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Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats for US election hacking

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats for US election hacking

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. “The plane has taken off, everyone is on board,” said the Russian embassy in Washington, quoted by the state-owned RIA Novosti agency. Relatives of the diplomats […]

January 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obama in Orlando to console grieving families

Obama in Orlando to console grieving families

Jun 16, – Air Force One touched down shortly before 1:00 pm (1700 GMT) in Florida, where Obama will call for national unity and meet families whose lives have been ripped apart by a tragedy of national proportions. President Barack Obama arrived Thursday in Orlando, where he will console loved ones devastated by a shooting […]

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U.S. authorities investigate suspected threat against Obama-reports

U.S. authorities investigate suspected threat against Obama-reports

Aug 30, – The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, issued a statement saying, “Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and vehicle. We are working with our local law enforcement partners to determine the validity of the information provided.” Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating […]

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Obama, India’s leader seek to reinvigorate ties

Obama, India’s leader seek to reinvigorate ties

Sep 27, – The leaders of the world’s two largest democracies were to meet Friday at the White House, where they were expected to firm up plans for moving forward on defense and civil nuclear agreements. U.S. efforts to counter China’s growing influence and the tenuous situation in Afghanistan will be strong undertones, even if the […]

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Sep 24, –  President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for President Bashar Assad if he doesn’t meet demands to dismantle his stockpile. Obama challenged the U.N. to include such accountability in any resolution, saying the international body’s reputation is at […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obama to lead mourning for Navy Yard victims

Obama to lead mourning for Navy Yard victims

Sep 22, – President Barack Obama is set to mourn the men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in their honor. Sunday’s late-afternoon service is being held at the Marine Barracks Washington in southeast Washington, not far from the Navy facility where authorities say 34-year-old Aaron Alexis fatally […]

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obama visits Oklahoma, consoles tornado victims

Obama visits Oklahoma, consoles tornado victims

May 27, AP – The extraordinarily powerful twister that struck Moore was known as an EF5, ranking it at the top of the enhanced Fujita scale used to measure tornado strength. President Barack Obama on Sunday visited tornado-devastated Moore, Oklahoma, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government […]

May 27, 2013 | By More
Turkey, US agree Assad needs to go for a free Syria

Turkey, US agree Assad needs to go for a free Syria

May 17, AP – In a rainy press conference in the White House’s Rose Garden Thursday, Obama reaffirmed to his NATO ally that the United States is committed to mutual security. He also expressed his condolences for last weekend’s deadly bombings in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. On Syria, Obama said: “We’re going to keep increasing the pressure […]

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Under pressure Obama warns Syria over chemical ‘red line’

Under pressure Obama warns Syria over chemical ‘red line’

Has the Assad regime in Syria finally crossed Barack Obama’s much-cited “red line,” which the president often drew at the use of chemical weapons? It has as far as Senator John McCain is concerned, after the newest reports emanating from the US secret service seemed to show that Assad had used the nerve gas sarin […]

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