Hillary Clinton

US pledges $40 mn to Libya for arms stockpile safety

US pledges $40 mn to Libya for arms stockpile safetyWashington, Oct 19 - The US will allocate $40 million to secure and destroy stockpiles of weapons in Libya, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during her visit to Tripoli.

The US top diplomat met with Transitional National Council (TNC) leaders Mahmoud Jibril and Mustafa Abdel Jalil. She was the highest-ranking US official to visit Libya since 2008.

"We will stay focused on security: I am pleased to announce that we are going to put even more money into helping Libya secure and destroy dangerous stockpiles of weapons," Clinton said. "And the Administration, working with Congress, is going to provide $40 million to support this effort."


I will not run for president ever again: Clinton

 I will not run for president ever again: Clinton Washington, Oct 18 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made it very clear that she would never run for President again, though she did not completely discount another run for office.

On being asked whether she would ever run again for president, Clinton responded “no”.

“No, you know, Savannah, I’m very privileged to have had the opportunity to serve my country. I’m really old-fashioned. I feel I have made my contribution. I have done the best I can. But now I want to try some other things. I want to get back to writing and maybe some teaching, working on women and girls around the world,” Politico quoted Clinton, as saying.


Not running for president, Hilary Clinton reiterates

Not running for president, Hilary Clinton reiteratesWashington, Oct 17 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated Monday that she would not run for president again, but would turn to a life of writing and teaching after retirement.

In an interview broadcast on the NBC TV network's "Today" show, the top US envoy repeated her intention of leaving her current post after President Barack Obama ended his first tenure in early 2013, Xinhua reported.

Asked whether she would run for president again in 2016, Clinton said: "No, No."

"I'm very privileged to have had the opportunities to serve my country, and I am really old fashioned," she explained.


China’s stand to undermine currency to boost exports ‘not acceptable'': Clinton

China’s stand to undermine currency to boost exports ‘not acceptable'': Clinton Washington, Oct 15 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has that Washington should not continue to allow itself to be taken advantage of by China, which the West thinks undervalues its currency to boost exports around the globe.

"They continue to try to game the system to their advantage and our disadvantage. It is fitting and timely for us to be standing up and saying, ''this is not acceptable''," The Courier Mail quoted her, as saying.


Learn from India, put economics in foreign policy: Hillary Clinton

Learn from India, put economics in foreign policy: Hillary ClintonNew York, Oct 15 - The United States should take a cue from the leaders of emerging powers like India and Brazil who put economics at the centre of their foreign policies, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged policymakers.

"When their leaders approach a foreign policy challenge -- just as when they approach a domestic challenge -- one of the first questions they ask is, 'how will this affect our economic growth?'" she told the Economic Club of New York Friday in what was billed as a major economics and foreign policy speech.


Indian higher education leadership programme with Yale University

Indian higher education leadership programme with Yale UniversityWashington, Oct 14 - A first of its kind programme for leaders of Indian higher education at Yale University has been highlighted as an example of dynamic and innovative cooperation between the United States and India.

The India-Yale Higher Education Leadership Programme, developed after extensive discussions between Yale and Indian officials, came under the spotlight here Thursday at the first US India Higher Education Summit to promote deeper linkages in the area of higher education.


India, US to have more educational partnerships

India, US to have more educational partnershipsWashington, Oct 14 - India and the United States have agreed to broaden their knowledge partnership in pursuit of six key goals, including strategic institutional partnerships and exploring models for 'educational institutions for the 21st Century'.

The goals were outlined in a US-India Joint Statement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and India's Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal issued at the end of a day-long "historic" US-India Higher Education summit co-chaired by them.


US assures Indian students all help to sort out sham varsities

US assures Indian students all help to sort out sham varsitiesWashington, Oct 13 : Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday assured potential Indian students that the United States would to do everything possible to help them sort out real and sham institutions in the country.

The United States has expanded its advisory services for Indian students and their families to help "sort out misleading offers that come over the internet," she said inaugurating a day long education summit she is co-chairing with India's Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal.


Problem Pakistan needs to be part of solution in Afghanistan: Hillary Clinton

Problem Pakistan needs to be part of solution in Afghanistan: Hillary ClintonWashington, Oct 13 : Saying that "Pakistan has to be part of the solution, or they will continue to be part of the problem" in Afghanistan, the US is pushing Pakistan on several issues on which it holds Islamabad accountable.

"Everybody knows Pakistan has a big stake in the outcome of what goes on across their border, and they are going to be involved one way or the other," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said after a lecture on American Global Leadership at the Centre for American Progress Wednesday.


Clinton to hold Iran accountable for Saudi envoy plot

Clinton to hold Iran accountable for Saudi envoy plotWashington, Oct 13 - US State Secretary Hillary Clinton Wednesday vowed to hold Iran accountable for its alleged involvement in a "terror plot" to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Xinhua reported.

This plot was "a flagrant violation of international and US law and a dangerous escalation of the Iranian government's long-standing use of political violence and sponsorship of terrorism," Clinton said during an event organised by the Centre for American Progress.

"This kind of reckless act undermines international norms and the international system," she said. "Iran must be held accountable for its actions."


India-US education summit a 'very big deal'

India-US education summit a 'very big deal'Washington, Oct 12 - Describing the first Indo-US Higher Education Summit being held here Thursday as "a very big deal", a US official called it part of a continuing efforts to increase academic exchanges.

"Well, this education summit is a very big deal," State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland told reporters Tuesday ahead of the summit co-chaired by India's Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Georgetown University.

"This goes to our continuing effort to increase student-student exchanges; Americans living, learning, and working in India; Indians living, learning, and working here," she said.


US-India summit to strengthen higher education collaboration

US-India summit to strengthen higher education collaborationWashington, Oct 11 - The US and India hold their first ever higher education summit here Thursday aimed at strengthening higher education collaboration and exchanges between their institutions.

Co-chaired by India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the summit will provide a platform for government and education leaders to outline their vision for 21st century education engagement.


US committed to having long term ties with Pak: Clinton

US committed to having long term ties with Pak: Clinton Washington, Oct 10 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Washington is committed to having a long term relationship with Pakistan “despite the complexities and challenges that sometimes arise”.

“Though we have had our differences, both of our countries recognise the critical need for continued cooperation across a wide range of issues and especially in our shared fight against terrorism. Together we have worked to destroy, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda,” The Nation quoted her, as saying.


India’s leadership will positively “help to shape” Asia Pacific’s future: Clinton

 India’s leadership will positively “help to shape” Asia Pacific’s future: Clinton Washington, Oct 10 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said India’s leadership will positively “help to shape” the future not only of South and Central Asia, but also of the Asia Pacific region.

She also urged India not just to “Look East, but to engage the East”, The Nation reports.

Appreciating India’s engagement with other countries, Clinton said it could serve as a model for the entire region.

She further insisted that Washington is committed to having a strong and constructive relationship with India and China. (ANI)


US looks to India, China to attract investment

US looks to India, China to attract investmentWashington, Oct 8 - With the share of foreign investment coming into the US falling down dramatically, officials and business leaders are looking at ways to attract investments from India, China, Brazil and other emerging economies.

Hosting a discussion of the President's Jobs Council here Friday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the body will make recommendations to President Barack Obama on ways to make the US more attractive to foreign companies.


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