December 19, 2014
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  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina condemns military attack on Syria

    Argentina has officially condemned the West's intents for a strike on Syria saying a military intervention could “aggravate” the country’s domestic scenario and repudiated the use of chemical weapons.

  • 18/12/2014 | Argentina

    'Obama recognised policy on Cuba failed'

    Argentine ambassador to Cuba Juliana Marino considered ex Cuban president Fidel Castro “must be very happy” following landmark news of the release of three prisoners that had been jailed in the US on spying charges, the three of them part of the so called “Cuban 5” group of Cubans arrested in 1998.

  • 01/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK deems Ricchieri highway roadblock 'ridiculous ploy'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blasted UATRE farm hands union protesters who set a roadblock in the Ricchieri highway today. "It wasn't social protest, but a ridiculous ploy," she said, before boarding the Tango 01 presidential plane en route to France, where she's due to attend the G20 Summit.

  • 06/11/2012 | Argentina

    US Ambassador: 'Joint work between both countries will continue'

    US Ambassador to Argentina Vilma Martínez assured today that “whoever is elected president will acknowledge the common interests we share with Argentina in many issues.”

  • 13/07/2013 | Argentina

    US media says Obama 'considering siding with Argentina' in vulture funds dispute

    US Justice, Treasure and State Department officials met with lawyers both from Argentina and vulture funds that refused to accept the South American country's debt swap, The Washington Post reported.

  • 08/11/2014 | World

    Obama taps Lynch to be next attorney general

    Lynch could become the first black woman to serve in the post, with a history that stretches back generations to great-great grandparents who were slaves.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    'Ebola travel ban could make situation worse'

    US President Barack Obama has urged Americans to avoid hysteria and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining restrictions could make things worse.

  • 04/11/2014 | World

    Republicans strike early blow in US midterm election results

    Republicans struck a powerful first blow in Kentucky in US congressional elections in their drive to control the US Senate and dramatically tip the balance of power away from Obama and his Democrats.

  • 08/11/2014 | World

    US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of US forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, US officials have said.

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    Could Obama be impeached?

    Over the past months, a question seems to have taken media spotlight in the United States: could Barack Obama be impeached? Could the “leader of the free world” become the first president to be removed from the Oval office?

  • 15/10/2014 | World

    Second US healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

    A second Texas healthcare worker who treated the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    2nd US Ebola-infected nurse allowed on plane despite fever

    The United States congress will hold a hearing today on the the country's response to Ebola, with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and other officials scheduled to testify.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocity

    Islamic State militants have killed hundreds of Iraq's minority Yazidis, burying some alive and taking women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said, as US warplanes again bombed the insurgents and a political deadlock dragged on.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    'Solving Iraq problem will take some time,' Obama

    US President Barack Obama has said airstrikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State fighters resist Iraqi forces offensive in Saddam's home town

    Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place."

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Social media erupts as Obama's motorcade delays pregnant woman

    A street closure caused by President Barack Obama's motorcade delayed a pregnant woman's crossing of a Los Angeles street to get to a hospital, police said, following an outcry on social media over the incident when some witnesses reported that the woman was in labor.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    Ahead of elections, Obama dines with penpals

    Valerie, a single mom from Kansas City, Missouri, who owns a small business, wrote to President Barack Obama last week "in the middle of the night," describing just how hard she works.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    US military aircraft hit Islamic State artillery in Iraq

    United States military aircraft conducted an airstrike against Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Arbil, Iraq, near US personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Obama says American forces would not return to Iraq, sends military advisers

    President Barack Obama has said the United States was ready to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq and was prepared to make targeted strikes in the country to combat an extremist insurgency.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Top Russian firms struck by US sanctions

    President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest firms for the first time, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    Obama says Ukraine plane hit by separatists

    President Barack Obama said today that a surface-to-air missile fired from territory controlled by Russian-backed separatists was responsible for shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane on Thursday.

  • 03/05/2014 | World

    Death toll hits more than 2,100 in Afghan landslide

    Afghan officials gave up hope of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as rescuers turned their attention to helping the over 4,000 people displaced. Officials expressed concern the unstable hillside above the site of the disaster may cave in again.

