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Russian Minister: ‘Red line’ not crossed in Syria over arms

Russian Minister: ‘Red line’ not crossed in Syria over arms

MOSCOW (AP) — Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that investigators must also look into claims of chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels. France and Britain this week pointed at evidence that the nerve gas sarin was used by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, signaling that Syria has crossed the “red line” set by President Barack Obama. […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
China’s growing frustration with NKorea offers glimmer hope for US

China’s growing frustration with NKorea offers glimmer hope for US

June 6, WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no sign that the North Korean regime is in danger or that U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss that possibility when they meet this week in California. Any such talk would alarm North Korea if word got out. China’s growing frustration with longtime […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
Suspicious letter addressed to White House

Suspicious letter addressed to White House

May 31, AP – “The White House mail screening facility intercepted a letter addressed to the White House that were similar to letters previously addressed to Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg in New York,” reported Xinhua citing Secret Service spokesperson Edwin Donovan. A suspicious letter addressed to the White House that is similar to the ones earlier […]

May 31, 2013 | By 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
Obama’s drone guidelines leave unanswered questions

Obama’s drone guidelines leave unanswered questions

May 25, WASHINGTON (AP) — National security experts say it’s imperative to leave some room in the guidelines, given the evolving fight against terrorism. But civil rights advocates argue too little has been revealed about the program to ensure its legality, even as the president takes steps to remove some of the secrecy. President Barack […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
“America is at crossroads.” Obama balances threats against Americans’ rights

“America is at crossroads.” Obama balances threats against Americans’ rights

May 24, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration this week acknowledged that four Americans have been killed — three of whom were not specifically targeted — in secretive overseas drone strikes against al-Qaida extremists since 2009. And in a wide-ranging speech Thursday, Obama warned that Americans must be vigilant against increasing homegrown threats from within, […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Washington: Anti-war protester shouts at Obama during speech

Washington: Anti-war protester shouts at Obama during speech

May 24, WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman was identified as Medea Benjamin from the anti-war group Code Pink. Benjamin yelled from behind a bank of cameras before security removed her from the hall at National Defense University in Washington. President Barack Obama was interrupted three times by a woman who shouted about drones and detainees […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Human rights group warns Crisis stoking anti-migrant bias in Europe

Human rights group warns Crisis stoking anti-migrant bias in Europe

May 23, NEW YORK (AP) — In its annual global report on human rights, Amnesty International pointed to Greece’s tough new immigration laws and Italy’s deportation of asylum seekers to countries where they are at risk of abuse. A top human rights group warned Wednesday that the plight of refugees and migrants fleeing wars and […]

May 23, 2013 | By More
US tax agency under fire: Obama condemns IRS tax agency for targeting tea party and other conservative groups

US tax agency under fire: Obama condemns IRS tax agency for targeting tea party and other conservative groups

May 15, AP – Obama moved quickly Tuesday to respond to a report by a US government watchdog that found the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) singled out grass roots political groups, including conservative organizations opposed to the president. President Barack Obama has called the practices of tax workers who unfairly targeted conservative political groups “intolerable.” […]

May 15, 2013 | By More
President Obama tries to swat down 2 controversies

President Obama tries to swat down 2 controversies

May 14, AP – Republicans ramped up criticism following recent disclosures that talking points on the attack in Benghazi, Libya produced by the intelligence community were later watered down to delete references to the suspected involvement Islamic militants. President Barack Obama tried Monday to swat down a pair of brewing controversies that have put the […]

May 14, 2013 | By More