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Clinton, Pacific Leaders Agree on Gender Equality

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined Pacific leaders in a call for full gender equality – equal treatment of men and women in all parts of social, economic and political life. Clinton and other leaders attending the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum signed a joint statement in the Cook Islands Saturday, noting that overall […]

Clinton, Pacific Leaders Agree on Gender Equality

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined Pacific leaders in a call for full gender euqality – equal treatment of men and women in all parts of social, economic and political life. Clinton and other leaders attending the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum signed a joint statement in the Cook Islands Saturday noting that overall […]

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Clinton: Pacific ‘Big Enough’ for US and China

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. secretary of state has called on China to act in “a fair and transparent way” in the South Pacific. Hillary Clinton spoke at the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum Friday in the Cook Islands where she announced $32 million in new U.S. programs for the region on issues ranging from sustainable development, climate change […]

US: ‘Important Progress’ Achieved at Pacific Trade Talks

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. says that “important progress” has been achieved during the latest round of talks aimed at crafting a wide-ranging trade pact with eight other Pacific nations. The countries concluded their 13th round of negotiations on Tuesday in the western U.S. city of San Diego. U.S. trade officials said “particularly significant” progress was made on […]

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Panetta to Unveil Future US Defense Strategy for Asia-Pacific

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has begun a nine-day journey to Asia-Pacific to promote the Obama administration’s plans to shift its primary military focus to the region. Panetta will give a major speech at an annual Asian security conference in Singapore Saturday, outlining Washington’s plans to increase the number of U.S. troops and military equipment […]

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ADB Forecasts Mild Economic Slowdown for Pacific

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank says economic growth in the Pacific region will decline slightly in 2012. The Manila-based lender says the region’s growth will slip by one percentage point from last year’s 7.0 percent rate, due to slower growth in resource-exporting economies. The report covers 14 mainly Pacific island countries, including Papua New Guinea and […]

6.6 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.6 earthquake has hit the Santa Cruz islands, part of the Pacific’s Solomon Islands group. The earthquake struck Monday afternoon 353 kilometers east of Kira Kira, at a depth of 39 kilometers. The USGS said no destructive tsunami threat exists. However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said “earthquakes of […]

APEC Outlines of Pacific Trade Deal Reached

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: APExpress 4 – 11/12/2011 5:06:00 PM – BC-ABCN1:wsObamaAPECSummit APExpress 4 – 11/12/2011 5:03:00 PM – AP-APTN-2030: ++US APEC Hu)) The United States and eight other nations, at a meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, have reached the broad outlines of an agreement to create a Pacific Rim free trade zone. In a joint statement Saturday, the […]

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Obama Embarks on Asia-Pacific Mission

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has departed on a nine-day trip aimed at improving U.S. ties with countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Obama will first host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in his native state of Hawaii. He is expected to discuss a proposed Pacific Rim free trade zone that includes the United States, […]

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Obama Embarks on Asia-Pacific Economic Mission

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is leaving Washington Friday on a nine-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region focused on boosting Washington’s ties with the growing economic power. Mr. Obama will spend the first leg of his journey hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic forum in his birthplace of Honolulu, Hawaii. On the president’s agenda is discussion of a […]

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