Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 13:32 UTC

A harmonious NAFTA Tres Amigos Summit pledges to combat protectionism and xenophobia

Presidents Peña Nieto,Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Obama finalized their reconciliation with the first North American leaders' summit since 2014

United States, Canada and Mexico on Wednesday in Ottawa held their first summit after years of aloofness and held themselves up as an example against growing protectionist tendencies around the world.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:17 UTC

Obama describes the killings as “an act of terror and an act of hate”

Americans were united in “grief, outrage and resolve to defend our people”, said president Obama who ordered flags flown at half mast until next Thursday sunset.

US President Barack Obama has described Sunday morning's gun attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as “an act of terror and an act of hate”. Americans were united in “grief, outrage and resolve to defend our people”, he said.Omar Mateen, 29, killed 50 people and wounded 53 at the Pulse club before being shot dead by police.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:28 UTC

Obama endorses Hillary, “I'm with her”; joint campaign to unite Democrats and fight Trump

“Tens of millions of Americans made their voices heard. Today I just want to add mine,” Obama said in a video endorsement. “I'm with her.”

President Barack Obama endorsed one-time rival Hillary Clinton to be his successor Thursday, signaling to Democrats it is time to unify after a bitter primary campaign and beat Donald Trump.

Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Argentina and US reestablish defense links after a nine-year freeze

The delegation to Washington was headed by Angel Tello (L), head of Military Strategy and Affairs and Walter Ceballos, Defense Logistics Services

Argentina and the United States are in the process of reestablishing strong defense links after a hiatus of seven years following this week's visit to the Pentagon of a high profile delegation from the ministry of defense which addressed several issues of mutual interest and common strategies.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:33 UTC

As your friend, let me say that the EU makes Britain even greater

I realise that there’s been considerable speculation, about the timing of my visit. And I confess: I do want to wish Her Majesty a happy birthday in person.

By Barack Obama, President of the United States - In 1939, President Franklin D Roosevelt offered a toast to King George VI in the White House. “I am persuaded that the greatest single contribution our two countries have been enabled to make to civilisation, and to the welfare of peoples throughout the world,” he said, “is the example we have jointly set by our manner of conducting relations between our two nations.”

Wednesday, April 6th 2016 - 07:57 UTC

Obama on Panama Papers: “a lot of it is legal, but that's exactly the problem”

“A lot of it is legal, but that’s exactly the problem. It’s not that they’re breaking the laws, it’s that the laws are so poorly designed.”

United States President Obama hailed new Treasury Department rules cracking down on corporate tax inversions Tuesday, calling the practice of merging with a foreign company to escape U.S. taxes “one of the most insidious tax loopholes out there.”

Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 05:41 UTC

Praise for Obama's decision to declassify documents from the Argentine dictatorship

Claudio Avruj considered the decision a “fundamental step” to shed light on Argentina’s darkest years and the involvement of the United States

There is no doubt about the participation of the United States in Argentina’s bloody 1976-1983 military dictatorship, Human Rights Secretary Claudio Avruj said in Buenos Aires following the news that Washington announced it will declassify military and intelligence files from the Dirty War period ahead of Barack Obama’s visit to the country.

Friday, March 18th 2016 - 05:40 UTC

Obama should fully reveal documents from Argentina's 1976/1983 dictatorship and the US role, says NYT

President Obama “should make a pledge that Washington will more fully reveal its role in a dark chapter of Argentine history”

The New York Times published on Thursday an editorial in which the newspaper referred to president Barack Obama’s visit to Argentina next week and the role played by the United States in the country’s 1976-1983 civil-military dictatorship, saying the president of that country “should make a pledge that Washington will more fully reveal its role in a dark chapter of Argentine history.”

Thursday, March 17th 2016 - 08:08 UTC

Obama challenges Republicans and names veteran judge to the Supreme Court

Considered a moderate, Garland, 63, is chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He was picked to replace long-serving Justice Scalia

President Barack Obama nominated veteran appellate court judge Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court on Wednesday setting up a potentially ferocious political showdown with Senate Republicans who have vowed to block any Obama nominee.

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 07:08 UTC

Obama expected to make a historic visit to Cuba sometime in March

ABC and CNN reported the news of the Obama visit, which went without confirmation from White House officials

United States President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to Cuba within the next month, the culmination of his efforts to end a half-century of tensions between Havana and Washington, ABC and CNN reported late Wednesday.

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