People: Dan gets desperate over his comeback to 1996
Friday 29 April 1994
He also has sharp comments for James Baker, the former Secretary of State, who, he writes, cared about only one thing: 'What was in it for Jim Baker?' And, he says, it was the National Security Adviser, Brent Scowcroft, not Mr Baker, who was the key player in foreign policy. Mr Quayle also provides a frank look at himself, calling one chapter 'Flaps, Gaffes - and Serious Diplomacy'.
The book, due out on 5 May, leaves little doubt that Mr Quayle feels he can do very well in a run for the top job in 1996. Recounting his election-night decision to depart gracefully, with no anger or bitterness, he writes: 'How you exit is important, especially if you're thinking of coming back.'
Like Kim Il Sung earlier this month, Saddam Hussein didn't have the great and good of the world flocking to Baghdad to help celebrate his birthday. Even the notorious stayed away. Vladimir Zhirinovsky declined an invitation from Saddam to attend celebrations of his 57th year, saying he had political obligations in Russia. Still, Iraq will party, willingly or not. Parades, football matches, music festivals and street parties were scheduled, with the biggest bash in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown.
The ongoing spat between China and Britain over Hong Kong has left Chris Patten, the colony's governor, socially isolated, according to a Peking-financed newspaper. 'Of all the governors of Hong Kong, Chris Patten is the most lonely,' the Hong Kong Commercial Daily said.
Mr Patten has most recently been left off next week's invitation lists for a luncheon at which Lu Ping, China's top official for Hong Kong, is to make a major speech, and for the ceremony to launch the first Hong Kong banknotes issued by the mainland Bank of China.
'China's stance of no dialogue with Britain remains firm' unless Mr Patten backs down on his democratic reform proposals, a Chinese official said. 'It is no surprise that the governor has not been invited' to functions hosted by business groups, added. Such groups are keen to 'take a piece of action' in China's economy.
Spanish missionary nuns have been awarded one of Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias prizes for their 'humanity and solidarity, which are exceptional examples for modern society'. The prize was given for their efforts to protect the lives of dozens of people caught up in the recent blood-letting in Rwanda. Sister Pilar Diez Espelosin received particular mention for the harrowing accounts of the Rwandan conflict she gave by telephone to Spanish newspapers and radio stations.
David Cameron stung by jellyfish: PM hurt after ignoring advice of locals while on holiday
South Korea ferry: Vice principal rescued from sinking ship found hanged
Oscar Pistorius trial: The case against Oscar Pistorius – and why the prosecution claims his story doesn't add up
Peaches Geldof funeral: Private ceremony to be held at same place as her mother Paula Yates on Easter Monday
Shropshire criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
- 1 Are you turning into your dad? The top ten signs you've embraced dad-ism revealed as survey says 38 is age men turn into their father
- 2 Overheard in Waitrose: documenting the chatter in 'Britain's poshest supermarket'
- 3 Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'
- 4 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 5 Grace Dent on TV: Game of Thrones has jumped the shark
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is a company that specializ...
£153.75 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is an innovative outsourcin...
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company has been providing on site ...
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: We've been supplying best of breed peopl...