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Bill Gates Teams With China on New Nuclear Reactor

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has teamed with China to jointly develop a new type of nuclear reactor, which would be better for the environment and reduce the need for uranium enrichment and reprocessing. Gates says the travelling-wave reactor technology is low-cost, very safe and will generate little waste. He spoke at a […]

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China, Gates Foundation Sign Agreement to Help Farming in Poor Nations

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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China has signed a deal with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide health and farm technology to poor and developing countries. Gates, co-founder of computer giant Microsoft, said Wednesday that the partnership shows the critical role that countries like China can play in new ways to cut hunger and poverty. He said China’s […]

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Gates Tenure Spans Two Administrations, Two Wars

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is the only Pentagon chief in U.S. history to be asked to remain in the post by a newly-elected president. Gates was sworn in under President Barack Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, in 2006, at a crucial point in the war in Iraq. He oversaw a troop surge in […]

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Gates Honored on Final Day as Defense Chief

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has awarded retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama presented the medal to Gates at an armed forces farewell tribute Thursday, Gates’ last day as defense chief. Mr. Obama called Gates one of the nation’s finest public servants and one of the best defense secretaries in […]

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Gates Set to Retire as US Defense Chief

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is retiring Thursday after leading the Pentagon for more than four years during key parts of the country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He took office in late-2006 under then-president George W. Bush, replacing former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and oversaw a troop surge in Iraq that analysts say helped […]

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Gates: Contacts Between US, Taliban Are ‘Very Preliminary’

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has acknowledged recent contacts between the United States and the Taliban but says any substantive progress in reconciliation between the Afghan government and the insurgents is probably months away. Gates spoke on U.S. television Sunday, in one of his last interviews before stepping down from his post June 30. […]

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Gates Meets with US Allies at Asian Security Conference

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs say military relations between the two countries have made some progress and are moving in a positive direction. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie, made the statement Friday in Singapore, where they held talks ahead of the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference. […]

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Gates Meets with U.S. Allies at Asian Security Conference

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs said Friday that military relations between the two countries had made some progress and are moving in a positive direction. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie made the statement Friday in Singapore, where they held talks ahead of the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue […]

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Gates Meets with U.S. Allies at Asian Security Conference

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is meeting with several of his Asian counterparts Friday in Singapore, ahead of the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference. After meeting with Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen, the two issued a joint statement praising what they called their two countries’ excellent and longstanding bilateral defense relationship. Ng […]

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Gates: US Won’t “Hold Down” Great Power China

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States understands that China has been a great power for thousands of years and will continue to be a great power into the future. Gates told reporters Thursday that the United States is not trying to “hold China down” but only to manage the military relationship in […]

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