Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton to visit Germany, S. Korea, Japan

Hillary Clinton to visit Germany, S. Korea, JapanWashington, April 12 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to travel to Germany, South Korea and Japan later this week, Xinhua Tuesday quoted the US State Department as saying.

During her three-day visit to Berlin, Germany from Wednesday to Friday, Clinton will "join foreign ministers from NATO and partner countries for an informal NATO foreign ministerial meeting," the statement said, adding these chief diplomats will discuss issues regarding Libya and Afghanistan.


Hilary Clinton criticizes China''s ''worsening'' human rights record

Hilary Clinton criticizes China''s ''worsening'' human rights recordWashington, Apr. 9: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned China for what she alleged as its worsening human rights record, and expressed concern over reports of Chinese intellectuals and activists being "arbitrarily detained" in recent weeks, including the arrest of prominent artist Ai Weiwei on Sunday.

Clinton expressed her views as the State Department released its annual report on human rights around the world.


Hilary Clinton to visit Japan next week

Hilary Clinton to visit Japan next weekWashington, Apr. 7: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Japan late next week, to enhance bilateral cooperation on the sideline of the country's triple disaster.

The US Government is exploring the possibility of talks between Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto.

Clinton will reaffirm Washington''s support for Japan's efforts to avert a nuclear disaster.

She has assured Japan that the US would support the country all the way in the wake of the disaster.


Clinton rejects Gaddafi’s ‘end NATO strike appeal’ to ‘son’ Obama

Clinton rejects Gaddafi’s ‘end NATO strike appeal’ to ‘son’ ObamaWashington, Apr 7: U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has rebuffed Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi's `end NATO strike appeal' to US President Barack Obama.

Obama has received a three-page letter from Gaddafi urging him to intervene and stop the Western air campaign against his forces.

However, Clinton insisted that the Libyan leader must withdraw his forces and go into exile.

"Gaddafi knows what he must do. There needs to be a ceasefire, his forces need to withdraw from the cities that they have forcibly taken at great violence and human cost," Sky News quoted Clinton, as saying.


Clinton tops Obama and others in administration: Gallup

Clinton tops Obama and others in administration: GallupWashington, Apr 3 : US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has received the highest approval ratings and beats other top members of the administration, including President Barack Obama, says a Gallup poll.

Gallup reported Clinton''s favorable rating as being 66 percent, up from 61 percent in last year and said this was her highest rating to date while serving in the Obama administration.

She beats other top members of the administration, including Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who received 54 percent, 46 percent, and 52 percent ratings, respectively, The Christian Science Monitor reports.


Gates, Clinton defend Libyan intervention, say it may last for months

Gates, Clinton defend Libyan intervention, say it may last for monthsWashington, Mar 28 : US Defence Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary Hillary Clinton are of the opinion that the Obama administration's decision of carrying out military action to avert a massacre in Libya is justified, adding that the operation could drag on for months or even into next year.

The duo said that the allied airstrikes had scored early successes, sealing off the skies over Libya and stopping Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces from entering the rebel stronghold city of Benghazim, The New York Times reports.


Clinton admits relations with Pak ‘very challenging’

Clinton admits relations with Pak ‘very challenging’Washington, Mar 28: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described relations between the United States and Pakistan as "very challenging".

It comes after Pakistan boycotted a trilateral meeting on Afghanistan in Brussels in protest at a drone attack on a tribal peace congregation in North Waziristan Agency, which killed over 40 innocent people.

Clinton said that Islamabad was caught between wanting to help and dealing with its own extremist threat.


‘I will stay until beginning of next term’, says Hillary Clinton

 ‘I will stay until beginning of next term’, says Hillary ClintonWashington, Mar 24: United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that she isn't planning to quit her job anytime soon.

"I will stay until the beginning of the next term, because I know it takes a while for people to get appointed and confirmed," Politico quoted Clinton, as saying.

"Obviously, there needs to be a seamless transition with whomever President Obama decides to appoint after he is re-elected, which I am confident he will be," she added.


Gaddafi may be considering exile despite claims of winning war: Clinton

Gaddafi may be considering exile despite claims of winning war: ClintonWashington, Mar 23: Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has spoken out for the first time in a week to assure his loyalists that the regime would defeat the international coalition who are carrying out attacks on his military forces, but US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is of the opinion that the dictator might be secretly considering seeking exile.

Addressing his loyalists in his residence compound near Tripoli, Gaddafi had declared last night that his regime is ready for an entrenched conflict.


Obama, Clinton accept resignation of US envoy to Mexico

Barack Obama, Hillary ClintonWashington, Mar. 20 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama have accepted the resignation of Carlos Pascaul, the country’s envoy to Mexico, following a reported spat with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

He resigned amid furor over a leaked diplomatic cable by wikileaks in which he complained about inefficiency and infighting among Mexican security forces in the campaign against drug cartels.

According to The Politico, diplomatic cables exposed by Wikileaks showed Pascual was doubting the Calderon government''s ability to deal with crime and corruption.


US ambassador to Mexico resigns over Wikileaks

US ambassador to Mexico resigns over WikileaksWashington, March 20 - The US ambassador to Mexico has resigned after the latest Wikileaks scandal involving comments criticizing Mexico's war against drug gangs.

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that it was with "great reluctance" that she had accepted the resignation of Carlos Pascual.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon reportedly expressed his anger to US President Barack Obama over the leaked cables and said he would struggle to still confide in Pascual, who had criticized the Mexican government and infighting between its agencies.


Clinton vindicated over UNSC Libya no-fly zone proposal

New York, Mar. 18: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's who has been pushing President Barack Obama to join the fight to liberate Libya from Muammar Gaddafi, felt vindicated Thursday, when the UN Security Council approved a resolution authorizing "all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians, including a no-fly zone.

Clinton's persistence in the anti-Gaddafi cause has been such a constant in the White House in recent days that Obama, according to reports, joked about Clinton lobbing rocks through his window during his remarks at Saturday night's Gridiron dinner.

Also, her revelation that she won't be staying on if there is a second Obama term, has not surprised her friends, who say she's spending more time considering her post-government options.


US paid no compensation to Pak victims’ families to secure Davis’ release: Clinton

US paid no compensation to Pak victims’ families to secure Davis’ release: ClintonWashington, Mar 17: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied that the United States paid any compensation to the relatives of the January 27 Lahore shootout victims to secure the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis.


Clinton not to be Secretary of State under re-elected Obama

Clinton not to be Secretary of State under re-elected ObamaWashington, Mar. 17: Hilary Clinton has said she would not keep her job as US Secretary of State if President Barack Obama is re-elected in 2012.

Clinton, who is currently in Cairo, gave a flat `no' answer when asked if she would serve in her present job, as Secretary of Defense or even as vice president in a Democrat administration if Obama wins a second term.

She insisted that she would not like to serve as a top US diplomat, despite Opinion Research Corporation survey, which suggest that nearly two-thirds of Americans support her.


No more government jobs for Hillary Clinton

Hillary ClintonWashington, March 17 : Hillary Clinton has made it clear that she doesn't want to be president, vice president, defence secretary or remain secretary of state if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

She has absolutely no interest in any other government job after she leaves the State Department, Clinton said in an interview with CNN in Cairo Wednesday.

"There isn't anything that I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or rewarding," she said, echoing comments made in several interviews in recent months.


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