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China, U.S. committed to resolve tension over N. Korea's nuke plans

BEIJING, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- China and the United States are committed to expanding efforts to resolve tensions with North Korea over its nuclear program, a senior Chinese official says.
'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has lent his raspy-voiced, steely-eyed presence to the debate over gay marriage, signing on to a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California's Proposition 8, which limits marriage to a man and a woman.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Report: Japan, China discuss island dispute

SHANGHAI, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Japanese and Chinese diplomats held secret talks in Shanghai on their dispute over a group of East China Sea islands, sources told Kyodo News Wednesday.

Bush adviser says Iran stance not new

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A security adviser in the George W. Bush administration told CBS News Thursday Iran's boasting and belligerence over its nuclear ambitions was expected.

White House blasts N.Y. Times editorial

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The White House says an editorial in The New York Times newspaper was in error when it took President George Bush to task on pre-Iraq War intelligence.

Book: Secret ops reduce violence in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The drop in violence in Iraq was due in large part to a special program the U.S. military used to kill terrorists, a book by journalist Bob Woodward indicated.

Turkey hosts U.S., Iranian officials

ANKARA, Turkey, July 18 (UPI) -- Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Babacan hosted U.S. and Iranian diplomats in Ankara Friday to discuss, among other things, developments in Iraq.

Turkey takes leading role in nuke talks

ANKARA, Turkey, July 17 (UPI) -- Turkey, a relatively new player in the game, has stepped up efforts to help resolve the international standoff over Iran's nuclear program, a top official says.

U.S. to delist N. Korea as terror sponsor

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The United States will lift some sanctions against North Korea, now that Pyongyang has taken steps toward denuclearization, a White House aide said Thursday.

Bush against 'arbitrary' troop withdrawals

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush arrived in Britain Sunday to meet with Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Iran and global climate change.

Bush: Time to say goodbye

BERLIN, June 9 (UPI) -- When U.S. President George W. Bush visits Europe for the last time in his presidential career this week, no demonstrators will line his path. It's not that Bush all of a sudden has become popular -- he simply is too lame of a duck to be worth the trouble.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Kurds to curb PKK activity

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the semiautonomous Iraqi Kurdistan said in Washington he was serious about preventing Kurdish rebels from attacking Turkey.
Bush: U.S. stands with Israel against foes

Bush: U.S. stands with Israel against foes

JERUSALEM, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush, speaking Wednesday in Jerusalem, pledged to support Israel against extremists and terrorists, including Hamas and Iran.

Bush plans no peace talks on Mideast trip

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The White House says now isn't the time for a peace conference between U.S. President George Bush and leaders of Israel and the Palestinians.

NATO falls short in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, April 21 (UPI) -- Bush administration efforts to persuade NATO members to send more troops to Afghanistan fell far short of the total needed, NATO leaders say.
Carter's Hamas visits condemned by some

Carter's Hamas visits condemned by some

JERUSALEM, April 18 (UPI) -- Some Israeli and U.S. officials condemned former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's meetings with several leaders of Hamas, classified as a terrorist organization.

Hadley: Bush to use diplomacy at Olympics

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Countries concerned about Tibet should follow U.S. President George Bush's lead -- engage in diplomacy at the Beijing Olympics, a White House spokesman said.

Bush readies for Africa trip

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- President George Bush will stress the United States' commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS during his upcoming trip to Africa, the administration said Wednesday.

Bush congratulates Georgian leader

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Monday congratulated Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili for winning the former Soviet Bloc nation's presidential election.

New exec secretary for White House NSC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The White House has named a new executive secretary for the National Security Council.
Olmert, Bush to discuss Iran nuke program

Olmert, Bush to discuss Iran nuke program

JERUSALEM, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hosts U.S. President George Bush and his team to discuss the contentious Iranian nuclear program.

Analysis: U.S. military & Iran -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Despite Monday's announcement that U.S. intelligence agencies now believe Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, officials continue to insist that "all options are on the table" with regard to Iran.
DAVID ISENBERG

Rice, 14 others, face subpoenas

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge ruled two ex-lobbyists who allegedly disclosed defense information can subpoena U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other officials.

Bush, Cheney attend Sept. 11 service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush led the administration's delegation Tuesday to a remembrance service at a Washington church for Sept. 11, 2001, attack victims.

Hadley: 'Bottom-up reconciliation' coming

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. military's surge is creating "bottom-up reconciliation" in Iraq by going after insurgents, U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said Sunday.
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