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Age: 67 Birthplace: New York Education: B.A., Brown University, 1962; graduate study at Princeton University Career highlights: U.N. ambassador, 1999-2001; chief U.S. negotiator for 1995 Dayton peace accord for Bosnia-Herzegovina Sources: Tribune...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt looks like a movie set -- fitting, considering it was created by one of Europe's most famous film directors. Bosnian-born Emir Kusturica, winner of more top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival than almost any other director, has built a remote...
The Associated PressBreaking forcefully with Bush anti-terror policies, President Barack Obama ordered major changes Thursday that he said would halt the torture of suspects, close down the Guantanamo detention center, ban secret CIA prisons overseas and fight terrorism...
Here's how Lawrence Weschler sees it: "The world as it is," he writes in his 2004 collection of essays and reportage, "Vermeer in Bosnia," "is overdetermined: the web of all those interrelationships is dense to the point of saturation. . . . If I were...
Richard Sklar dies at 74; engineer ran San Francisco utilities and helped rebuild Bosnia after civil warTimes Staff And Wire ReportsRichard Sklar, an engineer who as general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission from 1979 to '83 oversaw the city's water, power and sewer operations as well as its public transportation network, has died. He was 74. Sklar, who led the...
Last Friday morning, I found myself cornered by a Republican Iraq war vet from the National Guard who sincerely wanted me to understand that when the news media or congressional Democrats talk about drawing down troops, or withdrawing altogether, they...
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By Jeremi Suri The United Nations is the most frustrating international institution. In its charter, its structure and its leadership, it embodies the idealistic ambition to make the world a better place for everyone. What other institution on this...
Special to the TribuneGuidebooks "The Cheap Bastard's Guide to New York City" (Globe Pequot Press, $14.95; ISBN: 978-0-7627-4770-2) The cheap bastard is back. No, that is not meant to be pejorative but rather a compliment. Anyone who likes to save a few pennies but still have...
Times Staff WriterI first saw them through the window of our train as it pulled into the station at Pragersko, on the way from Ljubljana to Ptuj. There they were, strange, woolly creatures with scary masks, jumping and whirling, the cowbells on their belts creating a...
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The Lazarus Project A Novel Aleksandar Hemon Riverhead Books: 294 pp., $24.95 First, a small historical marker: On March 2, 1908, Lazarus Averbuch, a 19-year-old Jewish émigré from Eastern Europe, paid a visit -- for reasons unknown -- to the home of...
Tags: Immigration, Judaism, Moldova, Arts and Culture, Health
Tribune staff reporterThe women who come to Anne's small, windowless office in Uptown often feel fretful about beginning a new life in the U.S. To ease their anxieties, she often tells them this: "I'm from Sudan. I'm a refugee, too. And what you went through may be different,...
Tags: Immigration, Egypt, Sudan, Health, United Nations
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