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Former US' Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. ©Reuters/Eric Vidal
Two former Pentagon chiefs criticize Obama over Syria

Two former Pentagon chiefs who served under Barack Obama have criticized the president over the Syria crisis and his request to Congress to authorize possible US military action.

Two former Pentagon chiefs criticize Obama over Syria
White House: Obama to host Netanyahu on September 30
White House: Obama to host Netanyahu on September 30

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House on September 30 to consult President Barack Obama on Iran's nuclear challenge, Syria and Palestinian peace talks.

White House: Obama to host Netanyahu on September 30
Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely
Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely

President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to tighten gun laws after the latest in a "ritual" of shooting massacres, but lawmakers admitted there is insufficient support for new legislation.

Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely
Obama vows to give diplomacy a chance on Syria
Obama vows to give diplomacy a chance on Syria

President Barack Obama said it was too early to say if a Russian plan to secure Syria's chemical weapons could forestall US air strikes, but vowed to give diplomacy a chance.

Obama vows to give diplomacy a chance on Syria
Obama, Assad go head-to-head in US interview duel
Obama, Assad go head-to-head in US interview duel

Presidents Barack Obama and Bashar Al-Assad will go head-to-head in dueling US television interviews Monday, as a crucial week dawns for the US leader's push for air attacks on Syria.

Obama, Assad go head-to-head in US interview duel
Obama to meet Russian gay activists on G20 visit
Obama to meet Russian gay activists on G20 visit

US President Barack Obama will meet with Russian gay rights activists in the course of his visit to Russia.

Obama to meet Russian gay activists on G20 visit
Obama to make G20 push for Syria strike
Obama to make G20 push for Syria strike

World leaders meet Thursday at a G20 summit in Russia where US President Barack Obama will strive to bridge deep divisions over his push for military action against the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Obama to make G20 push for Syria strike
Bradley Manning's defense attorney David Coombs. ©REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan
Manning files bid for Obama pardon: lawyer

Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama on Tuesday following the soldier's 35-year jail sentence for the biggest intelligence leak in US history.

Manning files bid for Obama pardon: lawyer
Obama weighs 'limited' strike on Syria
Obama weighs 'limited' strike on Syria

President Barack Obama said the United States was weighing "limited, narrow" action against Syria, as UN inspectors left the country Saturday and opened a window into a possible strike.

Obama weighs 'limited' strike on Syria
Obama hails King but says 'dream' requires vigilance
Obama hails King but says 'dream' requires vigilance

President Barack Obama challenged Americans to enshrine Martin Luther King Jr's victory over racial oppression with a new "dream" of economic equality.

Obama hails King but says 'dream' requires vigilance
Obama not ready to order Syria strike but gives up on UN
Obama not ready to order Syria strike but gives up on UN

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he had not yet signed off on a plan to strike Syria, but action appeared likely after Washington abandoned the hunt for a last-minute UN mandate.

Obama not ready to order Syria strike but gives up on UN
Obama, top aides, review Egypt strategy
Obama, top aides, review Egypt strategy

President Barack Obama and top aides Tuesday scrutinized US strategy on Egypt, while the White House denied it had quietly frozen millions of dollars in aid after Cairo's military crackdown.

Obama, top aides, review Egypt strategy
Obama congratulates Mali's Keita on election win
Obama congratulates Mali's Keita on election win

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday congratulated Mali's new leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his election victory and vowed to work with him as the country emerges from months of conflict.

Obama congratulates Mali's Keita on election win
Obama back at White House after vacation
Obama back at White House after vacation

President Barack Obama was back home at the White House late Sunday, ending his eight-day summer vacation at exclusive Martha's Vineyard off the US east coast.

Obama back at White House after vacation
Obama cancels US exercises, but not aid, with Egypt
Obama cancels US exercises, but not aid, with Egypt

US President Barack Obama on Thursday canceled exercises with Egypt's military to protest the killing of hundreds of demonstrators but stopped short of suspending $1.3 billion in annual aid.

Obama cancels US exercises, but not aid, with Egypt
Obama: Greece needs policies focused on growth and jobs
Obama: Greece needs policies focused on growth and jobs

US President Barack Obama called Thursday for more growth-oriented policies in Greece, saying the austerity has not been adequate to revive the country's battered economy.

Obama: Greece needs policies focused on growth and jobs
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. ©REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Obama, Erdogan discuss Syria and Egypt

US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone Wednesday to discuss developments in Syria and Egypt.

Obama, Erdogan discuss Syria and Egypt
Obama scraps Moscow summit with Putin
Obama scraps Moscow summit with Putin

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday scrapped a Moscow summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Obama scraps Moscow summit with Putin
Obama 'disappointed' with Russian asylum for Snowden
Obama 'disappointed' with Russian asylum for Snowden

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by Russia's decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who leaked details of vast US surveillance programs.

Obama 'disappointed' with Russian asylum for Snowden
Old newspaper era is over, Obama says via Kindle
Old newspaper era is over, Obama says via Kindle

President Barack Obama acknowledged the problems facing the US newspaper industry, ironically in an interview that was distributed via online retail giant Amazon's Kindle e-reader.

Old newspaper era is over, Obama says via Kindle