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Clinton Addresses Biological Weapons Conference In Geneva
2011-12-07 10:49:45

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today addressed the Biological Weapons Convention -- a 1975 treaty outlawing their production and use -- in Geneva. Clinton is seeking to rally international efforts against the biological weapon threat, warning of the potential that new gene assembly technology could be used by terrorist groups to create new biological weapons. She said the emerging gene synthesis industry offers benefits to researchers “but it could also potentially be used...

Secretary Of State Making AIDS-Free Generation A U.S. Priority
2011-11-09 06:23:12

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that the U.S. is making a goal to try and create an AIDS-free generation. Clinton said an AIDS-free generation would be one where virtually no children are born with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS. "This, I admit, is an ambitious goal, and I recognize that I am not the first person to envision it," Clinton said in a speech at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. "But creating an AIDS-free generation has never...

2011-08-05 15:09:00

Praise for Morocco's commitment to human rights, increased freedom and equality, and participatory democracy WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Members of Congress voiced congratulations and strong support for Morocco's new Constitution, which strengthens and advances the country's commitment to human rights, freedom and equality, participatory democracy and governance. In her congratulatory message marking Morocco's July 30th...

2011-06-02 05:04:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll finds that public attitudes to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have improved over the last few months. Both are more highly rated now than at any time since they took office. They both enjoy better than 2-to-1 favorable ratings among those who are familiar enough with them to rate them. The poll also finds that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's positive ratings have improved, but many people...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.