Ivory Coast seals borders after election

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Ivorian military says it closed the country's borders, as tensions increased amid confusion over the results of Sunday's presidential election runoff.

U.S. commits $10 million to Hariri probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Washington will contribute another $10 million to a U.N.-backed probe into the slaying of a former Lebanese prime minister, a U.S. diplomat said Wednesday.

U.N. extends mandate for Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council voted to extend the mandate for the mission to Darfur as South Sudan gets set for a January vote for self-determination.
U.N. team tours Sudan

U.N. team tours Sudan

AL-FASHIR, Sudan, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Fighting between Sudanese forces and rebel groups has made the humanitarian situation in Darfur worse, a U.N. Security Council team said.
Rice gives upbeat review of Afghanistan

Rice gives upbeat review of Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Parts of Afghanistan are ready to take responsibility for security operations, the U.S. representative to the United Nations said.
U.S. ambassador denies Afghan rift

U.S. ambassador denies Afghan rift

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Washington remained confident that Afghan President Hamid Karzi was committed to defeating the Taliban.
Rice: Times dictate U.S. diplomacy shift

Rice: Times dictate U.S. diplomacy shift

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The United States changed its practice of diplomacy at the United Nations because of the change in the global landscape, U.S. ambassador Susan Rice said.
Gadhafi urged to take care on Lockerbie

Gadhafi urged to take care on Lockerbie

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been advised not to gloat about the release of the Libyan secret agent convicted of the Lockerbie jet bombing, sources say.

Ban welcomes U.S. engagement

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed statements by U.S. envoy Susan Rice saying that Washington viewed the international body as "indispensable."

U.S. to seek sanctions against N. Korea

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. government will seek tougher sanctions on North Korea after the communist nation launched a long-range missile, a senior U.S. diplomat said Sunday.

Rice condemns inaction on Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, March 7 (UPI) -- A top U.S. diplomat says Sudan's decision to expel 13 humanitarian aid agencies threatens to worsen an already desperate situation.
Rice ofers views on Iran, priorities

Rice ofers views on Iran, priorities

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Advancing an agenda that includes climate change and non-proliferation is a priority, Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday.

Clinton hearing next week

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton is set to return to a Senate hearing room next week for hearings on her confirmation.
Personality Spotlight: Susan Rice

Personality Spotlight: Susan Rice

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Susan Rice will bring a strong background in the frequently violent geopolitical struggles of Africa to her new post as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Obama taps policy adviser for U.N. post

Obama taps policy adviser for U.N. post

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama tapped his foreign policy adviser Susan Rice as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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Susan Rice

Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American diplomat, former think tank fellow, and civil servant. She is an American foreign policy advisor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term. Rice was confirmed as UN Ambassador by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009.

Rice was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the Shepherd Park area. Her father, Emmett J. Rice (1919-2011), was a Cornell University economics professor and governor of the Federal Reserve System. Her mother is education policy scholar Lois Dickson Fitt, currently at the Brookings Institution. Her brother, John Rice, received an M.B.A., from Harvard Business School, and is the founder of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (an organization committed to developing top minority talent for leadership roles in the business and non-profit sector).

Rice was a three-sport athlete, student council president, and valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private day girls' school. She played point guard in basketball and directed the offense, acquiring the nickname "Spo," short for "Sportin'."

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