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 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.
While it's understandable that some may be attracted to Ms Rice's style and power - i
US releases inventory of foreign gifts to Bush and Rice
From a ruby necklace to a bag of nuts: inventory of overseas gifts proves US officials may be popular in the Middle East after allThe Saudis lavished the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, with hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of jewels last year, while President George Bush received a $7 assortment of nuts and dried fruit from the Dalai Lama. The items are listed on an inventory of diplomatic tat, sorry gifts, that US politicians and officials were granted in 2007.Other highlights include a bronze platypus paperweight given Bush by an Australian official, and a surfing exercise machine from the prime minister of Singapore. There was no mention of a cuddly toy, but the wife of the former Japanese prime minister gave Laura Bush two hand-embroidered pillows, with images of the first dogs, Barney and Miss Beazley.The president was given gifts worth more than $100,000 (£67,000) from Arab leaders. But he was outdone by Rice, who racked up $316,000 of bling from just two trip
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.
Condoleezza Rice Becomes CBS News Contributor
Ms. Rice is expected to comment regularly on national and international issues, CBS said.