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Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow
Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow

Ukraine stood in danger of breaking apart Friday after Crimea's parliament unanimously voted to join Russia in a sharp escalation of the worst East-West security crisis since the Cold War.

Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow
Obama says Putin 'not fooling anybody' over Ukraine
Obama says Putin 'not fooling anybody' over Ukraine

US President Barack Obama said Russia was not "fooling anybody" over the Ukraine crisis after it denied its forces were operating in Crimea.

Obama says Putin 'not fooling anybody' over Ukraine
Obama 'deeply concerned' by Russian military moves in Ukraine
Obama 'deeply concerned' by Russian military moves in Ukraine

President Barack Obama said Friday he was deeply concerned about reports of Russian military activity in Ukraine, while a US military official said Moscow had sent several hundreds troops into Crimea.

Obama 'deeply concerned' by Russian military moves in Ukraine
Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal
Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal

President Barack Obama told Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that he is now planning for a full US troop withdrawal because of the Afghan leader's repeated refusal to sign a security pact.

Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal
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Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal

President Barack Obama held "constructive" talks Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he pressed for swift implementation of a deal to end Ukraine's deadly crackdown on protesters.

Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal
China urges US to cancel Dalai Lama meeting with Obama
China urges US to cancel Dalai Lama meeting with Obama

China on Friday urged US President Barack Obama to cancel a planned meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

China urges US to cancel Dalai Lama meeting with Obama
Obama in Mexico for less friendly 'three amigos' talks
Obama in Mexico for less friendly 'three amigos' talks

US President Barack Obama joined the Mexican and Canadian leaders Wednesday for a North American summit focused on trade but marked by friction between the "three amigos."

Obama in Mexico for less friendly 'three amigos' talks
Obama, Hollande to cement 'forever' Franco-US friendship
Obama, Hollande to cement 'forever' Franco-US friendship

President Barack Obama will Tuesday highlight a new national security dimension to America's oldest alliance as he deploys the full pageantry of a state visit for France's President Francois Hollande.

Obama, Hollande to cement 'forever' Franco-US friendship
Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says
Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday took their campaign against Vladimir Putin's civil liberties crackdown to New York, where they are to tread the same stage as Madonna.

Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says
Katy Perry rides closer to 50 mn mark on Twitter
Katy Perry rides closer to 50 mn mark on Twitter

Pop star Katy Perry was on the threshold Thursday of becoming the first person ever to have more than 50 million followers on Twitter.

Katy Perry rides closer to 50 mn mark on Twitter
Obama repels new Iran sanctions push... for now
Obama repels new Iran sanctions push... for now

President Barack Obama appears to have prevailed, for now, in a campaign to stop Congress from imposing new sanctions on Iran he fears could derail nuclear diplomacy.

Obama repels new Iran sanctions push... for now
Give diplomacy a chance, says Obama
Give diplomacy a chance, says Obama

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that America must move away from a permanent war footing to give diplomacy a chance to resolve some of the world's toughest problems, such as the nuclear standoff with Iran.

Give diplomacy a chance, says Obama
Three years before the vote, Clinton machine gears up
Three years before the vote, Clinton machine gears up

With the news that America's largest liberal fundraising group is to back a Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016, a growing sense of inevitability is building around her prospective candidacy.

Three years before the vote, Clinton machine gears up
US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Obama, Putin discuss Sochi Olympics security: White House

Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin discussed security at the Sochi Winter Olympics Tuesday, amid rising fears in Washington for the safety of US athletes following terror threats against the Games.

Obama, Putin discuss Sochi Olympics security: White House
Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama
Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama

President Barack Obama says smoking pot is no more dangerous than drinking but calls it a "bad idea," amid a push for legalization in several states.

Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama
Germany welcomes Obama's pledge to curb mass spying
Germany welcomes Obama's pledge to curb mass spying

Berlin welcomed on Friday President Barack Obama's pledge to curtail the reach of the secretive US spy agency, stressing that German law must be respected on German soil.

Germany welcomes Obama's pledge to curb mass spying
Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden
Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden

President Barack Obama presents Americans on Friday with long-awaited reforms of spy agency phone and Internet data collection sweeps, prompted by the damaging torrent of leaks unleashed by Edward Snowden.

Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden
Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments
Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments

Barack Obama insisted Monday he had faith in the Afghan war mission after former Pentagon chief Robert Gates charged the president lacked passion for military action and soured on his own troop surge.

Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments
Obama proposes new gun rules for mentally ill
Obama proposes new gun rules for mentally ill

The Obama administration proposed two new federal gun control rules Friday to ensure more information about the mentally ill reaches background check databases, after a series of high-profile US shootings.

Obama proposes new gun rules for mentally ill
Obama signs defense, budget bills into law
Obama signs defense, budget bills into law

President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday the compromise US budget bill recently negotiated by feuding lawmakers and a massive defense measure that takes a step toward ultimate closure of Guantanamo.

Obama signs defense, budget bills into law