Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Friday, August 2nd 2013 - 02:51 UTC

US ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russian asylum to leaker Snowden

The former US spy can spend the next twelve months in Russia

White House officials say they are “extremely disappointed” by Russia’s decision to grant asylum for one year to Edward Snowden, who is accused of leaking U.S. government secrets. Officials are deciding how to respond.

Thursday, August 1st 2013 - 03:19 UTC

Obama propose political consultant and elite fund-raiser as next ambassador in Argentina

Democrat Noah Mamet has been active in politics for almost two decades next to Clinton, Gephart and Obama

The White House has confirmed that US president Barack Obama has proposed fellow Democratic Party member Noah Mamet as the new ambassador in Buenos Aires, to replace outgoing incumbent Vilma Martínez.

Sunday, July 14th 2013 - 23:53 UTC

Argentina litigation with hedge funds; ‘US could end siding with Buenos Aires’ says Washington Post

Billionaire Paul Singer is also a prominent Republican campaign donor

The United States Justice, Treasure and State Department officials met on Friday with lawyers both from Argentina and hedge funds that refused to accept the administrations of presidents Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez debt swaps, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 9th 2013 - 06:26 UTC

Bolivia wants EU ambassadors to reveal who said Snowden was aboard Morales plane

Communications Minister Amanda Davila said. “Who spread that fallacy, that lie?”

Bolivia demanded France, Portugal, Spain and Italy reveal who told them that former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was aboard President Evo Morales' flight from Moscow last week.

Tuesday, June 18th 2013 - 02:45 UTC

British tapped phones and computers of G20 summit held in London, claims The Guardian

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez attended the meeting which then PM Gordon Brown wanted a successful outcome of the summit

Foreign politicians could have had their telephones and computers intercepted in G20 summit meetings in London in 2009, a group to which Argentina belongs, according to an exclusive report carried out by British newspaper The Guardian after it gained access to certain documents that could cause problems for the British government.

Friday, June 7th 2013 - 03:25 UTC

Major tech companies involved in US controversy over ‘security vs privacy’

The Washington Post claims nine tech companies have a ‘back door’ for NSA and FBI to tap data (Pic: Atlantic Wire)

Major tech companies including Apple Inc, Google and Facebook Inc said they do not provide any government agency with “direct access” to their servers, contradicting a Washington Post report that they have granted such access under a classified data collection program.

Wednesday, June 5th 2013 - 08:37 UTC

Obama and Piñera in the White House renew push for a trans-Pacific trade agreement

Piñera 'playing' US president at Obama's desk in the Oval Office

US President Barack Obama and Chilean President Sebastian Piñera renewed their push for a trans-Pacific trade agreement at a meeting in the White House Oval Office on Tuesday that also touched on education and renewable energy.

Tuesday, June 4th 2013 - 06:07 UTC

Chile in US visa waiver program; Obama receives Piñera at the White House

The Chilean president is on a four country tour which started in Canada and ends in Panama

Chilean citizens have been chosen for the US Visa Waiver program, Chilean president Sebastián Piñera announced on Monday in Washington. He is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday to talk trade and other regional issues.

Wednesday, May 29th 2013 - 20:32 UTC

Obama to welcome Rousseff: a “new era” starts in Brazil

President Obama during his visit at Planalto (Photo file)

A communiqué released today by the White House said, “The President and First Lady will host Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, for an official State Visit with a State Dinner at the White House on October 23,” in what the United States hopes will mark the start of “a new era in relations”, as announced by Vice President Joe Biden, in Rio de Janeiro.

Tuesday, May 14th 2013 - 06:40 UTC

A British-American tax and trade agenda

PM Cameron and President Obama at the White House

By PM David Cameron - The Wall Street Journal - Britain and America have a proud history of working together to meet the great challenges of the day. Ours is a partnership without parallel, rooted in our values of freedom and enterprise—advancing not just Britain’s and America’s interests but the good of people around the world.

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