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Cuba open to more direct talks with the U.S.: Clinton

Cuba open to more direct talks with the U.S.: ClintonSan Salvador, June 1 (ANI): Cuba has notified the Obama administration that it is ready to resume talks on migration issues and to negotiate direct postal service between the countries for the first time in decades.

It also agreed to cooperate with the United States on counterterrorism, drug interdiction and hurricane relief efforts.

US to come up with plan to jumpstart Mid-East peace talks: Clinton

US to come up with plan to jumpstart Mid-East peace talks: ClintonWashington, May 29 : Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the United States would present detailed plans on the Middle East peace process to the parties involved as part of its efforts to jump-start negotiations.

US to ensure every penny of Pak aid is utilized for intended purpose : Clinton

US to ensure every penny of Pak aid is utilized for intended purpose : ClintonWashington, May 21 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the Obama administration would ensure that US aid to Pakistan is not diverted to any other channel, and is utilized only for the purpose it is meant for.

"The administration will make sure that there's no diversion of money or any use of it other than what it is meant for," The Dawn quoted Clinton, as saying.

Hilary Clinton says US will not cede Asia-Pacific to anyone

Hilary Clinton says US will not cede Asia-Pacific to anyoneLondon, May 20 : Rejecting Australian Defence White Paper's claims that the US supremacy is fading in the Asia-Pacific region, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the US did not see the rise of China as "a zero-sum game" which would inevitably leave America weakened.

Speaking to the foreign press corps in Washington DC overnight, Clinton rejected that the economic rise of China and other nations in the region would inevitably mean that US power would decline after 2030 - and that Australia needs to prepare for that world.

US policy towards Pakistan has been ‘incoherent’ for last 30 years: Clinton

US policy towards Pakistan has been ‘incoherent’ for last 30 years: ClintonWashington, May 20 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the United States policies towards Pakistan have been inconsistent over the last 30 years.

"It is fair to say that our policy towards Pakistan over the last 30 years has been incoherent. I don't know any other word," The Dawn quoted Clinton, as saying.

US worries over Chinese, Iranian influence in Latin America

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ClintonWashington  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday the United States must reach out to Latin American leaders to reverse of the "disturbing" trend of growing Chinese and Iranian influence in the region.

"If you look at the gains, particularly in Latin America, that Iran is making and China is making, its quite disturbing," Clinton said after giving speech to State Departement employees.

US says military option in Iran would be ineffective

IranWashington, May 1 : The use of the military option against Iran to halt that country’s nuclear program would only yield temporary and ineffective results, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

Gates said a military attack on Iran would merely send the country''s nuclear program further underground. Instead, the United States and its allies must convince Teheran that its nuclear ambitions would spark an arms race that would leave the Islamic republic less secure.

Clinton seeks 'meaningful' steps against climate change

Clinton seeks 'meaningful' steps against climate changeWashington - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called for the development of "meaningful proposals" to combat climate change as she kicked off a two-day international conference in Washington. Warning that the pace of global warming is overrunning even "worst case" scenarios, Clinton said at the State Department Monday that the effort to reduce its effect must take place on national, regional and international levels.

Clinton assures Iraqis of US support despite withdrawal

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Baghdad - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton assured Iraqis on Saturday that both their countries were partners and that the US would continue to support them even as it withdrew combat troops. "Our strategy working with you may be a new phase, but I pledge our full and continuing commitment to Iraq and the Iraqi people," Clinton said in a press conference with her Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari, at the end of her one-day unannounced visit.

Clinton arrives in Iraq in unannounced visit

Hillary ClintonBaghdad- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in the Iraqi capital on an unannounced visit, Voices of Iraq news agency reported on Saturday. The visit comes at a time as the new US ambassador to Iraq, Christopher Hill, is taking up his office.

The trip - Clinton's first to Iraq as secretary of state - also comes after 48 hours of suicide bombings in Baghdad and other cities which have killed at least 155.

President Barack Obama vowed to withdraw US combat troops from Iraqi cities by summer during a recent visit to Iraq.

Clinton’s friends find new way to help her pay left over campaign debt

Clinton’s friends find new way to help her pay left over campaign debtWashington, Apr 24 : Us Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's friends have found a new way to help her pay most of the bills left over from her presidential campaign.

