Articles by Sue Pleming



Iran Talks Scrapped After Russia Pulls Out

  • 25 September 08
  • Reuters
Foreign ministers from major powers have canceled a meeting in New York to discuss more sanctions against Iran after Moscow opposed the move.

Rice Says Russia Uses Energy as a Weapon

  • 23 October 07
  • Reuters
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice criticized Moscow on Monday for using its oil and gas wealth as a ""political weapon"" and said democratic reforms would strengthen its ties with Washington.

Rice Voices Concerns Ahead of Russia Trip

  • 11 May 07
  • Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, speaking before a visit to Moscow, said Thursday that she was troubled by the concentration of power in the Kremlin and said U.S.-Russian relations were in a ""difficult period.""

U.S. Promises Japan Military Support

  • 19 October 06
  • Reuters
United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reassured Japan on Wednesday that Washington would stand by a commitment to protect its ally in northeast Asia, where North Korea's atomic test has stirred debate about Japan acquiring nuclear weapons.

Rice to Seek Cease-Fire in Lebanon

  • 25 July 06
  • Reuters
The U.S. secretary of state flies into the region to meet leaders and announce aid packages.

Iran Rejects Calls to End Enrichment

  • 31 March 06
  • Reuters
Six world powers meet to discuss their next steps on Iran's nuclear program.

U.S. Oil-for-Food Report Targets MPs

  • 13 May 05
  • Reuters
The report says British and French legislators made millions through Saddam Hussein's favor.

$160M Withheld From Halliburton

  • 19 May 04
  • Reuters
The U.S. military said Monday that it was suspending $159.5 million in meal charges submitted by a unit of Halliburton as it continued to audit bills for feeding soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait.

Pentagon Launches Halliburton Probe

  • 25 February 04
  • Reuters
The Pentagon said Monday it opened a criminal investigation of fraud allegations against a unit of Vice President Dick Cheney's old company Halliburton, including possible overpricing of fuel delivered to Iraq.

Halliburton Gets More Iraqi Deals

  • 17 December 03
  • Reuters
The U.S. military said Monday that Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton, was allocated $222 million more last week for work in Iraq, at the same time as a Pentagon audit found the firm may have overbilled for some services there.

U.S. Woos World With $20Bln Iraqi Contracts

  • 12 November 03
  • Reuters
Anxious to appear fair in doling out nearly $20 billion in work in Iraq, the U.S.-led authority there is holding conferences in Washington and London next week for prospective contractors.

Troops' Morale Is Low, Some U.S. Soldiers Say

  • 18 July 03
  • Reuters
Fed up with being in Iraq and demoralized by their role as peacekeepers in a risky place, a group of U.S. soldiers aired their plight on U.S. television and said they had lost faith in the Army.

Coast Guard Aims Guns at Fishermen

Fake Stones: The Great Impressionists of Rock

East in Line For Peace Partnership

Vilnius Signs NATO Partnership Document