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2006-01-09 18:25:46

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former lover of U.S. President Bill Clinton on Monday lost her effort to revive a defamation case against his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and two of the former president's top aides. Former cabaret singer Gennifer Flowers came to public attention during the 1992 presidential campaign when she described a 12-year affair with Clinton, who later acknowledged a relationship with her. Flowers charged that during the 1992 campaign Hillary Clinton had helped...

2005-11-15 18:29:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is "The Most Influential Man in the World," according to Esquire magazine. The magazine has designated him as "the most powerful agent of change in the world" despite his lack of electoral standing and the fact he was laid low by a heart attack ahead of last year's presidential election. The magazine highlights Clinton's accomplishments in its December issue, which goes on newsstands on Thursday, profiling the world's "Best and...

2005-11-15 12:22:11

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized Gulf Arab countries on Tuesday for not spreading their huge oil wealth around the Middle East to push education, fight poverty and find alternative energy sources. Addressing business leaders in the United Arab Emirates, Clinton said Gulf governments should resist the urge to spend mainly on itself in a new period of high oil prices which analysts say is set to continue for the foreseeable future. "This is a magic...

2005-09-17 18:30:34

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday adjourned a frenetic, three-day Clinton Global Initiative conference that won pledges of $1.25 billion in commitments to tackle some of the world's biggest problems. Nearly 200 formal pledges were made during the global networking among world leaders, corporate tycoons and political, environmental and religious activists brought together by Clinton. "I am gratified by what we've achieved here," said...

2005-09-16 18:16:21

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton wheeled and dealed on Friday at his Clinton Global Initiative summit, yielding promises from global leaders to do things to make the world a better place and bringing the value of aid commitments over two days to nearly $500 million. Friday's pledges announced by organizers included more clean water for Africa, an Arab entrepreneurship initiative and the assignment of a youth corps to help in relief, recovery and...

2005-09-16 14:21:26

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton wheeled and dealed on Friday at his folksy and chaotic Clinton Global Initiative summit, winning pledges of water for Africa and seeking business investments in the Middle East. Created by Clinton, the three-day confab was in full swing on Friday. Thursday's opening day of the summit -- where attending leaders are pressed for pledges to do something good for the world -- brought promises of $200 million for African...

2005-09-12 04:36:07

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Bill Clinton said on Monday that while there were concerns in the United States over China's military buildup, it would be "idiotic" for both sides to pursue anything but peace. "We will find that our economic relations and our security relations and our interests ... will be so great that we will be working together," Clinton told a business audience in Hong Kong. "It is idiotic to contemplate a future that is anything other than one of...

2005-08-09 06:49:30

PARIS (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Tuesday the United States needed to build alliances rather than pursuing policies that might foster terrorism. "We cannot isolate ourselves from the world behind walls. We cannot kill all our enemies," he said in an interview with France's Le Monde newspaper. "We need a strategy which will create more partners and fewer terrorists. Americans' destiny is closely tied to that of other people." He cited the example of U.S. aid...

2005-08-09 04:57:28

PARIS (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Tuesday the United States needed to build alliances rather than pursuing policies that might foster terrorism. "We cannot isolate ourselves from the world behind walls. We cannot kill all our enemies," he said in an interview with France's Le Monde newspaper. "We need a strategy which will create more partners and fewer terrorists. Americans' destiny is closely tied to that of other people." He cited the example of U.S. aid...

2005-07-12 17:09:56

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says he is intent on finding ways the private sector can solve some of the world's most pressing problems from poverty to terrorism. As host of a meeting in New York later this year of private and public sector leaders, Clinton said in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday there are plenty of problems governments simply cannot address. "What I'm trying to do is figure out what private sector people can do," said Clinton, 58,...


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.