Hillary Clinton

Clinton says "wrong" to release convicted Lockerbie bomber

Clinton says "wrong" to release convicted Lockerbie bomberWashington  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that Scotland would be "wrong" to release a Libyan man serving a life sentence in Scotland for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people.

"It is obviously wrong to release someone who has been in prison based on the evidence about his involvement in such a horrendous crime," she said. "We are still encouraging the Scottish authorities not to do so and hope they will not."

Clinton wraps up "tough love" Africa tour in Cape Verde

Clinton wraps up "tough love" Africa tour in Cape Verde Nairobi/Praia, Cape Verde - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her seven-nation Africa tour in the tiny archipelago nation of Cape Verde Friday, calling her repeated criticism of African governance "tough love."

The secretary criss-crossed the continent in a whirlwind 11-day tour aimed at emphasizing the message President Barack Obama brought on his visit to Ghana in early July.

Clinton to wrap up Africa tour in Cape Verde

Clinton to wrap up Africa tour in Cape VerdeNairobi/Praia  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was due to wrap up her seven-nation Africa tour in the tiny archipelago nation of Cape Verde on Friday.

Clinton was on the last day of an eleven-day tour aimed at highlighting the Obama administration's commitment to the continent and promoting better governance.

The diplomat said that she believed the trip had been "wonderful" and had helped build better links between the US and Africa.

Clinton to meet Africa's only female leader in Liberia

Nairobi/Monrovia  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday was due to meet Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a show of support for Africa's only female leader.

Clinton has emphasized female empowerment during her seven-nation trip around Africa - now on its penultimate leg. She has visited rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo and called for the efforts of African women to be recognized.

Sirleaf is facing problems in Liberia, where the West African nation's Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently recommended she be banned from politics for her involvement in the country's two civil wars between 1989 and 2003.

Bill Clinton compliments wife Hillary’s ability to ‘Boogie’

Bill Clinton compliments wife Hillary’s ability to ‘Boogie’Washington, Aug 13 : Speaking about his wife Hillary's recent visit to Africa, former U. S. President Bill Clinton said that the trip reaffirmed his wife as the nation's top diplomat and also illustrated her dancing ability.

Clinton was speaking at the launch of a new guide about Harlem, one of New York's main attractions.

Clinton prods Nigeria on corruption and governance

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ClintonNairobi/Abuja  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday encouraged Nigeria to tackle corruption and improve governance on the fifth leg of her Africa tour.

Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and until last month was its largest oil producer, but it faces a raft of problems - rampant corruption, bad governance and conflict in the oil-producing Niger Delta the most prominent.

Clinton in oil-rich Nigeria for talks on corruption and governance

Clinton in oil-rich Nigeria for talks on corruption and governanceNairobi/Abuja  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was due Wednesday to meet Nigerian President Umara Yar'adau in Abuja for talks centrig on corruption and electoral reform - on the fifth leg of her African tour.

Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and also its largest oil producer, but it faces a raft of problems - rampant corruption, bad governance and conflict in the oil-producing Niger Delta the most prominent.

`Bill not secretary of state, I am,’ says angry Hillary

 `Bill not secretary of state, I am,’ says angry HillaryKinshasha (Congo), Aug. 11 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost her cool on Monday when a student asked her what Bill Clinton thought about the growing influence of China on the continent.

Hillary Clinton, who is currently traveling in seven African countries, seemed initially perplexed when a student asked her the question during a meeting with the Congolese youth in Kinshasa.

Clinton angrily replied:

US, Angola sign AIDS agreement during Clinton visit

US, Angola sign AIDS agreement during Clinton visit Luanda - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, continuing her extensive Africa tour, on Monday met with Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in Luanda, with the two leaders signing an agreement for increased US help in fighting AIDS.

Angolan media said the meeting between dos Santos and Clinton lasted about an hour, coming on the second day of her visit to the country and prior to her scheduled departure for the Democratic Republic of Congo, the fourth leg of her tour of Africa.

Clinton begins South Africa visit with Zimbabwe on agenda

Clinton begins South Africa visit with Zimbabwe on agenda Johannesburg  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was scheduled to hold talks with South Africa's government Friday on regional issues - including the fragile power-sharing deal in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

Clinton arrived in South Africa on late Thursday on the second leg of her seven-nation African tour.

