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Karzai says drone strike killed child

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai firmed up his stand against signing a security pact with the United States after charging a drone strike had killed a child.

White House seeks other ways to get Afghan security pact signed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say they are pushing other Afghan officials to sign a security pact after President Hamid Karzai refused to sign it until after April elections.
Envoy Caroline Kennedy says China's defense zone undercuts security

Envoy Caroline Kennedy says China's defense zone undercuts security

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, criticized China's establishing an air defense zone that included disputed islands in the East China Sea.
U.S.-Afghan security agreement falling apart as President Karzai issues new demands

U.S.-Afghan security agreement falling apart as President Karzai issues new demands

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement reached last week and supported by Afghan tribal elders may fall apart as Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai issued new demands Monday in a meeting with National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
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Karzai makes new demands in meeting with Rice

Karzai makes new demands in meeting with Rice

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding firm to his decision to delay signing a U.S. security agreement and set new conditions for the deal, officials said.
Report: U.S., Afghans reach agreement on long-term presence

Report: U.S., Afghans reach agreement on long-term presence

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and Afghan officials said Wednesday they had resolved final disputes over the agreement on long-term American presence in Afghanistan.
Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday tried to assure lawmakers and business executives Iran won't snooker the United States and its allies during nuclear negotiations.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Is anyone home at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue?

BRUSSELS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Two of the United States' most vital interests are represented and co-located in Brussels.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama, Italian PM Letta meet in Oval Office

Obama, Italian PM Letta meet in Oval Office

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met with Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta Thursday in the Oval Office, where they discussed trade, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.
Brazilian lawmakers to interview Snowden over spying allegations

Brazilian lawmakers to interview Snowden over spying allegations

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Brazilian lawmakers say they plan a trip to Russia to meet with Edward Snowden over reports of U.S. spying on Brazil's president and the national oil company.
Reid says Senate will delay vote on Syrian strike

Reid says Senate will delay vote on Syrian strike

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will delay a key vote on staging a military strike against Syria for allegedly gassing its citizens, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.
Ban welcomes Russia, U.S. pitch on surrendering chemical weapons

Ban welcomes Russia, U.S. pitch on surrendering chemical weapons

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is supports calls for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to avert a U.S. airstrike.
Opposition rallies in front of U.S. Embassy in Moscow over Syria

Opposition rallies in front of U.S. Embassy in Moscow over Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Demonstrators outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow Wednesday protested a push by U.S. leaders toward a military response over use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Kerry says message to Assad on chemical weapons is 'never means never'

Kerry says message to Assad on chemical weapons is 'never means never'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- President Bashar Assad crossed a line "that anyone with a conscience should draw" by using chemical weapons on Syrians, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
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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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