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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.
19 сентября 2013
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.
18 сентября 2013
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.
18 сентября 2013
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.
11 сентября 2013
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.
09 сентября 2013
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.
05 сентября 2013
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.
05 сентября 2013
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.
04 сентября 2013
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.
31 августа 2013
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.
29 августа 2013
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.
29 августа 2013
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.
22 августа 2013
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.
21 августа 2013
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.
19 августа 2013
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.
17 августа 2013
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.
09 августа 2013
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.
09 августа 2013
Obama scraps Moscow summit with Putin US President Barack Obama on Wednesday scrapped a Moscow summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
08 августа 2013
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.
07 августа 2013
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.
02 августа 2013

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