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Originally posted 01/20/2004 8:07AM
Monday's Martin Luther King Day was a special one for U2's Bono, who as a teen in Dublin was deeply affected by the violent unrest in Northern Ireland -- and yearned for a call for peace of the kind once promoted by the Rev. Dr. King, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 01/13/2004 3:55PM
National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has rejected an offer by Bono to sing during the Feb. 1 Super Bowl halftime show in Houston, as part of an effort to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in Africa, New York's Daily News reports.
Originally posted 09/17/2003 01:00PM
Irish rock star and active humanitarian Bono urged President Bush on Tuesday to step up funding on AIDS initiatives but left the face-to-face meeting with the Chief Executive disappointed, reports Reuters.
Originally posted 06/13/2002 01:00PM
U2, Dr. Dre and The Beatles -- even though they broke up in 1970 -- were reportedly last year's highest-grossing acts in the music biz.
Originally posted 05/21/2002 12:00PM
A fact-finding mission, rather than a concert schedule, has the Irish rocker hitting 11 destinations with U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.
Originally posted 03/15/2002 11:00AM
The Irish rocker says his role as a D.C. "pest" helps urge President Bush to pledge an extra $5 billion in aid to developing countries, plus $500 million to AIDS research, reports the Associated Press.
Originally posted 02/15/2002 11:00AM
Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Drew Carey and even Cher turn out to recognize the humanitarian contributions of the U2 singer, who considers himself an agitator.
Originally posted 04/22/1999 12:00AM
Muhammad Ali joined U2 singer Bono in London Tuesday night in boosting a plan to convince Western countries to cancel the debts of the world's poorest nations. The proposal, formulated by a coalition of more than 70 volunteer groups known as "Jubilee 2000," got the high-profile push from pop stars and others at Tuesday's Brit Awards, a yearly event recognizing musical accomplishments. Bono received a special award recognizing the coalition's efforts to lobby the richest nations to write off the debts of the poorest countries by next year. He passed on the award to former world heavyweight boxing champion Ali, an ambassador for the campaign, who was standing in the crowd.
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