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US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill
US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draconian anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda's parliament.

US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill
Edward Snowden. Photo courtesy of freevector.com
Snowden declares 'mission accomplished' on leaks

Just six months after first leaking National Security Agency secrets in a move that triggered a revaluation of US surveillance policies, Edward Snowden is declaring "mission's already accomplished."

Snowden declares 'mission accomplished' on leaks
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa May 26, 2013. ©REUTERS/Jim Young
US ups pressure in S. Sudan, but no military role likely

The United States -- a key backer of South Sudan's 2011 independence -- is increasing diplomatic pressure amid an intensifying conflict there but will not consider military intervention, experts said.

US ups pressure in S. Sudan, but no military role likely
CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report
CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report

A secret CIA program helped Colombia kill at least two dozen leftist FARC guerrilla leaders, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir. ©Reuters/Goran Tomasevic
S. Sudan at 'precipice' amid growing violence: Obama

US President Barack Obama warned that South Sudan stands at the "precipice" of renewed civil war, amid spiralling violence including an attack on a UN base that killed three Indian peacekeepers.

S. Sudan at 'precipice' amid growing violence: Obama
Scandal over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer
Scandal over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer

The South African government admitted Thursday it made a "mistake" in choosing a sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial who was later exposed as a fake by experts, and who claimed to be schizophrenic.

Scandal over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer
Chris Smith, the author of the legislation. ©Reuters/Bruno Domingos
US House votes to get tough on child abduction

The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to punish countries that do not promptly return abducted children, upping pressure in an issue that has soured relations with Japan and other allies.

US House votes to get tough on child abduction
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Cuban President Raul Castro (C).©Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
Republicans thump Obama for Castro handshake

Republicans were left steaming Tuesday after President Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro, with one senior lawmaker likening the act to appeasement of the Nazis.

Republicans thump Obama for Castro handshake
Obama: Mandela bent history towards justice
Obama: Mandela bent history towards justice

America's first black president Barack Obama Thursday mourned Nelson Mandela as a "profoundly good" man who "took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice."

Obama: Mandela bent history towards justice
Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a colossus of 20th century politics, died late Thursday aged 95, prompting mass mourning and a global celebration of his astonishing life.

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
White House press secretary Jay Carney. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
White House steps up bid to thwart new Iran sanctions

The White House warned Congress Tuesday that passing new sanctions on Iran -- even with a delayed launch date -- would give Tehran an excuse to undermine an interim nuclear deal.

White House steps up bid to thwart new Iran sanctions
Onyango Obama, the uncle of U.S. President Barack Obama.©Reuters/Brian Snyder
Obama's uncle given US green card: lawyer

A 69-year-old uncle of President Barack Obama was on Tuesday granted the right to remain in the United States permanently after a federal court ruling, his lawyer revealed.

Obama's uncle given US green card: lawyer
U.S. President Barack Obama pardons the Thanksgiving Turkey. ©Reuters/Yuri Gripas
Obama to 'pardon' Thanksgiving turkeys

President Barack Obama will symbolically "pardon" two turkeys Wednesday on the eve of the US Thanksgiving holiday, in what has become an annual White House rite.

Obama to 'pardon' Thanksgiving turkeys
Iran deal stirs history for Obama, suspicion for foes
Iran deal stirs history for Obama, suspicion for foes

For US President Barack Obama, the interim deal to cap Iran's nuclear program is a belated down payment on the transformative foreign policy he always envisioned.

Iran deal stirs history for Obama, suspicion for foes
World powers, Iran clinch 'historic' nuclear deal
World powers, Iran clinch 'historic' nuclear deal

World leaders hailed Sunday a "historic" nuclear deal with Iran as a triumph for diplomacy, but cautioned the hard work was just starting to keep Tehran from building a bomb.

World powers, Iran clinch 'historic' nuclear deal
Obama praises leadership of Morocco's Mohammed VI
Obama praises leadership of Morocco's Mohammed VI

President Barack Obama praised the "leadership" of Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Friday after holding wide-ranging talks with the North African monarch for the first time at the White House.

Obama praises leadership of Morocco's Mohammed VI
Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave
Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave

A pair of Democratic presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton silently honored John F. Kennedy at the former US leader's grave Wednesday, marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai. ©Reuters/Luke MacGregor
US rules out Afghanistan 'apology' in security talks

The United States has ruled out apologizing to Afghanistan for "mistakes" made during the 12-year war and denied claims in Kabul that such a mea culpa was being drafted.

US rules out Afghanistan 'apology' in security talks
US marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
US marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln's undying call for a "new birth of freedom" at the bloody turning point of the US Civil War, turned 150 years old Tuesday, even as the union he fought to preserve quarrels bitterly over the role of government.

US marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Obama implores supporters for help on health law crisis
Obama implores supporters for help on health law crisis

President Barack Obama delved into his grass-roots organizing past Monday, appealing to his most faithful supporters to help him out of the political maelstrom over the botched rollout of his health care law.

Obama implores supporters for help on health law crisis