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Obama secret agents sent home from Europe after boozing

Three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting US President Barack Obama during his visit to Amsterdam this week were sent home after a night of drinking, with one found passed out in a hotel hallway, a newspaper reported. The three agents have……

Obama: Putin’s tough-guy act is a ‘schtick’ for the locals

US President Barack Obama said Thursday that Vladimir Putin’s bored, tough guy act was just a ‘schtick’ designed to boost his domestic political image. Obama and his Russian counterpart have become known for stilted photo ops during bilateral meetings at various global summits, in which they stare straight ahead and…

Thai protest leader claims rallies are ‘pro-democracy’ in letter to Obama

The leader of Thailand's opposition protests, who has vowed to disrupt upcoming elections, has written to US President Barack Obama telling him that the demonstrators' efforts to topple the government are "pro-democracy". Suthep Thaugsuban, who this……

Mitch McConnell accuses Harry Reid of coddling Iran for Obama

The Senate’s Democratic leadership is shielding US President Barack Obama from potentially embarrassing fallout by refusing to vote on new sanctions against Iran, the chamber’s top Republican warned Wednesday. Lawmakers from both parties are keen to expand economic penalties on Iran, which is in the midst of negotiations with world…

Obama set to meet with with Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter chiefs

US President Barack Obama will Tuesday meet bosses of tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter to discuss US spy agency surveillance and his notorious health care reform website. A White House official said Obama would talk to the Silicon Valley chieftains about progress in repairing the glitch prone…

Obama signs law restoring military death benefits

US President Barack Obama signed a measure into law reinstating US military death benefits to families of soldiers killed on duty that had been halted by the government shutdown. The Senate passed the mini funding bill by unanimous consent earlier in the day, following approval by the House of Representatives…

‘Exasperated’ Obama warns Wall Street over shutdown’s financial implications

US President Barack Obama sent Wall Street a blunt warning Wednesday that it should be very worried about a political crisis that has shut down the government and could trigger a US debt default. Obama said he was “exasperated” by the budget impasse in Congress, in an interview with CNBC…

Obama: Syria chemical weapons resolution ‘huge victory’ for world

US President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a UN resolution that provides for the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal as “a huge victory” for the world. But Obama acknowledged legitimate concerns over the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal and whether the Assad regime would live up to its…

Obama laments ‘yet another mass shooting’

US President Barack Obama on Monday condemned a “cowardly” shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, and vowed a “seamless” operation to administer justice to those responsible. “As this investigation moves forward, we will do everything in our power to make sure whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible,”…

Both sides of the Syrian war are mocking Obama

A Syrian caricature shows US President Barack Obama smile and pluck the petals of a daisy, as he wonders, “Should I bomb? Or shouldn’t I bomb?” As Obama delays a strike against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime thought imminent just over a week ago, Syrians on both sides of their civil…

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