ENG: Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954)is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first African-American woman secretary of state, as well as the second African American (after Colin Powell), and the second woman (after Madeleine Albright). Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position. Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. Rice also served on the National Security Council as the Soviet and East European Affairs Advisor ...
The CIA's use of waterboarding to interrogate terrorism suspects was approved by Condoleezza Rice as early as 2002, a senate report reveals.As national security adviser, Ms Rice consented to the harsh interrogation of al-Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah, the Senate Intelligence Committee found.Memos released last week show that he and another key detainee were subjected to waterboarding 266 times.It shows Ms Rice and other top Bush administration officials were first briefed about "alternative interrogation methods, including waterboarding", in May 2002.
A year later, the CIA briefed officials ...
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ВАШИНГТОН, 15 янв - РИА Новости, Аркадий Орлов. Президент США Джордж Буш объявил в четверг, что Кондолиза Райс стала для него уже "как сестра" и что он считает ее одним из величайших госсекретарей в истории США.
"Меня все время спрашивают о Конди, и я говорю, что она для меня как сестра - мы вместе прошли через очень многое", - заявил ...
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The Security Council resolution passed on Friday calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza was a source of embarrassment for US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who helped prepare it but ultimately was ordered to back down from voting for it and abstain, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday.
Rice did not end up voting for Resolution 1860, thanks to a phone conversation Olmert held with US President George Bush shortly before the vote, the prime minister told a meeting of local authority heads in Ashkelon as part of a visit to the South. Upon receiving word that the US was planning to ...
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Condoleezza Rice to Write Book for Henry Holt
The former secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration will examine the creation of democracy, drawing upon her career and personal life.
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Condoleezza Rice can't step beyond the Washington Beltway without people giggling like schoolchildren passing notes, David Fickling complains.Condoleezza Rice and Peter McKayPhotograph: Andrew Vaughan /APWhat is it about Condoleezza Rice? She can't step beyond the Washington Beltway without people giggling like schoolchildren passing notes round the back of the class, accusing her of fancying whichever world affairs conehead she happens to be meeting.
Back in April it was Jack Straw. The press added romantic mood music throughout his trip to Blackburn with the US secretary of state, until it seemed more like a cross between Roman Holiday and Love, Actually.Now the media cherubs are firing their love darts around her meeting with Canada's foreign minister, Peter MacKay, who has the advantages over Mr Straw of being both single and the seven-times winner of Canada's coveted sexiest MP title.
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Condoleezza Rice Becomes CBS News Contributor
Ms. Rice is expected to comment regularly on national and international issues, CBS said.
Let's hope the Condoleezza-Aretha double act sets a precedent
As a benefit gig featuring Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin showed, there are too few bipartisan musical collaborationsNews just in from the under-reported world of bipartisan musical collaborations – Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin played a gig together last night.At a benefit for Philadelphia's urban youth, George Bush's former secretary of state played the piano, while Franklin – Barack Obama's choice to sing the national anthem at his inauguration last year – was on vocals.Rice, a classically-trained pianist, accompanied Franklin on I Say a Little Prayer as well as My Country, 'Tis of Thee.Reports of the Condi/Aretha double act made us realise there aren't nearly enough duets conducted across party lines.What about a supergroup featuring Bill Clinton on sax, Bush on bongos, Sting on lute, and John Prescott scat-singing over the top? Gary Barlow, who voiced his support for David Cameron earlier in the year – could write the tune.Or how about an all-woman affair fron