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#Jimmy Carter

# jimmy-carter - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Jimmy Carter hospitalised for brain surgery following recent falls

Carter was US president from 1977 to 1981.

# jimmy-carter - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Former US president Jimmy Carter has announced he is battling cancer

90-year-old Carter served as Democratic president between 1976 and 1980.

# jimmy-carter - Monday 1 September, 2014

READ: Former US President Jimmy Carter's appeal to TDs over prostitution

Short version: “Get a move on, guys.”

# jimmy-carter - Thursday 2 May, 2013

North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts'

Pae Jun-Ho, also known as Kenneth Bae, has been sentenced to 15 years of prison labour for “hostile acts” against the communist regime.

# jimmy-carter - Thursday 25 April, 2013

PIC: The world's most exclusive club holds a rare meeting

Shootin’ the breeze at the opening of George W Bush’s presidential library in Dallas, Texas earlier today.

# jimmy-carter - Sunday 4 November, 2012

VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads Wonkery This post contains videos

VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads

From Eisenhower to Obama versus Romney, this video shows how campaign videos have changed (and how a lot has remained the same…)

Nobel Prizes and Viagra: Here's what happens to US presidential election losers US 2012 This post contains videos

Nobel Prizes and Viagra: Here's what happens to US presidential election losers

Winning Nobel Prizes, making Viagra ads, and playing ‘Mitt Romney’ – just some of what the losers of past US presidential elections have done and what might await Romney or Obama on Wednesday morning.

# jimmy-carter - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions US 2012 This post contains videos

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions

After the Republicans formally nominated Mitt Romney at their convention last week, it’s the turn of the Democrats to endorse Barack Obama once more. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# jimmy-carter - Friday 11 November, 2011

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech? Presidential Poems This post contains videos

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?

Or will he follow in the footsteps of his American counterparts and invite another poet to the stage?

# jimmy-carter - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Mary Robinson finishes tour of North Korea

Ireland’s former president travelled with other retired leaders to assess the North’s food shortages, help to repair relations with the South and appeal for nuclear disarmament.

# jimmy-carter - Friday 27 August, 2010

FORMER AMERICAN PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter is expected to arrive back in Boston this afternoon after a three-day trip to North Korea – bringing with him an American who had been detained by the communist country since January.

Aijalaon Mahli Gomes, 30, had been arrested on January 25 after crossing into North Korea from China. He was sentenced to imprisonment at a labour camp and fined around $700,000 for illegally entering the country.

The North Korean state-run news agency described the release – which came after Carter’s visit prompted a pardon of Gomes’ apparent crime – as a “manifestation of [its] humanitarianism and peace-loving policy”.

It added that Carter had “made an apology to Kim Yong-Nam [the president of the national assembly] for American Gomes’ illegal entry into the DPRK and gave him the assurance that such case will never happen again on behalf of the government and the ex-president of the US.

“He asked Kim Yong Nam to convey to General Secretary Kim Jong-Il a message courteously requesting him to grant special pardon to Gomes to leniently forgive him and let him go home.”

A spokesman for the US Department of State said that America appreciated “former President Carter’s humanitarian effort and welcome[d] North Korea’s decision to grant Mr Gomes special amnesty.”

Gomes had lived in Seuoul before his detention, and was the fourth American to have been arrested for sneaking into the country in the last two years.

Bill Clinton had taken a similar mission last year to secure the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Time magazine suggested that Carter had been deployed on the mission as he did not hold any position in the Obama administration.

Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for having been the only American commander-in-chief not to have ordered troops into battle.

# jimmy-carter - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

FORMER US PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter is planning a trip to North Korea to negotiate the release of an American man sentenced to eight years in prison there.

Boston resident Aijalaon Mahli Gomes, 30, was arrested after crossing into North Korea from China on 25 January.

He was sentenced to imprisonment at a labour camp and fined around $700,000 for illegally entering the country.

Carter will be operating as a private citizen, and not in any capacity connected with the Obama administration. Time reports that Carter was picked for the mission because he is no longer a government employee.

North Korea has allegedly agreed to release Gomes to Carter.

Bill Clinton operated in a similar capacity last summer when he travelled to North Korea to accompany Laura Ling and Euna Lee home. The two reports had been arrested for illegally entering the country and were held for 140 days.

Clinton’s visit raised a series of questions about what the relationship between the White House and North Korea involved, and to what extent communication was being held between the two.