Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
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.

Saturday, May 11th 2013 - 03:29 UTC

PM Cameron should stop groveling to Obama and stand up for Britain over the Falklands

Tony Blair was derided by the US press as Washington’s ‘poodle’ while Cameron is mocked as Obama’s ‘guard dog’, says Gardiner

The following article by Neil Gardiner (*) was published by The Telegraph - The British prime minister jets into Washington this weekend, for a meeting with President Obama at the White House on Monday. As I noted in a piece earlier this week, this is an opportunity for David Cameron to look like a statesman, not a cheerleader. His last visit to Washington was an embarrassment, with the British leader fawning all over the most left-wing and anti-British president of modern times, even de facto endorsing Obama for a second term as president.

Friday, May 10th 2013 - 07:54 UTC

Change of policy? Obama hosts Chile and Peru presidents; Biden visits Brazil and Colombia

Piñera and Humala will be received at the White House in June

The White House announced that Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera will travel to Washington in June and meet with President Barack Obama. The White House also said that Vice President Joe Biden’s next week will visit Brazil and Colombia with a stop in Trinidad and Tobago.

Friday, May 3rd 2013 - 06:11 UTC

Obama supports new Mexican drugs security policy to cut down on killings and violence

Obama and  Peña Nieto more interested in fostering trade, investment and jobs

President Barack Obama gave his blessing to a new security arrangement with Mexican leader Enrique Peña Nieto, in which Mexico will make reducing violence a priority over hunting drug cartel kingpins in the war against organized crime. The two presidents said they also want to step up trade and business ties that have been overshadowed by the battle against drug trafficking.

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