  • 10/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria posts military to find missing girls

    Nigeria's Army has posted two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels in an attack condemned globally including by US first lady Michelle Obama. The soldiers are stationed in the border region close to Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

  • 30/05/2014 | World

    US Veterans chief resigns over healthcare dealy scandal

    President Barack Obama said that US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned over a veterans healthcare delay scandal that has embarrassed the administration, explaining Shinseki did not want to be a "distraction" as the problem was fixed.

  • 29/03/2014 | World

    Number of missing in US mudslide drops to 30 as death toll rises

    The number of people missing from a landslide that sent a wall of mud cascading over dozens of homes in Washington state dropped to 30 from 90, but the death toll continues to climb as another body was found in the muddy heap of debris.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    Obamacare on track to reach 7 million target

    US President Barack Obama's national healthcare program was on track to reach its goal of covering 7 million Americans, administration officials have said, a victory for Washington after a months-long, glitch-filled rollout. Obama was scheduled to make a statement about the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, today in the White House.

  • 03/04/2014 | World

    US Army names Fort Hood shooter, says had mental illness

    The soldier suspected of shooting dead three people before killing himself at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas was identified as Ivan Lopez, a man battling mental illness when he went on a shooting spree, the base commander said today.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Obama urges EU to reduce dependency on Russian energy

    US President Barack Obama has told the European Union it cannot rely on the United States alone to reduce its dependency on Russian energy, as relations with Moscow chill over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    Washington mudslide death toll hits 25

    Rescue teams were clawing through the moon-like surface left by a massive mudslide in Washington state, searching for those still missing while the community prayed for "one little miracle."

  • 29/03/2014 | World

    Russia says it has 'no intention, interest' in crossing Ukraine's borders

    Russia has said it had no intention of sending its armed forces into Ukraine, signaling Moscow wants to ease tensions in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold war.

  • 08/03/2014 | World

    Moscow warns sanctions will 'boomerang'

    Russia has said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Obama hits closest Putin allies with further Russia sanctions over Crimea

    US President Barack Obama raised the stakes in an East-West confrontation over Crimea by targeting some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest long-time political and business allies with personal sanctions.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    World leaders call for co-operation to prevent nuclear terrorism

    World leaders have called for countries to cut their stocks of highly enriched nuclear fuel to the minimum to help prevent al Qaeda-style militants from obtaining material for atomic bombs.

  • 28/01/2014 | World

    Michelle sits with gay athlete on State of the Union address

    Heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing, a firefighter who led the rescue response to an Oklahoma tornado, and an openly gay basketball player will be among US first lady Michelle Obama's guests at the State of the Union address today.

  • 08/03/2014 | World

    Moscow warns sanctions will 'boomerang'

    Russia has said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

  • 12/01/2014 | World

    US to give 'modest relief' on Iran sanctions - Obama

    The US president said his country and other nations would begin to give Iran "modest relief" on economic sanctions but warned Washington would be ready to increase its sanctions if Tehran fails to abide by the nuclear deal implementation agreement.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    US Biden attends Sharon´s funeral

    Israel paid homage to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services being held for a man celebrated as a war hero at home but seen by many in the Arab world as a war criminal.

  • 31/12/2013 | World

    Over 2 million signed up for Obamacare

    Over 2 million people have enrolled in health insurance plans through the federally run and state healthcare websites since enrollment began in October, US officials have said.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    Stanley Fischer named as US Fed Vice Chair

    US President Barack Obama has named experienced central banker and internationally respected economist Stanley Fischer to serve as the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, the White House said.

  • 12/01/2014 | World

    Israelis pay last respects to ex PM Ariel Sharon

    Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem, where thousands of Israelis waited to bid farewell to the maverick warrior-statesman who reshaped the Middle East.

  • 06/12/2013 | World

    Obama praises Francis, a 'soulful messenger' of peace, justice

    President Barack Obama likes what he sees from Pope Francis, who has called for a more humble Catholic Church that sides with the poor.

