A lost in translation press conference
January 19th, 2011
06:42 PM ET
9 years ago

A lost in translation press conference

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.

Filed under: President Obama • White House
October 12th, 2009
09:05 AM ET
10 years ago

Clinton pledges support for Northern Ireland in passionate address

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."


Filed under: Hillary Clinton