U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was flying to Egypt on Tuesday to press transitional leaders to follow through on pledges for democratic reform after the ouster of the country’s longtime autocratic president in a popular revolt.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Monday of using “mercenaries and thugs” to suppress a popular uprising as world leaders discussed new steps to oust him.
North Korea has warned that it is prepared to use its nuclear weapons as part of a ‘sacred war’ against the United States and South Korea.
MOSCOW – Russia and Ukraine are forging ahead with a consortium to modernize Ukraine’s gas pipeline network, Russia’s energy minister was quoted as saying Thursday, in an indication of stepped up cooperation between the two countries whose prior energy disputes had left much of Europe shivering in the winter.
China widened its attack against U.S. criticisms of Internet censorship on Monday, raising the stakes in a dispute that has put Google in the middle of a political quarrel between the two global powers.
Chinese media on Friday dismissed Washington’s call to lift Internet censorship, after a top Chinese diplomat warned the Obama administration to heed alarm bells over trade, Taiwan and Tibet.