U.S. Middle East Peace Envoy George Mitchell meets with Egypt's foreign minister in Cairo.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks aren't likely to resume unless Israel reinstates its moratorium on building new settlements in the West Bank, Egypt's foreign minister said Sunday after meetings with U.S. mediator George Mitchell.
CNN's John Defterios talks to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad about his independent state plan.
Palestinian officials met with U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell on Thursday and called for Israel to halt settlement activities, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.
Israeli FM Avigdor Liberman at the UN says everything is 'relative' in building a two-state solution.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. special Mideast envoy Wednesday that he is committed to reaching a peace agreement with Palestinians, according to a statement released by Netanyahu's office.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the issues that diplomats will attempt to deal with at the Middle East peace talks.
An uptick of violence along the Israel-Gaza border marred expressed optimism for success in a fresh round of Middle East peace talks that continued Wednesday in Jerusalem.
The arduous Middle East peace talks continued on Tuesday in Egypt, where officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority "have begun a serious discussion on core issues," a top U.S. diplomat said.
The reaction to the U.S. invitation for direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians next month was swift.
The U.S. envoy to the Middle East said he held "productive" talks with Palestinian leaders to advance peace talks.
George Mitchell, the U.S. envoy to the Middle East, said he held "candid" and "productive" talks on Saturday with Palestinian leaders in his latest push to advance direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Security and border-issues were the main topics on the agenda Thursday at a meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Middle East Envoy George Mitchell.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders have accepted indirect talks, according to George Mitchell, the Obama administration's special envoy for Middle East peace.
U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East ended a four-day trip to Israel and the West Bank with no breakthrough in persuading Israelis and Palestinians to go back to the negotiating table.
George Mitchell, U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, was in the region on Thursday, in a bid to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. He planned to spend three days in Jerusalem and Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the West Bank.
Israeli government ministers Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a temporary freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank in an effort to restart peace talks with the Palestinians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces a temporary settlement freeze for the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with the top U.S. envoy to the Middle East on Friday was "useful and constructive," the Israeli leader's office said.
President Obama will host meetings Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the White House announced Saturday.
The hopes for renewed Israeli-Palestinian talks dimmed Friday despite the fast-paced shuttle diplomacy efforts of top U.S. diplomat George Mitchell.
A week of U.S. diplomatic maneuvering in the Middle East began Sunday with special envoy George Mitchell meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before heading to Israel and Egypt.
U.S. envoy George Mitchell underscored Wednesday the Obama administration's support for a two-state solution in the volatile Middle East and called for a "prompt resumption" of talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
A look back at President Obama's trip to the Mideast and Europe.
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday stressed the need for a two-state solution in the quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace, a position out of step with the current Israeli government.
U.S. envoy George Mitchell was in Israel on Thursday for his first visit since right-wing politician Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister.
The Obama administration will provide an additional $20.3 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, the State Department said Friday.
Hamas gives money to Gazans whose homes were destroyed or damaged in fighting with Israel. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
The Obama administration will announce an additional $20 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza on Friday, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.
Doctors in Gaza struggle to cope with the many injured. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama's top envoy to the Middle East spent Thursday conferring with Palestinian and Israeli officials in an attempt to maintain the Hamas-Israel cease-fire and regenerate a static peace process.
CNN's Nic Roberston reports on the Arab response to President Obama's overtures.
A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza will hold only if Hamas ends weapons smuggling into Gaza and halts rocket fire into Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the top U.S. envoy to the Middle East on Wednesday, Israeli media reported.
President Obama's newly appointed envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is due to arrive in the region on Tuesday to try to shore up a fragile cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas leadership.
Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell is named special envoy to the Middle East.
Middle East special envoy George Mitchell could be traveling to the region as early as next week, two Obama administration officials said.
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell was named special envoy for the Middle East during an event at the State Department on Thursday afternoon.
By March 30, 2006, baseball commissioner Bud Selig, against the advice of many of his closest advisers, knew he had to take the risk of springing open the lid to the Pandora's box of the sport. It had been eight years since an Associated Press reporter saw andro in Mark McGwire's locker (the moment Selig described as his epiphany when it came to performance-enhancing drugs in baseball), five years since Selig pushed through a drug-testing program for minor leaguers, and three years since the major leagues adopted such tests. But when SI published an excerpt from Game of Shadows that March, yet another signal that the story and the discovery of steroids in baseball were not going to stop, Selig knew baseball could not keep running from its past.
WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball is toeing the foul line. Members of the congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are still far from convinced that MLB can wage a successful, long-term war on performance-enhancing drugs, but the consensus among committee members following Tuesday's hearing was that they heard just enough so that legislative intervention will not be immediately forthcoming.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, union head Donald Fehr and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell testified about baseball's steroids issue before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday. SI.com's Michael McCann answers the key questions.
George Mitchell, the senator-turned-baseball-investigator who last month linked dozens of players to steroid use, on Tuesday told a House committee that he firmly believes the former trainer who says he injected pitching ace Roger Clemens with performance enhancers.
Seven-time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens addresses the media about his alleged steroid use.
