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US urges talks as world watches for N. Korea missile

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Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the US will talk with North Korea if it takes “meaningful steps” towards peace, as the world watched to see if Pyongyang will mark its founder’s birthday with a missile launch.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Health issues cloud end of Clinton’s reign

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In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. AP FILE PHOTO

Four years ago Hillary Clinton was welcomed with resounding cheers by hundreds of staff at the State Department as, on her first day as the top US diplomat, she declared “a new era for America.”

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clinton suffers concussion, forced to stay home

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Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP FILE PHOTO

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is recovering at home after suffering a concussion, a spokesman said Saturday. “While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” Philippe Reines said in a statement. “She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors.”

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Watchdog lifts tight monitoring of Zimbabwe diamonds

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A UN-mandated global watchdog on Friday agreed to end a year of monitoring controls on Zimbabwe’s diamond trade, saying the government had allayed concerns over its remote Marange mines.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US working with Arab, African nations to protect missions

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Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas during clashes near the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Protesters clashed with police near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for the third day in a row. Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi vowed to protect foreign embassies in Cairo, where police were using tear gas to disperse protesters at the U.S. mission. AP/Khalil Hamra

The United States is working with Middle East and North African nations, particularly Tunisia and Sudan, to beef up security at its missions hit by violent protests, US officials said Friday.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Up to 27 million people living in slavery – US

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Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton holds up a copy of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report during a ceremony marking the occasion at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. AP/Cliff Owen

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery around the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton estimated Tuesday as the US unveiled its annual report into human trafficking.

Posted: June 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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