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FULL TEXT: Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech, 2016 Democratic convention

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Clinton: Yes America s destiny is ours to choose So let s be stronger together

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton accepts historic nomination, slams Trump vision

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:36 AM

4th UPDATE The former secretary of state faces her biggest test on the national stage as she urges voters to embrace 4 more years of a Democratic White House rather than elect Republican billionaire Donald Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives on stage during the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Saul Loeb/AFP

Obama passes torch to Clinton

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:31 AM

UPDATED Obama: I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman – not me not Bill Clinton nobody – more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America

PRESENT – AND FUTURE PREZ? US President Barack Obama (L) waves with US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third night of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Hagel confirmed as next US defense chief

Feb 27, 2013 - 7:30 AM

After Hagel s bruising confirmation hearing and a 10 day delay thrown up by Republicans Senators voted 58 41 to confirm the former Republican senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran to replace outgoing Pentagon chief Leon Panetta

MR SECRETARY. US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES

NATO to bid farewell to Panetta, seeks new military chief

Feb 21, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Panetta 74 had expected to bow out earlier but his replacement Chuck Hagel has had a rough ride so far in the US Senate which has delayed a vote on President Barack Obama s nominee

US to lift ban on women in combat

Jan 24, 2013 - 7:34 AM

The decision marks another sweeping change for the military under President Obama which led to a drive to lift a prohibition on openly gay troops

Obama set to nominate Hagel as defense secretary

Jan 07, 2013 - 7:37 AM

US President Barack Obama is poised to nominate Chuck Hagel as his new defense secretary on Monday January 7 but Republicans are signaling a fierce confirmation fight even though he is one of their own

MR SECRETARY? US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES

With new term, Obama doubles down on Asia

Nov 11, 2012 - 12:40 PM

After a convincing re election victory US President Barack Obama looks set for another four years of reorienting the United States toward Asia at a time of uncertainty over a rising China

US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One followed by daughter Sasha at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

Obama mulls new cabinet picks

Nov 09, 2012 - 8:41 AM

Obama is expected to lose heavyweights including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner for most if not all of his second 4 year term

President Barack Obama sits in the Oval Office on his first day in office, back in Jan. 21, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Asian territory disputes could trigger war: Panetta

Sep 16, 2012 - 9:22 PM

China and other Asian countries could end up at war over territorial disputes if governments keep up their provocative behavior US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says

Pentagon chief visits China, Japan, NZ

Sep 14, 2012 - 10:02 AM

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visits China Japan and New Zealand as part of a US bid to shift its balance towards the Asia Pacific region

PACIFIC SECURITY. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta discusses security in the Asia-Pacific at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Photo from defense.gov

Fighting rages before dawn in battle for Syria's Aleppo

Jul 30, 2012 - 4:49 PM

Syrian forces and rebels clashed violently in and around Aleppo as the battle for control of the northern city raged into a third day

Aleppo assault 'nail in Assad's coffin': Panetta

Jul 30, 2012 - 7:49 AM

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Sunday July 29 that the assault on his own population in Aleppo would be a nail in his coffin

US sees momentum on South China Sea code

Jun 28, 2012 - 8:31 AM

The United States said Wednesday June 27 it saw momentum in talks between China and Southeast Asia on agreeing to a code of conduct to ease deep friction over competing claims in the South China Sea West Philippine Sea

Not the time for US to 'make waves' - China

Jun 02, 2012 - 5:54 PM

It is some other claimants whether or not emboldened by the US new posture that sparked the fire

US to expand Asia role without permanent bases

Jun 01, 2012 - 5:28 PM

A new strategy focused on Asia will bring more troops to the region over the next decade says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

No silver bullet to destroy al-Qaeda: Panetta

Apr 28, 2012 - 1:24 PM

Days before the death anniversary of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says there is no silver bullet to completely destroy the terrorist group

PH to raise China dispute with US

Apr 23, 2012 - 5:36 PM

What we are saying is that maybe they US should be apprised of what is happening in the Scarborough issue says Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez