Washington, Oct 22 : The US has announced a $2 billion package of military aid to Pakistan even as it asked Islamabad to get tough with terrorists that threaten its neighbours, the world and Pakistan itself.
The five-year assistance package covering 2012-2016 was announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday at the start of the final day of the latest Washington-Islamabad strategic talks. The deal is subject to Congressional approval.
Washington, Oct 7 : As India assumes a more global leadership role, the United States is "very bullish" on India, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton describing President Barack Obama's upcoming visit as "yet another very clear statement" of US support.
The US relationship "is going from strength to strength" she said at the 12th annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit here Wednesday when asked by HSBC India chief Naina Kidwai about her expectations of Obama's India visit in early November.
Washington, Oct 7 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed speculation that she could switch jobs with Vice President Joe Biden before the 2012 election.
Rumours of a possible swap elevated when Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said on CNN Tuesday night that the White House was keeping that option open.
But the White House and Clinton have flatly rejected the suggestion.
"I have absolutely no interest and no reason for doing anything other than just dismissing these stories and moving on, because there's just no - we have no time," Clinton said Wednesday. "We have so much to do. And I think both of us are very happy doing what we're doing."
Washington, Sep 29 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged India to "buy American" as it upgrades its defence capabilities as the United States has the finest military hardware in the world.
That was the message she gave Indian Defence Minister A. K. Antony during a 30-minute meeting Tuesday when they talked about regional issues such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to State Department spokesman Phillip. J. Crowley.
"They agreed that India and the United States have a mutual interest in a stable Afghanistan, and the Secretary welcomed India's contributions in terms of diplomacy and development in building its own relationship with Afghanistan," he said.
New York, Sep 15 : A former fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, Indian American Reshma Saujani, failed in her bid to challenge veteran Democrat Carolyn Maloney in a New York party primary.
But as a first-time candidate Saujani, 34, a former hedge fund lawyer, Tuesday posed a serious challenge to Maloney, 64, in her "Silk Stocking District", which encompasses much of Manhattan's East Side and a chunk of Western Queens.
Maloney, declared the victor with 81 percent of the vote and 35 percent of precincts reporting till midnight, is all but guaranteed re-election in November in the heavily Democratic district. However, her opponent in the general election is yet to be determined.
Washington, Sept. 9 : The United States is taking steps to lay the foundation for indispensable partnership with India, said Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
Addressing the Council on Foreign Relations here on Thursday, Clinton described India as the world’s largest democracy, which has a very large convergence of fundamental values and a broad range of both national and regional interests.
"We are laying the foundation for an indispensible partnership. President Obama will use his visit in November to take our relationship to the next level," she said.
Washington, Sept. 9 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said that the United States faced a number of challenges in the global context, none of which could be viewed or could exist in isolation.
Addressing the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) here, Clinton said that Washington is working to support direct talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Washington, Sep 8 : As a Florida church vowed to move forward with a controversial plan to burn the Koran, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined other US officials in condemning it as "disrespectful and disgraceful".
"We sit down together for this meal on a day when the news is carrying reports that a pastor down in Gainesville, Florida plans to burn the holy Koran on September 11th," she told guests Tuesday at the Department of State iftar, where she was joined by Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith, an Indian American.
Washington, Sep 4 : A Chicago dentist is paying for a new ad advocating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make a second presidential run in 2012.
Clinton, who accepted the top diplomat's job under Obama after her Democratic rival's victory in 2008, has said she will not run for president again.
The ad initially aired Wednesday in New Orleans, according to CNN, which first reported the story.
"She has more experience working in and with the White House than most living presidents," the text of the ad reads. "She is one of the most admired women in our nation's history. Let's make sure the president we should have elected in 2008 will be on the ballot in 2012."
Washington, Sep 2 : The United States has designated the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Pakistani Taliban, linked to the botched Times Square bombing attempt by a Pakistani American, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday also designated two senior TTP leaders Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali Ur Rehman as specially designated global terrorists as the US imposed financial and travel sanctions on the Pakistan based group that trained Times Square suspect Faisal Shahzad.
Washington, Sep 1 : The US formally designated the Pakistani Taliban as a terrorist organization Wednesday, slapping sanctions and travel bans on its leadership.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a public notice that the group met the criteria to be listed as an international terrorist organization under US law.
The Pakistani Taliban has been blamed for the attempted May 1 bombing of Times Square in New York, and other attacks in Pakistan. The group is also known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP.
Washington, Aug 14 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called key regional leaders, continuing the America's push to start Middle East direct talks, the State Department said Friday.
"Secretary Clinton discussed with Israeli Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu on issues to be resolved for direct negotiations to begin," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in his Twitter messages.
"Secretary Clinton also talked with Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh and Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit about negotiation details," Crowley was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
Washington, Aug 12 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday urged Republican Senators to support the passage of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, warning the failure of approval could hurt the country's national security.
Clinton said the Senate has enough time to review the detailed information of the treaty, it must act because the national security is at risk, Xinhua reported.
Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had delayed a vote on ratification of the treaty until the middle of September.
New York, Aug 2 : Former US President Bill Clinton was left teary whereas Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was ?floating on a cloud? when their only daughter tied the knot with her long time beau Marc Mezvinsky in a grand ceremony.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the ex-President and Secretary of State got married to Marc on the sun-splashed banks of the Hudson River in Rhinebeck.
When the former President took his daughter''s hand on the dance floor, he transformed from the paradigm of presidential poise to plain ol'' blubbering Bubba.
Washington, July 15 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would hold `most vital' high-level security talks in Islamabad before landing in Kabul for the donors conference scheduled to be held on July 20, America's special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has said.
Addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Holbrooke said Clinton is likely to meet several top officials besides holding talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during her stop over in Islamabad.
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