Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Friday, November 27th 2015 - 11:22 UTC

Obama on the phone with Macri; interest in expanding trade and energy ties

US interested in improving commercial ties, and expand opportunities in the energy sector, the White House said of the conversation.

United States President Barack Obama congratulated Argentine president-elect Mauricio Macri on his victory in the runoff in a phone call, according to a brief release from the White House.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:55 UTC

G20 leaders in Turkey vow to step up the fight against terrorism

G20 leaders promised to cooperate on managing borders, airline safety, sharing information on suspects, countering propaganda and freezing terrorist assets.

In the wake of the Paris horrific coordinated attacks, leaders from the world's top economies ended on Monday a two-day summit at a resort in Turkey with a vow to step up the fight against terrorism. The attacks that left 132 people dead and hundreds of injured shrouded the nine hours of formal talks that were already set to include discussions of terrorism and a refugee crisis stemming from the mass exodus of people from war-torn Syria.

Saturday, November 14th 2015 - 09:28 UTC

Night of gun and bombs attacks in Paris: at least 150 people killed

People were shot dead at bars and restaurants at five other sites in Paris. Eight attackers are reported to have been killed.

France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 150 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris. Eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took dozens hostage. The siege ended when security forces stormed the building.

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 - 09:11 UTC

UN condemns 191-2, US embargo on Cuba, despite restored relations

US deputy ambassador Ronald Godard said before the vote that Cuba is “mistaken” if it thinks the measure will improve efforts to normalize relations.

United States on Tuesday voted against a U.N. resolution condemning its embargo on Cuba, even though President Barack Obama has called on Congress to lift the trade restrictions. The vote was the first since the U.S. and Cuban leaders agreed to restore diplomatic ties last December, and the U.S. had considered taking the unprecedented step of abstaining.

Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Frustrated Obama challenges voters to support changes in gun laws

Obama, with some anger in his voice, said the US has become numb to such shootings and the response has become routine.

A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama said on Thursday that thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting, and he challenged voters wanting to deal with the problem to vote for elected officials who will do something.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

Obama and Castro renew calls for an end to US trade embargo against Cuba

The leaders shook hands before the start of their second meeting, after an historic encounter in April at the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

President Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Tuesday at the United Nations and renewed calls for an end to the US trade embargo against Havana.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 05:46 UTC

Obama willing to work with Iran and Russia to end Syrian conflict, but not with President al-Assad

“The United States is prepared to work with any nation, including Russia and Iran, to resolve the conflict,” Obama said at gathering of world leaders.

The United States is willing to work with Iran and Russia to try to end the Syrian conflict, US President Barack Obama on Monday but insisted there could not be a return to the status quo under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Saturday, September 26th 2015 - 08:08 UTC

US and China pledge not to conduct or sponsor 'knowingly' cyber-theft

”I indicated it (cyber theft) has to stop.” Obama said at a joint news conference after private talks with Xi at the White House Friday.

United States President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed that neither country's government will conduct or “knowingly” support cyber theft of intellectual property or commercial trade secrets, an issue that has been a source of tensions.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 05:33 UTC

Obama and Xi share a private dinner before the official visit on Friday

Obama and Xi are   likely to have tense talks over allegations of cyber theft and a Chinese military buildup in the South Chinese Sea.

United States President Obama hosted Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for a private dinner Thursday as they and their aides prepared for meetings designed to deal with cyber security and a new agreement to cooperate on combating climate change.

Thursday, September 24th 2015 - 06:50 UTC

Pope addresses several controversial issues in his first day in Washington

“As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families.”

Pope Francis on his first full day in the United States addressed several controversial issues when delivering two big speeches that referred to climate change, religious liberty, immigration, and abortion.


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