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Edgar Tamayo put to death in Texas after Supreme Court denies stay

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Edgar Tamayo Arias, a Mexican national, was put to death Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer almost 20 years ago.

Commission urges Texas to stay execution of Mexican national

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The scheduled execution of a mentally-disabled Mexican national violates international and U.S. law, a group urging Texas to halt the lethal injection says.
Ex-U.N. Ambassador Richardson: Rodman's conduct 'reprehensible'

Ex-U.N. Ambassador Richardson: Rodman's conduct 'reprehensible'

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson called retired basketball player Dennis Rodman's conduct in North Korea "reprehensible."

DeMint: Immigration reform would be costly

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said implementing the bipartisan immigration reform proposal before Congress would cost trillions of dollars.

North Korea asked to grant amnesty to U.S. national

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 2 (UPI) -- The United States urged North Korea to grant amnesty and release U.S. national Kenneth Bae, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in that country.

Richardson: N. Korea showing 'defiance'

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Some experts analyzing North Korea's threats of war and pre-emptive strikes said they need not be taken literally but also didn't dismiss them.

Pyongyang engaged in image overhaul

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A string of visits to North Korea by foreign officials and private media executives is part of Pyongyang's efforts to improve its image, a scholar said.

Change in rhetoric seen from Kim Jong Un

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The North Korean leadership of Kim Jong Un appears to be stressing economic gain over "belligerent rhetoric," a South Korean scholar said.

U.S. citizen delegation leaves North Korea

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he discussed Internet access for North Koreans during a "productive" trip to Pyongyang with Google's executive.

Richardson team ends North Korean trip

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Google head Eric Schmidt Thursday ended their North Korea visit, which Richardson described as "successful."

Richardson, Schmidt land in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The North Korean state news agency confirmed Monday that Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson arrived Monday in Pyongyang.
Richardson: N. Korea trip 'humanitarian'

Richardson: N. Korea trip 'humanitarian'

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson say his trip with Google chief Eric Schmidt to North Korea is purely for humanitarian reasons.

North Korea takes aim at U.S. policy

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. actions in the Asia-Pacific region suggest the country aims to start a war on the Korean Peninsula, a North Korean newspaper reported Friday.

U.S.: Timing of N. Korea trip not helpful

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has questioned the timing of a planned North Korea visit by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and former ambassador Bill Richardson.

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Google exec to travel to North Korea

Google exec to travel to North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- It is unclear if North Korean officials will meet with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt during his planned visit, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Time to listen to Iranian voices for freedom

Time to listen to Iranian voices for freedom

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Rather than appeasing Tehran and hamper the efforts of the Iranian resistance, the United States should support the PMOI and its aim of regime change in Iran.
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Report: Grand jury looks at Richardson

Report: Grand jury looks at Richardson

ALBUQUERQUE, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury is looking into alleged campaign finance violations by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Lawmaker: N. Korea has second nuke plant

Lawmaker: N. Korea has second nuke plant

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- North Korea is operating a uranium enrichment facility in addition to its Yongbyon nuclear complex, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday.

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Richardson returns from Cuba empty-handed

HAVANA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he left Cuba after a failed attempt to obtain the release of a U.S. man held in a Cuban prison.

Richardson's Cuba efforts rebuffed

HAVANA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he will stay in Cuba until he is allowed to visit jailed U.S. government contractor Alan Gross.

N.M. to open Richardson records

SANTA FE, N.M., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A New Mexico official says she has decided to release former Gov. Bill Richardson's public records.
No pardon for Billy the Kid

No pardon for Billy the Kid

SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, on his final day in office Friday, did not pardon legendary outlaw Billy the Kid.
Seoul unswayed by N. Korea's overtures

Seoul unswayed by N. Korea's overtures

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean officials said they need a clearer intent from North Korea for its apparent calls to resume denuclearization talks.
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