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Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute

President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participate in a joint news conference at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. AP

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that America’s mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia not abiding by agreement on Ukraine—Obama

President Barack Obama. AP

President Barack Obama says Russia has not abided by the spirit or the letter of an agreement reached in Geneva last week that aimed to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama walk to a motorcade from the White House to attend Easter services on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Washington. The first family attended services at the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama addresses military as gov’t shuts down

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Obama said a government shutdown would throw a wrench into the gears of U.S. economy. AP

President Barack Obama is telling members of the military he’ll work to get Congress to re-open the government as soon as possible.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama has ‘no patience’ with foreign anti-gay laws

US President Barack Obama     AP PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he had “no patience” with foreign laws discriminating against homosexuals after Russia passed a measure punishing gay “propaganda.”

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama says time for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac shakeup

President Barack Obama wipes sweat from his head during a speech on climate change, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Georgetown University in Washington. Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property.  AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

US President Barack Obama called Tuesday for new efforts to support homeowners but he urged the closing of government-backed mortgage finance companies to limit the risk to public money.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US-China climate deal was long in the works

A man wears a face mask on a street in Beijing Friday, May 31, 2013. U.S. climate change envoy Todd Stern and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua said Friday their talks in Beijing on clean energy initiatives were productive—but provided no details. The two are leading a working group on climate change that will present recommendations to the governments of both countries when they meet in July for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington. AP

Disparate interests ranging from environmental activists to businesses and industry are lining up to support a first-of-its-kind deal between the U.S. and China to phase out a chemical blamed for climate change.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese air their cases by petitioning White House

The White House's online petition site called "We the People"  is displayed on a computer screen in Beijing Sunday, May 12, 2013. Through the Obama administration’s “We the People” site Chinese looking for justice have found a way to keep issues that our sometimes censored in their own country alive.  (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The poisoning of a college student 18 years ago recently re-emerged as a hot topic in China, but censors soon squelched the politically sensitive online discussions over whether the culprit may have eluded punishment because of Communist Party connections.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel reopens Gaza border crossings

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their bilateral meeting at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Obama is meeting Palestinian officials on the second day of his Mideast tour to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored Thursday when Palestinian militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel. (AP Fle Photo

Israel on Thursday fully reopened its border crossings with the Gaza Strip that were closed following militant rocket fire during President Barack Obama’s visit to the region last week, the military said.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, speak to supporters and donors at an inaugural reception for the 57th Presidential Inauguration at The National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. AP

US President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural speech that broadly lays out his vision for the country’s future, setting the stage for looming debates over taxes, guns, immigration and other issues while leaving the details for another day.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama backs gun limits, concedes tough fight ahead

President Barack Obama speaks during his final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.  AP/Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama endorsed controversial bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as stricter background checks for gun buyers—but conceded he may not win approval of all in a Congress reluctant to tighten restrictions.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama condemns attack that killed US ambassador

Chris Stevens. AP

President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned attacks on a US consulate in eastern Libya that killed the US ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased security at US diplomatic posts around the world.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Enforcing gun control laws

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United States President Barack Obama’s speech concerning last week’s movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado bears watching especially here in the country where the crackdown on loose firearms has mostly failed, simply because most of our own police don’t have their own service firearms to begin with.

Posted: July 27th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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