Showing posts with label Barack Obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barack Obama. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Guantanamo: Trump urges Obama to halt prisoner transfers


U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to halt prisoner transfers from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, calling the detainees "extremely dangerous people."

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Abe, Obama lay wreaths at Pearl Harbour memorial

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama made a symbolic visit to Pearl Harbour, laying wreaths for the victims of a stealth attack that triggered America's entry into World War Two.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Russian diplomat says entire world 'disgusted by Obama administration's foreign policy'

The Barack Obama administration’s foreign policy over the eight years of Obama’s presidency "evokes aversion of the entire world," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

United States marks 15th anniversary of 9/11

The United States marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sunday with solemn services to commemorate the victims of the deadliest terror strikes on US soil, which changed the world forever.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Obama on 9/11 anniversary: 'We're still the America of heroes'

U.S. President Barack Obama mourned those killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the 15th anniversary and, in his weekly radio address, reassured the nation "we are still an America of heroes who ran into harm's way."

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Americans say racism in US widespread: Gallup

Over six in 10 Americans say racism against blacks is widespread in the United States, while 41 percent say racism against whites is widespread, Gallup found in a poll released Wednesday.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Obama presidency falls short of hopes on racial issues

Americans are far less positive today about what Barack Obama's presidency means for the advancement of blacks in the U.S. than they were shortly after his election eight years ago, found a Gallup poll Thursday.

Friday, August 12, 2016

‘Founder of ISIS’: Trump Doubles Down on Claim Obama Behind Rise of Daesh

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reiterated his claim that US President Barack Obama is literally a “founder of ISIS,” adding that, “everyone’s liking” his remark.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tibetan Parliament Expresses Gratitude to President Obama for Welcoming His Holiness at the White House

Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile today expressed his gratitude to US President Barack Obama for welcoming and meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the White House on 15 June 2016.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Obama again urges Congress to pass gun laws

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday again urged Republican-controlled Congress to pass stricter gun control laws during his visit to Orlando in the wake of the country's deadliest mass shooting incident.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs mixed feelings. Japanese people view his visit as an "apology."

Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since America dropped an atomic bomb on the city 71 years ago, stirring mixed feelings among the United States, Japan and the victim countries during WWII.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

In Open Letter Schiff Tells Obama: ‘Call the Armenian Genocide What It Was – Genocide’

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress, spoke on the House Floor on Wednesday and delivered an open letter to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, urging him to recognize the Armenian Genocide in his final year in office in advance of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration of the genocide will take place on Sunday, April 24.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Obama brought 'sweetened words,' little else - Fidel Castro

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro broke his silence on US President Barack Obama's recent trip to Cuba, saying he brought "sweetened words," but little of substance, a media report said Monday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Obama arrives in Cuba to begin visit in thawing of ties

US President Barack Obama arrived on Sunday in Cuba, in a historic visit that could mark the beginning of a new era in US relations with its neighbor after more than 50 years of Cold War-era animosity.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Obama Greets Iran on Nowruz, Heralds New "Future"

US President Barack Obama offered holiday greetings to Iranians celebrating the first Nowruz, or new year, since a landmark nuclear deal, and welcomed "a chance for a different future" between the two countries.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Obama announces action plan to boost US cybersecurity

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday rolled out a national action plan aimed at taking near-term actions and putting in place a long-term strategy to strengthen the country's cybersecurity.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Obama dismisses idea of ISIL as existential threat

US President Barack Obama has wrapped up his final State of the Union address with a forceful statement of confidence in the future of the United States.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Obama unveils executive actions to curb gun violence

U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday unveiled a handful of executive measures on gun control, including expanding background checks, calling for "a sense of urgency" about gun violence.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.