U.S., German leaders discuss refugee crisis

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on U.S., German leaders discuss refugee crisis 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 — U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday discussed by phone the European response to the refugee crisis, the White House said.

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Obama announces U.S. initiatives for first 'AIDS-free generation'

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama announces U.S. initiatives for first 'AIDS-free generation' 

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 — U.S. President Barack Obama announced two new Washington's initiatives to combat the further spread of HIV/AIDS and provide treatment to infected individuals in a speech at the United Nations.

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U.S., Cuba to announce reopening of embassies on Wednesday

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S., Cuba to announce reopening of embassies on Wednesday 

WASHINGTON, July 1 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, local media reported, quoting senior U.S. officials.

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Obama launches program to bridge opportunity gap for minorities after Baltimore riot

May 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama launches program to bridge opportunity gap for minorities after Baltimore riot 

WASHINGTON, May 5 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced the launch of a new non-profit foundation intended to offer more opportunities to young minority men amid continued heated national debates about racial relations following the death of 25-year-old African-American Freddie Gray.

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U.S. envoy in Venezuela to defuse tension ahead of Americas summit

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. envoy in Venezuela to defuse tension ahead of Americas summit 

CARACAS, April 9 — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met here on Wednesday with U.S. State Department Counselor Thomas Shannon, calling on the White House to repeal an executive order declaring Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat" to its national security.

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Houthi rebels obtain secret data on U.S. intelligence operations

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Houthi rebels obtain secret data on U.S. intelligence operations 

MOSCOW, March 26 — The Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen with support from Iran have acquired classified intelligence documents on U.S. counter-terrorism operations in the country, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing unnamed U.S. intelligence officials.

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U.S. ambassador to S. Korea injured, Washington condemns act of violence

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. ambassador to S. Korea injured, Washington condemns act of violence 

SEOUL, March 5 — U.S. envoy to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked by an armed man and injured in downtown Seoul on Thursday morning, local media reported.

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U.S. House passes clean funding bill for Homeland Security Department

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. House passes clean funding bill for Homeland Security Department 

WASHINGTON, March 4 — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Sept. 30 without any provisions to roll back U.S. President Barack Obama's contested 2014 executive actions on immigration, ending a month-long partisan gridlock that threatened a partial shutdown in the security agency.

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Obama seeks "common grounds" with GOP

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama seeks "common grounds" with GOP 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday calls for "better politics," vowing to find "common grounds" with the GOP.

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Sydney siege could be politically motivated: PM

December 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on Sydney siege could be politically motivated: PM 

CANBERRA, Dec. 15 — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that the hostage drama occurring in Sydney could be politically motivated, saying he could think of "almost nothing more distressing or terrifying" than being caught up in the siege.

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