Thu

12

Apr

2012

Brazil stresses need for world consensus at Rio+20 meet

Quoted from Hosted News 

By Yana Marull (AFP) 

BRASILIA, Brazil —

 

The upcoming Rio conference on sustainable development must yield a commitment to manage the world economy in a way that respects the environment and fights poverty, a Brazilian official says.

 

"I believe that Rio+20 will deliver the instruments to make sustainable development a paradigm for the economy, not just for the environment," Andre Correa do Lago, the host country's pointman for the June 20-22 summit, said in an interview with AFP.

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Thu

11

Nov

2010

Finish Rabin’s Work 10Nov

The New York Times

 November 3, 2010

Finish Rabin’s Work

By BILL CLINTON

Bill Clinton, the founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, was the 42nd president.


TODAY marks 15 years since an assassin’s bullet killed my friend, Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister. Since his death, not a week has gone by that I have not missed him. I loved him and his wife, Leah, very much. On the occasion of the anniversary of his death, his yahrzeit, the world would do well to remember the lessons of his life: his vision for freedom, tolerance, cooperation, security and peace is as vital now as it was 15 years ago, when he happily spoke and sang for peace at a huge rally in Tel Aviv just before he was killed. 

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Sun

24

Oct

2010

"The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions". Abraham Lincoln's speech to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

From Delancy Place.com

 

In today's excerpt  - twenty-eight year old Abraham Lincoln's speech to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois.  Titled "The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions," Lincoln's 1838 comments addressed the rampant lynchings that followed the Emancipation Act of 1833, and his belief that America's greatest dangers came not from abroad but from within:

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Fri

24

Sep

2010

US Backs Japan Move To End Row With China

3pm 9/24/2010 New York USA time.  (AFP) – 1 hour ago

NEW YORK — The United States on Friday backed US ally Japan's decision to release a Chinese ship captain and end its row with China, expecting the move will "significantly reduce" tension in the region.

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Thu

23

Sep

2010

China<>Japan - President Obama's schedule for Sept. 23, 2010

From email received: info@messages.whitehouse.gov which contains the President's daily schedule.  The important parts are marked in red.  Are they connected with thread: China Takes a Sharper Tone in Its Dispute With Japan?

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Wed

22

Sep

2010

China Takes a Sharper Tone in Its Dispute With Japan

"...rapidly becoming the most serious territorial dispute..."

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Mon

20

Sep

2010

Chinese hold anti-Japan protests over boat dispute

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Thu

16

Sep

2010

China: 'Legal procedures' must end

By Bao Daozu, China Daily

 

BEIJING - The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday accused Japan of provoking a serious situation in bilateral relations and once again demanded the immediate return of the captain of a Chinese trawler, still illegally detained in the country.

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