|Mike Mullen Calls Nuke Treaty Ratification 'Right Thing to Do` - The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia is the right thing for us to do, " the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today.
|Gates, Clinton Urge Senate to Ratify Nuke Treaty - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today urged the Senate to ratify the pact between the United States and Russia.
|UN: Employment Creation Key To Poverty Reduction In Africa - High unemployment rates continue to hinder poverty reduction efforts in Africa.|
|NATO Allies Increase Contributions In Afghanistan - The NATO allies are in Afghanistan for the long haul and have made both significant progress and significant commitments to the effort there, the alliance`s supreme allied commander for Europe said here today.
|UN Condemns Deadly Kabul Attack - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan strongly condemned today`s deadly attack in the capital, Kabul, which claimed more than one dozen lives. |
|UN: Rapid Progress Is Vital In Peace Talks Between Israel And Palestinians - UN: rapid progress is vital in light of multiple challenges, including efforts by militants on both sides to derail the process. |
|UN Speaks Out Against Arizona Immigration Law - The UN expressed serious concern over a new immigration law enacted in Arizona, questioning whether the legislation is compatible with international human rights treaties which the US has signed on to. |
|UN Praises Election Recount Process In Iraq - The top United Nations envoy to Iraq today welcomed the proper conduct of the manual recount of votes cast in the country`s March parliamentary polls. |
|UN Chief Ban Ban Urges Use Of Digital Technology To Improve Living Conditions - Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to harness the power of telecommunications and information technologies to improve life-saving services, promote sustainable development and foster international peace. |
|UN Debates Ways To Fight Piracy - The United Nations General Assembly today held a day-long informal meeting on piracy.|
|UN: World Lags Far Behind On Sustainable Development Goals - Ban Ki-moon warning that the world is way behind schedule in setting its ecological house in order. |
|Obama Talks Up Wall Street Reform - In his weekly address, President Barack Obama discussed how reforming Wall Street will strengthen Main Street. |
|Mike Mullen Appeals to Philanthropists to Assist Veterans - The military`s top officer yesterday turned to American`s philanthropic community to help military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan avoid the devastation of substance abuse, mental illness and homelessness.|
|Robert Gates Calls on Graduates to Live Lives of Service - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke of the satisfaction of a life of service during graduation exercises at Morehouse College in Atlanta this morning.
|Generals Stress Need to Share Information - As U.S. forces increasingly work as part of multinational coalitions, they are part of a cultural shift toward more information sharing and working more closely with allied troops.|
|McChrystal: Afghan Perceptions Key to Success - Changing the perceptions of the Afghan people about the coalition, their own government and the Taliban will be key to success in that nation.|
|Karzai Thanks Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families - Afghan President Hamid Karzai brought a message of thanks to soldiers and their families here today, as the 101st Airborne Division continues to deploy to his country.
|UN Condemns Violence In Kyrgyzstan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a call for calm and restraint as reports of violence and loss of life emerge from Kyrgyzstan.|
|UN Chief Ban Urges Support For Migrant Families - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged governments to implement policies that help migrants adapt and prosper in their host countries. |
|UN Chief Ban Voices Concern Over Violence In Thailand - Ban Ki-moon today voiced growing concern at mounting violence in Thailand between anti-Government protesters and the authorities, and called on all sides to resume talks and avoid further loss of life. |