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Stories with person: William Burns
  • No. 2 US diplomat to retire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The second-highest ranking American diplomat is retiring this fall after a 32-year career in the foreign service that included stints as U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, top Middle East hand and leader of a team that held secret talks with Iran.

  • US, China to hold talks on NKorea next week 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:30 am
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. and China will hold talks next week about North Korea, which recently threatened to conduct another nuclear test.