The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 15, the 135th day of 2005 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

New Internet-based peace petition launched

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- A new Internet-based initiative was launched Thursday encouraging Americans to support U.S. commitment in achieving a two-state solution in the Middle East.

Albright, Cook hail new U.N. rights plan

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and other former senior U.S. and European officials are backing a new U.N. human rights plan.

Rice: time for diplomacy now

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- National security adviser Condoleezza Rice said U.S. diplomacy must be used to create a balance of power that favors freedom.

Kerry drafts ex-military brass for campaign

DENVER, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Presidential hopeful John Kerry's campaign is pulling in top U.S. security and military figures to push their critiques of President Bush's policies.

Powell performs 'YMCA'

JAKARTA, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, sporting a yellow hardhat, belted out "YMCA" for his fellow foreign ministers at the ASEAN security meeting in Jakarta.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Milosevic might subpoena Bill Clinton

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 14 (UPI) -- Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic could seek testimony at his war crimes trial at The Hague from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the BBC reported.

Kennedy supports foreign-born as president

BOSTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., says he is ready to support a constitutional amendment to let foreign-born citizens be president of the United States.

Cheney slams Kerry on national security

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Vice President Cheney, in a speech Wednesday at the Reagan Presidential Library in California, said President Bush is stronger on defense than rival John Kerry.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 5, the 65th day of 2004 with 301 to follow.
By United Press International

Albright says bin Laden comment a joke

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright denied Wednesday she implied news of Osama bin Laden's capture was being withheld for political gain.

India foresees common S. Asian currency

NEW DELHI, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said Friday southern Asian countries should strive for open borders and eventually a common currency.

Reed names new NYSE board

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- John Reed, the New York Stock Exchange interim chairman, has named eight people to a new board, only two of them on the current panel.

Bashing Bush sells books

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Madeleine Albright is on a mission.
CHRIS INGRAM, A UPI Outside View commentary

Commentary: Hillary's Magnum Opus

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- My GOODNESS Hillary can talk.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 15, the 135th day of 2003 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Fix trans-Atlantic rift, group declares

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of 18 former cabinet-level officials from the departments of Defense, State and Treasury, along with officials from the the National Security Council and Congress, released a joint declaration calling for exploration of ways to strength

9/11 raises U.S. awareness of foreign news

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Few Americans could find Afghanistan or Iraq on a map before four hijacked airliners caused death and devastation in the United States.

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

Okla. delays decision on World Court stay

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Oklahoma said Monday it would proceed with plans to execute a Mexican national, delaying for the moment a decision on whether to honor a stay issued by the World Court. Texas has already said it would ignore World Court death stays for Mexican nationals o
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Analysis: Bush's State of Union address

The following is a series of reports by UPI writers on President Bush's State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
By United Press International

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Book Review: How NATO was enlarged

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The book at a glance: Opening NATO's Door by Ronald Asmus. Columbia University Press, $30.00, 372 pages. The ultimate insider's view of the expansion of NATO.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Chief International Correspondent
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