  • 30/12/2013 | World

    Americans rank Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton as most admired -poll

    Americans named President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world's most admired living man and woman in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released today.

  • 30/12/2013 | World

    Americans rank Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton as most admired -poll

    Americans named President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world's most admired living man and woman in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released today.

  • 04/12/2013 | World

    Immigration judge grants Obama's uncle green card

    A US immigration judge has ruled that President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle can stay in the United States as a lawful resident, despite his decades dodging deportation and a 2011 drunk-driving arrest.

  • 05/12/2013 | World

    Obama can't have iPhone for 'security reasons'

    The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: US President Barack Obama.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    US postpones trade negotiations with EU due shutdown

    The United States is postponing negotiations for a free trade deal with the European Union because of a partial shutdown of the US government, the Obama administration said.

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Shutdown a 'brief disruption,' US state secretary Kerry says

    The partial shutdown of the US government, which entered its fifth day today, is a "momentary episode" and does not change the US commitment to Asia or elsewhere, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Pakistan prime minister urges Obama to end drone strikes

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan, touching on a sore subject just as relations between the two countries improve after years of suspicion over Afghanistan and the US counterterrorism fight.

  • 28/09/2013 | World

    Iranians divided over rapprochement with US

    Hundreds of Iranians cheered President Hassan Rouhani on his return from New York after his historic phone call with US President Barack Obama but a smaller number of hardliners shouted "Death to America" and threw eggs and shoes at his official car leaving the airport, Iranian media reported.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    US government shutdown starts, 1 million workers on unpaid leave

    The US government began a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.

  • 31/08/2013 | World

    'Utter nonsense' for Syrian government to use chemical arms - Putin

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin said it would be "utter nonsense" for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons and urged US President Barack Obama not to attack Syrian forces.

  • 11/09/2013 | World

    Syria agrees on chemical weapons deal, US remains cautious

    Syria accepted a Russian proposal to give up chemical weapons but US President Barack Obama said it was too early to tell if the initiative would succeed and he vowed to keep military forces at the ready to strike if diplomacy fails.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    US says world cannot let Assad get away with chemical attack

    The United States made clear that it would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the "brutal and flagrant" chemical weapons attack that it says killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus last week.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    Obama discusses Syria with Britain's Cameron, France's Hollande

    President Barack Obama discussed Syria in phone calls with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande, a senior administration official said.

  • 31/08/2013 | World

    UN weapons experts leave Syria, Washington prepares attack

    UN experts left Syria after investigating a poison gas attack that killed hundreds while the United States said it was planning a limited response to punish President Bashar al-Assad for the "brutal and flagrant" assault.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    Crisis in Syria

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    US, France prepare to act on Syria despite UK no

    France said it still backed military action to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for an apparent poison gas attack and Washington pushed ahead with plans for a response despite a British parliamentary vote against a military strike.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    France says ready to punish Syria despite British no vote

    France said it still backed action to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for an apparent poison gas attack on civilians, despite a British parliamentary vote against it.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    Britain's Cameron: I don't need to apologize to Obama over Syria defeat

    Prime Minister David Cameron said he regretted the failure of the British parliament to support military action in Syria but that he hoped President Barack Obama would understand the need to listen to the wishes of the people.

  • 22/08/2013 | World

    Obama faces growing calls to act over Syria gas attack allegations

    US President Barack Obama faced growing calls at home and abroad for forceful action against the Syrian government over accusations it carried out a massive new deadly chemical weapons attack.

  • 23/08/2013 | World

    Obama says Syria entanglement 'costly'

    President Barack Obama called the apparent gassing of hundreds of Syrian civilians a "big event of grave concern" but stressed that he would not rush to embroil Americans in a costly new war.

  • 24/08/2013 | World

    Cameron, Obama see 'increasing signs' of Syria chemical attack

    British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama agreed on Saturday on the need to deter the use of chemical weapons, and were concerned about "increasing signs" that Syria attacked civilians, a spokesperson for Cameron said.

  • 07/08/2013 | World

    Obama cancels summit with Putin over Snowden case decision

    US President Barack Obama cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin planned for next month in Moscow over frustration with Russia's asylum for fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, the White House said.