US election laws barred President Barack Obama from writing a big cheque to help settle Clinton's gaping campaign debt, but he and other Clinton allies found another way to help the Secretary of State pay presidential campaign debt, Politico reports.

Hillary urges donors to keep their pledges to help Pakistan

Hillary urges donors to keep their pledges to help PakistanWashington, Apr 23 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged nations who pledged more than five billion dollars to Pakistan last week, to keep their pledges.

In a testimony before the House Appropriations Committee, Clinton sought supplemental funding of 497 million dollars for Pakistan, saying that "progress in Afghanistan, we believe, depends on progress in Pakistan."

Pak abdicating to the Taliban: Clinton

Pak abdicating to the Taliban: ClintonWashington, Apr. 23 : US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has accused the Government of Pakistan of "abdicating" to the Taliban and other extremist groups by ceding large tracts of territory.

She said that the country's instability is a "mortal threat" to world peace.

"I think that the Pakistani government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and to the extremists," the New York Times quoted Clinton as telling the House Foreign Affairs Committee as she responded to questions on an array of topics.

Clinton mocks Cheney over his defence of waterboarding

Clinton mocks Cheney over his defence of waterboardingWashington, Apr 23 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has mocked former vice president Dick Cheney at a Capitol Hill review of her first three months in office.

"It won't surprise you that I don't consider him a particularly reliable source," Clinton said, dismissing Cheney's claim that classified documents prove that harsh interrogations of terror suspects yielded vital intelligence.

Fighting climate change is like losing weight: Hillary Clinton

Fighting climate change is like losing weight: Hillary ClintonLondon, Apr 23 : The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has compared the challenge of tackling climate change to her own fight to lose weight.

Speaking to State Department staff on Earth Day, Hillary said more must be done to reduce the department''s environmental footprint, reports The Telegraph.

"Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it''s kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about," she said to laughter.

Clinton objects to Pakistan's policy on extremists

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ClintonWashington  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that Pakistan's policy of ceding territory to Islamic extremists poses a serious threat that cannot be overlooked.

During testimony before the foreign policy committee in the House of Representatives, Clinton called on Pakistanis "to speak out forcefully against a policy that is ceding more and more territory to the insurgents, to the Taliban, to al-Qaeda, to the allies that are in this terrorist syndicate."

Hillary Clinton admits to past U.S. errors vis-à-vis Cuba

Hillary Clinton admits to past U.S. errors vis-à-vis CubaSanto Domingo (Dominican Republic), Apr. 18 : US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has candidly admitted to the United States having failed in trying to build its ties with Cuba, and suggested that the Obama administration will attempt to change the uncompromising policy of the previous Bush administration.

Hillary Clinton’s pal Carville would ‘be all for’ her appearing in risque ad

Hillary Clinton’s pal Carville would ‘be all for’ her appearing in risque adWashington, April 17: A long-time friend of Hillary Clinton jokingly said during an online radio show that he would have no qualms about the U. S. Secretary of State appearing in a risque promotional advertising campaign to make one million dollars to pay off the bills left over from her unsuccessful presidential bid.

James Carville's comment came while the show, sponsored by the Internet domain name registry and website-hosting firm Go Daddy, was being taped.

Hillary pays off 3.7 million dollars campaign debt

 Hillary pays off 3.7 million dollars campaign debtWashington, Apr 16 : Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid off 3.7 million dollars in bills left over from her failed presidential campaign, according to a report her campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The report shows that Clinton has only one vendor left to pay off: Pollster Mark Penn. Her campaign paid his firm three million dollars in the first quarter, but still owes it 2.3 million dollars.

Clinton’s new tactics to counter pirates include snatching their booty

Clinton’s new tactics to counter pirates include snatching their bootyNew York, Apr 16 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced new plans to battle the pirates in Gulf of Aden, which includes snatching their stolen booty, as the war on pirates escalated sharply in the Indian Ocean.

"We may be dealing with a 17th century crime, but we need to bring 21st century solutions to bear. Those plotting attacks must be stopped, and those who have carried them out must be brought to justice," the Daily News quoted Clinton, as saying.

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