Bush urged to name new CIA chief

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Leading members of Congress are pushing President Bush to quickly to replace recently departed CIA director George Tenet.

U.S. asks Delhi if it will help in Iraq

DELHI, India, July 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to India sought clarification Saturday on India's Iraqi policy, particularly in view of the U.N.-mandated transition to democracy.

Powell briefs world leaders on Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell called his counterparts around the world Monday to inform them of the transfer of power in Iraq.

U.S.: early transfer to confuse militants

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- An expected spike in violence led to an early transfer of power to Iraqis, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Monday.

U.S., Greece discuss Olympic security

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The United States and Greece Monday discussed security arrangements for the Summer Olympic Games being held in Athens in August.

State: Tenet a 'patriot'

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage spoke Thursday with CIA chief George Tenet before the agency head resigned.

Chirac wants Iraq resolution changes

BRUSSELS, June 3 (UPI) -- French President Jacques Chirac is seeking stronger sovereignty wording in the draft U.N. resolution on Iraq.

Armitage: U.N. resolution on Iraq priority

BRUSSELS, June 2 (UPI) -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Wednesday the United States still wants a NATO role in Iraq but is keener on getting a U.N. resolution.

U.S. to attend Sri Lanka peace talks

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- The United States will attend a conference next week in Brussels to review the peace process in Sri Lanka.

Iraqis will control Abu Ghraib prison soon

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- The Abu Ghraib prison and the security detainees being held by U.S. forces there will be turned over to Iraq as soon as possible after June 30.

Watercooler Stories

, May 17 (UPI) -- Bail granted Montreal man in Jewish arson ... Transsexuals may compete in Olympics ... U.S. urges Israel to act with restraint ... U.S. says it trusts Greek Olympic security ... U.S. not to give up on human rights ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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U.S. not to give up on human rights

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The United States released its second annual human rights report Monday after a delay most likely caused by the Iraqi prisoner scandal.

U.S. to attend Athens Olympics

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- The United States indicated Friday it will participate in the Greece Olympics set for Augusut 13 through 19.

U.N. resolution would end Iraqi occupation

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. resolution to be introduced in the U.N. Security Council will make it clear the occupation of Iraq has ended, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

Saudis praised for anti-terror effort

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department in its annual terrorism report praised Saudi Arabia for its cooperation in the "war on terror."
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Richard Armitage
WAP2003020407 - WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Comm. on Feb. 4, 2003, in Washington as Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ill, left, and Sen. Chuck Hagel, right, D-Neb., listen. Armitage voiced his concerns that North Korea was reinstituting their nuclear program but underscored the difference between that country and Iraq. mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI

Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English actor famous for his roles as John Thornton in North and South, Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood, and Lucas North in Spooks. He is currently cast as Thorin Oakenshield in the two-film adaptation of The Hobbit.

Born in Leicester, England, Richard Armitage attended Huncote Primary School in Huncote, Leicestershire. Later at Brockington College in Enderby he studied music, performing cello in school and local orchestras as well as learning how to play flute. He pursued this interest to Pattison College in Coventry, where his education expanded to include dance and acting. He gained A Levels in music and English.

At 17, he joined a circus in Budapest for six weeks to gain his Equity Card. After returning to England, he pursued a career in musical theatre, performing in various productions including Cats as Admetus and Macavity.

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