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Tribune CorrespondentFor more than a century, vineyards that blanket rolling uplands here in Russia's prime winemaking region have been afflicted by a Soviet maxim long ago branded into the minds of local vintners. More is better.The Soviet Union was the world's fourth...
Bloomberg NewsIn her new book, "Memo to the President Elect" (HarperCollins, 328 pages, $26.95), former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright makes no secret of her belief that President Bush has eroded America's reputation among even its closest allies. What...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT would be a mistake to dismiss the valuable environmental documentary "The 11th Hour" as a mere redux of "An Inconvenient Truth." Whereas the 2006 Al Gore-starring film, which won an Academy Award for best documentary, focused intensely on global...
One year ago this month I found myself in the unusual position of hosting lunch for Mikhail Gorbachev. It was a work meeting at the L.A. Times, not some kind of rubber-chicken tribute (the former Soviet president was in town to talk up his Green Cross...
Tags: White House, Europe, Berlin (Germany), Democracy, Estonia
The inclination with any new president is to define him by those who came before. So we graft Barack Obama's head atop the black-and-white, cigarette-puffing image of Franklin Roosevelt (as Time did), or we dress him up as George Washington (as the New...
ROBERT SERVICE is a professor of Russian history at St. Antony's College, Oxford, and author of the recently released "Comrades!: A History of World Communism."WHEN President Bush declared, at Tuesday's dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, that communist regimes had been responsible during the 20th century for taking the lives of 100 million innocent people, he did not so much...
Tags: Enver Hoxha, China, Agriculture, Democracy, Natural Resources
Associated PressRetired Gen. Valentin Varennikov, who directed the Soviet war in Afghanistan and joined the rebellion against Mikhail Gorbachev that sped the collapse of the Soviet Union, has died in Moscow. He was 85. Varennikov, a hawkish World War II veteran, died...
Special to The TimesCarl Karcher, who parlayed a single hot dog pushcart into a chain of more than 1,000 fast-food restaurants bearing his name, died Friday. He was 90. The affable, burly entrepreneur, known to millions as the jovial television pitchman for the Carl's Jr....
Zap2It.comWarner Independent Pictures has secured the domestic rights to the Leonardo DiCaprio environmental documentary "The 11th Hour." The film is set to have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by a fall launch, according to the industry...
Tribune correspondentIn Poland, in Italy, in Serbia, in France, the victory of Barack Obama was an all-night obsession. Morning across the Atlantic brought some giddy relief and sober reckoning about the problems that these countries and America face in the global economy....
When President Obama looks into the eyes of foreign leaders in the months ahead, he should search out their interests, not the depths of their souls. President Bush found himself basing foreign policy too much on personal relationships rather than on the...
Tags: White House, Diplomacy, Nouri Maliki, Hamas, New York
Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...
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