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Column: The peacemaker goes to war

September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — This is how a Nobel Peace Prize laureate goes to war.
He smiles warmly at the members of the U.N. General Assembly. He mentions his grandmother’s village in Kenya and notes that “Islam teaches peace.” He admits his country’s o…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The peacemaker goes to war

September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — This is how a Nobel Peace Prize laureate goes to war.
He smiles warmly at the members of the U.N. General Assembly. He mentions his grandmother’s village in Kenya and notes that “Islam teaches peace.” He admits his country’s o…continue reading on dglobe.com

Alberta premier: Pipeline rejection would mar relations

April 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic

TORONTO (AP) Alberta’s premier says if the Obama administration rejects the Keystone XL pipeline it be would be a significant thorn in Canadian-U.S. relations.
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Obama, Nentanyahu each have different opinions on Iran

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Taking sharply different stands, President Barack Obama on Monday urged pressure and diplomacy to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized his nation’s right to a pre-emptive attack. Even in proclaiming unity, neither leader gave ground on how to resolve the crisis.
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Syria’s U.N. rights meeting walkout draws criticism by U.S.

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The United States criticized Syria’s envoy for storming out of an emergency U.N. meeting on the crisis in his country today, saying the walkout and a fiery speech that preceded it demonstrated the “delusional” nature of President Bashar Assad’s regime. Continue Reading

American woman freed by Iran is grateful, humbled

September 14, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Her fiance, who is from Minnesota, and another American hiker remain imprisoned.The American woman released by Iran today after more than a year in prison said she was grateful to Iran’s president for her freedom shortly before she boarded a flight to the Gulf sultanate of Oman where her mother greeted her with a warm embrace. Continue Reading