L.A. seeks court order to stop marijuana farmers' market

L.A. seeks court order to stop marijuana farmers' market

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) --Los Angeles medical marijuana farmers' market may be shutting down just two weeks after opening if City Attorney Mike Feuer gets his way.
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Trapped driver writes love notes to family before death

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Kansas man trapped in his van after crashing on a lonely stretch of Utah highway wrote his family love notes before he died, police said.
Calif. court blocks local pot ban

Calif. court blocks local pot ban

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- A California appeals court ruled cities can't ban medical marijuana dispensaries but the dispensaries can sell only marijuana grown on site.

Ramora UK offers ordnance disposal team

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Appeal likely in LA medical pot ruling

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Libya shows power of change, U.S. says

Libya shows power of change, U.S. says

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Carter's meeting draws criticism

Carter's meeting draws criticism

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has met behind closed doors with exiled Hamas official Khalid Meshaal in Syria despite criticism, Carter's aides said.

Abbas says Fatah, Hamas deal here to stay

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas indicated Saturday that the alliance between his Fatah party and rival Hamas was here to stay.

Israel wants Palestinian anti-terror plan

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U.S. vows additional aid to Palestinians

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Top U.S. officials in Mideast

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Top U.S. officials will meet both Israelis and Palestinians Wednesday to discuss the "road map" and Gaza disengagement, the State Department said Tuesday.

Rice: Settlements 'at odds' with U.S.

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Israel's proposed expansion of settlements is "at odds" with U.S. policy.

U.S. envoys discuss settlements with PA

GAZA, March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. envoys Elliott Abrams and David Welch arrived in Ramallah for talks with Palestinian officials on Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank.

U.S. seeks 'clarification' on settlements

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it was seeking clarifications from Israel on approval for 3,500 new homes in the largest Jewish settlement.

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David Welch
A small group of Hezbollah supporters gather in front of the Prime Minister's office in Beirut to protest the visit to Lebanon by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, David Welch, on August 5, 2006. Welch met with the Lebanese to discuss a U.N. Security Council Resolution drafted by France, which aims at finding a solution to the conflict. (UPI Photo)

In March 2005, C. David Welch is an American diplomat who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in the United States Department of State from 2005 through 2008. On August 14, 2008 in Tripoli, Welch signed the U.S.-Libya Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement paving the way for the restoration of full diplomatic and commercial relations between the two countries after a 25-year break.

David Welch was born in Munich in 1953 to U.S. foreign service parents, and lived with them in Germany, Brazil, Morocco, Ecuador and Mexico. He studied at the London School of Economics (1973-4), and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University (1975). Welch holds a graduate degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. He speaks Spanish and Arabic.

From 1977 to 1979, David Welch served in the Office of the Under Secretary for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. He was appointed political officer at the U.S. embassy in Islamabad (1979-81) and returned to the State Department where he was desk officer for Syria (1981) and Lebanon (1982-3).

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