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Clinton warns Iran time not ‘infinite’ for talks

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday warned Iran that time was not “infinite” for diplomacy and that “all options remain on the table” after a dispute over the venue of talks. Clinton said that the European Union would look into setting a time and place for…

Clinton vows no Afghan peace without women’s rights

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed Wednesday never to accept a peace agreement in Afghanistan that rolls back women’s rights, despite reaching out to the Taliban for talks. The United States is seeking a political settlement that would allow NATO forces to leave by the end of…

Clinton says ‘every possibility’ of civil war in Syria

LONDON — There is “every possibility” that Syria could descend into a civil war which could be worsened by foreign intervention, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the BBC on Sunday. “I think that there’s every possibility of a civil war. Outside intervention would not prevent that — it…

U.S. again calls on Iran to cease enrichment work

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday there was “no plausible justification” for Iran’s production of enriched uranium at a new site, again calling on Tehran to cease all such work. In a toughening of tone from Washington, Clinton said confirmation from the UN atomic watchdog that…

U.S. denies interfering in Egyptian affairs

WASHINGTON — The United States Wednesday rejected accusations that it was interfering in Egyptian affairs, after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s comments provoked an angry response from Cairo. “We are going to speak out for the human rights of people around the world. We do not consider that interference,”…

Clinton blasts Egypt’s ‘shocking’ treatment of women

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday denounced Egypt’s treatment of women as “shocking” and a “disgrace” to the state after troops were shown ripping off a female protester’s clothes. In unusually strong remarks, Clinton accused Egyptian authorities of failing the country’s women since the revolution that…

Clinton: Biological attacks ‘are serious security challenge’

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought on Wednesday to rally international efforts against the threat of a biological attack, saying the warning signs were “too serious to ignore”. Clinton spoke at a meeting on the Biological Weapons Convention, a decades-old ban on bio-weapons currently under review at a three-week conference in…

Clinton to meet Syrian opposition in Switzerland: officials

VILNIUS — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Syrian dissidents in Switzerland on Tuesday, officials said, as Washington sees Damascus increasingly isolated over its crushing of pro-democracy protests. A State Department official told reporters on condition of anonymity Monday that Clinton will meet with seven political opponents of…

Clinton begins five-nation Europe tour

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left on Sunday for a five-day European trip which will take in a key international conference on the future of Afghanistan. Clinton’s trip starts in the German city of Bonn where she will lead the US delegation to Monday’s conference, which aims…

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