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Tag: Barack Obama

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2019 - 09:18 UTC

    EU and US set to begin trade talks, but farm goods remain a contentious issue

    Among the many criticisms of TTIP was the view that it would have given too much scope for international businesses to challenge the decisions of elected governments.

    President Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, agreed last year that they wanted to reduce trade barriers. The decision by EU ministers gives the Commission authorization to conduct formal talks.

  • Saturday, December 1st 2018 - 10:34 UTC

    George Bush, the graceful victor of Gorbachev and the Soviet empire has died

    Bush “guided our nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War,” Trump said

    George Herbert Walker Bush, the World War II veteran who was elected the 41st president of the United States and fathered the nation's 43rd, died late Friday at the age of 94, his family announced in a statement. The Republican spent decades serving in government before ascending to the nation's highest office, having served as United Nations ambassador, CIA chief and vice president under Ronald Reagan, a towering political figure still venerated by the GOP.

  • Thursday, November 22nd 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    Trump clashes with the Supreme Court over asylum policy

    Mr Trump on Tuesday called a jurist who ruled against his asylum policy an “Obama judge”.

    United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the extraordinary step of rebuking President Donald Trump's criticism of a federal judge. Mr. Trump on Tuesday called a jurist who ruled against his asylum policy an “Obama judge”.

  • Monday, November 19th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    Automation, rust belts, and the angry and unhappy US electorate

    Automation is farthest advanced in the United States, which has lost one-third of its manufacturing jobs – eight million jobs – in the past 25 years

    Barack Obama said of the U.S. mid-term elections that “the character of our country is on the ballot,” and the outcome proved him right. The United States is a psychological basket case, more deeply and angrily divided than at any time since the Vietnam War.

  • Tuesday, November 6th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Cuban economy again on the downturn; austerity measures to continue into 2019

    The Trump administration is tightening sanctions on Cuba that have been in place for more than a half a century

    Communist-run Cuba’s economic growth will come in at around 1% this year, compared with the 2% previously forecast, due to a fall in exports and tourism revenue, state-run media reported over the weekend. The Caribbean island’s gross domestic product grew 1.8% last year and 0.5% in 2016.

  • Thursday, October 25th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    US ex presidents, prominent Democrats and CNN targets with explosive devices

    CNN evacuated its New York bureau Wednesday after a suspicious device, which police described as a metal pipe with wires, was found in the mailroom

    Suspected explosive devices were sent to former United States president Barack Obama, defeated presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, New York governor Andres Cuomo and to a building housing CNN's New York bureau, less than 24 hours apart and less than two weeks before key US midterm elections, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    After criticism, White House flag at half-staff on John McCain's death

    ”Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff

    US President Donald Trump has announced that the White House flag will be returned to half-staff, after critics attacked his response to the death of Republican senator John McCain.

  • Monday, August 27th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Obama and Bush will speak at McCain's funeral; Trump not invited

    Republican Arizona Senator John McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in July last year and had been undergoing treatment

    Tributes from former US presidents and across the political spectrum have poured in for Republican Senator John McCain, who has died aged 81. Barack Obama, who beat him to the White House in 2008, said they had shared a “fidelity to something higher”. George W Bush described him as “a patriot of the highest order”.

  • Sunday, April 1st 2018 - 19:12 UTC

    Trump doesn't care about Latin America, Lula tells Correa

    “It's becoming more and more clear each day that the US doesn't want Latin America to be strong,” Lula claimed.

    Former Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, better or simply known as Lula, said Donald Trump “doesn't care about Latin America in the least and added that ”Bush and Condoleezza Rice pursued a much more democratic policy towards Brazil than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.” In his view, Obama could give magnificent speeches, but never actually delivered.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 15:23 UTC

    Powell becomes chairman of the Fed in a turbulent trading day

    President Donald Trump picked Powell after deciding to break with recent tradition by not offering Yellen a second four-year term.

    Jerome Powell was sworn as the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve on what turned out to be a turbulent day for Wall Street, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging by more than 1,100 points. Powell, 65, was given the oath of office by Randal Quarles, the Fed's vice chairman for supervision, in a ceremony that took place before stock trading opened on Wall Street.