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Clinton Expresses Concern About Increasing Armenia-Azerbaijan Tensions

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is very concerned about escalating tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan as she began a trip to Europe’s Caucasus region. Clinton told reporters in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, Monday that use of force in the majority ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh will not resolve the conflict. […]

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Secretary Clinton Extends US Support to Middle East Activists

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed Middle East democracy activists to the State Department Tuesday, asking for their input on how the United States can help advance freedom and human rights in the region. Greeting the activists before the meeting, Clinton called on them to give their “honest assessments” of the best ways for […]

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Clinton in India for Wide-Ranging Talks

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in India for two days of talks ranging from Iran to oil imports to Wal-mart. Clinton arrived in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, Sunday after visits to neighboring Bangladesh and China. On Monday, she is scheduled to meet with the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee — […]

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Clinton Promises Continued US Support for Rights Groups

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reminded U.S. diplomats of the need for support of civil society and human-rights organizations that have come under fire by governments in the Middle East and North Africa. Clinton told a group of American ambassadors gathered Tuesday in Washington that support for groups promoting “universal” human rights in […]

Clinton: US Will Remain Asian Power

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. strategic outreach to the Asia Pacific region will be a top priority as Washington transitions away from a decade of military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Clinton told a gathering of U.S. diplomats in Washington on Tuesday the future of Asia will continue to be vital to […]

Clinton: China Should Use its Power for Good

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging China to use its growing global influence to play a “constructive role” in world affairs. Clinton spoke in Washington Wednesday at an event marking the 40th anniversary of former President Richard Nixon’s groundbreaking 1972 trip to China. She says Beijing can no longer be what she calls […]

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Clinton: No Justification for Female Genital Mutilation

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says culture, religion, and tradition are not excuses for female genital mutilation. Clinton Thursday hosted the first-ever State Department event marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. She said many cultural traditions no longer exist because they are no longer acceptable. She says female circumcision […]

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Clinton Says US Focusing On Efficient Diplomatic, Aid Efforts

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is working “more deeply in fewer areas” as part of diplomatic and aid efforts to resolve conflicts and help countries become more self-sufficient. Speaking Wednesday at a town hall meeting at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Clinton said the emphasis is on “high-impact development” […]

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Clinton Holds Talks With Burmese Leaders

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Burma can improve relations with the United States if it releases all remaining political prisoners, ends violence against minorities and cuts military ties with North Korea. In a telephone call Saturday with the country’s Foreign Minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, Clinton said that Washington is committed to walking […]

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Clinton to Visit Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, Cape Verde

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit four nations in West Africa early next week aimed at highlighting good governance and economic development. The State Department announced the two-day trip Friday. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Clinton’s first foreign tour this year will take her to Liberia for the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for […]

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