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Amid Maritime Disputes, ASEAN Officials Meet in Manila

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Against a backdrop of tense territorial disputes, top government officials and security experts gathered Wednesday in Manila for the opening of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ annual maritime conference. Though the annual meeting is to focus on protecting water resources and securing regional trade routes, it comes at a sensitive time when four ASEAN […]

Obama: Women’s Issues ‘Impact All of Us’

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama used a White House conference on women Friday to highlight steps his administration has taken to improve opportunities and access for women in areas such as education, business and health care. Addressing Friday’s Forum on Women and the Economy, President Obama said women are not some monolithic bloc or “interest group” […]

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White House Hosts Forum on Women and the Economy

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The White House is hosting a conference Friday to highlight ways the Obama administration has “helped create economic security for women.” Valerie Jarrett, chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, opened Friday’s Forum on Women and the Economy. She said President Barack Obama has taken “historic steps” to appoint more women to […]

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Investment Forum Seeks New Business for Haiti

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Business leaders are discussing new possibilities for Haiti at a conference designed to bring more money and jobs to the impoverished Caribbean nation. The two-day Invest in Haiti Forum in the capital, Port-au-Prince, is aimed at highlighting business opportunities in the country. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organized the event along with the Haitian government […]

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Jordan’s King Calls for Economic Recovery in Middle East

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Jordan’s King Abdullah has urged attendees at an international forum to encourage economic growth in the volatile Middle East. Speaking to an audience at a two-day special meeting of the World Economic Forum, the king said jobs are urgently needed in the region to counteract the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. He said […]

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International Counterterrorism Forum Convenes

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 2:31 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, have headed up the launch of a new multilateral organization aimed at fighting terrorism. The new group – the Global Counterrorism Forum – was launched Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The group includes […]

Clinton Global Initiative Takes on Job Creation, Child Marriage, Sustainable Consumption

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says economic troubles in the U.S. should not stop the global powerhouse from making investments in development in the rest of the world. Speaking Tuesday at the start of his third annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president said most places are facing greater difficulties than the […]

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Threat of Rising Seas Dominates Pacific Islands Forum

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 2:41 am (UTC-5)
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Pacific island leaders are pressing their appeal for international assistance to deal with rising seawaters caused by global climate change. The issue dominated the opening session Wednesday of the Pacific Island Forum in New Zealand. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and senior officials from the European Union, France, China, Indonesia, and the United States are […]

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ASEAN Opens Maritime Forum Amid South China Sea Disputes

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Naval chiefs from the ASEAN member states are meeting in Hanoi to discuss regional maritime security issues, including a territorial dispute between some ASEAN nations and China. Malaysia’s top naval commander, Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, urged China to “respect the sovereignty and integrity” of regional nations during the session Wednesday. Vice Admiral Alexander Pama, […]

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Merkel, Medvedev Address Russian-German Forum

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed a wide range of topics on the second and final day of an annual Russian-German forum in Hanover . The German and Russian leaders spoke Tuesday about their countries’ business ties and international issues, including the ongoing Libya conflict and Europe’s debt crisis. Ties between […]

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