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George Kennan, noted diplomat, dies at 101

PRINCETON, N.J., March 18 (UPI) -- George F. Kennan, the architect of Washington's policy of containing the Soviet Union and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, has died at the age of 101.

New York makes final 2012 Olympic bid

NEWYORK, N.Y., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his final pitch to host the 2012 Summer Games with a celebrity-studded dinner for Olympic Committee members.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2005 with 353 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 13, the 348th day of 2004 with 18 to follow.
By United Press International

Firms and non-profits try diplomacy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell's resignation this week, is likely to elicit some concern from European allies who had hoped that President Bush would take grea
EMMANUEL EVITA, UPI Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2004 with 45 to follow.
By United Press International

Kissinger visits Ukrainian president

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma met with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Friday, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported. The two men discussed the development of Ukrainian-U.S. relations, in particular, the state and prospects of trade and

Italian Fiat heir weds

LAKE MAGGIORE, Italy, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Fiat heir John Elkann married Lavinia Borromeo, whose family is one of Italy's wealthiest, in a small ceremony on an island in Lake Maggiore, Italy.

Breeden: Conrad Black looted Hollinger

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Britain's Conrad Black is denying that he and his inner circle sucked $400 million out of Hollinger International in an orgy of greed and tastelessness.

Files show Kissinger warming to Nixon

LONDON, July 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger thought little of former President Richard Nixon at first but grew to like him, secret British files say.

U.S. Sen. John Edwards at Bilderberg

MILAN, Italy, June 6 (UPI) -- Among the 100 or so invitees to the annual Bilderberg conference under way Sunday in a northern Italy resort is potential U.S. vice president John Edwards.

Watercooler Stories

San Francisco court rebuffs John Ashcroft ... Vegan group sues Atkins estate ... Women more often choose divorce after 40 ... Nixon once joked about nuking Capitol Hill ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Nixon once joked about nuking Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Transcripts of telephone conversations with U.S. President Richard Nixon reveal he joked about dropping an atomic bomb on Capitol Hill.

Watercooler Stories

Kissinger archives tell of drunken Nixon ... Amnesty International report rips U.S. ... China launches human rights drive ... Gore calls on Rumsfeld, others to resign ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 27, the 148th day of 2004 with 218 to follow.
By United Press International
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Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger arrives at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute 2007 Gold Medal Gala at 583 Park Avenue in New York on November 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Henry Alfred Kissinger ( /ˈkɪsɪndʒər/; born May 27, 1923) is a German-born American political scientist, diplomat, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. After his term, his opinion was still sought by many following presidents and many world leaders.

A proponent of Realpolitik, Kissinger played a dominant role in United States foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. During this period, he pioneered the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, orchestrated the opening of relations with the People's Republic of China, and negotiated the Paris Peace Accords, ending American involvement in the Vietnam War. Various American policies of that era, including the bombing of Cambodia, remain controversial.

Kissinger is still a controversial figure today. He was honored as the first recipient of the Ewald von Kleist Award of the Munich Conference on Security Policy and currently serves as the chairman of Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm.

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