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  1. News - China

    Obama to meet Wen Jiabao and Yoshihiko Noda as islands dispute rumbles on

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 08:53am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... US President Barack Obama will meet next week with the premiers of China and Japan at a time of high tensions between Asia’s two largest economies, the White House said Thursday. Obama will meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshi ...

  2. News - Asia - ASEAN

    Obama to dive into South China Sea turmoil

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh US President Barack Obama was on Tuesday set to defy Beijing’s protests and use a summit to raise concerns over South China Sea rows that have sent diplomatic and trade shockwaves across the region. Obama planned to pressure China on the highly sensitive issue of a code of conduct that would govern behaviour in the contested waters, according ...

  3. News - World

    Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour tipped as next US envoy to Britain

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... to either Britain or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter. Wintour, 63, may have some ... Rooney, who is serving in Ireland, and Charles Rivkin, the former chief executive of Muppets creator Jim Henson Company, who is posted in France- Susman was not expected to stay for a second term. ...

  4. Quotes of the week

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I'm proud to finally say these two words: Welcome home Barack Obama marks the end of the Iraq war by thanking troops I intend to defend a certain idea of France Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin, announcing his candidacy for next year's presidential election Kids do make mistakes... The next thing the club will do is to give him a helping hand Sapling ...

  5. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Apple, Walmart join Obama's pledge on long-term jobless

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 06:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Apple, Ford and Walmart will Friday lead 300 US companies ready to sign up to President Barack Obama’s pledge not to discriminate against long-term unemployed job seekers. Obama said he will meet representatives of the firms at the White House on Friday to agree on a series of best practices designed to halt discrimination against those who have ...

  6. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama's state-of-the-union address much about state of his presidency

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president hopes to use state-of-the-union speech to rebound from last year's debacles and frame priorities in battling income inequality Annual address much about state of Obama In the sixth year of a battered presidency and confounded by recalcitrant Republicans, Barack Obama will try to fight off the curse of the second-term lame duck ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obamas welcome new dog Sunny to the White House

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Sunny to help cheer Obamas US President Barack Obama and his family welcomed a playful new addition to the White House- a dog called Sunny. The black Portuguese water dog joins the first family's other four-legged friend of the same breed, Bo. "Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo- full of energy and very affectionate- and the first ...

  8. News - World

    Racism row over Obama banana 'joke'

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Racism row over Obama banana 'joke' A pro-Kremlin lawmaker and former Olympic gold medallist is facing a racism row after she posted a photo-collage of President Barack Obama juxtaposed with a banana on Twitter. Irina Rodnina's photomontage purports to show Obama and his wife gazing at a hand in the foreground holding up a banana. ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US civil rights movie hits home for Obama

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US civil rights movie hits home for Obama US President Barack Obama became tearful watching Lee Daniels' The Butler, a depiction of the US civil rights battle as seen by an African-American who served in the White House. The movie, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, topped the North American box office for a second weekend ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama, Erdogan insist Assad must go as part of any Syrian solution

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Obama, Erdogan insist Assad must go in any deal US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted that President Bashar ... of Syria" group, bringing together foreign ministers from 11 key countries including Egypt, Qatar, the United States, Britain, France, Turkey and Germany. Obama has made strenuous efforts to court ...




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