Bush ties second term policy to the advancement of free
Declaring that the global expansion of freedom is "the best hope for peace in our world," President Bush told Americans in his inaugural address that he would pursue the success of liberty around the world.
France supports Germany's position on diplomacy with Iran regarding nuclear program
In a press conference today, the French Foreign Ministry spokesman was asked "About the warlike statements on Iran. (U.S.) Vice President Dick Cheney has not ruled out an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities."
Geneva Initiative sees progress
The Palestinian Peace Coalition/ Geneva Initiative hosted a meeting with the Israeli Geneva Initiative team that met with Mahmud Abbas on Monday.
Rice tells senators 'the time for diplomacy is now'
Says promoting democracy, securing freedom will be major goals
Democratic reform in Muslim world a priority in Bush second term
Wolfowitz says counterterrorism, Middle East peace will also be emphasized
Public, private resources both boosting development, U.S. says
The chief of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) says that current measures of global development aid focus only on government assistance, and fail to account for myriad other resources that can help poor countries pull themselves out of poverty.
United Nations urges doubling investment, anti-poverty efforts
A new U.N. report recommends that rich countries double their official development assistance for poor countries in order to reach the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty by 2015
Ethiopia making headway against HIV/AIDS after late start
Despite getting a late start in understanding the seriousness of the disease that is threatening to rob Africa of its future, the Ethiopian government is making great headway against HIV/AIDS
Security Council counter-terrorism meeting in Kazakhstan to shine light on terror hotspots
The Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) meeting later this month in Kazakhstan will allow the United Nations to expand the global anti-terror network, especially in an area haunted by terrorist activity, the Permanent Representative of Russia, who chairs the committee, and the committee's Executive Director said today.
UN launches plans for global early warning system on natural disasters
The United Nations today launched comprehensive plans for a global early warning system to reduce the deadly toll of natural hazards, combining speedy transmission of data with training of populations at risk in a strategy that experts say could have saved scores of thousands of lives in the recent Indian Ocean tsunami
United States recovers stolen antiquities for Iraq
Priceless Iraqi artifacts stolen from the Iraq National Museum after the fall of Saddam Hussein were returned January 18 by U.S. Immigration and Customs officials who discovered them hidden in a traveler's suitcase 18 months ago