In the opener of Congress' baseball/steroids doubleheader, baseball commissioner Bud Selig, union head Donald Fehr and former Senate majority leader George Mitchell are to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday. SI.com's Michael McCann answers the key questions.
Only through a tiny keyhole could George Mitchell view the dimly lit room of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, his scope constricted by a stiff code of silence among union members and a drug policy crafted and administered by the commissioner's office and the union to be opaque where convenient rather than fully transparent. Even thus blinkered, the former U.S. senator got as roguishly ugly a glimpse of baseball as ever has been seen.
He's been a federal judge. He served in the U.S. Senate for a dozen years, including a six-year term as Majority Leader. He helped broker a peace deal in Northern Ireland. He was once tipped as a Supreme Court nominee. But it's hard to imagine that George Mitchell had ever endured more scrutiny and attention than he did on Thursday when he released his long-awaited report, a 400-plus-page documentation on baseball's Steroid Era. With backlash just beginning, Mitchell sat down on Friday afternoon with SI.com.
A lawyer for Roger Clemens strongly denies the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used steroids to pump up his body and his pitching statistics.
SI.com spoke with two legal experts to get a deeper understanding of the Mitchell Report, its fallout and what the next steps should be. Eric Delinsky, a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder in Washington, D.C., is a white collar criminal litigation attorney. The other is Robert J. Kheel, who taught a course on Sports and the Law at Columbia Law School and is a partner in the litigation department at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in New York emphasizing on sports and labor law. (Wilkie was a former representative for MLB in labor negotiations in the 1980s and early 1990s and handled some litigation for MLB earlier this decade. Kheel represented MLB in some drug grievances cases in the 1980s.)
After three news conferences, almost 80 named players, more than 300 pages and just one brave soul in an entire union, what are we to make of the Mitchell Report? Glad you asked. Here's the nuts and bolts of it.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Page after page, Roger Clemens' name was all over the Mitchell Report.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks with former Senator George Mitchell about his report on drug use in Major League Baseball.
Twenty-one months ago, when George Mitchell undertook what everyone said was an impossible task, critics were suggesting he'd strike out with his steroid investigation. As it turns out, even without a solid investigative performance enhancer such as subpoena power, Mitchell still delivered a home run.
At this point, now that George Mitchell has finished administering baseball's public and self-appointed flagellation, the easy thing for Bud Selig to do would be to head back to his office, lick his wounds and look forward to making more gobs of money next season. Discipline the drug cheats named in Mitchell's voluminous report? Drag out this thing more? What good would that do? Can't we all just move along already?
Dozens of stars have been named in the investigation into baseball's "Steroid Era" by former Sen. George Mitchell. Here is a complete list of players, past and present, "linked to performance-enhancing substances":
So 89 ballplayers may have used steroids. Sean Gregory explains what comes after baseball's day of reckoning
With the release of the Mitchell Report today, here are some key legal questions facing Major League Baseball and the players named in the report.
Sen. George Mitchell has unveiled the findings of his 20-month long investigation into the use of steroids in baseball. Please take a moment to answer the following questions.
Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens and Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte were the first names to emerge Thursday from the Mitchell report
Twenty months after former Maine Senator and statesman George Mitchell accepted the responsibility to investigate baseball's steroid problem, he is set to release his findings at a 2 p.m. news conference on Thursday. Early indications are that the long-awaited Mitchell Report will be a bombshell, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 to 70 players to be named as steroid users, according to several high-ranking team officials.
George Mitchell's report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball has been hanging over the game for more than a year and a half now. So it's probably not surprising that, as the former U.S. Senator readies to make his findings public -- reportedly later this week, or certainly sometime before Christmas -- the overwhelming emotion around baseball is not one of fear or apprehension, but of impending relief.
Former Senator George J. Mitchell will soon produce his much-anticipated report about the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by Major League Baseball players. As speculation swirls as to which players might be named, the report also poses a number of intriguing legal issues.
Kirk Radomski, the former Mets clubhouse attendant who admitted selling steroids to scores of major leaguers, recently has provided names of users in a meeting with baseball's lead steroid investigator, George Mitchell, SI.com has learned.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees slugger Jason Giambi met with George Mitchell on Friday, becoming the first active player known to talk with baseball's steroids investigator.
Bud Selig, in a Humphrey Bogart kind of way, is putting the screws to Jason Giambi. That might sound like some 1940s private eye flick, complete with the good guys in fedoras and Giambi under the hot glare of an interrogation lamp. But truth be told, it's probably not that far off.
Almost a year into Major League Baseball's investigation into its sordid steroids past, all exit signs seem to be pointing toward the one place that nobody really wants to go: Back to Capitol Hill, under the klieg lights, in front of a bunch of made-for-TV politicians looking for truth, blood and some face time on the evening news.
Last June, during a 6-21 stretch of amateurish baseball that effectively put the brakes on the Braves' streak of 14 straight division titles, it wasn't hard to figure out exactly what was wrong in Atlanta. The bullpen, a huge worry for the team since spring training, was undeniably and unequivocally awful. That month, the 'pen had five blown saves, a 1-5 record and a 5.13 ERA.
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