  • 09/08/2013 | World

    Obama pledges greater transparency in surveillance programs

    President Barack Obama announced plans to limit sweeping US government surveillance programs that have come under criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor, saying the United States "can and must be more transparent."

  • 10/08/2013 | World

    Assange calls Obama reform plans 'victory of sorts' for Snowden

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called President Barack Obama's announcement of plans to limit sweeping US government surveillance programs a victory of sorts for fugitive former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. 

  • 29/06/2013 | World

    Obama meets Mandela family, police disperse anti-US protesters

    Barack Obama met the family of South Africa's ailing anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. But the US President also faced protests by South Africans against US foreign policy, especially drone strikes.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    'Bugging is not what friends do, Cold War is over,' Merkel warns US

    Germany's Angela Merkel said that Europe should push ahead with free-trade negotiations with the United States next week while making sure that concerns about America's secret surveillance of its EU allies are not swept under the carpet.

  • 19/06/2013 | World

    Internet monitoring must have proper limits, Merkel tells Obama

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told US President Barack Obama that government monitoring of Internet communications needed to remain within proper limits.

  • 19/06/2013 | World

    Obama defends intelligence tactics in wary Berlin

    President Barack Obama defended US intelligence methods on a visit to Berlin, telling Chancellor Angela Merkel and wary Germans that Washington was not monitoring the emails of ordinary citizens or damaging civil liberties.

  • 25/06/2013 | World

    Obama takes on power plants, keystone as part of climate plan

    President Barack Obama launched a new plan to tackle climate change with a call to limit carbon pollution from all US power plants and a signal that he would block a proposed pipeline from Canada if it boosted greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 08/06/2013 | World

    US, China to reduce use of hydrofluorocarbons

    US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to cooperate in fighting climate change by cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, the White House said a statement.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Obama administration to drop limits on morning-after pill

    The Obama administration will scrap age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception pills, making the morning-after pill available to women and girls without a prescription.

  • 16/06/2013 | World

    White House says election of Iran's Rohani 'potentially hopeful'

    US President Barack Obama's chief of staff said the election of Iranian President Hassan Rohani was a "potentially hopeful sign," and that if he lived up to his obligation "to come clean on this illicit nuclear program, he will find a partner in us."

  • 28/05/2013 | World

    Drones: the nation’s indispensable weapon

    By James Traub
    Men and women on the street of the Islamic world often say that they feel helpless in the face of US power — but in President Barack Obama’s decision to restrict the use of drones they won a victory which the administration’s domestic critics could never have achieved.

  • 05/06/2013 | World

    Obama picks confidante Susan Rice as national security adviser

    President Barack Obama chose close confidante Susan Rice as his new national security adviser, increasing White House control over foreign policy and defying Republican critics of her handling of last year's deadly attack on a US compound in Libya.

  • 06/06/2013 | World

    White House defends Verizon phone record collection

    The Obama administration acknowledged that it is collecting a massive amount of telephone records from at least one carrier, reopening the debate over privacy even as it defended the practice as necessary to protect Americans against attack.

  • 03/05/2013 | World

    Obama says does not foresee sending US troops to Syria

    President Barack Obama said he does not foresee a scenario in which he would send US ground troops to Syria and outlined a deliberate approach to determining whether the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in a 2-year civil war.

  • 04/05/2013 | World

    Idea that American held by Venezuela is a spy 'ridiculous,' Obama says

    The Venezuelan government's suggestion that an American citizen it has detained is a spy is "ridiculous," US President Barack Obama said in a television interview during a visit to Costa Rica.

  • 10/05/2013 | World

    Obama launches campaign to boost healthcare program

    President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature 2010 healthcare overhaul in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the program will raise costs.

  • 18/04/2013 | World

    FBI releases photos of two Boston bomb suspects

    Investigators released pictures of two suspects in the Boston bombing, seeking the public's help in finding two men photographed on the crowded sidewalk before Monday's bombs exploded near the finish line.

