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After turbulent year, Obama aims for quiet Hawaii getaway

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama (Short), Malia Obama (Tall)

A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama: North Koreans did it

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. AP

US President Barack Obama has declared that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged that the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama signs massive defense spending bill amid IS threats

US President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive US defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes and training Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Cuba's Fidel Castro speaks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Havana, Cuba. Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro. AP

Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Raúl Castro visit to US looms

Cuba's President Raul Castro. AP FILE PHOTO

A US visit by Cuban President Raúl Castro is a possibility, the White House said on Thursday, a day after he and President Barack Obama announced a historic bilateral rapprochement.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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