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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan meets Obama

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(Washington) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss…

US not to send troops back to Iraq:Obama

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(Washington DC) - US President Barack Obama has said Iraq’s government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else US military help won’t succeed in curbing the insurgency there. He said: “We can’t do it…

Obama seeks to reassure partners on Asia trip

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(Tokyo) - US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Obama landed aboard Air Force One to begin a state visit to…

President Obama plans $1 trillion deficit cut

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(Washington) - US President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget request would boost US tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, cutting deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget…

Obama visits Saudi Arabia

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(Riyadh) - US President Barack Obama left Italy for Saudi Arabia which is last stop of his six-day tour of Europe and the Middle East. The US leader is expected to spend one day in talks with Saudi King Abdullah on a royal estate outside…

Obama-Xi Wrap up 1st US-China Summit

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(California) - US President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping wrapped up their first US-China summit after securing new levels of understanding on North Korea, climate and cyber issues. Obama and Xi spent a total of eight hours together…

Obama and Erdogan Demand Assad to Step Down

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(Washington) - US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Bashar al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organize peace talks to end Syria's bloody civil war. The two met in Washington as…

US Deficit Forecast at $744 bln in 2014

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(Washington) - US President Barack Obama's budget unveiled forecasts a deficit of $744 billion dollars in fiscal year 2014, a senior US official said. The figure equates to a deficit of 4.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2014, compared…

Obama launches BRAIN Initiative

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Saying that he wanted the next job-creating discoveries to happen not in India or China, but the US, President Barack Obama has unveiled a $100 million initiative to unlock the "enormous mystery" of the human brain. "I don't want the next…

Obama in Israel on First Trip as President

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(Tel Aviv) - US President Barack Obama has arrived in Israel for his first trip to the state since taking office. During the visit, Obama will head to Jerusalem for meetings with Israeli leaders. The president will also make stops in the…

Salient Features of Obama State of the Union Address

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(Washington) - US President, Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address to the joint houses of Congress. Here are some notable passages from his address: IRAN: The leaders of Iran must recognize that now is the time for a diplomatic…

Afghans to Decide on Immunity for US Troops: Karzai

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(Kabul) - Afghan elders will decide on the key issue of whether American soldiers remaining in the country after 2014 will be granted immunity from prosecution, President Hamid Karzai said. US President Barack Obama said that no American…

Obama Karzai Discuss Ending Afghan War

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(Washington) - US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai charted out the course to end Afghanistan war during a meeting at the White House to discuss the future of the US role in Afghanistan and the 66,000 American troops…

Beyonce to Sing Anthem on Obama's Oath Day

(Washington) - Pop diva Beyonce will sing the national anthem before hundreds of thousands of onlookers at US President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony on January 21. On a stage specially constructed for the event at the foot of the…