Clinton arrives in Russia ahead of Syria talks


AFP – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Saint Petersburg on Thursday, for talks with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that are expected to be dominated by the ongoing crisis in Syria. The two top diplomats are to meet late Friday, the eve of crunch talks in Geneva that will try to find a…

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US clears China, Singapore from Iran oil sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has exempted China and Singapore from economic sanctions because they have significantly reduced imports of Iranian oil. The decision by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spares Chinese and Singaporean banks from potentially being cut off from the American financial system. The sanctions are aimed […]