Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Wednesday, September 18th 2013 - 01:47 UTC

Mujica to address UN assembly on 28 September; meeting with several Latam presidents

The Uruguayan president is expected to talk about some of the latest legislation introduced by Uruguay

Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica will be attending the UN 68th General Assembly on the last week of September in New York, where he is scheduled to meet with several of his Latinamerica peers and the Secretary General Ban-Ki-moon.

Wednesday, September 18th 2013 - 00:38 UTC

Brazilean hackers miss their target and attacks NASA instead of NSA

“At no point were any of NASA primary websites, missions or classified systems compromised” said spokesman Allard Beutel

Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency NASA for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website reported here Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 18th 2013 - 00:27 UTC

Rousseff postpones state visit to Washington over US cyber-spying allegations

The decision was agreed by the two presidents following a phone call on Monday night

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday postponed a state visit to Washington over allegations of US cyber-spying on her country. She announced the decision after discussing the spying row with US President Barack Obama Monday in a telephone call.

Tuesday, September 17th 2013 - 06:50 UTC

Obama sets the field for the coming clash with Republicans on the US debt ceiling

“Let's stop the threats. Let's stop the political posturing. Let's keep our government open. Let's pay our bills on time. Let's pass a budget,” Obama said

US President Barack Obama warned Republicans in Congress on Monday that he will not negotiate over an extension of the US debt ceiling as part of a budget battle that will soon dominate Washington, with a deadline fast approaching.

Friday, September 6th 2013 - 01:30 UTC

“Go ask Obama why US refuses to support Argentina in dispute with vulture funds”

Cristina Fernandez furious with the US for not including ‘vulture funds’ in the agenda or the final declaration

President Cristina Fernández spoke out against the US refusal to discuss Argentina’s dispute with the so-called ‘vulture funds’, (and its inclusion in the final declaration) during the G-20 meeting in Moscow, Russia.

Thursday, September 5th 2013 - 02:36 UTC

Brazil to probe telecom companies for possible sharing of info with US spies

“All explanations given so far are false” said Minister of Communications Paulo Bernardo.

Brazil will probe telecommunications companies to see if they illegally shared data with the United States National Security Agency after it was found the US had been spying on President Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s government has accused the US of lying about the NSA’s activities in the country.

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

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