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Clinton Travels to South Pacific to Reassert US Interests

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is traveling to the South Pacific for the start of an Asia-Pacific tour designed to reassert American interests in a region where China’s influence is growing. Clinton departed Washington Thursday for the Cook Islands, where she will become the first top U.S. diplomat to attend the annual Pacific Islands […]

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Clinton Heads for Talks in Asia, as China Protests

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads Thursday to the South Pacific for the start of an Asian tour expected to focus on China’s growing influence in the region. Clinton will begin her six-nation trip in the remote Cook Islands, where she will become the first ever U.S. secretary of state to attend the annual […]

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Clinton Presses Nigeria’s President on Security

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Nigeria’s president Thursday to step up efforts to combat growing extremist violence in the country’s north and central regions. Officials traveling with Clinton said she told President Goodluck Jonathan and top Nigerian security authorities that Washington stands ready to help train police and anti-terror units in the fight […]

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Clinton Presses Nigeria’s President on Security

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Nigeria’s president Thursday to step up efforts to combat growing extremist violence in the country’s north and central regions. Officials traveling with Clinton said she told President Goodluck Jonathan and top Nigerian security authorities that Washington stands ready to help train police and anti-terror units in the fight […]

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Clinton Presses Nigeria President on Security

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Nigeria’s president to adopt new strategies to halt escalating violence. Clinton traveled to the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Thursday, where she held talks with President Goodluck Jonathan and his security team. VOA’s correspondent Anne Look, who is traveling with Clinton, said the security talks were to focus […]

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Clinton Meets Nigeria President in Abuja

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Nigeria for talks with President Goodluck Jonathan and other leaders. She arrived in the capital, Abuja on Thursday amid calls she address Nigeria’s rising sectarian violence, widespread corruption and abuses allegedly committed by security forces. After meeting with President Jonathan, Clinton will hold talks with anti-corruption officials. […]

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Clinton Urged to Press Nigerian Leader to Address Violence

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making a brief visit to Nigeria Thursday for meetings with President Goodluck Jonathan and other leaders. She is traveling to the capital, Abuja, amid calls to urge Mr. Jonathan to address rising sectarian violence in Nigeria. Northern Nigeria is mostly Muslim. The south is mainly Christian. U.S.-based Human […]

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Clinton to South Africa: Take Greater Role on World Stage

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging South Africa – the continent’s largest economic power – to take a greater role on the global stage. The diplomat wrapped up her South Africa visit on Wednesday with a speech at the University of the Western Cape. She urged students to live up to the legacy […]

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US Begins Transfer of HIV/AIDS Program to South Africa

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington has begun transferring control of an anti-AIDS program to South Africa, which has the world’s highest rate of HIV infection. Clinton made the announcement Wednesday during a speech at the University of the Western Cape on the outskirts of Cape Town. She said the agreement is a […]

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Clinton Holds Dialogue with South African Leaders

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is attending high-level talks in South Africa, where she is calling for deeper ties between South Africa and the United States. Clinton noted South Africa’s growing influence on the world stage during a strategic dialogue Tuesday between U.S. and South African officials in the capital, Pretoria. The talks are […]

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