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US delegation seeks to strengthen partnership with African Union

US delegation seeks to strengthen partnership with African Union

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S.Deputy Secretary of State William Burns spoke at the African Union summit about America's commitment to Africa.
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U.S. envoy says 'concrete steps' by N. Korea needed to reopen talks

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. envoy Glyn Davies Wednesday stressed North Korea must show it is taking "concrete steps" before negotiations on its denuclearization can resume.
State Department announces U.S. delegation to African Union Summit

State Department announces U.S. delegation to African Union Summit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The United States Department of State announced Monday that Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will lead a U.S. delegation to the African Union Summit this week.
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Official: United States concerned about North Korean behavior

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- North Korea's recent behavior and its threat of new provocations concern both the United States and South Korea, a high-ranking U.S. official said Tuesday.

Obama names 2 gays to U.S. delegations to Sochi Olympics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday included two openly gay women to the U.S. delegations to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Administration official: U.S., Iranian officials held secret meetings

Administration official: U.S., Iranian officials held secret meetings

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. and Iranian officials held secret meetings before the two countries came to a nuclear weapons deal, an Obama administration official told ABC News.

Kinder gets nod for cross-border pipeline link

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said it gave consent to pipeline company Kinder Morgan to connect, operate and maintain an oil pipeline at the U.S.-Canadian border.
Kerry, Netanyahu discuss Iran, peace in Middle East

Kerry, Netanyahu discuss Iran, peace in Middle East

ROME, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Diplomacy is the best way to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.

Egypt commits to peaceful crisis settlement

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Egyptian military is committed to a peaceful resolution to the country's ongoing political turbulence, the U.S. Defense Department said.
Brotherhood calls for renewed protests as new cabinet begins work

Brotherhood calls for renewed protests as new cabinet begins work

CAIRO, July 17 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood called for renewed protests Wednesday as a new government led by interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi began work, officials said.

EU presses Egypt on political transition

CAIRO, July 17 (UPI) -- The European Union is committed to helping Egypt return "as rapidly as possible" to democratic transition, foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
U.S. not lecturing Egypt on democracy

U.S. not lecturing Egypt on democracy

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomats aren't offering any lectures on democracy to any particular group in the interim Egyptian government, the U.S. State Department said.

U.S. reopens embassy in Cairo

CAIRO, July 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Embassy in Cairo said Monday it was open for routine services by appointment, less than two weeks after the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
U.S., China to 'roll up' climate sleeves

U.S., China to 'roll up' climate sleeves

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- It is time to "roll up our sleeves" and get to work on a low-carbon economy for the sake of the planet's welfare, a Chinese diplomat said in Washington.
China, U.S. agree to talk on bilateral investment treaty

China, U.S. agree to talk on bilateral investment treaty

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- China agreed to begin talks soon with the United States on an investment treaty officials said could provide greater access for U.S. firms to Chinese markets.

U.S., China conclude fifth S&ED meeting

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Cybersecurity is a "critical new area" where the United States and China need shared understanding of rules, a top U.S. official said.
U.S. 'disappointed' with China over Snowden case

U.S. 'disappointed' with China over Snowden case

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. disappointment over how China and Hong Kong handled former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's case was made known to visiting Chinese officials.

U.S. gives Lebanon security assurances

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 1 (UPI) -- The Lebanese government said Monday it received assurances on national security from visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns.

Afghan security official killed by roadside bomb

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 11 (UPI) -- A roadside bomb killed a senior Afghan intelligence officer Saturday as U.S. and Afghan government officials said they met about the ongoing troop transition.

Britain expected to ask Obama to free last British Gitmo detainee

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- A British lawmaker says the government will publicly ask the United States to free the last former British resident at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Yemeni talks greeted by hecklers

SANAA, Yemen, March 18 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi called on protesters Monday to leave an assembly room during the start of a national dialogue session.

Tough work vital in Yemen,Britain says

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- Broad and honest participation is required from all parties in Yemen to direct the country along the path to stability, the British government said.

U.S. sees tough road ahead for Yemen

LONDON, March 8 (UPI) -- While national dialogue in Yemen isn't going to be easy, the potential consequence of more bloodshed is far worse, a U.S. diplomat said.

U.S. to relay concerns at Yemen meeting

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The United States is sending a deputy secretary of state to a London conference to discuss meaningful reform in Yemen.

West eyes African handover in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Western military leaders are considering at what point to hand operations in Mali to a force led by African allies, a senior defense official said.
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