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Myanmar removes 2,000 names from blacklist

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A former U.S. secretary of state and exiled Burmese activists are no longer banned from entering Myanmar, officials there say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
By United Press International
Commentary: 'Vietghanistan': Realism and reality

Commentary: 'Vietghanistan': Realism and reality

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Powerful voices are now suggesting it’s incumbent on the United States to put an end to 15 months of civil war in Syria.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Albright's book examines her Jewish roots

Albright's book examines her Jewish roots

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Madeleine Albright's new memoir says she was never told by her parents of her Jewish roots, and 25 family members were lost in the Holocaust.
Xi in D.C., meets former U.S. officials

Xi in D.C., meets former U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Vice President Xi Jinping, tipped to become China's next leader, began his U.S. visit meeting with former top U.S. officials.
World leaders pay respects to Havel

World leaders pay respects to Havel

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- World leaders gathered in Prague Friday to pay their respects for former Czech President Vaclav Havel, who led the 1989 overthrow of communism, officials said.
Vaclav Havel, an appreciation

Vaclav Havel, an appreciation

PARIS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- In a lifetime in journalism one meets many famous people and political leaders of great power and presence. But Vaclav Havel stands out as unique.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Albright urges 'rapid' transfer in Egypt

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Sunday "the Mubarak era is over," but Egypt's transition must be orderly.

China affirms desire for strong U.S. ties

BEIJING, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said his country wants to keep good relations with the United States and remains open for investment.

Panel seeks closer ties for EU and NATO

BRUSSELS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says more collaboration is needed between the European Union and NATO.

South Korea says goodbye to Kim Dae-jung

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- More than 20,000 people, including North Korea officials, attended Sunday's state funeral for ex-South Korean President Kim Dae-jung in Seoul, officials said.
Report: Expand U.S. anti-genocide role

Report: Expand U.S. anti-genocide role

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A genocide prevention task force suggested the United States take a greater role globally to prevent the type of slaughter seen in Darfur and the Congo.

Obama announces G20 representatives

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will represent President-elect Barack Obama at this week's financial summit.
Albright: No Iraq troop withdraw deadline

Albright: No Iraq troop withdraw deadline

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Washington should not set a deadline for withdrawing troops from Iraq in the midst of the conflict, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says.
Palin, Albright spar on quote

Palin, Albright spar on quote

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin "distorted the truth" by misquoting her.
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Madeleine Korbel Albright (born May 15, 1937) is the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99-0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997.

Albright now serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her PhD is from Columbia University. She holds honorary degrees from the University of Washington (2002); Smith College (2003); University of Winnipeg (2005); the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007), and Knox College (2008). Secretary Albright also serves as a Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Albright is fluent in English, French, Russian, and Czech; she speaks and reads Polish and Serbo-Croatian as well.

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