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Obama back in Washington after weeklong Asian trip

President Barack Obama prepares to board his limousine after arriving in the rain on Air Force One, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, en route to Washington after a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region.  AP

President Barack Obama returned home to Washington Tuesday after a weeklong tour of Asia aimed at reassuring US allies there about America’s commitment to the region.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: One eye on Asia, another on global turbulence

President Barack Obama. AP

Foreign policy crises are chasing Barack Obama around Asia, drawing his attention from a key region and providing fodder for domestic critics who see him as a toothless leader outmanoeuvered by foes like Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama highlights deep US military ties in Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a joint news conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea. AP

President Barack Obama was touting economic and military ties to South Korea Saturday, a show of U.S. influence in the region amid China’s growing power and nuclear threats from North Korea.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US disaster site

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama met Tuesday with survivors of a deadly landslide near Seattle before leaving on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a “rebalancing” eastward of US foreign policy.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

India kicks off world’s largest election

People stand in line to cast their votes during the first phase of elections in Agartala, in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura, India, Monday, April 7, 2014. The Indian national elections will be held over several weeks in phases to ensure safe and fair elections. AP

Indians have started voting in the world’s biggest election, with 814 million people eligible to vote across the country.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »