Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • In this handout image provided by the German Bundeswehr armed forces a patriot missile is fired during the Operation Red Arrow exercise on October 15, 2008 in Crete, Greece.

    Called decision 'provocative'; two Patriot batteries would be sent to Turkey's border with Syria for one year.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:26 AM EST
  • PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Syrian action on chemical weapons remains a "red line" for the Obama administration and that it would prompt action from the United States.

    Speaking in Prague, Clinton didn't address news reports of fresh activity at Syrian chemical weapons depots.

    But she stressed Monday that Washington would address any threat that arises.

    Syria is believed to have several hundred ballistic surface-to-surface missiles capable of carrying chemical warheads.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
  • Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, left, presents US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, right, with a photograph upon her arrival in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

    U.S. government lobbies on behalf of Westinghouse Electric bid for $10 billion expansion of a nuclear power plant for which Russian bid is seen as front runner.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
  • This April 14, 2012 file photo shows U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaking at U.N. headquarters.

    Susan Rice, a friend and longtime adviser to Barack Obama who has served since 2009 as his envoy to the U.N., may be named as early as this week to succeed Hillary Clinton atop the State Department.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 1:00 PM EST