Hillary Clinton honored with Lantos Human Rights award

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was honored Friday with the 2013 Lantos Human Rights Award.

Medal of Freedom recipients announced

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The White House announced Wednesday the six Americans U.S. President George W. Bush will honor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week.

Clinton remarks at AIPAC meeting

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington Wednesday:

Calif. congresswoman sworn in, booed

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A new congresswoman from California began her career Thursday by demanding the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, drawing boos from some colleagues.

Capitol Hill remembers Lantos

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Congressional colleagues and U.S. President George Bush expressed sadness at the death of Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., saying he was a man of character.
U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., dead at 80

U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., dead at 80

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., died Monday of complications from esophageal cancer at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland at the age of 80.
Rep. Lantos has cancer, will retire

Rep. Lantos has cancer, will retire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and will retire from Congress after his current term.

U.S. firms helping Chinese surveillance

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. firms helping China with one of the world's most advanced public surveillance systems are violating the spirit of human-rights sanctions, critics say.

Yahoo! chief berated on China dissident

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc. gave China information on journalist Shi Tao, then its general counsel lied about the company's role in Shi's arrest, a U.S. lawmaker alleges.

House panel looks at Yahoo! China case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. House committee is looking into whether a top Yahoo! Inc. official misled Congress about the Internet company's actions in a Chinese human rights case.

U.S. Embassy in Baghdad may be delayed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., said contractor deficiencies at the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad could delay the facility's planned opening.

Democrats say Iraq squandered U.S. surge

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressman said Saturday the United States needs to get out of Iraq for the sake of the Iraqi people.

Allies concerned about U.S.-Iran relations

WASHINGTON , Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. allies are increasingly worried about the possible fallout from Iran’s reaction to sanctions the White House wants to impose.

Iraq watchdog sees 'success and failure'

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The special inspector general for Iraq told a congressional committee Tuesday the U.S. reconstruction effort has not failed but there are problems.

Congress busy with Easter junkets

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. taxpayers footed the bill for last week's tour of Caribbean resorts by members of Congress.

Bush takes 3rd shot at food aid rules

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is making its third attempt to change U.S. law to allow some foreign aid to be spent on locally produced food.

U.S. could implement its own Iran sanction

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The White House may implement its own economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

Democrats, Bush eye talks on Iraqi policy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Now that Democrats have won control of the U.S. Congress, key lawmakers are offering to work with U.S. President George Bush to steer a new course out of Iraq.

D.C. power shift to change Iraq policy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Democratic majority in Congress and the departure of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld mean U.S. policy change in Iraq, some major U.S. dailies said Thursday.

Five members of Congress arrested

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Five members of Congress were arrested outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington Friday during a protest against violence in the Darfur region.

'Net companies slammed for China actions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House members blasted four Internet and technology companies Wednesday for purportedly cooperating with Chinese censorship.

Hungarian president boycotts U.S. travel

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Hungary's new president announced he won't visit the United States as long as it demands fingerprints from foreign visitors.

Business owners lose when called to Guard

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Many U.S. small-business owners called up by the National Guard at short notice find themselves deeply in debt or forced to close the business.

Russia takes heat from Yukos conviction

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) -- Russia sentenced the founder of the Yukos energy group and a partner to nine years behind bars Tuesday for fraud and tax evasion.

U.N. chief-of-staff to visit Capitol Hill

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's new chief of staff is to travel Washington Wednesday for talks with congressional leaders.
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