Trump vs Clinton matchup looking more likely after Saturday's votes

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Trump vs Clinton matchup looking more likely after Saturday's votes 

By Matthew Rusling

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (PNA/Xinhua) — After Saturday's votes, it is increasingly likely that US bombastic billionaire Donald Trump will clinch the Republican nomination to face likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race to the White House, experts said.

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US pledges 'significant' addt'l aid for asylum seekers from Syria

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on US pledges 'significant' addt'l aid for asylum seekers from Syria 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — US President Barack Obama spoke with UK Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of a London conference on Syria, with the president pledging to help Europe cope with a refugee crisis created by the Syrian civil war, the White House said in a press release on Tuesday.

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Obama creates 'cancer moonshot' task force

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Obama creates 'cancer moonshot' task force 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 — US President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday establishing a first-of-its-kind federal task force in the country to carry out what was called a "cancer moonshot" to end the dreadful disease.

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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 orders steps to lift Iran sanctions amid Nuke deal

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama orders steps to lift Iran sanctions amid Nuke deal 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 — US President Barack Obama on Sunday ordered state, treasury, commerce and energy secretaries to take steps toward lifting Iran sanctions as part of the landmark nuclear deal reached in July.

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Obama to announce expansion of US Ice-Breaker fleet in Arctic

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama to announce expansion of US Ice-Breaker fleet in Arctic 

MOSCOW, Sept. 1 — According to the report, Obama will highlight the need to purchase a new heavy icebreaker by 2020 and propose to start planning the purchase of additional vessels.

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Obama hails 'new, more ambitious chapter' in U.S.-Brazil relations

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama hails 'new, more ambitious chapter' in U.S.-Brazil relations 

WASHINGTON, July 1 — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's visit to the U.S. "marks one more step in a new, more ambitious chapter" in the relationship between the two countries, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

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U.S. nuclear bombers lack satellite terminals for atomic emergencies

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. nuclear bombers lack satellite terminals for atomic emergencies 

WASHINGTON, June 16 — U.S. satellite terminals to ensure communications with nuclear bombers do not yet exist and have been delayed indefinitely, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said.

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U.S. congratulates Liberia on eliminating Ebola: White House

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. congratulates Liberia on eliminating Ebola: White House 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — The U.S. government on Saturday congratulated Liberia for the end of the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.

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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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