- Putin tells Merkel that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war
- San Antonio mayor to Obama: Give amnesty to illegals with legal families
- NYPD disbands unit that spied on Muslims to go after ‘real bad guys’
- Donald Rumsfeld has ‘no idea’ if he paid taxes correctly
- Bradley Manning named honorary grand marshal of San Francisco Pride parade
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- U.S. rebukes Iran’s U.N. envoy pick over 1979 embassy attack
- Stoned mom avoids jail after driving 12 miles with baby on roof
- More than 100 ‘inappropriate’ encounters between NYC school staffers, students since 2009: report
- Joe Biden to Boston bombing survivors: ‘America will never, ever stand down’
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
• Thomas Becker, Denmark’s chief climate control negotiator, Brice Lalonde, France’s ambassador for climate change, and Janusz Zaleski, Poland’s deputy minister for the environment. They speak at a briefing on preparations for the U.N. climate change conference in December 2009 in Poznan, Poland.
• Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner of France, who addresses trans-Atlantic relations in a speech at the Brookings Institution.
• Charles Kelly of the Benfield Hazard Research Center at the University College of London, who addresses a forum on environmental change at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
• James Laxer, a political scientist at York University in Toronto, who discusses his book “The Border: Canada, the U.S. and Dispatches From the 49th Parallel,” at a forum on the U.S.-Canadian border at the National Archives.
• Enrique Goni, president of Spain’s Caja Navarra Bank, who addresses the Inter-American Dialogue on its program of “civic banking” under which the bank has donated 30 percent of its profits to civic groups.
• Giorgi Baramidze, vice prime minister of Georgia and state minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, Marcin Kaczmarski of the Center for Eastern Studies of Warsaw, and Fyodor Lukyanov, Russia in Global Affairs, in Moscow. They speak at an American Enterprise Institute forum on the challenges from Russia facing President-elect Barack Obama.
• Aminatou Haidar, a human-rights activist from Western Sahara, who receives the 25th annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.
• Thompson Ayodele, executive director of the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis, of Nigeria, and Daniel Cordova, dean of the School of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences, in Peru. They participate in a panel discussion on free-market solutions to poverty in a daylong forum at the Mayflower Hotel.
• King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia; President Hu Jintao of China; President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina; President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea; President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia; President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo; President Nicolas Sarkozy of France; Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy; Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain; Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey; Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada; Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany; Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia; Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India; Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain; Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf of Saudi Arabia; Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia; Labor Minister Ghazi Al-Gosaibi of Saudi Arabia; Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa of Japan; John Tsang, financial secretary of Hong Kong; and Joseph Yam, chief executive of Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority. They are among world leaders who plan to attend President Bush’s emergency summit on the world financial crisis.
About the Author
James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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