Showing posts with label Obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Obama. Show all posts

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Rights group: US downplays civilian drone fatalities

The White House has said that up to 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other US strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya since Barack Obama took office in 2009, a figure that has been slammed by watchdog groups as an undercount, which suggests that the real figure could be as high as 1,100.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pakistan will not accept limits on tactical nuclear weapons

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to tell US President Barack Obama that he will not accept limits on its use of small tactical nuclear weapons, Pakistani officials told Reuters Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Summit of the Americas: Raul Castro Says Cuba Blockade Not Obama's Fault

PANAMA CITY (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared his refusal to refight the Cold War battles of the past on Saturday while Cuban President Raul Castro rallied to his defense, absolving Obama of fault for the U.S. blockade in a stunning reversal of more than 50 years of animosity between the United States and Cuba.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama says the US has "turned the page"

President Barack Obama has called on US Congress to pass a new authorisation of force against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria.
Mr Obama said in the annual State of the Union address that a US led coalition of countries is stopping the advance of the ISIS group.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Korean Web goes dark days after Obama pledges response to Sony hack

North Korea’s fledgling Internet access went dark Monday, days after President Obama promised a “proportional response” to the nation’s alleged hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The question of who pulled the plug immediately became the stuff of a global cyber-mystery.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cuban lawmakers approve restoring ties with US

Cuba's parliament on Friday unanimously approved a government decision to restore diplomatic relations with the United States, a longtime foe.

More than 600 deputies of the National Assembly of People's Power voted for the bill, in sharp contrast with the backlash from conservative US legislators to such a decision by President Barack Obama.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Senate Democrats back new use of force agreement against ISIS (without US ground troops)

Democrats on a Senate panel on Thursday unanimously supported a new authorization for military force against Islamic State jihadists without US ground troops, signaling their willingness to tie President Barack Obama's hands on war policy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Obama predicts 'long-term campaign' against IS


US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned that there would be periodic "setbacks" in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), saying it is "a long-term campaign."

"This is going to be a long-term campaign; there are no quick fixes involved," Obama said after a meeting with coalition military leaders at Joint Base Andrews in the US state of Maryland.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Obama addresses the UN: 'IS must be destroyed'. (If Russia takes the path of peace and diplomacy, then the United States would lift its sanctions)

US President Barack Obama vowed at the United Nations today to keep up the military pressure on Islamic State militants and urged those who have joined the extremist group in Iraq and Syria to "leave the battlefield while they can."

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Obama said Islamic State must be destroyed.

On Ukraine, Obama said that if Russia takes the path of peace and diplomacy, then the United States would lift its sanctions.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

U.S. begins airstrikes against ISIS/ISIL in Syria

Tomahawk missiles launched from the sea initiated the strike, followed by bombers and fighters....
 
The airstrikes Tuesday took place in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, a U.S. official told CNN. It’s the first strikes against the terror group inside the country since President Barack Obama’s announcement this month that he was prepared to expand the American efforts beyond targets in Iraq.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vacationing Obama Plans Brief Return to Washington

President Barack Obama, who is on a two-week vacation to Massachusetts with his family, will return briefly to Washington for meetings, the White House said on Sunday.

Obama is scheduled to be back at the White House Sunday around 11 p.m. EDT (0300 UTC), USA Today reported.

While the White House did not say why Obama would need to attend unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers, The Associated Press reported that part of the decision appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spending two weeks on a resort island in the midst of so many foreign and domestic crises.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

US lawmakers split on new Russia sanctions

US senators were split on Tuesday over when to impose new sanctions on Russia, with Republicans saying President Barack Obama should not wait until Ukraine's upcoming election before slapping Moscow with sector-wide penalties.

The White House has said it remains prepared to impose biting new sanctions on Russia, which has annexed the Crimean peninsula and furthered its aggression in unrest-plagued eastern Ukraine, should its forces disrupt Ukraine's May 25 poll.

"If we don't act now and wait til the elections, my fear is it'll be too late," Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte said as she and other lawmakers emerged from a classified briefing on Ukraine.

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