  • 27/04/2013 | World

    Mississippi man charged with attempted use of a biological weapon

    A Mississippi martial arts instructor was charged with possession of the biological agent ricin and with attempting to use it as a weapon.

  • 03/05/2013 | World

    Obama comfortable with FDA decision to let 15-year-olds buy morning-after pill

    President Obama said he is comfortable with a US government agency's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older.

  • 11/01/2013 | World

    Obama to deliver state of the union speech February 12

    President Barack Obama will deliver his annual state of the union speech to Congress on February 12, just days before the Treasury could run out of funds to pay government bills.

  • 01/03/2013 | World

    Big cuts spur calls to US Congress from irate constituents

    The US Congress is getting an earful about the big spending cuts beginning to hit government services from worried and irate constituents, including one senator's own spouse.

  • 20/03/2013 | World

    Obama promises undying support to Israel

    Making his first official visit to Israel, President Barack Obama pledged unwavering commitment to the security of the Jewish State where concern over a nuclear-armed Iran has clouded US-Israeli relations.

  • 17/06/2012 | World

    Romney accuses Obama of political motivation on immigration

    Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama in an interview aired today of political motivation ahead of the November 6 election by offering work permits to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children.

  • 03/11/2012 | World

    Romney, Obama neck and neck in four swing states

    US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remain neck and neck in four swing states that are likely to determine the winner of the White House race next week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today.

  • 10/01/2013 | World

    Obama nominates Jack Lew to succeed Geithner at Treasury

    US President Barack Obama today nominated his chief of staff, Jack Lew, as the next Treasury secretary, praising him as a expert on the pressing national issues of spending cuts and deficit reduction.

  • 14/04/2012 | World

    'For the Americas, this is a moment of great promise,' Obama

    US President Barack Obama stressed today the "great promise" for business growth in the Americas, while attending a meeting for corporate chief executives in Cartagena, Colombia where he is attending the 33-nation Summit of the Americas.

  • 14/04/2012 | World

    US makes plea to overcome 'Cold War diplomacy'

    US President Barack Obama called for the possibility of overcoming “the diplomacy of the Cold War,” today in reference to the dispute with Cuba, whilst participating in the CEO summit given prior to the inauguration of the VI Summit of the Americas taking place in Cartagena, Colombia.

  • 19/05/2012 | World

    World leaders vow to combat financial turmoil, back Greece

    World leaders backed keeping Greece in the euro zone and vowed to take all steps necessary to combat financial turmoil while revitalizing their economies, which are increasingly threatened by Europe's debt crisis.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    Obama sings the blues with Jagger, B.B King

    Bill Clinton had his saxophone, but President Barack Obama can sing the blues. Obama lent his voice to a White House jam featuring Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy during a celebration of blues and its influence on modern pop culture.

  • 24/02/2012 | World

    Artist admits lying over Obama poster image

    The artist who created an iconic portrait of Barack Obama based on an Associated Press image pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor charge, admitting he lied about which image he had used

  • 24/03/2012 | World

    Obama visits tense Korean border ahead of nuclear summit

    President Barack Obama visited South Korea's tense border with the North on Sunday in a show of solidarity with US ally Seoul and a message of resolve to Pyongyang's new young ruler in his country's nuclear standoff with the West.

  • 17/12/2011 | World

    US Congress passes spending bill to keep gov't running

    The US Senate passed a US$915 billion bill to fund most federal agency activities through next September and avert a government shutdown.

  • 11/01/2012 | World

    Michelle Obama denies fighting with White House aides

    US first lady Michelle Obama shot down any notion of infighting between her and the president's top aides in a television interview, downplaying her role and influence in the White House.

  • 21/02/2012 | World

    Obama congratulates Merkel on EU fiscal pact

    US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised a new European Union deal designed to stave off a chaotic Greek debt default, the White House said.

  • 18/11/2011 | World

    Obama, Wen to meet during Bali summit

    The United States and China are set to face off on Saturday at a regional summit over the thorny issue of how to resolve competing claims to sovereignty of the South China Sea, the latest point of friction between the two powerful nations.

