Obama to meet Raul Castro on historic Cuba trip

U.S. President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democratic reforms while hearing complaints about continued U.S. economic sanctions. Obama and Castro will have their fourth meeting, likely their most substantial, at the Palace of[…]

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Obama’s historic visit to Cuba

Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba on Sunday, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America’s former adversary. “This is a historic visit and a historic opportunity,” Obama said as he greeted staff of the new[…]

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Cuba arrests dissidents hours before Obama arrives

Cuban police arrested dozens of people protesting against the communist government on Sunday in Havana, just hours before US President Barack Obama was due on a three-day visit. The protesters were from the Ladies in White group, formed by wives of former political prisoners. Police bundled them into vehicles outside[…]

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Obama hails ‘historic’ Iran nuclear deal

The United States, Iran and five other world powers have sealed a breakthrough framework agreement outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear programme to keep it from being able to produce atomic weapons. Reading out a joint statement on Thursday evening, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said a “decisive step” has[…]

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Ebola crisis ‘spiraling out of control’: Obama

President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and “spiraling out of control,” threatening hundreds of thousands of people. Speaking as he unveiled a major new US initiative which will see 3,000 US military personnel[…]

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Obama arrives in Estonia for defence talks

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Estonia on a visit apparently aimed at showing Washington’s solidarity with the three Baltic states, one day before a NATO summit in Wales, where Russia’s involvement in Ukraine is expected to be the main topic. Obama will meet with the leaders of Estonia,[…]

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