NICOSIA, Cyprus — When Lebanon explodes — as it did this month and does with almost predictable regularity — and Beirut's airport shuts down, it is the rich who usually get to Cyprus first.
NEW YORK — Two new studies into the problem of child soldiers turn their ire on the United States, charging that the Pentagon is so hungry for enlistments that it is allowing officials to violate U.S. and international laws prohibiting the recruitment of minors for military service.
Senate Democrats yesterday forged ahead with a war-funding bill loaded with a pullout plan for Iraq, at least $30 billion in domestic spending and a provision opening citizenship to illegal-immigrant farmworkers — add-ons that promptly drew a White House veto threat.
joy, pride and hope for a bright future. But for Mr. Kuch, who graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse, N.Y., the day meant much more. It was, in his words, "truly historic."
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) Before the Civil War and Antietam, the bloodiest battle fought on American soil was here, on a narrow but strategically vital strip of land between Lake Champlain and Lake George.
CAIRO (AFP)— Egyptian state media announced yesterday that Israel has agreed in principle to a truce in and around the Gaza Strip and quoted calls by a top official for Palestinian militants to seize an "historic opportunity."
Upon receiving his college diploma on April 26, Peter Kuch felt many of the emotions new college graduates feel: joy, pride and hope for a bright future. But for Mr. Kuch, who graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse, N.Y., the day meant much more. It was, in his words, "truly historic."
Seems to me what's good for the goose is good for the gander ("Police rifles won't be secured," Page 1, yesterday).