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US Defense Secretary Departs on Trip to Asia

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta left for Asia, where he aims to strengthen ties with allies of the United States. Panetta’s first stop is Indonesia, followed by Japan and South Korea, where bases form the core of the U.S. military presence in Southeast Asia. The defense secretary will meet with leaders and government officials. Several […]

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Clinton: US Held Talks with Militant Haqqani Network

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confirmed that the United States has reached out to the militant Haqqani network in a bid to end the violence in war-torn Afghanistan. Clinton said Friday that Pakistani government officials helped set up the preliminary meeting between American officials and the Haqqani network to test the al-Qaida-linked group’s […]

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Clinton: US Held Talks with Militant Haqqani Network

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confirmed that the United States has reached out to the militant Haqqani network in a bid to end the violence in war-torn Afghanistan. Clinton told a roundtable of journalists in Islamabad Friday that Pakistani government officials helped set up the preliminary meeting between American officials and the al-Qaida-linked […]

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Clinton Intensifies Pressure on Pakistan to Tackle Insurgents

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is looking to Pakistan to “take strong steps” to deny Afghan insurgents safe havens and encourage the Taliban to enter peace talks after 10 years of fighting. Clinton spoke Friday in Islamabad alongside Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. The top U.S. diplomat said Pakistan […]

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Asia Markets Mostly Lower

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian markets closed mostly lower Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost a fraction of a percent to finish at 8,677. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained just one quarter of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,025. Share prices were lower in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Mumbai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Wellington, but higher […]

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Clinton Continues Talks with Pakistani Officials

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Pakistan to deny safe havens to insurgents and to encourage the Taliban in Afghanistan to enter peace talks after 10 years of fighting. She spoke Friday in Islamabad during a news conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. Khar admitted Pakistan could do a better job […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Lower

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost a fraction of a percent to finish at 8,677. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained just one quarter of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,025. Share prices were lower in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, and Wellington, but higher in Tapei. In currency […]

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Clinton Continues Talks with Pakistan Officials

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Pakistan to deny safe havens to insurgents and to encourage the Taliban in Afghanistan to enter peace talks after 10 years of fighting. She spoke Friday in Islamabad during a news conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. Both U.S. and Afghan officials have accused Islamabad […]

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Clinton Presses Pakistan to Eliminate Militant Safe Havens

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Islamabad late Thursday, where she is expected to deliver a blunt warning to Pakistan to remove Taliban safe havens on its soil. Clinton, arriving from Kabul, Afghanistan, is traveling with a large U.S. contingent for two days of talks with Pakistani leaders. Her high-ranking delegation includes U.S. […]

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Clinton Presses Pakistan to Eliminate Militant Safe Havens

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Islamabad late Thursday, where she is expected to deliver a blunt warning to Pakistan to remove Taliban safe havens on its soil. Clinton, arriving from Kabul, Afghanistan, is traveling with a large U.S. contingent for two days of talks with Pakistani leaders. Her high-ranking delegation includes U.S. […]

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