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  • Israeli president seeks Pope Francis' help on stalled peace talks - (Peres)

    04/30/2013 9:28:36 PM PDT · by haffast · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | April 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM | UPI
    ROME, April 30 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Tuesday, inviting him to Israel and seeking help restarting the Palestinian peace process. Peres told Francis he has a unique and potentially very helpful role in restarting the dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians, Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. "The citizens of Israel see in you a leader of peace and good will," Peres said. "The sooner you visit the better, as in these days a new opportunity is being created for peace and your arrival could contribute significantly to increasing the trust and belief...
  • Top Chinese legislator meets U.S. Senator McCain [also Defense Minister, military cooperation]

    04/08/2009 11:02:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 466+ views
    Xinhua / CCTV ^ | 2009-04-08
    BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo on Wednesday met with visiting U.S. Senator John McCain. Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, said China-U.S. relations had gone through a smooth transition and had got off to a good start since the new U.S. administration took office in January.
  • [Vietnam] PM welcomes US Senator McCain [climate change alert]

    04/07/2009 7:31:35 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 557+ views
    Vietnam wants to increase multifaceted cooperation with the US for peace, stability and development in the region and the rest of the world, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung while receiving Senator John McCain in Hanoi on April 7. Mr Dung told his guest that the Vietnam-US relationship has developed well on the basis of positive friendship, mutual respect and multifaceted cooperation. He noted with satisfaction the effective investment and trade ties between the two countries, saying bilateral trade reached US$15 billion in 2008 and the US was one of Vietnam’s top 10 foreign investors. He proposed that the US...
  • WTO Concerned Over Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements

    12/21/2004 8:17:59 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 10 replies · 251+ views
    Data Transmission Network Corporation ^ | 12/21/04 | Data Transmission Network Corporation
    OMAHA (DTN) -- The head of the World Trade Organization raised concern over the rising number of bilateral and regional trade agreements, citing the development as a "significant challenge" to the multilateral trading system. WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi noted that 21 such agreements were notified to the WTO between January and August 2004 alone, increasing the total number of notified agreements to more than 200. The continued rise makes preferential discriminatory trade relations "an ever more established and perhaps irreversible feature of the international trading system," a report warned.
  • Israel striving for bilateral disengagement

    12/13/2004 11:42:56 AM PST · by anotherview · 170+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 13 December 2004 | Haim Iserowitz
    Israel striving for bilateral disengagement Defense minister tells Herzliya Conference that it is in Israel’s interest to try and coordinate the disengagement from Gaza with a new and hopefully more pragmatic Palestinian leadershipHaim Iserowitz Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said earlier today that Israel would rather implement the disengagement within the framework of a renewed peace process with the Palestinians, then as a unilateral step. He was speaking to the annual Herzliya Conference, the country’s major annual strategic political and economic conference, held by the Inter-disciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel’s “ivy league” university. He said that Arafat’s death opens a window...
  • U.S. says North Korea "miscalculating" (N. Korea Wants To Deal With Kerry)

    10/12/2004 12:12:11 PM PDT · by sonofagun · 47 replies · 3,060+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | Tuesday 12.10.2004 | Masayuki Kitano
    October 12, 2004 4:00 PM U.S. says North Korea "miscalculating" By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States has accused North Korea of miscalculation by refusing to resume talks on its nuclear programmes before the U.S. presidential election while China renewed a diplomatic drive to end the stalemate. Beijing has played host to three rounds of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear ambitions. At the last round in June, China, the United States, Russia, Japan and North and Suth Korea agreed to meet in September, but those talks never took place. "Unfortunately, I don't have a good crystal ball...
  • Spokesman Clarifies DPRK's Stand on Six-party Talks and Solution to Nuclear Issue

    10/09/2004 3:02:17 PM PDT · by edfrank_1998 · 164+ views
    FM. Spokesman Clarifies DPRK's Stand on Six-party Talks and Solution to Nuclear Issue Pyongyang, October 8 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK clarified the principled stand of the DPRK as regards the six-party talks and the solution to the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S., holding the Bush administration accountable for its unilateral abrogation of all agreements reached between the DPRK and the previous U.S. administration over the nuclear issue and the prevailing stand-off on the Korean peninsula. This clarification was made in a statement issued Friday to accuse the Bush group of...
  • US aviation officials to visit Vietnam

    01/30/2004 4:38:59 PM PST · by yonif · 4 replies · 182+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | Jan. 30 2003
    HANOI, Jan. 30 (Xinhuanet) -- Two senior US aviation officials are due to visit Vietnam on Monday to discuss the recently-approved Air Services Agreement and its impact on bilateral ties, the US embassy in Vietnam said in a press release on Friday. Deputy Administrator for the US Federal Aviation AdministrationRobert A. Sturgell and Assistant Administrator for International Aviation Douglas E. Lavin will discuss with Vietnamese officials issues including safety and potential for direct flights and code-sharing opportunities, said the embassy. During the visit, Sturgell will also meet with officials at the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, the Ministry of Foreign...
  • The "Bribe" Thing: Another Liberal Media Distortion

    03/08/2003 8:52:54 AM PST · by EarlyBird · 4 replies · 253+ views
    3/8/03 | EarlyBird
    Lately, many members of this site have been posting indignant comments about the so-called "bribing" of other countries to get their cooperation in the WOT. These otherwise well-informed and well-intentioned FReepers risk the appearance of ignorance in these posts, and what's worse, appear to be foolishly taken in by another liberal media distortion. The fact is that the US has been "bribing" these countries since before the 20th century began, and especially in the last 50 years. In fact, it would be difficult to name one country in this world who has not been "bribed" by the US at one...