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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.
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RAM2001060803 - O8 JUNE 2001 - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat , right, meets with U.S. mediator William Burns at Arafat's office in the West Bank town of Ramallah Friday, June 8, 2001. American diplomatic efforts intensified Friday with meetings aimed at stabilizing a fragile cease-fire and restarting peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. HO/Arafat Press Office. UPI
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William George Burns (22 October 1933 – 16 March 2009) was an Australian politician. He was a publican before entering politics. In 1977, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Isaacs, succeeding David Hamer, who transferred to the Senate. He held the seat until his defeat in 1980 by a Labor candidate.

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