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Haiti's Improved Situation Tied To Better Security

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

Haiti, long associated with desperate poverty, political instability and rampant violence, now has reason to see a better future, two U.S. officials say. More >>

Democrats Prepare For 2008 Presidential Campaign

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 7:39 am | US Information Service

Barely a month before important state party caucuses begin in the new year, Democrats from around the country converged near Washington for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) fall general session. More >>

Iraqi Burn Victim Helped By Govt & Private Efforts

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 7:39 am | US Information Service

Iraqis interested in coming to the United States for medical treatment or other reasons should consult the Web sites of the U.S. embassies in Baghdad and Amman and the travel section of the State Department Web site. More >>

Trade Pacts Helping Latin America, Caribbean

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 7:37 am | US Information Service

Trade and private capital flows are important economic engines for the developing world at a time when U.S. official development assistance to certain nations is being reduced. More >>

Character Attacks Heat Up Presidential Campaign

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 7:36 am | US Information Service

Polls show Clinton winning nationally, but with a narrower lead than in previous months. In Iowa, the first state to hold a nominating event, polls show the race too close to call. More >>

Visually Impaired Study Math Using NASA Software

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 7:35 am | US Information Service

Until recently, blind and visually impaired students found it extremely difficult to study certain subjects and pursue careers in science and technology because they could not see graphs and other visual representations. More >>

Nations Examine Bird Flu Preparedness At Meeting

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 4:12 pm | US Information Service

Two days before the December 4-6 New Delhi International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza convened in India's northern capital, journalists from India and Afghanistan gathered at a two-day workshop to learn how to cover the highly ... More >>

Referendums Don't Always Go The Gov't Way

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 4:11 pm | US Information Service

Many analysts are expressing surprise over the rejection of a referendum on a series of constitutional changes that were designed to increase Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's authority over his country, his first electoral defeat since assuming power ... More >>

US Economic Development Effort For Palestinians

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 4:10 pm | US Information Service

The president's announcement followed successful November talks held in Annapolis, Maryland, at which Israeli and Palestinian officials agreed to pursue direct negotiations, supported by the United States, with the aim of establishing a Palestinian state. More >>

Americans' Political Divisions Not Necessarily Bad

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 4:09 pm | US Information Service

American history has shown that there are periods of polarization and periods of consensus in the political landscape. This current era of polarization is seen by many as beginning in the years following the end of the Cold War. More >>

Freedom Defenders Under Attack In Zimbabwe

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 11:00 am | US Information Service

As International Human Rights Day approaches on December 10, the world must be concerned about the situation in Zimbabwe -- where defenders of freedom are under attack and where the human rights situation is becoming worse every day, the assistant secretary ... More >>

New Approach To Development Embraces IT

Sunday, 2 December 2007, 8:09 am | US Information Service

The Global Development Commons (GDC), launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will use technology to allow aid donors and recipients to communicate better and to find needed information online from such sources as libraries and databases. More >>

Modern Transit System Comes To Cameroon

Sunday, 2 December 2007, 8:09 am | US Information Service

In Cameroon, when 28 new buses moved from Douala, the port and commercial center, to the capital city of Yaoundé in August 2006, excitement was so high that people were lining the streets and the 200-kilometer highway connecting the two cities to ... More >>

Experts See Hope, Concerns In Confronting AIDS

Sunday, 2 December 2007, 8:08 am | US Information Service

Africa remains the continent most ravaged by HIV/AIDS. Dr. Robert Einterz of Indiana University described a successful partnership with Moi University in Kenya that tackles the multifaceted problem at all community levels. More >>

Religion-Based Employee Groups Enhance Inclusion

Saturday, 1 December 2007, 8:55 am | US Information Service

Employees at Texas Instruments in Dallas are proud of their company's culture of inclusion, which is marked by the presence of employee networking groups for Christians and Muslims that encourage mutual respect and understanding. More >>

High Stakes Accompany Global Climate Change

Saturday, 1 December 2007, 8:55 am | US Information Service

"Climate change is a serious problem, and humans are contributing to it. We are at a critical moment," Under Secretary of State Paula Dobriansky recently told the U.S. Congress. "We are committed to doing our part." More >>

Palestinian's Boost Premium Olive Oil Production

Saturday, 1 December 2007, 8:54 am | US Information Service

"Don't think of it as oil. What you're tasting is freshly squeezed olive juice," says Ali Anabtawi, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partner and manager of Near East Industries and Trade, a company that blends and bottles virgin ... More >>

Libya Lays Out Welcome Mat For U.S. Trade

Saturday, 1 December 2007, 8:53 am | US Information Service

The warming in U.S. ties with Libya began in 2003 when Tripoli admitted blowing up a Pan American airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 and a French UTC airliner over Africa in 1989, and paid billions of dollars in compensation. More >>

Democracy Network Created For The Americas

Saturday, 1 December 2007, 8:52 am | US Information Service

The Democracy Practitioners Network will advise governments in the Americas on such subjects as electoral and constitutional reform, access to justice, good governance, citizen participation, transparency and efforts to combat corruption. More >>

Music Role-Playing Games OK With Teens, Adults

Saturday, 1 December 2007, 8:51 am | US Information Service

For classical musician Monica Cho, 14, who is preparing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat Major for a piano competition and Mendelssohn's Concerto in E Minor for Violin for a recital, there is little time on school nights to relax. More >>





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