AP - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Saturday of a brewing "perfect storm" of economic woes, political repression and popular discontent across the Middle East and urged regional leaders to embrace democratic reforms despite risks of short-term instability.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton stayed on safe political ground Tuesday, advocating women's rights globally in a 12-minute speech, but that was enough to excite fans imploring the former first lady, senator and secretary of state to run again for president three years from now.
Carey Mulligan has turned down the chance to star as Hillary Clinton in Rodham, a forthcoming biopic of the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The United States called on Middle East leaders to heed popular unrest in the region, as key regional ally Israel Wednesday sent Defense Minister Ehud Barak to Washington for top-level talks.Despite a push by US officials on Egypt to begin enacting reforms and broaden dialogue with opposition groups, Vice President Omar Suleiman warned against such a "hasty" move that he said would lead to even more unrest.Barak was to arrive later Wednesday for talks that Israeli media said would center on the unfolding crisis in Egypt, continuing into its third week.
In China, I have argued many times, high growth is no longer compatible with a strengthening balance sheet. If China is growing at a rate that approaches or exceeds five or six percent, it is probably a safe bet that debt is rising faster than debt servicing capacity. The good news is that the current leadership seems very clear about the need to implement reforms, and also understands that this is going to be politically a difficult process. Last week Xinhua had this article:
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been speaking with staff and reviewing paperwork from the New York hospital where she is recovering from a blood clot in her head, the State Department said Wednesday.
Doctors continue to monitor Clinton’s progress and her response to blood thinners intended to dissolve the clot. Aides said there was no update Wednesday on her condition, but emphasized that the secretary remained engaged with staff in Washington who are handling U.S. foreign policy in her absence.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned Internet firms to avoid offering the "tools of oppression" to authoritarian Middle East regimes trying to crush democracy protests.Clinton urged private companies to "embrace (their) role in protecting Internet freedom" and ensure protection of ordinary people as well as political activists.Speaking at an Internet conference in The Hague, the chief US diplomat cited cases where "companies' products and services were used as tools of oppression," without naming the companies.
Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery.
In an update Monday on Clinton’s condition, her doctors say the blood clot did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. The clot is located in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.