Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 07:10 UTC

Three letters from Macri to Ban Ki-moon; possible summit with Obama in New York

In one of the letters president Macri confirms he will be at the United Nations on 22 April for the signature of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra met on Tuesday in New York with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and delivered three letters from president Mauricio Macri.

Thursday, February 4th 2016 - 07:59 UTC

Santos at the White House will ask for help to implement Colombia's peace accord

“Part of the conversation with President Obama is how can they help us in the post-conflict,” Colombian president Santos told a BBC interview.

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will ask President Obama to help implement a peace accord that his government expects to sign with the Farc rebel group next month. The two presidents will meet at the White House on Thursday.

Thursday, February 4th 2016 - 07:45 UTC

Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal signed by 12 member nations in New Zealand

The 12 nations account for some 40% of the world's economy - they now have two years to ratify or reject the pact.

The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, has been signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand. The ceremony in Auckland brings the huge trade pact, which has been five years in the making, another step towards to becoming a reality. But the TPP continues to face opposition.

Thursday, February 4th 2016 - 07:29 UTC

“Attacks on Islam are attacks on all religions” says Obama at Maryland mosque

“We have to understand that an attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths,” Obama said at the mosque in Catonsville, Maryland, outside Baltimore.

President Barack Obama visited an American mosque on Wednesday and declared that attacks on Islam were an attack on all religions, in an effort to counter rhetoric from Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates that has alienated Muslims.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 05:50 UTC

Airlines offering refunds to passengers booked to fly to countries with Zika cases

BA said pregnant customers with flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, or to Mexico City or Cancun (Mexico), could change their booking free of charge

Some airlines, including those serving the Caribbean, have started offering refunds to passengers who had been booked to fly to countries where cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed. United Airlines, American Airlines and British Airways are allowing passengers to back out of travel.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 05:24 UTC

Obama's last State of the Union full of optimism strongly criticizing Trump with out mentioning him

We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion“. ”Anyone claiming that US economy is in decline is peddling fiction,” said Obama

United States President Barack Obama promised that his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night would be something very different from the six that had preceded it. And, he made good on that promise, - abandoning the traditional list of policy proposals to instead make an extended case against the vision being offered by 2016 Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Monday, January 11th 2016 - 13:29 UTC

Guns are our shared responsibility

Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns.

By Barack Obama - The epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American people. Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Suicides.

Wednesday, January 6th 2016 - 11:49 UTC

Emotional Obama calls on citizens to support gun control and defeat the rifle lobby: Republicans furious

”It will be hard, and it won’t happen overnight. It won’t happen during this Congress. It won’t happen during my presidency,” Mr. Obama admitted

An emotional President Barack Obama – at times teary, at others impassioned and angry – urged ordinary Americans on Tuesday to rise up and defeat the well-organized gun lobby in a struggle to cut the carnage of 30,000 killed by gunfire annually in the United States. He accused the gun lobby of holding Congress hostage but called for voters to fight back to so “they cannot hold America hostage.”

Saturday, December 19th 2015 - 04:11 UTC

United States lifts 40-year ban on exports of crude oil

United States oil producers will now be able to sell crude to the already saturated international market. The bulk of US oil comes from shale producers.

The United States has approved a measure to lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. The move is part of a US$1.1 trillion spending bill approved by the Senate on Friday that will fund the US government until 2016.

Friday, December 18th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

US and Havana deal on regular flights, a boom for tourism, but does Cuba have the infrastructure

The deal opens the way for U.S. airlines to negotiate with Cuba for 20 routes a day to Havana and 10 to each of Cuba's other nine major airports

United States and Cuba have reached a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the island with hundreds of thousands more U.S. visitors a year, officials said Thursday on the anniversary of detente between the foes.

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