95,500. The Saudi royal family's gifts dwarfed those of other world leaders, according to the tally, and easily eclipsed Abdullah's $55,020 in gifts in 2002.
January 28, 2005 |
Image isn't cheap The Bush administration has spent $250 million on public relations since taking office four years ago, a panel of congressional Democrats said yesterday, calling for reining in tax-funded efforts to sway public opinion. Last year, the administration spent more than $88 million on public-relations contracts, up from $37 million in 2001, according to an analysis by House Government Reform Committee Democrats. Top military contractors Lockheed Martin remained the top U.S. military contractor in 2004, receiving $20.7 billion in contract awards from the Defense Department.
August 26, 1992 |
ALGIERS BOMB KILLS 10 AT AIRPORT Ten people were killed and 15 injured today when a bomb exploded at Algiers' airport, Algeria Interior Minister Mohammed Hardi said on national radio. The bomb destroyed the Air France counter at the airport, airline employees said. It apparently had been hidden in a flowerpot, they said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. SANTIAGO, CHILE HONECKER'S WIFE WANTS HIM FREED Margot Honecker, wife of former East German leader Erich Honecker, yesterday asked world leaders to seek freedom for her cancer-stricken husband and prevent a "political trial.
February 6, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - For the first time in nearly two decades of escalating tensions over Iran's nuclear program, world leaders are genuinely concerned that an Israeli military attack on the Islamic Republic could be imminent - an action that many fear might trigger a wider war, terrorism and global economic havoc. High-level foreign dignitaries, including the U.N. chief, have stopped in Israel in recent weeks, urging leaders to give the diplomatic process more time to work. Israel seems unmoved, and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has reportedly concluded that an Israeli attack on Iran is likely in the coming months.
July 1, 2013 |
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.
September 22, 2004 |
President Bush yesterday urged nations around the world to help Iraq become a democracy and predicted that "freedom will find a way" to flourish. Standing before the 191-member United Nations, Bush acknowledged the difficulties of Iraq's chaotic transition from dictatorship to representative government. He said U.N. members "must respond" to pleas for help from Iraq's interim leaders. Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi was among nearly 100 world leaders who listened to Bush's speech in the cavernous U.N. chamber.