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Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain English. Mina Fabulous is the pen name of Carmen Avalino, the NewsBlaze production editor. When she isn’t preparing stories for NewsBlaze writers, she writes stories, but to separate her editing and writing identities, she uses the name given by her family and friends.

African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Gains Momentum

At the lauching of Zambian AWEP Chapter, Ms. Clinton was delighted to see few familiar faces of participants.

Secretary Clinton Greets Queen Elizabeth II on Her Birthday

Ms. Clinton stressed that the United States is committed to the enduring relationship between the two countries. Ms. Clinton said the United States value the contributions by Her Majesty in strengthening it. Ms. Clinton added that the two countries

Secretary Clinton Congratulates Citizens of Russia on Their National Day

Ms. Clinton underscored that U.S. and Russia made significant progress together toward increased two-way trade and investment and toward Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization. Ms. Clinton elaborated that entrepreneurs, educators, artis

Secretary Clinton Congratulates Citizens of Portugal on Their National Day

Ms. Clinton added that governments are partnering together to fight terrorism, combat drug trafficking and ensure the security of global trade and business.

US Plays Central Role in Establishing Global Fund to Fight AIDS

At a General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, Ms. Rice said thirty years after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported on the condition that would eventually become known as HIV. She said the world has proven that
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US Remains Largest Single Donor For HIV/AIDS Initiative

Ms. Rice reported that as today, some 3.2 million people are alive because of PEPFAR and the role that it is playing in providing lifesaving treatment around the world and particularly in Africa.

US Strongly Committed to Credible Whistle Blower Protections

According to Mr. Torsella, the United States strongly supports the financial disclosure program as a vital tool for avoiding conflicts of interest among UN staff. He said the U.S. government is pleased to see that the program is well-established wit

Washington, D.C. and Rome Described as Historic ‘Power Couple’

According to Ms. Lewis, since Secretary Clinton created the office of Global Intergovernmental Affairs a year and a half ago, she has seen firsthand the overwhelming power of Sister City relationships in citizen diplomacy and cultural exchanges.

US Strongly Supports Prosecution of Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity

According to Mr. Rapp, all through human history, people have suffered during wars and other armed conflicts. He stressed but in the world of 2011, in many conflict zones it has become far more dangerous to be an innocent woman or child than it is t
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US Welcomes Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa at the U.S. State Department.

Denying Terrorists Safe Havens Undermine Terrorists’ Capacity to Operate

She added that physical safe havens usually straddle national borders or exist in regions where ineffective governance allows their presence like in Pakistan/Afghanistan border, Yemen, the Trans-Sahara region, and Somalia.

US and Jamaica Strengthen Bilateral Relationship

Ms. Clinton said she greatly appreciated the opportunity to discuss in depth the range of issues that concern both countries.

25 Million People Died With AIDS-Related Illnesses in the Past 30...

Ms. Rice highlighted that two decades of often heroic international efforts to extend the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS have significantly alleviated the health effects of the disease. She noted that still most people living with HIV still lac

546 Journalists Killed Around The World With Complete Impunity Since 1992

Mr. Melia said restrictive laws and administrative measures constrain the fundamental freedom of expression and independent media outlets and their employees are subjected to government harassment, as well as threatening actions by private actors to

Nearly 1,000 Women Die Each Day of Pregnancy-Related Causes

Mr. Barton highlighted that priority areas which are highly supported by the American government include contraceptive commodity security; improving access to family planning at the community level; integration of family planning, maternal and child

US and France Committed to Work Together for Middle East Peace...

Ms. Clinton said U.S. is working together with France in so many areas. She said France just successfully hosted the G8. She stressed they have also discussed their work together in Afghanistan. She expressed regret for the death of a French corpora
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Arrest of Ratko Mladic a Milestone on Path to Justice and...

According to Ms. DiCarlo, Mladic's capture puts perpetrators of mass atrocities on notice. She said he will be held accountable for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. She aid the international community expect all UN member states t

US Launches Women’s World Cup Initiative

Ms. Clinton said she was very proud of the visitor exchanges, including teenage athletes, who have been introduced from across the world. She acknowledged the many countries which are represented in the event.

The World Makes Incredible Gains in Prevention and Treatment of HIV

According to Ms. Clinton, when HIV/AIDS was first identified in the 1980s, the world was shocked by how fast the epidemic spread as we struggled to find a solution. She stressed with the remarkable work of researchers over the past decades, the worl
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US Deplores Shutdowns of Internet in Syria

According to Ms. Clinton, the White House released the International Strategy for Cyberspace two weeks ago. The strategy noted that 'States should not arbitrarily deprive or disrupt individuals' access to the Internet or other networked technologi