Kennedy family http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29262/all en Schwarzenegger: Simple Austrian upbringing made me green http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/schwarzenegger-simple-austrian-upbringing-made-me-green <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger credited his simple upbringing amid the lakes and hills of Austria for a recent conversion to fully fledged green activism, the latest stage in his varied career.</p> <p>The former body-builder, star of the "Terminator" action films and governor of California grew up in Thal, a small village in the Austrian province of Styria, and emigrated to the United States at the age of 21.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/schwarzenegger-simple-austrian-upbringing-made-me-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Europe Kennedy family Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:31:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743151 at http://www.globalpost.com Stars pressure Congress to act on gun control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/stars-pressure-congress-act-gun-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hollywood celebrities and children of slain Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy joined shooting victims Wednesday in demanding tougher action from US lawmakers on reducing gun violence.</p> <p>Comedian Chris Rock, aging Grammy-winner Tony Bennett and actress Amanda Peet brought their starpower to Congress to press for legislation that outlaws military-style assault weapons, mandates background checks for all gun purchases, and makes arms trafficking a federal crime.</p> <p>Such proposals have been introduced or are being drafted, but Congress has yet to act.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/stars-pressure-congress-act-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Human Interest Kennedy family Politics United States AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:47:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748045 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-JFK items auctioned 50 years after his assassination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/update-1-jfk-items-auctioned-50-years-after-his-assassination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Add details from auction)</p> <p>By Daniel Lovering</p> <p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Feb 17 (Reuters) - President John F. Kennedy's Air Force One bomber jacket sold for $570,000 at an auction on Sunday of items that belonged to a longtime aide, nearly 50 years after the president's assassination.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/update-1-jfk-items-auctioned-50-years-after-his-assassination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bouvier family Entertainment Human Interest Kennedy family United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 03:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758647 at http://www.globalpost.com JFK birthday card from son, other items auctioned for up to $2M http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/jfk-birthday-card-son-other-items-auctioned-2m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Lovering</p> <p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Feb 18 (Reuters) - Thousands of items that belonged to a longtime aide of President John F. Kennedy sold for as much as $2 million in an auction that ended on Monday, nearly 50 years after the president's assassination.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/jfk-birthday-card-son-other-items-auctioned-2m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bouvier family Entertainment Human Interest Kennedy family United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759215 at http://www.globalpost.com Arnie to edit US bodybuilding magazine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/arnie-edit-us-bodybuilding-magazine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austrian-born movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named as senior editor of a bodybuilding magazine he ran before becoming governor of California, its publisher said Monday.</p> <p>The 65-year-old, who made his name as Mr Universe before becoming a Hollywood star and then politician, is returning as Group Executive Editor for Muscle &amp; Fitness and Flex magazines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/arnie-edit-us-bodybuilding-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Kennedy family AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:16:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773296 at http://www.globalpost.com Caroline Kennedy may be next U.S. ambassador to Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/caroline-kennedy-may-be-next-us-ambassador-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is leaning toward picking Caroline Kennedy to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, a source familiar with the process said on Monday.</p> <p>The 55-year-old daughter of former President John Kennedy would be the first female U.S. ambassador to Japan. She was one of the earliest backers of Obama in his first presidential campaign in 2008 and her endorsement was significant in helping him defeat Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary that year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/caroline-kennedy-may-be-next-us-ambassador-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bouvier family Business Environment Health Kennedy family Politics United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:32:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798824 at http://www.globalpost.com Caroline Kennedy eyed for Japan ambassador post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/caroline-kennedy-eyed-japan-ambassador-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama is close to naming Caroline Kennedy, daughter of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, to the high profile post of ambassador to Japan, reports said Monday.</p> <p>Kennedy, 55, who was an early supporter of Obama's 2008 primary campaign before he took on and beat Hillary Clinton's Democratic machine, has long been a rumored choice for the plum Tokyo post.</p> <p>But speculation flourished anew Monday on reports in the Washington Post and New York Times that she was actively being vetted for the appointment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/caroline-kennedy-eyed-japan-ambassador-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Caroline Kennedy Environment Health Kennedy family Massachusetts Politics United States AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798857 at http://www.globalpost.com Caroline Kennedy eyed for Japan ambassador post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/caroline-kennedy-eyed-japan-ambassador-post-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama is close to naming Caroline Kennedy, daughter of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, to the high-profile post of ambassador to Japan, an official said Monday.</p> <p>Kennedy, 55, who was an early supporter of Obama's 2008 primary campaign before he took on and beat Hillary Clinton's Democratic machine, has long been a rumored candidate for the plum Tokyo post.