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UN Environmental Summit Wraps Up in Rio

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations environmental conference in Rio de Janeiro wraped up Friday, with representatives of more than 190 countries pledging to take action to promote sustainable development and lift billions of people out of poverty. Speaking on the third and final day of the Rio+20 summit, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for new […]

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UN Environmental Summit Wraps Up in Rio

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations environmental conference in Rio de Janeiro wraps up Friday, with representatives of more than 190 countries pledging to take action to promote sustainable development and lift billions of people out of poverty. Speaking on the third and final day of the Rio+20 summit, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for new […]

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Delegates at Rio Environmental Summit Draft Agreement

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Delegates in Rio de Janeiro have agreed on a draft document for world leaders to sign at this week’s Rio Plus 20 environmental summit. The draft calls for protecting the health of the globe while working to lift billions out of poverty through conserving natural resources instead of squandering them. Very few details from the […]

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Malawi Cancels AU Summit Over Bashir Controversy

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi says it will not host an upcoming African Union summit, after the AU insisted on inviting Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes. Speaking on state radio, Malawi Vice President Khumbo Kachali said the cabinet met Friday and decided not to host the summit. He said ministers based their decision on […]

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SCO Opposed to Military Intervention in Syria

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of a regional security bloc led by China and Russia wrapped up their annual summit in Beijing Thursday by voicing opposition to outside intervention in the Middle East. At the end of the two-day meeting, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization released a statement saying it is also against “forcing a handover of power or using […]

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Regional Bloc Summit Focuses on Afghanistan, Economic Cooperation

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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The future of Afghanistan is high on the agenda as the leaders of China, Russia and four central Asian states kick off an annual summit in Beijing on Wednesday. Ahead of the two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese President Hu Jintao said he envisions the regional bloc playing a deeper role in Afghanistan […]

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Regional Bloc Summit Focuses on Afghanistan, Economic Cooperation

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The future of Afghanistan is expected to be high on the agenda as the leaders of China, Russia and four central Asian states gather Wednesday for an annual summit in Beijing. Ahead of the two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese President Hu Jintao said he envisions the regional bloc playing a deeper role […]

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African Leaders Discuss Sustainable Development on Continent

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Several African presidents, ministers and senior officials are meeting in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, to discuss sustainable development on the continent. The two-day meeting takes place ahead of the United Nations Conference on Sustainability to be held in Rio de Janeiro in late June. Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama told the gathering Thursday that Africa’s […]

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African Leaders Discuss Sustainable Development on Continent

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Several African presidents, ministers and senior officials are meeting in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, to discuss sustainable development on the continent. The two-day meeting takes place ahead of the United Nations Conference on Sustainability to be held in Rio de Janeiro in late June. Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama told the gathering Thursday that Africa’s […]

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German Leader Pressed to Soften Austerity Stance on Greece

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure Wednesday in Brussels to soften her economic austerity stance that threatens to push Greece out of the euro currency zone. Leaders of 27 European Union countries discussed ideas on how to spur economic growth across the bloc and solve the European currency crisis during a dinner summit in the […]

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