State Department taps Ripken as 'sports envoy'

...Cal Ripken, Jr.'s emphasis in his new role as a special envoy for the State Department. "This isn't a political statement...little streak," he said. Ripken is the second "special sports envoy." Figure skating star Michelle Kwan is the other. The job...

Papal envoy sets off from Rome on peace trip to Baghdad

ROME -- Pope John Paul II's special envoy to Iraq set off from Rome Monday, saying the pontiff has decided to explore "the last limits of hope." Cardinal Roger Etchegaray...

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Report gives US airlines lower marks across the board

...2013. Best: Hawaiian Airlines. Worst: Envoy Air, which operates most American Eagle...2014. Best: Virgin America. Worst: Envoy. Airlines lose one bag for every 275 or so passengers, but at Envoy, the rate is one lost bag for every 110...

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Envoy arrives in Congo amid new fighting GOMA, CONGO --- Renewed fighting broke...Saturday between rebels and soldiers in eastern Congo, as a U.N. special envoy flew in for emergency talks and said President Joseph Kabila was ready to...

Envoys to see waste depository

AIKEN - A citizen envoy group from Aiken County will travel to Yucca Mountain this week to see firsthand the repository where 36 million gallons of radioactive...

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Ambassador has sights on business in Poland ATLANTA - The U.S. ambassador to Poland, Victor Ashe, and the Polish envoy to Washington, Janusz Reiter, touted the Eastern European country as an undiscovered, inexpensive haven for U.S. businesses...

China orders more bird flu vaccine research

BEIJING - China ordered tighter monitoring for bird flu and more aggressive vaccine research Wednesday while a U.S. envoy urged caution in banning poultry imports, saying excessive steps could discourage nations from reporting outbreaks. China's...

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A Georgian in Canada

...far from there being cause for concern, our hard-working envoy to our No. 1 trading partner merits well-deserved praise...its military too much. Even though the Cold War is over, our envoy underscores, there are still military threats to North America...

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Augustan at center of diplomatic tension

...Venezuelan ambassador to the United States in a retaliatory move after Venezuela rejected the U.S. choice to be the next envoy to the South American country -- Augusta native Larry Palmer.A diplomat familiar with the situation said the decision to...

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Former Army ranger now specializes in child `snatch-backs'

...kidnapped by her mother and taken across the border. Once he found her, Mr. Zamora swooped in with the child's father and an envoy of operatives and snatched the child back outside her elementary school, seconds after she left her stepfather's car. In...