South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader. Mandela, who died in 2013, remains a global icon for his long fight against white-minority rule[…]
WikiLeaks reveals first batch of emails involving US President Barack Obama. Within those are emails sent from secret address used by the president. The first batch from WikiLeaks are searchable under the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, an email account Obama was possibly using before winning the election in November 2008. Among[…]
US officials suggest ignoring offensive remarks made by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who told US President Barack Obama to “go to hell” in his latest tirade, saying his rhetoric does not indicate a rift relations between the two allied nations. “He is like Mr. Trump,” a senior Southeast Asian official told[…]
US President Barack Obama has called the Senate’s vote to override his veto on a bill that allows families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia’s government a mistake. Calling it a “political vote”, Obama said on Wednesday the bill would set “a dangerous[…]
President Barack Obama has approved giving the U.S. military greater ability to accompany and enable Afghan forces battling a resilient Taliban insurgency, in a move to assist them more proactively on the battlefield, a U.S. official told Reuters. The senior U.S. defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said[…]
A group representing Korean victims of the US atomic bombings of Japan protested Thursday that their suffering was being neglected ahead of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima. The Association of Korean Atomic Bomb Victims estimates that anywhere between 40,000 and 70,000 Koreans died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when[…]
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have given a fresh push to a potentially huge US-European trade pact despite mounting opposition. Obama said after talks with Merkel in Hanover on Sunday that the deal could be reached by the end of the year. “Angela and I agree[…]
The United States will deter and confront aggression against Gulf Arab countries, who continue to have concerns about threats from Iran, President Barack Obama said after meeting their leaders to iron out strains in their alliance. “I reaffirmed the policy of the United States to use all elements of our[…]
CIA not only backed the idea of arming and training Syrian rebels to pressure President Bashar Assad but also developed a detailed plan aimed for ousting the Syrian leader, a former CIA agent revealed in an interview with US media. CIA officials were pushing for a multifaceted plan designed to[…]
OPINION By Fidel Castro The kings of Spain brought us the conquistadores and masters, whose footprints remained in the circular land grants assigned to those searching for gold in the sands of rivers, an abusive and shameful form of exploitation, traces of which can be noted from the air in[…]
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