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Vietnam abuzz over Chelsea Clinton’s wedding

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 6:16PM UTC

Chelsea Clinton’s big day may be half a world away but that hasn’t tempered enthusiasm in Vietnam for her upcoming nuptials. In Hanoi on Thursday for diplomatic meetings a little over a week before the July 31 wedding, mother-of-the-bride and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was given a

Kyrgyz police detain ex-president’s brother

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 6:01PM UTC

Police in Kyrgyzstan have detained a brother of deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, authorities said Thursday, in a morale-boosting victory for efforts to round up the former leader’s entourage. Akhmat Bakiyev was captured Wednesday night in a special operation on the outskirts of the family’s political stronghold in the city of

Clinton pushes Vietnam on human rights progress

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 5:55PM UTC

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday urged Vietnam to improve its human rights record but also pledged greater cooperation in dealing with the lingering impact of Agent Orange from the Vietnam War. In Hanoi to mark the 15th anniversary of normalized U.S.-Vietnam relations, Clinton praised her hosts

New Zealander in Cambodia for Khmer Rouge verdict

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 5:49PM UTC

The brother of one of a handful of Westerners killed by the Khmer Rouge returned to Cambodia for a landmark verdict in a war crimes tribunal, saying there can never be adequate justice for his family. It was not clear how Rob Hamill’s brother, Kerry, fell into the hands of

Outgoing official slams United Nations ‘decay’

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 5:40PM UTC

A departing offical lets loose on the U.N.: Aides to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in damage control mode on Wednesday after a blistering attack on his leadership by the outgoing Swedish head of a UN unit battling internal fraud. As Ban returned from a Kabul conference on Afghanistan, his

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