Condoleezza Rice

10-year-old’s question on Gitmo torture sends Rice scurrying for cover

10-year-old’s question on Gitmo torture sends Rice scurrying for coverNew York, May 5 : A question from a ten-year-old school student forced former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to defend the Bush administration''s interrogation methods on Gitmo detainees.

Rice told primary school pupils in Washington that the Bush administration did not use illegal interrogation tactics.

She was responding to a question from Misha Lerner, a fourth-grader at the Jewish Primary Day School in Washington.

Condoleezza Rice still hounded by role in waterboarding of Gitmo detainees

Condoleezza Rice still hounded by role in waterboarding of Gitmo detaineesWashington, May 2: Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is facing flak for verbally approving to CIA Director George Tenet to use waterboarding on detainees, has defended herself in an impromptu interview with Stanford students.

Rice returns to harsh spotlight over approving CIA torture techniques

Rice returns to harsh spotlight over approving CIA torture techniquesWashington, Apr. 23 : Former U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been out of the spotlight, earning up to 150,000 dollars for speaking engagements and lunching with celebrities like American Idol judge Randy Jackson.

But the political spotlight is turning toward her again through a 232-page report released this week by the Senate Armed Services Committee that says Rice and several other Bush administration officials approved the use of water boarding and other interrogation techniques.

Condoleezza Rice ‘inks memoir deal’

Condoleezza Rice ‘inks memoir deal’New Delhi, Feb 24 : Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed a three-book deal with Crown Publishers, starting in 2011 with a memoir of her eight years under former U. S. President George W. Bush, it has emerged.

The first book is tentatively scheduled to appear in the autumn of 2011, Crown said in a statement, reports the China Daily.

The memoir would be followed a year later by a second book about her upbringing in Birmingham, Alabama, where she was born in 1954.

Condolezza Rice''s sizzling lap-dance for George Bush on Broadway show!

Condoleezza RiceNew York, Feb 2 : Actress Pia Glenn's role in the Broadway show "You''''re Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush", as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was the most notable from among all. Will Ferrell played the part of former President George Bush, but he did not make much of an impression than Glenn, who was dressed in a skin-tight, siren-red business suit and 3-inch heels.

The Broadway play features 90 minutes of hilarious presidential flubs and flashbacks, and a five-minute skit that shows Bush fantasizing about an X-rated relationship with Rice.

Condoleezza Rice looking for romance

Condoleezza Rice looking for romanceLondon, Jan 31: Ex US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is busy these days looking for love.

The 54-year-old, who was former President George Bush's right-hand woman for four years, has more free time after returning to her job as a university lecturer.

"I've never found anyone I wanted to marry," The Sun quoted her, as saying.

"It doesn't mean I won't, but I didn't - yet," she added.

The beauty also confessed that she's looking forward to watching more of her favourite TV show, American Idol.

Condoleezza Rice inks deal with Hollywood agency

US Secretary of State Rice begins meetings on Mideast Washington  , Jan 22 : Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has inked a deal with the William Morris Agency (WMA).

The deal will focus on books, lecture appearances and new business initiatives in the media, sports and communications sectors.

Rice will be represented by WMA chief Jim Wiatt and Wayne Kabak, reports the Variety.

Kabak said that the politician would also write two books under the WMA banner.

US lending all help to address root cause of terrorism in Pak: Rice

US lending all help to address root cause of terrorism in Pak: RiceWashington, Jan 17 : After years of modelling for Playboy, actress Jenny McCarthy has bid adieu to her career with the magazine to focus on "doing something good for women."

The blonde beauty began her career as a model for the publication and then went on to act in television and films.

And now, the 36-year-old model has admitted that she''s found more pleasure in helping other women ever since she became a mum and autism activist.

Condoleezza Rice: Mideast ceasefire must be "durable"

Condoleezza Rice: Mideast ceasefire must be "durable" Washington - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday charged that Hamas is holding the people of Gaza hostage and warned that a ceasefire, to be acceptable, must be "durable."

She said a "durable and sustainable" ceasefire would be one which would not allow Hamas to "continue to launch rockets out of Gaza."

"We're going to continue our work toward a ceasefire that will not allow a return to the status quo ante and that will be durable," Rice told reporterse after briefing US President George W Bush.

Rice tells Pak to get “better handle” on checking rampant Taliban in Fata

Condoleezza RiceWashington, Dec. 30 : The U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged Pakistan to tackle the situation in the North -West Frontier Province (NWFP), as the Taliban's activities has increased tremendously in the region.

"They have got to get a better handle on what's going on in the Northwest Frontier, because that is the place from which the Taliban is resurgent," The Dawn quoted Rice, as saying.

Rice added that the existence of safe havens in Fata has allowed the resurgence of the Taliban in the region.

