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Karzai, Obama to Discuss Future in Washington

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to leave Monday for Washington to hold talks with President Barack Obama. U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said Thursday “there’s a lot to talk about” during Mr. Karzai’s visit. She said the discussions are expected to touch on everything from post-2014 U.S. military and financial assistance to wider […]

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Burmese President to Visit US

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s president leaves Monday for a U.S. visit at the same time that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is touring the United States. Thein Sein will address the United Nations General Assembly and highlight the reforms taking place in his long-isolated nation. The former general hopes to persuade Washington to lift sanctions against Burma, […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Supports Easing US Sanctions

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says there is a “great eagerness” in her country for U.S. sanctions to be removed. In a Tuesday speech in Washington, she said U.S. relations with Burma should be based on accountability. “I do not think that we need to cling on to sanctions unnecessarily because I want […]

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Clinton Welcomes Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has welcomed Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Washington at the start of the opposition leader’s first U.S. visit since her 2010 release from house arrest. In brief comments to reporters at the start of their meeting on Tuesday, Clinton said there was a great deal of excitement and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Begins US Tour

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi begins her 17-day visit to the United States in earnest Tuesday with events in Washington, including talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Aung San Suu Kyi, who traveled to Washington Monday, is also scheduled to deliver remarks as part of a discussion about Burma’s democratic transition and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Begins US Tour

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has begun a two-week visit to the United States, where she is to receive Congress’ highest honor. Aung San Suu Kyi traveled Monday to Washington, the city where she will spend the first four days of her trip. There she will receive the Congressional Gold Medal and also […]

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Clinton Pledges Support for Georgia Amidst Russia Presence

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has renewed calls for Russia to withdraw its forces from two breakaway republics of Georgia. Clinton made the call Tuesday when she met with Georgian leaders Tuesday in the Black Sea resort of Batumi to discuss security and political issues. She said the United States remains steadfast in its […]

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Sudanese VP Meets with Libya’s Interim Government

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 6:12 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Taha is expected to meet Thursday in Tripoli with leaders of Libya’s interim government. It will be the highest level meeting between the two countries since the fall of former leader Moammar Gadhafi. Sudan, whose foreign minister visited Libya in August, is eager to develop positive diplomatic relations with Libya’s […]

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Obama to Visit Australia in November

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Australia in November to mark this year’s 60th anniversary of the security alliance between the United States and Australia. The trip is the middle part of a three-legged journey during which Mr. Obama will host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Hawaii and join […]

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Rwandan President Makes First Visit to France Since 1994 Genocide

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has begun a visit to France, striving to rebuild ties that were shattered by accusations related to Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Mr. Kagame was scheduled to meet with Rwandan expatriates, French business leaders and French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his three-day visit. This is Mr. Kagame’s first trip to France since the […]

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