Washington (CNN) – The joint news conference with the two presidents started off just fine. President Barack Obama praised a "spirit of cooperation that is also friendly competition." President Hu Jintao told reporters the countries' relationship is based on "mutual respect and mutual benefit."
Then came the "lost in translation" moment that turned the press availability into what felt like one long Chinese-language lesson.
Belfast, Northern Ireland (CNN) – In a passionate address to Northern Ireland's legislature, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Washington's commitment Monday to the Northern Ireland peace process.
There still are those who want to undermine that process, she warned, trying to derail it with "thuggish tactics."
In the Stormont Assembly were members of at least six political parties - men and women, she said, "who once were sworn enemies who now work side by side."