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First, he killed his mother. Nancy Lanza’s body was found later at their home in Newtown—after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town in Connecticut was scarred forever by unthinkable tragedy; after a nation seemingly inured to violence found itself stunned by the slaughter of innocents.
As he celebrated re-election, US President Barack Obama spoke of his desire to “shape a peace” in his second term, but he faces huge challenges in Afghanistan, where he must end his country’s longest war.
The Group of 20 top economies will meet shortly to try and coordinate a response to soaring food prices, driven by drought and rising demand, the Financial Times reported Monday.
President Barack Obama’s national security adviser met a senior Chinese military official Wednesday to discuss security issues in Asia.
AURORA, Colorado—US President Barack Obama said he hugged and “shed tears” Sunday with survivors of the Colorado shooting and relatives of the dead, saying the entire country is “thinking about them.” “You see young people who have come in and just two days ago or 36 hours ago or even 24 hours ago, it wasn’t [...]
By Charles Babington
There’s not much President Barack Obama can do to boost the economy in the next five months, and that alone might cost him the November election. But on a range of social issues, Obama is bypassing Congress and aggressively using his executive powers to make it easier for gays to marry, women to obtain birth control, and, now, young illegal immigrants to avoid deportation.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Hundreds of farmers who marched to Manila from the regions to demand full implementation of the agrarian reform law on Friday vowed not to go back home until after they had met President Benigno Aquino III and heard straight from him that he would complete the program.
An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents deepened on Saturday as 11 agents were placed on leave, and threatened to eclipse President Barack Obama’s charm offensive to Latin America.
The U.S. military says five service members supporting the Secret Service in advance of President Barack Obama’s visit may have been involved in inappropriate conduct and have been confined to quarters. Obama is in Colombia for a Summit of the Americas.
US President Barack Obama Friday welcomed a downtick in the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent, despite a slowdown in overall job creation, but said there was more work to do to revive the economy.
By Dona Pazzibugan
The Philippine military on Friday said it had “intensified” its monitoring of North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket next month, as Japan readied its missile defense systems to shoot down the rocket if it threatens Japanese territory.
By TJ Burgonio
President Benigno Aquino III was on the phone with key Cabinet officials on Friday during breaks in a packed schedule here to check on whether or not trouble was brewing in Manila over the arrest of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her hospital suite.
US President Barack Obama will Saturday hold previously unscheduled talks with China’s Premier Wen Jiabao, a White House official said, after a week of sharp exchanges between the two nations.