Category Archives: Government

Its first president, former warlord Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 77, was unable to keep Somalia together

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a veteran politician, warlord and strongman, has died aged 77 after years of ill health, state radio said Friday. In a political career spanning almost half a century, Yusuf

Its first president, former warlord Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 77, was unable to keep Somalia together

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a veteran politician, warlord and strongman, has died aged 77 after years of ill health, state radio said Friday. In a political career spanning almost half a century, Yusuf

Mexico spy agency chief Miguel Nazar Haro, 87, was accused of helping leftist guerrillas disappear

(From The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 30, 2012.) MEXICO CITY — Miguel Nazar Haro, who led Mexico’s domestic spy agency and was accused of being behind the disappearances of alleged leftist guerrillas in the 1970s, has died at age 87.

Mexico spy agency chief Miguel Nazar Haro, 87, was accused of helping leftist guerrillas disappear

(From The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 30, 2012.) MEXICO CITY — Miguel Nazar Haro, who led Mexico’s domestic spy agency and was accused of being behind the disappearances of alleged leftist guerrillas in the 1970s, has died at age 87.

Adviser to French political leaders, nuclear strategist Therese Delpech, 63, also defended rights of the oppressed

PARIS – Therese Delpech, an author and senior French government official whose intellectual passions ranged from nuclear strategy and proliferation to the human rights of populations oppressed by dictators, died Jan. 18 in Paris after an apparent heart attack. The

Adviser to French political leaders, nuclear strategist Therese Delpech, 63, also defended rights of the oppressed

PARIS – Therese Delpech, an author and senior French government official whose intellectual passions ranged from nuclear strategy and proliferation to the human rights of populations oppressed by dictators, died Jan. 18 in Paris after an apparent heart attack. The

Veteran Spanish politician Manuel Fraga, 89, founded Spain’s ruling conservative party

MADRID — Manuel Fraga Iribarne, a blunt-talking politician who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party and ignited divisive reactions as the last surviving minister from Gen. Francisco Franco’s right-wing regime, has died. He was 89. Spanish news agency Europa Press said

Veteran Spanish politician Manuel Fraga, 89, founded Spain’s ruling conservative party

MADRID — Manuel Fraga Iribarne, a blunt-talking politician who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party and ignited divisive reactions as the last surviving minister from Gen. Francisco Franco’s right-wing regime, has died. He was 89. Spanish news agency Europa Press said

Turkish hero, Greek archvillain, Rauf Denktash, 87, willed northern Cyprus into being

CYPRUS – Rauf Denktash, who has died aged 87, was a hero among Turks, an archvillain to Greeks and, for the army of international diplomats and policymakers who dealt with him, an irritant par excellence. As the leader of a

Turkish hero, Greek archvillain, Rauf Denktash, 87, willed northern Cyprus into being

CYPRUS – Rauf Denktash, who has died aged 87, was a hero among Turks, an archvillain to Greeks and, for the army of international diplomats and policymakers who dealt with him, an irritant par excellence. As the leader of a

Charles Price II, 80, was US ambassador during the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing in Scotland

INDIAN WELLS, Calif.—Charles Price II, a former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain who coordinated friendly relations between President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has died in California, a family spokesman said Friday. He was 80. Price, who also

Charles Price II, 80, was US ambassador during the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing in Scotland

INDIAN WELLS, Calif.—Charles Price II, a former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain who coordinated friendly relations between President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has died in California, a family spokesman said Friday. He was 80. Price, who also

Told to enter hotel through back door, Puerto Rican singer Ruth Fernandez, 92, became a senator

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ruth Fernandez, a pioneer Puerto Rican singer who broke racial and gender barriers and was later elected a senator for the U.S. territory, has died. She was 92. Fernandez died late Monday of septic shock

Told to enter hotel through back door, Puerto Rican singer Ruth Fernandez, 92, became a senator

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ruth Fernandez, a pioneer Puerto Rican singer who broke racial and gender barriers and was later elected a senator for the U.S. territory, has died. She was 92. Fernandez died late Monday of septic shock