Hillary Clinton

US pledges support for "model" peace process in Northern Ireland

US pledges support for "model" peace process in Northern IrelandLondon/Belfast - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday praised the peace process in Northern Ireland as a "model for conflict resolution" around the world and urged its politicians to make peace "whole and permanent" in the province.

In an historic address to the Northern Ireland regional assembly (parliament), Clinton pledged Washington's support for the successful completion of the process of devolution in Northern Ireland.

US open to work with Al-Qaeda, Taliban members who cut terror ties: Clinton

US open to work with Al-Qaeda, Taliban members who cut terror ties: ClintonWashington, Oct. 9 : The United States is planning to work with those Al-Qaeda and Taliban members who cut-off their ties with these banned outfits, in order to resolve the Afghan crisis, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.

“The US government is considering working with those Al-Qaida members who part their ways with the outlawed outfit and obey the law,” The News quoted Clinton, as saying.

Clinton to attend signing of Armenia-Turkey agreement

Clinton to attend signing of Armenia-Turkey agreementWashington  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will attend the signing of an agreement by Turkey and Armenia on Saturday in Geneva to begin the process of normalizing relations, a US official said.

Clinton will join the gathering to show support for the historic agreement at the beginning of a European trip that also includes stops in Britain, Ireland and Russia.

Kerry Lugar Bill a ‘milestone’, critics should read it first: Clinton

Kerry Lugar Bill a ‘milestone’, critics should read it first: ClintonWashington, Oct. 7 : Terming the Kerry-Lugar Bill a ‘milestone’ in Pak-US bilateral relations, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked all critics of the 1.5 billion dollar annual assistance package to first read the Bill.

Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Washington, Clinton said the focus of the Kerry Lugar Bill would be to improve education, health and other basic amenities in the troubled nation.

Laura Bush has “lot of admiration” for Hillary Clinton

Laura Bush has “lot of admiration” for Hillary ClintonWashington, Oct 6 : Former American first lady Laura Bush says her admiration for Hillary Clinton has grown after she witnessed her “emotional and physical stamina” during the presidential campaign of 2008.

Rape used as weapon of war in Sri Lanka: Clinton

Hillary-ClintonSri Lanka on Thursday brushed aside US secretary of state Hillary Clinton's comment that rape was used as a weapon of war during the fighting against the separatist LTTE.

Indian women peacekeepers have set an example: Hillary Clinton

Hillary ClintonWashington, Oct 1 : In preventing violence against women and girls in Liberia, Indian women peacekeepers have set an example that must be emulated in UN peacekeeping missions across the world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.

"I recently met with an all women police unit from India in Liberia who provide an excellent example of the steps a UN mission can take in cooperation with the host government to prevent violence against women and girls," Clinton told the Security Council Wednesday.

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s ‘mutual admiration society’!

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s ‘mutual admiration society’!New York, Sep. 26 : Describing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as "the best public servant our family has produced," former US President Bill Clinton has admitted that his wife is better than him.

His praise came during the start of his annual global issues conference in New York, Sky News reports.

In return, Hillary offered praise: "I am very proud of my husband, and I think what he has invented and brought to life here is extraordinary."

Lawless Pak-Afghan border region epicenter of terrorism: Clinton

Lawless Pak-Afghan border region epicenter of terrorism: ClintonWashington, Sep. 22 : The United States has reiterated that the lawless tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border were the epicenter of terrorism.

In an interview to a private television channel, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlighted that the region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border was the ‘focal point’ of terrorism.

Clinton expressed concern over the Taliban gaining control in the region, and said that if they get control over Afghanistan again, then Al-Qaeda will stage a come back.

Pakistan, Afghanistan on top of US agenda for UN General Assembly: Clinton

Clinton condoles Mumbai attack victims, meets business leaders Washington, Sep. 20 : US Secretary of States Hillary Clinton has said that issues relating to Afghanistan and Pakistan are on top of America’s agenda for the forthcoming UN General Assembly.

Addressing a gathering at the Brookings Institution here, Clinton said the United States would focus on various issues like the on going struggle in Iraq, Afghanistan and nuclear non-proliferation during the 64th session of the UN General Assembly.

Hillary planning to visit Pakistan

Hillary planning to visit PakistanIslamabad, Sep 16 : US State Department has said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is planning to visit Pakistan in near future, but nothing has been finalised yet.