Hillary Clinton rules out direct talks with N. Korea

Hillary ClintonWashington, Aug. 6 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reaffirmed Washington's commitment to six-party talks and cut short speculation that the US is moving closer to having direct talks with North Korea about its nuclear-weapons program.

Rumors of a one-on-one dialogue with the Kim Jong-il''s regime were in circulation in the wake of her husband and former president Bill Clinton securing the release of two American women journalists on Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton to meet Somali leader on Africa tour

Hillary Clinton to meet Somali leader on Africa tour Nairobi  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was due Thursday to meet beleaguered Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a show of support for a regime penned in by Islamist insurgents.

Clinton, in the early stages of a seven-nation African tour, was expected to meet Sheikh Sharif in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, as lawless Somalia is considered far too dangerous for a visit.

Clinton: Cory Aquino was admired for her extraordinary courage

Clinton: Cory Aquino was admired for her extraordinary courage Washington  - Cory Aquino was loved by her people and admired for her courage the world over, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said late Friday in Washington.

Philippine democracy icon and former president Corazon "Cory" Aquino died early Saturday Manila time after battling colon cancer for more than a year, her family said. She was 76.

Clinton to stress sustainable development in Africa

Clinton to stress sustainable developmentWashington  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will emphasize building a sustainable economy in Africa when she begins a seven-nation visit to the continent next week, a US official said.

Clinton's first stop will be in Kenya on Wednesday to attend a trade and economic forum for sub-Sahara countries before heading to South Africa, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Liberia, and Cape Verde.

Hillary Clinton on Hollywood and Bollywood

Hillary ClintonUS Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about Hollywood and Bollywood in the same breath during her recent trip to India.

Interacting with Delhi University students, she said, "If Hollywood and Bollywood were how we all lived our lives that would surprise me! And yet it's often the way our cultures are conveyed.”

Pak-US talks in Phuket fruitful: FO

Pak-US talks in Phuket fruitful: FOIslamabad, July 23 : A meeting between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton which took place in Phuket, Thailand, has been described as fruitful with both discussing several issues.

Addressing a regular press briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit said that talks between the two were successful.

Basit said the Foreign Minister apprised Clinton about the recent Indo-Pak talks took in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt and the progress made in the Mumbai terror attack investigations.

US ‘defence umbrella’ to counter Iranian nukes

US ‘defence umbrella’ to counter Iranian nukesWashington, July 23 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Iran and North Korea over developing nuclear arms.

Speaking in Thailand, Clinton said that if Iran developed nuclear weapons, the US would extend a "defence umbrella" over Arab allies that would make it "unlikely that Iran will be any stronger or safer," Clinton said.

She also warned the North Korean leaders, saying that Pyongyang faces "unrelenting pressure" of international sanctions unless it moves toward the goal of denuclearisation.

US is "back in South-East Asia," says Clinton

US is "back in South-East Asia," says ClintonPhuket, Thailand - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday signed South-East Asia's main friendship and security treaty in a gesture signalling America's return to the region.

"The United States is back in South-East Asia," Clinton told a press conference minutes before signing the Treaty on Amity and Cooperation in South-East Asia (TAC), a loose code of conduct for the region that was signed by the original founding members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1976.

Clinton has helped Obama rope in India as potential ally: CSM

Clinton has helped Obama rope in India as potential ally: CSMWashington, July 22 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent five-day visit to India has been termed successful in that it has ensured that New Delhi remains pivotal to President Obama''s attempt to stabilize Afghanistan.

From India's point of view, it has welcomed the U. S. as a balancing force in its regional competition with China.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, these are the building blocks of an emerging and potentially enduring strategic relationship.

Clinton arrives in Bangkok, en route to ASEAN meet

Clinton arrives in Bangkok, en route to ASEAN meet Bangkok  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Bangkok Tuesday for a bilateral meeting with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

She is to fly on to Phuket Island, 600 kilometres south of Bangkok, on Wednesday to attend the ASEAN Security Forum (ARF) the following day.




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