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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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Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

May 14, AP – ‘Syria’s history is being written in the blood of her people, and it is happening on our watch,’ Cameron said. Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to build momentum behind a new US-Russia sponsored conference on Syria, now expected to take place in June, as they met at the […]

May 14, 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
President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Syria, G-8

President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Syria, G-8

May 13, AP – Iran, the Mideast peace process, counterterrorism and trade are other likely topics for Monday’s meeting. The U.S. and Russia agreed last week to arrange an international conference to bring representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition to the negotiating table. There is no date yet, but such talks […]

May 13, 2013 | By More
Karzai says US can have 9 Afghan bases after 2014

Karzai says US can have 9 Afghan bases after 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has irked Washington with his frequent criticism of American military operations in his country, said Thursday that his government is now ready to let the U.S. have nine bases across Afghanistan after most foreign troops withdraw in 2014. A border spat with Pakistan and a desire […]

May 10, 2013 | By More