US President Barack Obama in a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel said he wants to improve cooperation in the intelligence field amid the recent spy scandal, according to the statement issued by the White House Wednesday.
US President Barack Obama Tuesday spoke to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the CIA station chief in Berlin. Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor, said on Twitter that the two leaders discussed "Ukraine, Iran and US-German cooperation."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the appeal of US President Barack Obama to expand sanctions against Russia. Earlier on Tuesday Obama urged the ambassadors of EU countries to take tough measures against Russia. According to him, if EU leaders refuse to impose new sanctions, the White House will be ready to act alone.
US secret services employ more than ten German officials in various government agencies as informants, Tagesschau.de portal reports. Many of these spies have worked for the US for many years. Chancellor Angela Merkel doubts that the US will cease their spying activities on German soil.
Three persons included in the list of the richest people of the world have united against the US Congress, which, in their opinion, had made a mess of the immigration reform, and published a joint column in The New York Times. "Americans deserve better than this," the billionaires, who believe that Congress is not able to reach compromises and endangers citizens, write.
The Federal Chancellery of Germany has instructed its Defense Ministry and intelligence services to minimize cooperation with their US partners, the Bild tabloid reported Friday.
38 journalism groups in the US have sent a message addressed to President Barack Obama expressing protest against the "politically-driven suppression of news and information" about the activities of the American authorities. According to the capital's online newspaper The Washington Examiner, this is an unprecedented criticism of the White House.
Sarah Palin (R), the former governor of Alaska, calls to impeach US President Barack Obama, accusing him of a deliberate "dereliction of duty." "Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, "no mas"," Palin wrote in an article posted on Breitbart.com website.
US President Barack Obama warned the two candidates in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election that violence or taking "extra-constitutional means" would result in him stopping US assistance to the war-torn country, the White House said Tuesday. In phone calls to Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, Obama "stressed that the United States expects a thorough review of all reasonable allegations of fraud to ensure a credible electoral process," the White House said in a statement.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is due to visit US next week to meet with US President Barack Obama and discuss the events in Ukraine, the alliance's official spokesman has said. Rasmussen will visit the US to "discuss Russia-Ukraine crisis, NATO Summit UK with President [Barack] Obama," Spokesman Oana Lungescu wrote on Twitter Friday.
The 70th anniversary of D-Day was a world headlines story. Yet the biggest news from the reunion of statesmen wishing to bask in the reflected glories of the past was the deliberate rudeness of U.S. President Barack Obama of the United States and of Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday congratulated his US counterpart Barack Obama on Independence Day and said Russia and the US share responsibility for maintaining global security and stability, and should cooperate for the benefit of the world.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama on Thursday asked President Vladimir Putin to assist in securing a ceasefire in Ukraine, Merkel's office said. Merkel and Obama stressed during three-way telephone talks "the importance of a rapid ceasefire observed by both sides," said a statement.
US President Barack Obama discussed Iraq and the violent rise of a Sunni insurgent group there in a telephone call on Wednesday with Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, the White House said, reports Reuters. Obama thanked the Saudi king for his $500 million pledge to help Iraqis displaced by an upsurge in violence as militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized provinces in the north and west of Iraq, it said in a statement.
Obama has confessed that the White House baker stirs in crack cocaine into his pies. On Monday, hosting a get-together in observance of LGBT Pride month, as he blurted out the crack comment with a chuckle in his voice and a smile on his face, First Lady Michelle Obama stepped in to clarify that there is no crack in their pies.
The situation on the borders of the United States due to the influx of illegal immigrants has turned into a real humanitarian crisis. President Barack Obama acknowledged that, speaking in Washington on Monday.
Europeans, who fought on the side of the militants in Syria and Iraq, are threatening the security of the United States. This was stated by the US President Barack Obama to the ABC TV Channel. According to Obama, "They're gaining strength in some places." In an interview to "This Week", which was aired this Sunday, the President stated, "We’ve seen Europeans who are sympathetic to their cause traveling into Syria and now may travel into Iraq, getting battle-hardened. Then they come back."
US Supreme Court made a decision, which will strike Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Since this program is considered to be main domestic achievement of the current US president, the verdict, which was issued by the conservative majority of five, in fact, undermines electoral position of the Democratic Party authorities and all political legacy of Barack Obama.
US President Barack Obama said Monday he would send up to 200 extra troops to protect the US Embassy in Baghdad, following an initial deployment of 275 soldiers earlier this month.
US President Barack Obama condemned Monday the "senseless" murder of three Israeli teenagers and warned against actions that could further "destabilize" the situation, amid threats of retaliation against Hamas. "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms this senseless act of terror against innocent youth," Obama said in a written statement.