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Mattis, German Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship in Pentagon Meeting

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon yesterday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Germany, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

SOP newswire3Pledges Alone Not Enough To Improve Health Of Women And Children: UN Chief - l Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of tracking the resources pledged for improving the health of women and children with the results they are intended to achieve, stating that accountability is vital to saving more lives.
SOP newswire3Ban Expects New Lebanese Government To Cooperate In Hariri Murder Trial - Ban Ki-moon expects the newly designated Lebanese Government to abide by its obligation to cooperate with the UN-backed tribunal set up to try suspects in the 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
SOP newswire3UN: Global Unemployment To Rise In 2011 - Despite a sharp rebound in economic growth for many countries, global unemployment in 2011 is likely to continue at the record highs of the past three years.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Agreement On Inauguration Of Afghan Parliament - The UN welcomed the understanding reached between the country`s President and parliamentarians to hold the inauguration of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Speaks At Holocaust Event - The UN has a duty to stand up and speak out for human rights and offer a voice to the voiceless, Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon said today.
SOP newswire2Panthers Party Supremo Calls Students to Take Up Samul Kranti Movement - This flags hoisting in Srinagar is a drama enacted by NC and BJP as co-producers of the same play. This is unfortunate that national media has also fallen into the trap of this play.
SOP newswire3Insurgent Roadside Bombs Kill Afghan Civilians - An Afghan child was killed and 12 other Afghans were wounded in insurgent roadside-bomb attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan today, military officials reported.
SOP newswire3NATO Sees Russia as Missile Defense Partner - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he`s looking forward to moving ahead during the first half of 2011 on missile defense cooperation with Russia.
SOP newswire3Stavridis Expresses Optimism on Afghanistan - While expressing confidence for Afghanistan`s future, U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis also emphasized that the road ahead still poses challenges.
SOP newswire3UN: Food Crisis In Nigeria - The United Nations food agencies are urging continued assistance for Niger, where acute malnutrition rates remain high despite a good harvest and millions need help to avoid another food crisis.
SOP newswire3Sri Lanka: UN To Launch $51 million Flash Appeal For Flood Victims - With Sri Lanka warning that their resources to respond to the flood crisis are exhausted, the UN is seeking $51 million to help more than one million people get through the next six months.
SOP newswire3UN To Send Human Rights Team To Tunisia - The UN`s human rights chief will send a team to Tunisia next week to assess the country`s human rights situation.
SOP newswire3UN-Backed Court Receives First Indictment In Hariri Assassination - The United Nations-backed tribunal set up to try suspects in the 2005 murders of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others received its first indictment today.
Askin Ozcan (Mentor)Estonia's Euro Coin Disturbs Russia - Before Estonia joined the EU, her 1 kroona coin disturbed the EU, as it had the same size and weight as 1 Euro coin. Now, after joining the EU, Estonia minted her 1 Euro coin which disturbs Russia.
SOP newswire3Mike Mullen: Holbrooke Understood Wisdom of Seeking Wisdom - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff remembered veteran diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke today as a man who understood, better than I, the very wisdom of seeking wisdom. "
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Welcomes End Of Polling In Southern Sudan - Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the end of the polling period for the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Consults With South Korea on North`s Provocations - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited South Korean leaders here today to demonstrate American solidarity against North Korean provocations.
SOP newswire2Prof. Bhim Singh Says India is The Largest Democracy of The World - In another question Prof. Bhim Singh said that present democracy has been hijacked by selfish, criminal, corrupt and communal politicians and they can only be removed from power by Ultimate Revolution.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Outlines Priorities For 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today laid out the United Nations agenda for the coming year.
SOP newswire2J&K: Panthers Party's Agenda 2011 for Jammu - The Jammu leadership has played foul with Jammu to promote its self-interests. New Delhi abandoned Jammu and threw its lot with the Kashmiri leadership. We will not accept the position of servitude and subordination any longer.
SOP newswire3UN Refugee Chief Visits Yemen - The United Nations refugee chief arrived in Yemen today along with the European Union`s top humanitarian official to assess assistance to civilians displaced by conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Deplores Ambush of Peacekeepers in Côte d`Ivoire - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d`Ivoire today spoke out against an ambush of its peacekeepers.
SOP newswire3UN Calls For Halt Of Use Of Excessive Force Against Protesters In Tunisia - he United Nations` top human rights official today urged the Tunisian government to ensure that its security forces stop using excessive force against demonstrators
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Following Developments In Lebanon - Ban Ki-moon is closely monitoring developments in Lebanon and has emphasized the importance of preserving calm there.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Arrives in Japan for Military Talks - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Tokyo today, the second leg of a three-country tour that started with a four-day visit to China.
SOP newswire3UN Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Haiti Earthquake - On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake which devastated Haiti, the United Nations is today remembering the disaster`s victims in memorial events in Port-au-Prince.
SOP newswire3Biden Focuses on Regional Peace, Stability in Pakistan Visit - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan, today for discussions White House officials said are focused on U.S. relations with that country and joint efforts toward regional peace and stability.
SOP newswire3Joe Biden Meets Karzai, Visits Troops in Afghanistan - Vice President Joe Biden today spoke with Afghan national and local leaders as he continued what White House officials described as a visit to assess progress and reinforce the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan.
SOP newswire3Huge Challenges Remain For Haitian Quake Recovery - In a statement issued by his spokesman, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that the UN and international response to a disaster of unparalleled magnitude " was one of the largest ever mounted.
SOP newswire3UN Officials Visit Polling Centers In South Sudan - The independence referendum in South Sudan, which could split Africa`s largest country in two and produce the United Nations` 193rd Member State, has got off to a good start with officials successfully handling a large initial turnout
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