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[3 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 28,399]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today fulfilled one tradition associated with royal tours to Canada whose origin goes back decades – tree planting. Their Royal Highnesses followed in the footsteps of a long line of royal couples who have planted trees as a living memento of their visit

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[24 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 27,890]

(New York) – Yemeni authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of a southern Yemeni opposition leader and his son who were forcibly disappeared in February 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch expressed grave concern for the health of Hassan Baoum, an ailing

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[24 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 27,737]

(New York) – The Chinese government’s invitation to Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is an affront to victims of heinous crimes committed in Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today. Media reports indicated that al-Bashir will travel to China on June 27, 2011, at the invitation of his

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[24 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 26,760]

(Istanbul) – The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government should put human rights reforms, starting with a new constitution, at the top of its agenda for its third term, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. The letter from Kenneth Roth,

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[24 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 26,744]

(Istanbul) – The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government should put human rights reforms, starting with a new constitution, at the top of its agenda for its third term, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. The letter from Kenneth Roth,

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 283]

Background on the President’s Trip to Durham, North Carolina President Obama will travel to Durham, NC to meet with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council at the corporate and U.S. manufacturing headquarters of Cree, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting. While at Cree,

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 293]

WASHINGTON – In a video message to the American people, President Obama and Vice President Biden launched the Campaign to Cut Waste, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the federal government. The Vice President hosted an event at the

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 258]

NEW YORK — Today, activist, actor, author and philanthropist Eva Longoria asked people around the world to celebrate the amazing work of student humanitarians by voting for the Imagine Cup 2011 People’s Choice Award at http://www.imaginecup.com/pca. Imagine Cup by Microsoft Corp. is the

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[13 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 248]

LUSAKA, Zambia – The United States announced today that it is committing $12 million for aflatoxin control in Africa. The announcement was made during the tenth annual Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lusaka, Zambia. The funds will support the objective of the African-led

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[13 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 202]

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Earlier today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee released a report on aid to Afghanistan. The report is a useful contribution to the ongoing review of our national efforts in Afghanistan. We agree that “cutting back our foreign aid budgets is not the most prudent

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