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Bush To Push For Peace Efforts During Mideast Trip

Tuesday, 8 January 2008, 7:57 am | US Information Service

Setting out for the Middle East, President Bush hopes to build on the success of the November 2007 Annapolis Conference. The January 8-16 trip will be include visits to Israel, the West Bank, and stops in Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. More >>

Bush Promises To "Sprint To The Finish" In 2008

Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 10:22 pm | US Information Service

"I'm going to work hard to the finish," President Bush told White House reporters at an October 17 press conference. "I'm going to sprint to the finish line." Keeping up the momentum from the November 2007 Annapolis Conference will be a top priority. More >>

Bhutto Assassination Condemned By World Leaders

Friday, 28 December 2007, 10:05 am | US Information Service

The Muslim world's first democratically elected female leader, Bhutto was educated at Harvard University in Massachusetts and the University of Oxford in Great Britain and served twice as prime minister, from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996. More >>

Small Business Plays A Big Role In Innovation

Thursday, 27 December 2007, 10:56 pm | US Information Service

It is not necessary to be a corporate giant to innovate. It does not require spending millions of dollars on research and development, or having a major university laboratory at one's disposal. More >>

Device Converts Brain Signals Into Spoken Words

Monday, 24 December 2007, 9:51 pm | US Information Service

Two young inventors are perfecting a device that gives back the power of speech to people who suffer from diseases or disabilities that have taken away their ability to talk. More >>

Bird Flu Prep Boosts General Disease Capacity

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 11:36 pm | US Information Service

In the four years since highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu began infecting and killing the chickens, the ducks and eventually the people of Vietnam, the government has made changes on the ground and across the animal and human health infrastructure. More >>

Avian Flu, AIDS Figure In US Help For Bangladesh

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 11:24 pm | US Information Service

Cyclone Sidr's deadly landfall wreaked havoc in southern Bangladesh November 15, killing thousands, displacing hundreds of thousands, and adding pain and desperation to a nation whose population of 133 million already struggles with poverty and disease. More >>

Efforts To Expose Burma Atrocities Win Recognition

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 5:56 pm | US Information Service

Successfully circumventing the Burmese regime's efforts to stop communications, Villarosa and her embassy team were at the forefront of efforts to inform the outside world of the atrocities being committed against the Burmese people. More >>

US$605 Million Pledged For H5N1 Bird Flu Fight

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:33 am | US Information Service

Eight nations and the EU pledged $605 million December 6 in the continuing fight against the spread of H5N1 avian influenza in birds and people for efforts focusing on halting the virus at its avian source. More >>

U.S. Religious Leaders Condemn Terrorist Acts

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:30 am | US Information Service

Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders in the United States have joined together in an interfaith peace-building effort to condemn terrorism and the violence it causes. More >>

Mohamed Benaissa Awarded US Honorary Doctorate

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:29 am | US Information Service

A former foreign minister of Morocco and former Moroccan ambassador to the United States, Benaissa is also a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and he returned on December 4 to receive the highest honor the university can bestow. More >>

Rice Consults With African Leaders On Conflicts

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:27 am | US Information Service

Rice was speaking December 5 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she met with African and international leaders to discuss ongoing conflicts on the continent. During her meetings, she outlined the U.S. commitment to seeking peace, building democracy. More >>

Cambodians Get Medical Aid, Lessons From U.S.

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:26 am | US Information Service

"Essex sailors are honored to have the opportunity to visit the Kingdom of Cambodia as part of the broadening and deepening relations between our navies and our two governments," Captain Brian T. Donegan. More >>

Nicaragua: Rural Areas, Model For Electrification

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:25 am | US Information Service

For many who live in rural areas throughout the world, the basic technologies necessary for education, public health and economic development are not feasible because of a lack of electricity. More >>

Broad U.S.-China Dialogue Advances Toward Goals

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:24 am | US Information Service

A comprehensive economic dialogue has helped the United States and China broaden their perspectives on bilateral relations and deepen their understanding of each other's concerns, according to U.S. experts. More >>

Support For Mideast Peace Goes Beyond Annapolis

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:23 am | US Information Service

Expect continued intensive diplomacy from Washington as Palestinian and Israeli leaders build on the success of the U.S.-sponsored Annapolis Conference, says a top U.S. diplomat. More >>

Congress Sends Peru Free-trade Pact To President

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:23 am | US Information Service

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has hailed the passage by Congress of a U.S.-Peru free-trade agreement. The U.S. Senate December 4 voted 77 to 18 in favor of the free-trade agreement with Peru, clearing the pact for final action by the president. More >>

Young Americans Watching U.S. Presidential Race

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:22 am | US Information Service

Young Americans are paying attention to the 2008 presidential race, and many are ready to help their preferred candidate achieve victory, a poll by Harvard University's Institute of Politics (IOP) shows. More >>

Substantial Progress In Global Bird Flu Response

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 7:54 am | US Information Service

The third global progress report, Responses to Avian Influenza and State of Pandemic Readiness indicates progress in the initial -- emergency -- phase of the global response to H5N1 and threats to public health. More >>

While Most Of Africa Prospers, Zimbabwe Implodes

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 7:51 am | US Information Service

Stella Chikava distributes advertising pamphlets on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. It's a long step down for the 41-year-old graduate with more than 10 years' experience as a physics and chemistry teacher in Zimbabwe More >>

 

 

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