  • 19/11/2011 | World

    South China Sea discussion was constructive, US

    US President Barack Obama was encouraged by the constructive tone of a discussion about the South China Sea issue at an East Asia leaders' meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a senior US official said.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    Obama: US troops leaving Iraq with heads held high

    President Barack Obama welcomed home some of the last US troops from Iraq, marking a symbolic end to the nearly nine-year war that strained America's armed forces and damaged its standing worldwide.

  • 10/09/2011 | World

    Obama: US stronger 10 years after Sept 11 attacks

    US President Barack Obama said the United States was stronger 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and Americans would "carry on" despite continued threats against their safety

  • 09/11/2011 | World

    White House tries to limit Netanyahu 'liar' damage

    The White House sought to limit damage to US-Israel relations following revelations that French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel "a liar" in a private conversation with President Barack Obama.

  • 12/11/2011 | World

    Obama, Hu pitch different trade agendas

    US President Barack Obama and China's Hu Jintao will pitch differing trade agendas on Saturday as an antidote to weak global growth, as they try to sidestep the European debt crisis looming over an Asia-Pacific summit.

  • 28/07/2011 | World

    House will not vote tonight on Boehner debt plan

    Urgent efforts to avoid an unprecedented US debt default hit another snag when some rebel Republican lawmakers refused to back a budget deficit plan proposed by their own congressional leaders.

  • 01/08/2011 | World

    Noble prize winner Krugman accuses Obama of giving in to pressure

    The Nobel Prize winner economist Paul Krugman harshly criticized President Barack Obama for giving in the pressure compromising on a debt deal that defenders say will save the country from default. He also called the pressure mounted by the Republican Party a “blackmail” and said he would have taken a different path.

  • 04/08/2011 | World

    Happy birthday Mr. President: Obama turns 50

    President Barack Obama turned his 50th birthday into a 2012 campaign fundraising bonanza yesterday night, buoyed by a hometown crowd after what he called a frustrating period locked in a debt battle with Republicans.

  • 21/07/2011 | World

    US gov’t sees momentum on debt pact, but denies being close to final deal

    The White House said today it saw momentum for a "balanced" deficit deal, but it denied reports that President Barack Obama and Republican House of Representatives speaker John Boehner were close to a pact.

  • 22/07/2011 | World

    Democrats worried about taxes in US debt deal

    President Barack Obama failed to satisfy Democratic congressional leaders about a possible debt reduction deal he is negotiating with House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a senior Democratic aide said.

  • 28/07/2011 | World

    Republican debt plan faces close vote in Congress

    A bill to cut the deficit faced a nail-bitingly close vote in Congress today as the top Republican lawmaker sought to quell an internal revolt and push his plan to avoid a ruinous default.

  • 15/06/2011 | World

    Sudan: Obama calls for ceasefire, tensions rise

    US President Barack Obama urged today Sudan's government to halt military operations in a troubled border state and called for a ceasefire in bloody fighting as the south prepares to secede next month.

  • 22/06/2011 | World

    Obama says pulling 33,000 US troops out of Afghanistan

    US President Barack Obama announced a plan to start bringing US troops home from Afghanistan in a significant first step toward ending the long, costly Afghan war.

  • 19/07/2011 | World

    Obama praises debt plan, wants talks; Moody's says US backup debt plan doesn't support rating

    Saying time was running out for an agreement to raise the US borrowing limit, President Barack Obama supported a bipartisan proposal for a new deficit-reduction plan aimed at averting a debt default.

  • 07/06/2011 | World

    Obama's rating on economy hits new low

    US citizens' disapproval of how President Barack Obama is handling the economy and its growing budget deficit has reached new highs amid broad frustration over the slow pace of economic recovery, according to a Washington Post-ABC New poll released on today.

  • 07/06/2011 | World

    Obama backs Ban Ki-moon for new term as UN chief

    US President Barack Obama supports UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's bid for a second term and believes he has made important reforms at an institution that is imperfect, the White House said today.

  • 08/06/2011 | World

    Poll: Obama takes presidential run lead

    US President Barack Obama retains a big lead over possible Republican rivals in the 2012 election despite anxiety about the economy and the country's future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll today.

