Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Monday, August 29th 2016 - 04:27 UTC

Obama creates largest protected marine area in Hawaii

The Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

United States President Barack Obama will dramatically expand the Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii on Friday, the White House said, an action that will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, August 26th 2016 - 07:28 UTC

Colombia launches referendum campaign; doubts remain on peace accord terms

President Juan Manuel Santos, who has staked his legacy on the peace process, faces a tough political battle to win the referendum.

After sealing a historic peace accord with the FARC rebels, the Colombian government launched a campaign on Thursday to persuade voters to adopt it in a referendum on October 2.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 06:53 UTC

Central Italy's earthquake: 247 dead and counting fast

Mattero Renzi PM called on his fellow citizen to unite in the face of the tragedy.

247 dead and counting, the death toll after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Central Italy today. It hit on a hot summer morning in the middle of a busy tourism season. Today rescuers continued to search for survivors on Thursday morning.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 04:47 UTC

Fifteen Guantanamo prisoners transferred to the United Arab Emirates

President Obama has long vowed to close Guantanamo, but efforts to transfer prisoners to the U.S. have been blocked by Congress.

Fifteen prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates — the largest single release of the Obama administration. The population of the military prison in Cuba is now down to 61.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 20:44 UTC

Kerry supports Macri free-market policies but calls for patience: things don't change overnight

Kerry addressed growing local discontent over an economy beset by stagflation. “It’s not all going to change overnight,” Kerry told a group of business leaders

United States Secretary of State John Kerry urged Argentina to be patient with the slow pace of economic progress and investments under its new government and praised president Mauricio Macri’s free-market stance.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 20:18 UTC

Kerry delivers declassified documents from the Argentine 1976/83 dictatorship

The relationship between US and Argentina is an exciting, forward-looking one, ”but we’re also conscious of the lessons from the past,” Kerry said

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the first batch of Washington’s declassified intelligence documents dating back to the 1976-1983 Argentine dictatorship to President Mauricio Macri, following through on a commitment made by US President Barack Obama during his March visit to Argentina.

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.


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