Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

Racial relations becomes political debate in the US following the Ferguson trial and verdict

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has deployed about 2,200 National Guard troops in and around Ferguson

More National Guard troops and police have been sent to Ferguson, Missouri to head off a third night of violence, as over 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 07:40 UTC

Two hard-core Pentagon former officials candidates for US Secretary of Defense

Michèle A. Flournoy, is a former Under-secretary of defense who would be the first woman to head the Pentagon

President Barack Obama is considering two former Defense Department officials as successors to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, administration officials said on Monday. Both are seasoned national security professionals whose credibility among members of both parties and Defense Department experience would be considered assets in managing the threat from the Islamic State, budget cuts and other challenges.

Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 06:54 UTC

Mexican president hails Obama's decisions on immigration

“I want to publicly recognize yesterday's announcement,” said Peña Nieto “These measures bring relief to principally Mexican immigrants.”

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto hailed US President Barack Obama's sweeping steps on immigration, saying they were “most important measures taken in several decades” and would allow families to stay together.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 04:32 UTC

Cristina Fernandez held a 'short list' cabinet meeting on Tuesday

Kicillof revealed that in Australia Obama asked about the president's health condition, as did most world leaders

Despite the ten days of convalescence ordered by her doctors, Argentine President Cristina Fernández continued with an official schedule in Olivos and met on Tuesday with key members of her cabinet.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

G20 agrees on growth, climate change and taxes, but Putin leaves pressed on Ukraine

Putin left the G20 summit in Brisbane early as Obama accused Russia of invading Ukraine and Britain warned of a possible “frozen conflict” in Europe. (Pic Reuters)

Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.

Thursday, November 6th 2014 - 06:17 UTC

Most powerful Republican intends to employ a “trust and verify” with Obama

“When the American people chose divided government, I think it means they want us to look for areas of agreement” said Senator McConnell

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he intends to employ a “trust but verify” relationship with President Barack Obama when he takes the helm as the new Senate majority leader, saying voters sent a clear message that both parties must govern.

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 05:59 UTC

Republicans take control of the Senate: complicated last two years for Obama

Kentucky's Mitch McConnell will become the Senate majority leader.

The Republican Party has taken control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing their power in the final years of President Barack Obama's presidency. After gains in Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia and Colorado, North Carolina clinched victory. Kentucky's Mitch McConnell will become the Senate majority leader.

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 21:21 UTC

Argentina's holdout dispute spills into the White House: CFK sends letter to Obama questioning Ambassador Soderberg

In the letter CFK asks if Nancy Soderberg, “the person you have appointed as Chair of PIDB”, is also the Co-Chair of the American Task Force Argentina

In a harsh letter, released on Friday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez urged US President Barack Obama to explain whether ”Nancy Soderberg, the person you have appointed as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), which reports directly to the Government of the United States of America, is also the Co-Chair of the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), an entity specifically created to attack and slander the Argentine Republic and its President.”

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Obama congratulates Dilma and underlines 'strategic value' of relation with Brazil

“The President emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his commitment to deepening our cooperation”

President Barack Obama on Tuesday telephoned Brazilian head of state Dilma Rousseff to congratulate her on her re-election, the White House said in a statement. Obama “emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his commitment to deepening our cooperation in areas such as commerce, energy, and other priority bilateral issues through our existing strategic dialogues”.

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:44 UTC

Obama and Cameron condemn brutal murder of British captive Alan Henning

Prime Minister David Cameron said that the “brutal murder shows how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are”.

President Barack Obama condemned on Friday the “brutal” murder of British captive Alan Henning on Friday, saying the United States would bring those responsible to justice.

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