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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    Ex-CIA chief Leon Panetta is latest to stab Barack Obama in print

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:34pm by MCT

    ... President Barack Obama as a vacillating leader who "avoids the battle". All presidents have had in-house critics. But rarely has a president faced the degree of public criticism from ... to stab Obama in print Former US defence secretary Robert Gates was first to land a punch. Then former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in with a memoir that distanced herself ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Armed man with criminal record was allowed into lift with Barack Obama

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:02pm by WASHPOST

    ... with Obama A gun-carrying security contractor with three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed into a lift with US President Barack Obama during a September 16 trip to Atlanta, ... President Barack Obama and had their picture taken with him. In November 2011, Oscar Ortega-Hernandez opened fire on the White House with a semi-automatic rifle from the street. Perimeter guards ...

  3. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Barack Obama admits United States underestimated Islamic State

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US president says Syria is ground zero for jihadists around the world; John Boehner says US may have 'no choice' but to send in troops Obama: We misjudged Islamic State US President Barack Obama acknowledged that his intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Barack Obama hails signing of pact to keep US troops in Afghanistan

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:58am by Reuters, AP, GUARDIAN

    ... Agencies Obama hails signing of US-Afghan security pact US President Barack Obama hailed a new deal with Afghanistan that could see US forces remain in the country for at least another 10 years. The long-awaited deal comes after former Afghan president Hamid Karzai refused to sign the agreement, straining ties between the two nations. Obama said the deal marked a "historic ...

  5. News - World

    US President Barack Obama appoints Ebola tsar

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters US President Barack Obama appointed an Ebola tsar for the United States yesterday, while the government said a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient had been isolated on a cruise ship. Obama, who has faced sharp criticism from some lawmakers over efforts to contain the deadly virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously ...

  6. News - World - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Full text: US President Barack Obama’s address on fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press My fellow Americans- tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As commander in chief, my highest priority is the s ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe plan talks on Apec sidelines in Beijing

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:10am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo Obama, Abe 'plan talks in Beijing ' Japan and the United States are arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama to meet for talks on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing in November, according to Japanese government sources. Abe and Obama were expected to express their willingness to work ...

  8. News - World - POLITICS

    No he can't: heckling, walkouts as Obama tries to rally Democrat vote

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:46am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Upper Marlboro, United States No he can't: voters walk out on Obama at rally US President Barack Obama marched on the campaign trail for the first time this year ... hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats; the party risks losing control of the US Senate in the November ...

  9. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Barack Obama urges world leaders to unite in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Barack Obama says United States will be a 'respectful' partner in the fight against Islamic State, and implores Muslims to reject its ideology 'Dismantle this network of death' Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, US President Barack Obama vowed at the UN yesterday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fake congressman gets close to Barack Obama in new security scare

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:04pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Now fake congressman gets close to Obama An unidentified man posing as a congressman entered a secure area at US President Barack Obama's appearance at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington last week, according to a White House official. The man entered the area during or just after Obama's speech at a convention centre ...




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