Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
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.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 07:31 UTC

Obama and Biden greet Francis as he begins six-day visit; he will address US congress

Obama and Vice President Biden chose to greet the papal plane before Francis departed in a hatchback Fiat

Pope Francis on Tuesday afternoon touched down at Joint Base Andrews to begin a historic six-day, three-city visit that will have political, diplomatic and spiritual ramifications. Breaking from the usual protocol for a state visit, President Obama and Vice President Biden chose to greet the papal plane before Francis departed in a hatchback Fiat to begin his tightly scheduled, carefully choreographed and highly anticipated visit.

Friday, September 18th 2015 - 08:07 UTC

Cabañas becomes first Cuban ambassador in the US in over half a century

Cabañas was head of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington starting in late 2012 and last July, he became the charge d'affaires at the embassy.

The former Chargé d'affaires at the Cuban Embassy in the United States, Jose Cabañas, on Thursday presented his diplomatic credentials as ambassador to U.S. President Barack Obama in a new step toward the normalization of bilateral relations.

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 00:00 UTC

Obama wants to speed purchase of icebreakers for the Arctic and Russian challenge

U.S. Coast Guard used to have seven icebreakers, but the fleet has dwindled to three vessels, only one of which is heavy duty vessel, the White House said.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday is proposing a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where quickly melting sea ice has spurred more maritime traffic, and the United States has fallen far behind Russian resources.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 08:46 UTC

Despite Obama's efforts for gun control, US firearms production jumped 140% in five years

“In 2010, more than 5.4 million firearms were manufactured. That number climbed to more than 10.8 million in 2013,” stated the ATF.

Despite President Barack Obama’s push for greater gun control measures, it would seem that firearm production has boomed during his administration. The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently released its “2015 Firearms Commerce in the United States Annual Statistical Update,” in which the agency pointed out a nearly 140% increase in gun production from 2008 to 2013, the last year with available statistics.


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