“She looks forward to going to Pakistan and that region as well, but there’s nothing that’s been planned yet,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters on Wednesday.

Clinton had earlier said she would visit Pakistan in the fall, The Nation reports.

Kelly said Clinton plans to go to Russia in October for the US-Russia Binational Commission talks.

Clinton may visit Israel in October

Clinton may visit Israel in OctoberWashington, Sep. 15 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has provisionally agreed to go to Israel in late October or early November for a meeting of the U. S.-Israeli strategic dialogue, American and Israeli sources have told Politico.

The State Department wouldn''t confirm the trip. "There is no scheduled trip anytime," one official said late Monday.

But two sources said Clinton has been invited to Israel for the strategic dialogue with her counterpart, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

‘Hillary loves being Secretary of State,’ says her spokesman

Hillary ClintonNew York, Sep 10: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton''s spokesman, Philippe Reines, has quashede reports that she might depart prematurely from President Barack Obama''s Cabinet to reclaim her US Senate seat.

“It seems that whoever was peddling lies about imminent weddings is now doing the same about jobs. So, let me be Shermanesquely clear: She loves being Secretary of State and isn''t running for anything. period,” The New York Post quoted Reines, as saying.

Pak jittery after Chidambaram meets Hillary Clinton

P. ChidambaramIslamabad, Sep 11 : Pakistan today claimed it had arrested two more terrorists in connection with the 26/11 attacks, moments after Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington to brief her about Islamabad's inaction against perpetrators of the Mumbai carnage.

Chidambaram, who wraps up his four-day visit to the United States today, told Clinton that Pakistan simply has not taken any action against the perpetrators of 26/11, and mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

Chidambaram has also told US officials that infiltration from Pakistan has increased since May this year.

Chidambaram briefs Hillary on Pakistan''s inaction against 26/11 perpetrators

Chidambaram briefs Hillary on Pakistan''s inaction against 26/11 perpetratorsWashington, Sep 11: Home Minister P. Chidambaram met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington to brief her about Pakistan''s inaction against perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks

Chidambaram, who wraps up his four-day visit to the United States today, told Clinton that Pakistan simply has not taken any action against the perpetrators of 26/11, and mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

Chidambaram has also told US officials that infiltration from Pakistan has increased since May this year.

Clinton frustrated over her lack of authority?

Clinton frustrated over her lack of authority?New York, Sep 10 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is said to be frustrated over her lack of authority in her position.

Despite her being the secretary of state, the Obama administration also has Richard Holbrooke as the “special representative” for Afghanistan and Pakistan, George Mitchell as “special envoy” to the Middle East.

“President Obama''s picks fly in even if they didn''t pay their taxes. But, her picks take forever. Plus, she has no real clout over Holbrooke or Mitchell,” the New York Post quoted a Democrat, as saying.

Clinton objects to Israel's settlement plans

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ClintonWashington  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israel's plan to expand settlements in the West Bank was regretful and "inconsistent" with the international peace plan designed to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"We regret the reports of Israel's plans to approve additional settlement construction," Clinton said in a statement. "Continued settlement activity is inconsistent with Israel's commitment under the roadmap" peace plan.

Clinton to meet with ousted Honduran president

Clinton to meet with ousted Honduran president Washington  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet with Honduran ousted president Manuel Zelaya on Thursday to discuss the situation in Honduras, the State Department said.

Clinton will hold talks with Zelaya while in Washington for meetings at the Organization of American States, spokesman Ian Kelly said.

Former Clinton fundraising chief charged with bank fraud

former finance chairman of Hillary ClintonWashington  - A Democratic Party fundraiser and former finance chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential run was arrested Tuesday for an alleged attempt to defraud Citibank of 74 million dollars.

Hassan Nemazee, an Iranian-American and chief executive of Nemazee Capital Corporation, was charged with one count of bank fraud in a New York federal court, the US Justice Department said. He could serve up to 30 years in prison if found guilty.

Clinton tells Pak to spend more on education, girls rather than on Army

Clinton tells Pak to spend more on education, girls rather than on ArmyWashington, Aug. 22 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Pakistan to spend more on education and girls rather than keep focusing on military expenditure.

In an interview with the New York Times magazine to be published on Sunday, Clinton said Pakistan’s fight against extremism would have been in much better shape if Islamabad would have invested more on schools and girls in the country.




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