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Stories with subject: Summits
  • Wisconsin's Oneida tribe hosts food summit 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:52 am
  • ASHWAUBENON, Wisconsin - The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin hopes to combat serious health problems among Native Americans by teaching other tribal members to farm and preserve their own food.

  • Longtime Canadian finance minister dies 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:09 pm
  • TORONTO - Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage who stepped down just three weeks ago, has died. He was 64.

  • 2 nations leading jet search have turbulent past 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:17 am
  • CANBERRA, Australia - The leaders of Malaysia and Australia have used warm and glowing terms to assure the world that their partnership in the desperate hunt for a missing airliner is built on a firm and abiding friendship. But it's also an odd-couple relationship that has proved brittle in the past and has been blighted by hostility, rivalries and cultural misunderstandings.

  • Clinton: New voter restrictions are a step back 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:57 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress.

  • Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:54 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

  • LBJ summit celebrates law's 50th anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:59 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Four U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, are scheduled to headline a summit this week that commemorates the signing of a law 50 years ago that brought broad changes in America's social fabric.

  • IMF leader calls for bold policies to aid recovery 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday that leading nations need to embrace bold policy steps to accelerate a still-modest and fragile global economic recovery.

  • UN chief urges action on Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:49 pm
  • BRUSSELS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged European and African nations on Wednesday to step up their efforts to end the desperate plight of the people of Central African Republic.

  • Arab summit lays bare serious cracks on Syria 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:10 pm
  • KUWAIT CITY - An Arab summit that ended Wednesday exposed cracks in what was once solid Arab support for Syrian rebels, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar divided over which factions to back and Syria's neighbors increasingly expressing fatigue with the flood of refugees from the country's civil war.

  • Obama: Nuke security deal makes world safer 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:57 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a security summit took "concrete steps" to prevent nuclear material falling into the hands of terrorists even though Russia and China failed to sign an agreement to beef up inspections.

  • Obama says US to host next nuclear summit in 2016 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:47 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama says world leaders will convene in the United States in 2016 for the next Nuclear Security Summit.

  • Cargo plane escorted from Dutch airspace 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 9:04 am
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Netherlands' air force has scrambled a pair of F-16s to escort a plane that approached Dutch airspace unannounced during a meeting of 53 world leaders.

  • Summit to feature NH climate change research 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 10:16 am
  • GREENLAND, New Hampshire - The latest research on local climate change is up for discussion at the Third Annual Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit next month.

  • Obama's Europe ties get new test in Russia dispute 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:24 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade allied leaders to hold firm in efforts to punish Russia for its incursion into Ukraine.

  • EU's new sanctions target Putin inner circle 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 12:25 pm
  • BRUSSELS - The European Union's new sanctions announced Friday will hit the inner circle of President Vladimir Putin, including a deputy prime minister, two presidential advisers and the speakers of both houses of parliament.

  • Japan, South Korean leaders could meet next week 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 10:44 pm
  • TOKYO - A big question looms in East Asia as the leaders of Japan and South Korea head to Europe next week: Will they finally meet?

  • US, Europe sanctions target Putin's inner circle 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 8:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.

  • Dutch look at "dirty bomb" scenario before summit 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 10:35 am
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ahead of a summit of world leaders on nuclear security next week, Dutch experts are showing off techniques that could be used to prevent or respond to a terrorist attack with a "dirty bomb" - one that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.