Clinton under spotlight at summit


Hillary Clinton is to attend the summit of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

A group uniting the US, Europe and Central Asian nations is holding its first security summit in more than a decade, with Afghanistan and international terrorism high on the agenda.

After the leak of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may also find herself uncomfortably in the spotlight as she meets with some leaders who were cited in unflattering diplomatic cables recently released by WikiLeaks.

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe was born in the 1970s to nurture good relations between Cold War enemies.

Holding its two-day summit in Astana, the gleaming new Kazakh capital rising from the sparsely populated northern steppes, was a coup for Kazakhstan’s leaders.

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