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Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton planning to re-enter 2012 Presidential race?

Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton planning to re-enter 2012 Presidential race?Washington, Dec 20 : Speculations are rising that former and current female secretaries of states, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, are planning to enter the 2012 presidential race.

Joseph Curl, former White House correspondent for the Washington Times, wrote that Rice could provide a much needed addition to the Republican race, strongly suggesting that she is the silver bullet for the vice presidential slot.

This comes amid reports that an anonymous group has arranged robocalls pushing Hillary Clinton as a spoiler democratic nominee, The Daily Mail reports.


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First US-Japan-India trilateral, say not aimed at China

First US-Japan-India trilateral, say not aimed at ChinaWashington, Dec 20 : As India, United States and Japan held their first trilateral meeting here, Washington and Tokyo affirmed a deepening of strategic ties with India and made it clear the dialogue was not directed against China.

In fact after a meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba Monday shortly before the official level trilateral, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Washington supported a similar trilateral meeting between US, Japan and China as proposed by Tokyo.


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Russian election protests came from within: Clinton

Russian election protests came from within: ClintonWashington, Dec 15 - Russian election protests did not come from the outside, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday in her first public response to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's accusations of interfering in Russia's domestic affairs.

The US administration, including Clinton, earlier voiced concern over irregularities reported by international observers at the Dec 4 parliamentary elections in Russia.

Clinton said the polls were neither free nor fair. Russia rejected the accusations.

"This was not about the United States. This was about the people of Russia," Clinton told the PBS television network.


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Clinton wraps up Myanmar visit

Clinton wraps up Myanmar visitWashington, Dec 2 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her three-day official visit to Myanmar Friday, saying there remains much work to be done with Myanmar in the democratisation process.

During the visit, Clinton met President U Thein Sein, Speaker of the House of Representatives U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the House of Nationalities and Union Parliament U Khin Aung Myint and Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin, Xinhua reported.

This was the first trip by a US secretary of state to the country since 1955.


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Pak, US should learn lessons from deadly cross- border NATO airstrike: Clinton

Pak, US should learn lessons from deadly cross- border NATO airstrike: ClintonWashington, Dec 1: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said her country and Pakistan should learn lessons from the cross- border NATO attack to jointly tackle terrorism.

Clinton also said that Washington is committed to undertaking a full probe into the attack that had killed 28 Pakistani soldiers.

Expressing regret over Pakistan’s withdrawal from a US-backed meeting on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany, she, alongwith Germany and Afghanistan, called on Islamabad to reconsider.


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US military to lead NATO raid probe

US military to lead NATO raid probeWashington, Nov 29 : The US military will lead the probe into the cross-border attack by NATO forces that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, the defence department said Monday.

The probe will "look at the full range of factors that contributed to this tragedy and it will be broad, expansive and thorough", the department's press secretary George Little said, adding that the US Central Command
(Centcom) will lead the investigation.

Twenty-four Pakistani soldiers were killed Nov 26 when NATO fighter jets and helicopters bombed two security posts in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border. Thirteen others were injured.


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Clinton cites ‘busy schedule’ to avoid criticizing GOP candidates’ credibility

Clinton cites ‘busy schedule’ to avoid criticizing GOP candidates’ credibilityWashington, Nov 19 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has avoided criticizing the Republican 2012 presidential candidates about their ability to deal with a crisis efficiently, saying that she has not been `paying a lot of attention' as she had been traveling quite often.

On being asked by a journalist whether "any of these Republican president candidates are ready to answer the 3:00 a. m. phone call?"-- a reference to Clinton's 2008 campaign ad that implied that the former first lady was the most prepared to deal with a crisis, she said: "I haven't been honestly paying a lot of attention."


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Civil war in Syria ‘possible’ if opposition grows there: Clinton

Civil war in Syria ‘possible’ if opposition grows there: ClintonWashington, Nov 19 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that a civil war in Syria is possible if the opposition grows stronger there.

