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Nostalgic Trip Home For Pontiff Frail Pope, 77, Celebrates Mass At His Favorite Mountain Retreat

Pope John Paul II points to the sky with his walking stick during Friday’s visit to southern Poland. Photo by Associated Press


Pope Asks Poles To Pray For Him

An emotional John Paul II, making what many Poles fear may be his last pilgrimage home, asked his countrymen to pray for him Monday so that he can lead the …


Pope Urges Poles To Seek Tolerance Asks His Countrymen To Find Peace Between Church, State

Pope John Paul II waves through the rain-covered windows of his popemobile. Photo by Associated Press


Pope Asks Reconciliation But Flags In Crowd Signal Rivalries In War-Torn Region

Pope John Paul II gives communion to a Bosnian Croat soldier Sunday in Sarajevo. Photo by Associated Press


N. Korea Wants Food Before Entering Talks U.S. May Send Additional Aid, But Not As Lure To Negotiations

On the brink of starvation, North Korea is demanding food as a precondition to peace talks, according to a delegation of U.S. senators who returned here from the North Korean …


Under Spotlight, Gore Lacks Luster

Gore shakes hands with a soldier Saturday north of Seoul, South Korea. Photo by Associated Press


Chinese Get Earful From Newt Speaker Critical Of China’s ‘Freedom’

It’s safe to say that students at the Foreign Affairs College of the People’s Republic of China probably haven’t heard many lectures like the one they heard Saturday from U.S. …


Gore Broaches Political Change With Students Speech Shifts Focus Of China Trip From Contracts To Political Reform

Vice President Al Gore, on a visit to Beijing to shore up U.S.-Chinese relations, delivered a veiled but unmistakable appeal Wednesday for political change in China in a speech to …


Chelsea Takes Center Stage She’s Poised, Articulate In Impromptu Q&A;

Chelsea Clinton stands with Mam Joan Koisiaga, director of the Olturoto Village, and other teens as they walk through the village. Photo by Associated Press


King Hussein To Pass Through Idaho Falls

King Hussein of Jordan is scheduled to fly into the Idaho Falls Municipal Airport today on his way to Jackson, Wyo. Hussein had postponed plans to arrive on Thursday, said …


First Lady Presses For Women’s Rights

Hillary Rodham Clinton landed in male-dominated Zimbabwe on Friday with the message that a democratic government cannot succeed if it devalues women. “A democracy depends on the full integration of …


Gorton Trade Trip Aided By Scrutinized Group Demos’ Controversial Huang Helped Found Thai Council

A Thai business group linked to the spreading controversy over Democratic campaign contributions helped fund a trade trip by Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., to Thailand last November. The 12-day trip …


Gore Meets Mandela, Tutu

Vice President Al Gore saw the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, introduced the country’s first Peace Corps volunteers, and discussed “everything under the sun” with Desmond Tutu on the …


Albright Focuses On Nato Issues, Isolating Terrorists Secretary Of State Tries To Avoid Spat Between France And Italy

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright waves to reporters Sunday in Rome. Photo by Associated Press


Cross-Country Cuisine Montana’s Lone Mountain Ranch Offers Distinguished Dining For Winter Recreation Enthusiasts

1. Two cross-country skiers make their way past one of the cabins at Lone Mountain Ranch. Photo by Lone Mountain 2. Jean MacInnes runs the Bohart Ranch that offers a …


The Essence Of Winter: Stehekin The Season Is Unbowed In This Lake Chelan Village

Boats deliver visitors to Stehekin on Lake Chelan. Photo by Tom Streiffert


Winter Remedies Two Retreats Tucked Away In The Pristine Cascade Wilderness Offer Respite From Seasonal Blues

1. A snowmobiler pauses to take in the stunning scenery of the Cascades. Photo by Nancy Sefton 2. Nestled among the snow-covered trees, Mountain Home Lodge looks like something straight …


Business Connections Object Of Otter Trip

Lt. Gov. Butch Otter will lead a three-state trade mission to Mexico in search of new business for Idaho companies. Eight Idaho companies will take part in the Jan. 25-Feb. …


President’s Swing Through Pacific Called A Hit Trade And Personal Ties Strenghthened, Burma Singled Out For Repression, Drugs

Capping a 12-day tour through Asia and the Pacific, President Clinton on Tuesday stressed U.S. commitment to the region while pledging not to impose a vision of government on any …


U.S., China Optimistic After Talks Despite Lack Of Breakthroughs, Two Sides Say Relations On Mend

President Clinton leads Pacific Rim leaders, form left, Koo Chen-Fu of Taiwan and Prime Minister Banhard Silpa-Crcha of Thailand, in the wave Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Clinton’s Aussie Trip Resembles Campaign He Works Crowds, Talks Of 21st Century; Patient Prime Minister Overlooks Faux Pas

Clinton at the Sydney Opera House. Photo by Associated Press


Sen. Murray Visiting Israel

Sen. Patty Murray is spending the week in Israel, where she and several Seattle area community leaders will meet with politicians and policy-makers and tour religious sites. The trip is …


Pope Prepares For Visit To Poland In May

Pope John Paul II will make his seventh visit to his native Poland next spring. He will appear at the International Eucharistic Congress May 25-June 1 in Wroclaw, papal nuncio …


Kempthorne Visiting Asia To Boost Trade

Sen. Dirk Kempthorne left Washington, D.C., on Monday on an eight-day trip he hopes will boost Idaho’s foreign trade connections in Asia. The Idaho Republican is among six senators on …


Lowry To Embark On Last Trade Mission Governor Will Visit Japan, Taiwan To Conduct Investment Seminars

Gov. Lowry and trade officials will leave Sunday for Japan and Taiwan. Photo by Associated Press,


The Great American Road Race With New, Higher Speed Limit Laws On The Books In Most States, Americans Are Driving Faster Than Ever Before

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Pope Makes Strong Showing

Winding up a trip that was a test of his health and his popular appeal, Pope John Paul II showed on Sunday that he still has the stamina to meet …


John Paul Ii Healthy; Planning More Trips

John Paul II is basically healthy and plans to make plenty of foreign trips in the coming months, the Vatican said Saturday as the pope ended a visit to Hungary …


Rowers Rescued From North Sea

Two Norwegians who tried to row across the North Sea were picked up by a fishing vessel Thursday. The two men were “distressed and dehydrated” when they were rescued by …


Prince Andrew Will Visit Seattle, Tour Navy Bases, Boeing

Prince Andrew is scheduled to arrive in Seattle on Sunday for a three-day visit to tour Navy bases at Bangor and Whidbey Island, Boeing facilities in Everett and Seattle and …