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/caroline-kennedy-eyed-japan-ambassador-post-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Caroline Kennedy Environment Health Kennedy family Massachusetts Politics United States AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798883 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan welcomes JFK daughter as mooted US envoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/japan-welcomes-jfk-daughter-mooted-us-envoy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The mooted appointment of the daughter of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy to the high-profile post of ambassador to Japan, was greeted enthusiastically in Japan on Tuesday.</p> <p>Caroline Kennedy, 55, who was an early supporter of Obama's 2008 primary campaign before he took on and beat Hillary Clinton's Democratic machine, has long been a rumoured candidate for the plum Tokyo post.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/japan-welcomes-jfk-daughter-mooted-us-envoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Kennedy family Massachusetts Politics United States AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:30:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799036 at http://www.globalpost.com Bidding hot for chance at coffee with Apple chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bidding-hot-chance-at-coffee-apple-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook was a hot opportunity on Wednesday as bidding quickly topped $70,000 for the chance being auctioned to raise money for a human rights group.</p> <p>A bidder identified as rory.oneill3 at the Charitybuzz website seemed intent on taking the prize of being able to spend 30 minutes to an hour with Cook over coffee in his office at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.</p> <p>The high bid hit $72,777 by 2:00 pm (2100 GMT).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bidding-hot-chance-at-coffee-apple-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronics Human Interest Kennedy family Technology United States AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:15:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824596 at http://www.globalpost.com Bidding hot for chance at coffee with Apple chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/bidding-hot-chance-at-coffee-apple-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook was a hot opportunity on Wednesday as bidding hit $160,000 for the chance being auctioned to raise money for a human rights group.</p> <p>By nightfall, a bidder identified as Clearcrate.com at the Charitybuzz website was in the lead for the prize of spending 30 minutes to an hour with Cook over coffee in his office at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.</p> <p>The high bid was $160,000 by 9:00 pm (0400 GMT 25-April).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/bidding-hot-chance-at-coffee-apple-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronics Human Interest Kennedy family Technology United States AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 04:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824743 at http://www.globalpost.com Prominent U.S. Keystone critic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to visit oilsands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/prominent-us-keystone-critic-robert-f-kennedy-jr-visit-oilsa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EDMONTON - One of the most prominent and recognizable U.S. critics of the Keystone XL pipeline project is coming to Alberta to have a look at the oilsands for himself.</p> <p>But environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says he doesn't expect the visit to change his opinion.</p> <p>Kennedy says he's coming at the invitation of environmentalists and aboriginals and will try to understand the benefits that oilsands development has for the Canadian economy.</p> <p>He's also trying to set up meetings with oilsands producers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/prominent-us-keystone-critic-robert-f-kennedy-jr-visit-oilsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kennedy family Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Technology United States The Canadian Press Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:32:22 +0000 The Canadian Press 5856503 at http://www.globalpost.com Fire lit from JFK's eternal flame arrives in Ireland for Saturday ceremonies marking his visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130620/fire-lit-jfks-eternal-flame-arrives-ireland-saturday-ceremon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN - A torch lit from the eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy's graveside has arrived in Ireland ahead of ceremonies planned to mark the 50th anniversary of his 1963 visit.</p> <p>The flame was flown from the United States and arrived Thursday in a specially designed miner's lamp identical to the one used to bring the Olympic flame from Athens to London last year.</p> <p>Kennedy became the first American president to visit Ireland during his well-remembered four-day visit that celebrated the family's Irish roots.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130620/fire-lit-jfks-eternal-flame-arrives-ireland-saturday-ceremon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bouvier family Eternal flame Kennedy family The Canadian Press Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:04:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5862371 at http://www.globalpost.com Kennedys light flame in Ireland to mark iconic JFK trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130622/kennedys-light-flame-ireland-mark-iconic-jfk-trip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN (Reuters) - Relatives of President John F. Kennedy lit a flame in Ireland on Saturday to mark the anniversary of his 1963 visit to the country, a landmark in its post-independence history.</p> <p>Kennedy's visit, just five months before his assassination, was the first by a serving U.S. president and cemented the strong links between the nations forged by waves of emigration.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130622/kennedys-light-flame-ireland-mark-iconic-jfk-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bouvier family Kennedy family United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 22 Jun 2013 22:02:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5864698 at http://www.globalpost.com Book Talk: Scholar unearths Rose Kennedy's less public side http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/book-talk-scholar-unearths-rose-kennedys-less-public-side <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Suzanne Barlyn</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rose Kennedy's public image as the stoic matriarch of America's most famous political family is one that she carefully cultivated, but writer Barbara Perry reveals a more vulnerable side in "Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch."</p> <p>The biography of Rose Kennedy, who lived to age 104, includes hundreds of details from her voluminous personal diaries and letters made public by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in 2006.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/book-talk-scholar-unearths-rose-kennedys-less-public-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bouvier family Kennedy family Rose Kennedy United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 28 Jun 2013 02:02:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5869960 at http://www.globalpost.com