| Aug 28, 2010
Robert S. Ingersoll, a Chicago industrialist who exchanged his business career for one as a diplomat, serving as U.S. ambassador to Japan and deputy secretary of State in the 1970s, has died. He was 96.
Ingersoll died Sunday at a retirement home in...
| Dec 22, 2010
Beloved Italian soccer coach
Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the Italian soccer team to its first World Cup triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years.
Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first...
| Jan 19, 2011
R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95.
| Nov 25, 2010
Huang Hua, a former translator for Mao Tse-tung who oversaw China's formation of diplomatic ties with the United States in 1979, died Wednesday in Beijing. He was 97.
State broadcaster CCTV said Huang died of an undisclosed illness.
Huang, who was named...
| Nov 5, 2010
Prime minister of Russia in 1990s
Viktor Chernomyrdin, 72, who served as Russia's prime minister in the turbulent 1990s as the country was throwing off communism and developing as a market economy, died Wednesday in Moscow. The cause...
| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| May 2, 2011
Jon Huntsman Jr. arrived here from Beijing on Friday to mull a White House bid against the man who made him ambassador to China, a matchup that would offer no shortage of personal drama.
But before taking on President Obama, Huntsman would face another...
| Jun 18, 2011
In Jon Huntsman's final weeks as ambassador to China, he stressed that he would not decide whether to run for president until he returned to the United States -- an important statement, because sitting ambassadors are prohibited from actively taking...
| Dec 14, 2010
Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's emissary to Afghanistan and Pakistan and one of the most celebrated American diplomats of the last half-century, died Monday, the State Department said. He was 69.
Holbrooke, who in 1995 brokered the...
| Aug 25, 2010
William Saxbe, a former U.S. senator who became the last attorney general to serve under President Richard M. Nixon and presided during the Watergate investigation, has died. He was 94.
Saxbe died Tuesday at his home in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, said his...
| Jun 26, 2010
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been harshly criticized at home for the nearly $1-billion price tag of hosting overlapping summits of world leaders in Ontario this weekend.
Most of the money has been spent on the security measures deemed...