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President Barack Obama
Friday, August 30th 2013 - 00:19 UTC

UK drops out of military intervention in Syria; PM Cameron loses vote in Parliament

PM David Cameron: “the government will act accordingly” following the 285/272 defeat

British MPs have rejected possible UK military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government to deter the use of chemical weapons. A government motion was defeated by 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.

Thursday, August 29th 2013 - 03:17 UTC

China calls for restraint in Syria and says military intervention can only worsen the crisis

”A political resolution has, from the very beginning, been the only way out for the Syrian issue”, said Wang

China's foreign minister urged restraint in the growing tensions over Syria, saying any military intervention in the crisis would only worsen turmoil in the Middle East. China all along has tried to maintain a neutral position on the issue, not accompanying the West’s intentions of imposing sanctions to Syria but calling on Damascus to begin talking with the rebels.

Thursday, August 29th 2013 - 01:57 UTC

OAS recalls Martin Luther King’s historic speech “I have a dream”

The monument to Martin Luther King in Washington

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza recalled on Wednesday the 50 years since the historic address by the great civil rights leader in the United States, Martin Luther King, “in which he shared his dream of inclusion and his will to put an end to racial discrimination using non-violent means.”

Thursday, August 29th 2013 - 01:42 UTC

Obama honours 50 anniversary of March on Washington and the ‘I have a dream’ speech

King’s speech helped integration and change the history of the US in peace

Addressing hundreds of thousands of people commemorating on Wednesday the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights, US President Barack Obama underlined the “unfinished business” in the struggle for equality and justice in America

Monday, August 12th 2013 - 18:15 UTC

Assange says Americans have a debt of gratitude with leaker Snowden

President Obama has promised an overhaul of secret surveillance

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Americans owe US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a debt of gratitude because his leaks prompted President Barack Obama to promise an overhaul of secret surveillance.

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.


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