Armitage seeks support for Iraq

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is visiting Iraq's neighbors to promote support for a transfer of power in Iraq, the State Department said Monday.

Iraq opposes Arab forces

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 15 (UPI) -- Diplomats in Syria said Thursday Iraq opposes the presence of Arab forces in the country "under the banner of the U.S. occupation."

Armitage to undertake Iraq mission

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage leaves for the Middle East Friday to discuss the Iraqi situation with Iraq's neighbors.

U.S.: removing Arafat no solution

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Eliminating or exiling Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will create more problems than it may solve, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

Bush-Mubarak to discuss Israeli offer

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The United States will seek Egypt's views on Israel's offer to pull out of the West Bank when President Hosni Mubarak visits Texas next week.

U.S.: Don't exile or kill Arafat

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The United States urged Israel Friday not to exile or assassinate Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Preferential U.S. trade for Serbia

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The United States has moved a step closer to restoring duty-free treatment for imports from Serbia and Montenegro, the State Department said Monday.

Armitage to visit sensitive region

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage will travel to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine this week, the State Department announced Monday.

Armitage meets Serb official over Kosovo

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department appealed Friday to all sides in Kosovo to end the recent violence that has killed more than 30 people and has injured hundreds.

Nuke chief: Iran needs U.S. dialogue

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has called for a normalization of dialogue between the U.S. administration and Iran.

U.S. mission in Iraq to be largest

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. diplomatic mission in Baghdad will be the largest such U.S. facility anywhere in the world, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Monday.

Armitage: Aristide can't return

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Tuesday he does not believe exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide could return.

U.S. leans to supporting Israel Gaza plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Bush administration appears ready to endorse Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to unilaterally dismantle settlements from the West Bank. A senior U.S. official told the New York Times Friday the president would send three senior aides to Isra

Beyond the Moon: Inside Bush's space plan

United Press International interviewed senior administration sources for a series of three articles on how the Bush administration developed its new policy for the U.S. space program. In Part 2, officials involved in the process realize the plan requires
FRANK SIETZEN JR. and KEITH L. COWING, United Press International

Terror worry for western Olympic teams

ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The United States has warned Greece of intelligence western Olympic teams will be targets of terror plots, WorldTribune.com reports.
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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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