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Obama Meets with Labor Leaders on US Fiscal Cliff

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. labor leaders met with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, calling on him to reject deep cuts in pensions and health care for the elderly as he works to resolve crucial government financial issues by the end of the year. Newly re-elected, Mr. Obama is turning this week toward a series of talks at the […]

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Obama Meeting with Union Leaders on US Fiscal Cliff

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. labor leaders are meeting with President Barack Obama Tuesday, calling on him to reject deep cuts in pensions and health care for the elderly as he works to resolve crucial government financial issues by the end of the year. Newly re-elected, Mr. Obama is turning this week toward a series of talks at the […]

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Cambodia: ASEAN Ministers Agree ‘Key Elements’ of Sea Code

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia says Southeast Asian foreign ministers have moved closer to agreement on guidelines for preventing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. A Cambodian foreign ministry official said Monday top diplomats of the Association of Southeast Asian nations made progress in drafting a maritime Code of Conduct, or COC, on the first day of an […]

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South China Sea Set to Dominate ASEAN Talks

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian foreign ministers have opened a five-day meeting that is expected to be dominated by a territorial dispute centering on the South China Sea. Officials from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) began the talks Monday in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. The South China Sea is home to vast fishing grounds […]

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G8 Talks Focus on Syria, Iran, N. Korea

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations are meeting for a second day in Washington for discussions that include the continuing violence in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran and North Korea’s missile launch plans. The two days of talks are aimed at setting the agenda for next month’s G8 summit at the […]

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G8 Talks Focus on Syria, Iran, N. Korea

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has stressed the urgent need to resolve security concerns about Syria, Iran and North Korea, as she opened a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations in Washington. The two days of talks are aimed at setting the agenda for next month’s G8 summit […]

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Syria, Iran, N. Korea Dominating G8 Talks

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Syria, Iran, and North Korea are dominating the Group of Eight foreign ministers’ meeting in Washington, led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The two days of talks are aimed at setting the agenda for next month’s G-8 summit at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. Secretary Clinton said the ministers are alarmed at […]

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Iran Intelligence Chief Visits Saudi Arabia

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian officials say the country’s intelligence minister held talks with the Saudi crown prince earlier this week, in the first diplomatic meeting between the two countries since the United States accused Iran of backing a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington. There are few details of the meeting in Riyadh between Iranian Intelligence […]

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NATO, Russia Still at Odds Over Missile Shield

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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NATO foreign ministers have failed to ease Russian fears over a proposed missile defense shield in Europe. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday the sides still have differences about the proposal but plan to keep talking. He also rejected Russia’s claims the shield could be used against Russia. Rasmussen spoke following a meeting […]

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NATO, Russia Still at Odds over Missile Shield

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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NATO foreign ministers failed to ease Russian fears over a proposed missile defense shield in Europe. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday the sides still have differences over the proposal but plan to keep talking. He also rejected Moscow’s claims that the shield could be used against Russia. Rasmussen spoke following a meeting […]

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