  • 22/12/2010 | World

    US Senate approves nuclear arms treaty with Russia

    The US Senate approved a landmark nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, giving President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory in his drive to improve ties with Moscow and curb the spread of atomic weapons to other nations.

  • 27/01/2011 | World

    IMF welcomes Obama fiscal reform plan, urges more

    US President Barack Obama's announcement this week on broad-based fiscal reforms are welcome but it is urgent that Washington be more specific about its plans to cut its budget deficit and public debt, a senior IMF official said.

  • 24/05/2011 | World

    Obamas meet UK royals to seal 'special' relations

    US President Barack Obama was treated to royal pomp at Buckingham Palace on a two-day state visit aimed at ensuring the United States and Britain keep the "special" in their relationship.

  • 14/04/2012 | Latin America

    'Another summit without Cuba is unacceptable'

    As the sixth Summit of the Americas began in Cartagena, Colombian President assured that Cuba's absence in another regional summit would be unacceptable. Leaders from 33 nations at the Organization of American states take part.Hot topics include controversies over Cuba and the Malvinas, trade tensions and a new look at the war on drugs.

  • 17/12/2014 | Latin America

    Raúl Castro: 'We have to learn the art to coexist'

    Cuban leader Raúl Castro addressed that nation saying Havana and Washington have held negotiations that resulted in the release of prisoners “without resigning to none of our principles.”

  • 30/04/2013 | Sports

    Obama says 'proud' of basketball's Jason Collins for coming out

    President Barack Obama expressed his support for basketball player Jason Collins after Collins became the first male athlete from any of the four major US men's professional sports leagues to come out publicly as gay.

  • 14/01/2012 | Arts and Media

    Jay-Z, Weinstein headline Obama's wishlist

    Barack Obama has targeted close to 200 celebrity supporters - ranging from Jay-Z to Harvey Weinstein - whose endorsement he wants to boost his re-election chances, according to a list obtained by the Tennessean.

  • 15/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    Obama, Cartoon Network target bullying in documentary

    President Barack Obama appears in an upcoming Cartoon Network documentary aimed at encouraging bullied children and others to speak up, and says that as the father of two young girls he is deeply concerned about the issue.

  • 19/02/2014 | Arts and Media

    Clooney, Damon attend White House screening of 'Monuments Men'

    Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray attended a screening of their new movie "The Monuments Men" at the White House last night hosted by President Barack Obama.

  • 03/04/2014 | Multimedia

    Obama 'heartbroken' over Texas shooting

    "We are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened," the US president has said. "We're heartbroken that something like this might have happened again."

  • 08/08/2014 | Multimedia

    Obama okays Iraq airstrikes 'to prevent genocide'

    "We can act carefully and responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide," Obamas told reporters at the White House. "I've therefore authorized targeted airstrikes if necessary."

  • 21/05/2013 | Multimedia

    Watch Oklahoma’s deadly tornado

    With at least 91 people dead and dozens of injured, Oklahoma city has been hit by one of the most tragic tornados in the US since 1890. President Barack Obama signs disaster declaration.

  • 24/05/2013 | Multimedia

    Obama in heated exchanges with Code Pink anti-war protester

    The woman who interrupted President Barack Obama's speech on counterterrorism policy is well-known around Washington as a perennial protester on national security issues.

  • 11/03/2014 | Multimedia

    Obama and health plan sit on Galifianakis' show

    President Barack Obama took his quest to sign young people up for health insurance to a comedy website, where he traded insults with host Zach Galifianakis while plugging his signature Obamacare health program.

  • 07/05/2013 | Columnists

    Why the GOP won’t work with Obama

    By David Swerdlick
    With so many pundits declaring that President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda is dead on arrival, you could be forgiven if you mistook the last few days for the first week of May 2009.

  • 04/05/2013 | America

    Obama: US, LatAm must fight drug violence

    US President Barack Obama yesterday cast Mexico as a nation ready to take “its rightful place in the world” and move past the drug battles and violence that have defined its relationship with the United States.

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