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Biden discusses Afghanistan with NATO allies

Biden discusses Afghanistan with NATO allies Brussels - US Vice President Joe Biden was Tuesday holding talks in Brussels with the chief of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and with European ambassadors to NATO on how to step up the alliance's efforts in Afghanistan.

The talks come just five days after US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the NATO headquarters, suggesting the new US administration was keen to re-engage with its European allies as it struggles to defeat the Taliban insurgency.

Biden to visit Brussels next week

Biden to visit Brussels next weekBrussels - In a further sign of the new United States administration's desire to work with Europe, US Vice President Joe Biden is due to meet European Union and NATO officials in Brussels next week, officials said Wednesday.

Biden, who already met with several European leaders at a security conference in Munich in February, is expected to hold talks with EU officials and with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the alliance's headquarters on Tuesday.

Now, Stanford linked to fund run by Bidens

joe-bidenWashington, Feb. 24 : Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is facing Securities and Exchange Commission accusations of committing an eight billion dollar fraud, is said to have links to a fund of hedge funds run by two members of Vice President Joe Biden''s family.

The 50 million dollar fund was jointly branded between the Bidens'' Paradigm Global Advisors LLC and a Stanford Financial Group entity and was known as the Paradigm Stanford Capital Management Core Alternative Fund, reports Fox News.

Biden says Obama has reversed Bush policies that gave Al Qaeda a recruiting tool

Biden says Obama has reversed Bush policies that gave Al Qaeda a recruiting toolLangley (Virginia, US), Feb. 20 : Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Thursday that the Bush administration's detention and interrogation policies "gave Al Qaeda a powerful recruiting tool."

Biden for strengthening ties with Pakistan to succeed in Afghanistan

Biden for strengthening ties with Pakistan to succeed in AfghanistanMunich, Feb. 8 : US Vice-President Joe Biden has termed Pakistan as an important ally of the United States in its `war on terror', and asked for a strengthening of ties between both countries in order to stabilise the region.

Washington will have to increase its cooperation with Pakistan as no strategy for Afghanistan can succeed without Islamabad, Biden said.

Biden calls on Europe to put its men where its mouth is

Biden calls on Europe to put its men where its mouth isMunich - The US policy of taking world events into its own hands was officially buried by US Vice President Joe Biden in a major policy speech Saturday before the Munich Security Conference.

Now it remains to be seen whether the United States will follow through on its promises to consult with its allies and talk with its enemies - and how European leaders will cope with a world where they are expected to provide not just counsel, but also the manpower to turn their policy proposals into reality.

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