Articles by Nedra Pickler

State Tells Jews to Fight Case in Russian Courts

  • 29 June 09
  • The Associated Press
The Russian government told a U.S. court on Friday that American judges have no authority to tell it how to handle sacred Jewish documents held in its state library that were seized by the Nazi and Soviet armies.

U.S. Judge Orders Russia To Preserve Jewish Texts

  • 26 January 09
  • The Associated Press
A U.S. judge has ordered Russia to preserve sacred religious documents that members of a Hasidic Jewish movement fear could be headed to the black market.

Obama Selects Emanuel as His New Chief of Staff

  • 06 November 08
  • The Associated Press
President-elect Barack Obama chose Representative Rahm Emanuel, a fellow Chicago politician, to be his White House chief of staff, his first selection for the new administration, Democratic officials said Wednesday.

Bernanke Named as U.S. Fed Chief

  • 25 October 05
  • The Associated Press
U.S. President George W. Bush nominated top White House economic adviser Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board on Monday to succeed the near-legendary Alan Greenspan.

Bush Was Amazed by Red Square

  • 13 May 05
  • The Associated Press
U.S. President George W. Bush said he was amazed to sit in Red Square this week and celebrate the end of World War II in Europe next to President Vladimir Putin.

Sharon and Bush Meet to Iron Out Disputes

  • 12 April 05
  • The Associated Press
Bush pledges to make an issue of planned Israeli settlement expansion that would violate the 'road map' to peace.

Bush Firm Despite Ukrainian Pullout

  • 05 April 05
  • The Associated Press
U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday that seeing Iraq through reconstruction to a stable and secure democracy was a worthy cause that the United States would press regardless of whether coalition partners such as Ukraine remained there.

Bush Has Harsh Words for Syria

  • 03 March 05
  • The Associated Press
U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday pointedly ordered Syria out of Lebanon, saying the free world is in agreement that Damascus' authority over the political affairs of its neighbor must end now.

Edwards Gets Tough Ahead of Super Tuesday

  • 02 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Fighting against time and his inability to move to the top of polls, Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Senator John Edwards sharply attacked front-runner Senator John Kerry as a Washington practitioner of politics as usual as Tuesday's 10-state slate of contests that could decide the race approached.

Clark Ends Bid as Kerry Rolls On

  • 12 February 04
  • The Associated Press
His front-runner status bolstered by dual Southern victories, John Kerry is looking to Wisconsin to dispatch the dwindling field of Democratic U.S. presidential rivals still clinging to hope.