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Obama chides Republicans for lack of alternatives on Islamic State

President Barack Obama Interview

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said his administration is open to some “legitimate criticism” for failing to adequately explain its strategy to counter Islamic State, though he chided Republican presidential candidates for criticizing his policy without offering an alternative. … read more

US Diplomat: Russian Sanctions to Stay Until Ukraine Truce Fully Honored

Victoria Nuland

A top U.S. diplomat said Saturday that sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis would remain in place until a long-violated truce agreement was fully honored. 00 read more

Saudi King Salman to meet Obama at White House on September 4

Saudi King Salman

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 4, the White House said, as Washington and Riyadh seek to shore up relations after a period of tension mainly over a U.S.-led … read more

Obama Closing Trip With African Union Address

U.S. President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama is closing his East African trip Tuesday, becoming the first sitting American leader to address the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. 00 read more

Rivers APC hails ‪President ‎Buhari‬ on a succesful U.S. tour and rejection of gay marriage

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage on their successful three days successful tour of the United States of America which ended with their return to the country … read more

Boosting US-Nigerian Ties at Heart of Obama-Buhari Meeting

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

When they meet at the White House Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari will no doubt discuss ways of beating Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. But their second, equally important priority is ending the strain … read more

White House Offers Muted Response to Putin Missile Announcement

Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point over Ukraine since the Cold War times [AP]

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement Tuesday that he intends to add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles to Russia’s nuclear arsenal drew a muted response — but also a subtle warning — from White House officials. 0-20 read more

Conservative justices press Obama administration on mercury pollution rule

A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled hostility toward the Obama administration’s refusal to consider costs before regulating emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. 00 read more

Obama Declares Venezuela A Threat To U.S. National Security

U.S. President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials in the worst diplomatic dispute with the oil-rich country since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013. … read more

Obama denounces ‘outrageous murders’ of three U.S. Muslims

U.S. President Barack Obama

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday described the deaths of three young Muslims gunned down in North Carolina this week as “brutal and outrageous murders” and said no one in the United States should be targeted for their … read more

Obama’s budget proposals include 19 percent tax on foreign earnings: Bloomberg

U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks highlighting investments to improve health and treat disease through precision medicine while in the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 30, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s budget proposals will include a minimum tax of 19 percent on U.S.-based companies’ future foreign earnings and a 14 percent tax on their stockpiled offshore profits, Bloomberg news said on Saturday, citing two people familiar … read more

North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama ‘monkey’

A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin

(Reuters) – North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a “monkey” and blamed Washington on Saturday for Internet outages it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures. 00 read more