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Robert Gates. Photo courtesy of Obama didn't believe his own war strategy: Gates Former defense secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of President Barack Obama's handling of the war in Afghanistan in a revealing new memoir, US media reported Tuesday.
08 января 2014
Putin topples Obama in Forbes power ranking Having outfoxed him on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has now pipped Barack Obama to the title of the world's most powerful leader as ranked by Forbes on Wednesday.
31 октября 2013
Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran US President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran, a day after the Israeli leader warned Tehran could convert uranium into weapons-grade material within weeks.
29 октября 2013
US denies Obama knew of Merkel spying The imbroglio over the tapping of Angela Merkel's phone deepened Sunday, after a US denial that President Barack Obama was informed years ago of electronic surveillance of the German chancellor.
28 октября 2013
Merkel quizzes Obama on reports US spied on her phone German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded answers from President Barack Obama after learning US spies may have monitored her phone.
24 октября 2013
Obamas welcome Malala to Oval Office US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle welcomed Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai to the Oval Office.
13 октября 2013
Obama picks 'exceptionally qualified' Yellen for Fed President Barack Obama has nominated economist Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve in a move expected to sustain the central bank's easy money policies and efforts to curb joblessness.
10 октября 2013
Obama says captured Libyan will be brought to justice US President Barack Obama said Tuesday an alleged Al-Qaeda operative snatched by US commandos in Libya was involved in plots that killed hundreds of people and will be brought to justice.
09 октября 2013
Obama's 'missed opportunity' as China flexes muscles Most Asia-Pacific leaders, themselves blooded in political trench warfare, sympathise with US President Barack Obama's unwillingness to desert his Washington fox-hole.
09 октября 2013
World fears US default, Obama warns President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that world leaders were nervous Republicans would "blow up" the US economy, and vowed not to budge on his demand for the debt ceiling to be lifted without conditions.
09 октября 2013
Obama says he admires pontiff's inclusive spirit President Barack Obama had warm words Wednesday for what he sees as Pope Francis' inclusive attitude in recent remarks urging the Roman Catholic church not to focus only on abortion or gays.
03 октября 2013
Obama addresses troops on shutdown impact US President Barack Obama told US troops in a video message early Tuesday that they would still get paid on time, despite a government shutdown.
01 октября 2013
Obama and Iran's Rouhani hold historic phone call US President Barack Obama and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone Friday in the historic, first direct contact between leaders of their estranged nations since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
28 сентября 2013
Ubiquitous Kerry casts shadow on Clinton record In rolling the dice on Iran, Syria and Middle East peace, President Barack Obama has made Secretary of State John Kerry the chief executor of his foreign policy legacy -- a role denied to Hillary Clinton.
27 сентября 2013
US should look south for strategic interests: Colombia The United States' key strategic partnerships lie to its south, but President Barack Obama failed to mention them in his address to the United Nations.
27 сентября 2013
Bill Clinton backs Obama's push to promote health law President Barack Obama got backing from Bill Clinton Tuesday as he sought to promote his health care law to the US public amid a congressional battle and an approaching sign-up date.
25 сентября 2013
Rowhani-Obama handshake was 'too complicated' The US and Iranian presidents, Barack Obama and Hassan Rowhani, came agonizingly close to a historic handshake on Tuesday.
25 сентября 2013
UN wrangles on Syria as Obama urges action US President Barack Obama on Tuesday demanded the UN Security Council take tough action against Syria, as Russia wrangled with the West over how to strip Bashar al-Assad of chemical arms.
25 сентября 2013
©Reuters/Christian Hartmann/Files Obama says he quit cigarettes for fear of wife US President Barack Obama said Monday that he stopped smoking out of fear of his wife, in an unwitting admission captured by a loose microphone.
24 сентября 2013
Obama: Navy Yard shooting must inspire gun law change President Barack Obama used a memorial service for the victims of America's latest mass shooting on Sunday to make another impassioned appeal to reform gun ownership laws.
23 сентября 2013

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