"I think there could be a civil war with a very determined and well-armed and eventually well-financed opposition that is, if not directed by, certainly influenced by defectors from the army," Xinhua quoted Clinton, as saying.

"We''re already seeing that, something that we hate to see because we are in favor of a peaceful protest and non-violent opposition," she said, blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for provoking the opposition into "taking up arms."


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Hillary Clinton ‘surprised’ by Chelsea’s reporting job

Hillary Clinton ‘surprised’ by Chelsea’s reporting job Washington, Nov 19 : Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was ‘surprised’ by daughter Chelsea’s decision to take reporting job with NBC News.

On Monday, NBC had announced that Chelsea Clinton would work, as a correspondent on stories for it’s ‘Making a Difference’ series.

“I was a little surprised that she decided to go for it, but I’m very excited for her,” Politico. com quoted Hillary Clinton as telling MSNBC on Friday.

‘Making a Difference’ series runs on the ‘NBC Nightly News’ and ‘Rock Center With Brian Williams.’ Chelsea will also continue her graduate studies and work at her father’s foundation.


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Hillary Clinton believes ‘21st century belongs to Asia’

Hillary Clinton believes ‘21st century belongs to Asia’Washington, Nov 12 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said Asia will occupy the centrestage in strategic and economic affairs in the 21st century.

Clinton’s speech at the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) in Hawaii indicated that the western hemisphere’s influence in the world was rapidly waning, and the US was shifting its focus from Europe to Asia.

"It is becoming increasingly clear that the world''s strategic and economic centre of gravity will be the Asia-Pacific, from the Indian subcontinent to western shores of the Americas," the Independent quoted Clinton, as saying.


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Iran should answer questions raised by IAEA: Clinton

Iran should answer questions raised by IAEA: ClintonWashington, Nov 12 : The US is expecting Iran to answer the "serious" questions raised by the recent IAEA report on Tehran's nuclear programme, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.

Clinton made the remarks Friday during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Xinhua reported.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report says Iran continued nuclear weapons research and technology development after 2003, even after declaring a halt in its nuclear programme.


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US should continue providing financial aid to Pakistan: Clinton

US should continue providing financial aid to Pakistan: Clinton Washington, Nov 5 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the US should continue providing financial assistance to Pakistan, and warned that disengaging at this stage would undermine America’s national security interests.

Secretary Clinton’s message to Congress accompanies a status report on Pakistan and Afghanistan from the State Department, which also strongly endorses America’s continued engagement with both countries.


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Hillary Clinton’s mother passes away at 92

Hillary Clinton’s mother passes away at 92Washington, Nov 2 : Hillary Clinton’s mother Dorothy Rodham died at the age of 92 on Nov 1.

The Clinton family issued a statement saying that Rodham died shortly after midnight in Washington D. C. surrounded by her family.

The secretary of state had cancelled her trip to London and Istanbul to be at her mother''s side, Radar Online reported.


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Hillary Clinton's mother dies at 92

Hillary Clinton's mother dies at 92Washington, Nov 2 - Dorothy Howell Rodham, mother of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, passed away Tuesday at the age of 92 following illness, her family said.

Hillary Clinton cancelled a planned trip to London and Istanbul to be at her mother's side at a Washington hospital, Xinhua reported.

Born in Chicago in 1919, Rodham was the daughter of a city firefighter. She and her sister had to live with their paternal grandparents in California after their parents divorced in 1927.

She got married in Chicago in 1942 with Hugh E. Rodham, who was a successful businessman.


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Clinton would trounce Perry, Romney in race for White House

Clinton would trounce Perry, Romney in race for White HouseWashington, Oct. 28 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would trounce Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups for the presidency, a new poll has shown.

Clinton would beat former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by 17 points, 55 percent-38 percent, according to Time magazine.

And, the former first lady would blow away Texas Governor Rick Perry by 26 points, 58 percent-32 percent, Politico reports.

In contrast, that same poll shows that Obama leads Romney by only 3 percentage points and Perry by 12 points.


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