Jordan's king calls Rice, urges effective steps to stop attack

Jordan's king calls Rice, urges effective steps to stop attack Amman  - King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday called US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and urged Washington to take "immediate steps" to stop the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, according to a royal court statement.

"The monarch stressed the need for taking immediate and effective steps to halt the aggression as soon as possible and re-open the crossing points to allow the entry of humanitarian and medical aid to the Gaza Strip," the statement said.

Rice tells Zardari to take ''continuous'' anti-terror steps

Washington, Dec. 30 : The United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice has asked Pakistan President, Asif Ali Zardari to take continuous steps to normalizing relations with India and finding the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Pakistan had banned Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) after the UN red listed it, but it has done little since to not find Pakistan based elements responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks.

Rice told Zardari that Pakistan had taken some positive steps towards improving its relations with India, but these steps were needed to be continuous and both the nations should work together to find the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks, The News reported.

Condoleezza Rice is ‘not a type A person’

Condoleezza RiceWashington, Dec 29 :With just 23 days left in office, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has seen America dealing with the most challenging times in foreign relations, but she is still `not a type A person' and loves being with family, friends and watching football.

Speaking to CBS' Rita Braver Rice claimed that though the Bush administration might be low in popularity polls, their foreign policy unmoved and unfazed by low public approval ratings.

Rice tells Pak to nail Mumbai accused and prevent repeat acts

Rice tells Pak to nail Mumbai accused and prevent repeat actsLahore, Dec. 23 : US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that Pakistan must ensure that it deals with the militants harshly and bring them to justice.

Rice urged Pakistan to take every possible step inorder to tackle the problem of terrorism.

"Pakistan really has to do everything it can to bring the perpetrators to justice and then also make sure that they know as much as they possibly can, so they don't have a follow on attack or something," the Daily Times quoted Rice, as saying.

JuD remains terror outfit despite charity veneer: Rice

United Nations, Dec. 17 : US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that the proscribed Jamaat-ud-Dawa remains a terror outfit in the eyes of the international community, notwithstanding its protestations of being a charity organization.

Talking to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, Rice said: "Pakistan is going to have to untangle the difficult circumstances the Jamaat offers -they are - because I understand there are so called charitable activities. But we learned - the United States learned the hard way - that sometimes these are too intertwined with organizations that have terrorists ties and have just been designated here."

Rice Intensification technology gaining popularity in India

Rice Intensification technology gaining popularity in IndiaCoimbatore, Dec 15 : Rice Intensification technology known as System of Rice Intensification (SRI) for having bigger yields with less seeds, water and fertilizers is gaining popularity in India.

Inaugurating a national symposium on "System of Rice Intensification in India - Policies, Institutions and Strategies for Scaling Up" at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, here recently, Norman Uphoff, a scientist from Cornell University of the United States, said that the SRI technology is being extended to several other crops besides rice in India.

US does not fear Pak-India war: Rice

US does not fear Pak-India war: RiceWashington, Dec. 13 : US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that her country does not believe that Pakistan and India will go to war in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, and is not fearful about that prospect should it take place.

Speaking in an interview with CNBC TV, Rice said Washington is playing its role in

easing tensions between the South Asian neighbours.

She said the US has asked Islamabad to "act forcefully in the dangerous situation."

Clinton ''to earn 4,700 dollars less'' than Rice as Secretary of State

Clinton ''to earn 4,700 dollars less'' than Rice as Secretary of StateNew York, Dec. 12 : Hillary Rodham Clinton will earn 4,700 dollars less if confirmed as secretary of state than Condoleezza Rice, her predecessor, due to an obscure rule on compensation for public officials.

According to The Telegraph, the US Congress has lowered the salary for America''s most senior diplomatic post to keep Clinton''s nomination within the US Constitution.

Rice expresses condolences over death of Alatas

Rice expresses condolences over death of Alatas Washington  - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice offered her condolences to the family of former Indonesian foreign minister Ali Alatas, the longtime diplomat and admired statesman in Southeast Asia who died Thursday at the age of 76 in Singapore.

"On behalf of the United States, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of former foreign minister Ali Alatas and to the people of Indonesia," Rice said in a statement. "He was a respected statesman, who will be remembered for his efforts to ensure peace and security in Southeast Asia."

Rice says she will write books, believes Hillary will do well

Rice says she will write books, believes Hillary will do wellWashington, Dec. 11: Condoleezza Rice appears to be looking forward to her time after ending her tenure as US Secretary of State, saying that she will write books, and is all praise for her successor Hillary Clinton.

During the course of a half an hour interview with CBS News on Tuesday, Rice voiced high hopes for Barack Obama, and heaped praise on Hillary Clinton, with whom she dined privately earlier this week.




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