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Typhoon Vincente Lashes Hong Kong

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Hong Kong say a powerful typhoon injured more than 100 people as it slammed into the territory overnight, bringing winds that uprooted trees and sent debris flying. Typhoon Vincente had winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour before striking Hong Kong, prompting authorities to raise a typhoon warning to its highest level […]

China Signals Readiness for South China Sea Talks

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wrapped up regional meetings in Asia with a call for southeast Asian nations to work “collaboratively and diplomatically” to resolve territorial disputes, such as disagreements over the South China Sea. At a news conference Thursday, Clinton said all parties involved in claims to the disputed waters should refrain […]

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China Signals Readiness for South China Sea Talks

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say China may be prepared for talks with its neighbors on a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held in talks in Cambodia Thursday with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who U.S. officials say cautiously signaled his country’s willingness to take […]

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ADB Says Weak Export Markets Hurting Developing Asia

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank says the financial crisis in Europe and sluggish economic recovery in the United States are hurting growth in developing Asian countries. In a report released Thursday, the ADB says growth in Asia slowed during the first half of the year as struggles in Europe and the United States cut demand for […]

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Clinton Urges Multilateral Solutions for Territorial Disputes

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is urging southeast Asian nations to work “collaboratively and diplomatically” to resolve territorial disputes, such as disagreements over the South China Sea. In remarks prepared for a conference Thursday in Cambodia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says multilateral talks should be used to address ways to settle the disputes. She says the […]

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Clinton Attends ASEAN Meetings Amid US Focus on Region

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Cambodia for a busy day of talks with southeast Asian officials. She is attending meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Thursday as well as holding separate sessions with foreign ministers from the region. Chief among the talks is Clinton’s meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang […]

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Clinton Arrives in Cambodia for ASEAN Ministers Meeting

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Wednesday, to attend a meeting of the region’s foreign ministers. Clinton will also host a large gathering of U.S. business executives in Cambodia to discuss ways of increasing U.S. exports to the region. She is also expected to roll out what officials […]

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Clinton, Lao Leaders Discuss Vietnam War Legacy Issues

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met with leaders in Laos to discuss environmental protections for the Lower Mekong River Delta and issues dating back to the Vietnam War. She is the first secretary of state to visit Laos in 57 years. The two sides talked about continued U.S. aid in helping dispose of […]

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Clinton in Laos for High-Level Talks

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Laos for high-level talks on regional developments and ASEAN integration efforts. It is the first visit to the communist country by a secretary of state in 57 years. Clinton’s agenda Wednesday includes talks with the country’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, as well as Prime Minister […]

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Top U.S. Diplomat to Visit Eastern Asia

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is headed for Paris, then east Asia, to attend conferences on Syria and Afghanistan before making a historic visit to the east Asian nation of Laos. Secretary Clinton is set to arrive in Paris on Thursday, where she will attend the third meeting of the […]

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