U.S. President Barack Obama brushed off an expletive-laden attack by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, saying he didn’t take it personally and it seemed to be consistent with how the Southeast Asian leader talked generally.
Angela Greiling Keane
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to mend fences after his expletive-laden tirade against Barack Obama prompted the U.S. president to cancel a one-on-one meeting in Laos.
U.S. President Barack Obama scrapped a meeting with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, in Laos after Duterte unleashed an expletive-laden warning against the U.S. interfering in a war on drugs that’s led to the deaths of thousands of suspects.
President Barack Obama looked to reassure Asian nations that the U.S. commitment to the region would endure as concerns grow over China’s increasingly visible presence and the ability of Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
President Barack Obama said San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the U.S. national anthem before games is both his constitutional right to exercise as well as a stinging symbol to military members and veterans.
International tax policies should be better coordinated among countries to avoid problems, President Barack Obama said on Monday, following the European Union decision that would require Apple Inc. to pay billions of dollars in back taxes.
The U.S. and Russia aren’t closer to reaching agreement on a cease-fire in Syria but will continue talks over the next few days, U.S. President Barack Obama said.
U.S. President Barack Obama declined to say if he would proceed with a meeting with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte this week in Laos after Duterte unleashed an expletive-laden spray, warning America against interfering in a war on drugs that’s led to the deaths of thousands of suspects.
President Barack Obama told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the U.S. would continue its investigation into July’s attempted coup, as Ankara vowed to provide evidence to support a claim the violence was planned by Fethullah Gulen, a 75-year-old preacher living in exile in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. and Russia again failed to reach a deal for a cease-fire in Syria despite a growing international outcry about the humanitarian catastrophe in the country.
President Barack Obama stood by his warning that Britain will have to wait for a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S., saying both countries have other priorities.
The Obama administration named seven people to serve on a financial control board overseeing the restructuring of Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt burden, a first step toward pulling the island from its fiscal crisis.
Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and General Motors Co., the first U.S. automaker to have a female chief executive officer, are among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees.
President Barack Obama toured a damaged flood-stricken neighborhood near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday, and dismissed criticism by Republican Donald Trump, who had chided him for not visiting the area sooner.
President Barack Obama will visit Baton Rouge next week, the White House said on Friday, following criticism that he had stuck to his vacation schedule even as unexpectedly severe floods ravaged parts of Louisiana.
“State Consular Affairs is fully engaged with this case. We’re receiving updates via them,” White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price says in e-mail. Statement comes after U.S. Olympic Cmte said two U.S. swimmers, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, were removed from a flight to the U.S. by Brazilian authorities Pair were among group of 4 swimmers who earlier said they were robbed at gunpoint in Brazil Related: U.S. Swimmers Taken Off Plane in Dispute With Brazil Police
President Barack Obama said Islamic State continues to lose territory in the Middle East, and that the terrorist group’s strongholds must be retaken in order to reduce the appeal of its propaganda.
A day after President Barack Obama called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “unfit” to hold the nation’s highest office, the White House said it’s notified his campaign as well as that of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton that their intelligence briefings can get underway.
President Barack Obama, delivering his strongest condemnation of Donald Trump yet, said the Republican presidential nominee is unprepared and unfit to hold the nation’s highest office and urged Republican leaders to disavow his candidacy.
“I don’t have a sense of humor about cyber terrorism and I don’t have a sense of humor about what Russia’s up to,” Tim Kaine says on CNN. “I think he wasn’t just being sarcastic. I think he was being ignorant,” Kaine says about Donald Trump calling on Russians to seek Hillary Clinton e-mails “It really was outrageous” Kaine says Clinton’s speech was optimistic, rather than “dark and depressing” Trump appearance in Cleveland Clinton would be “you’re hired” president, rather than Trump’ s “you’re
For the next three months, the president will be Hillary Clinton’s other running mate.
The nation’s top Democrats began making their most forceful case yet for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Philadelphia on Wednesday, extolling the former Secretary of State’s national security experience while blasting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency.
President Barack Obama announced an expansion of a refugee program for Central Americans fleeing violence in their home countries, the day after the Democratic National Convention featured an undocumented immigrant among its opening-night speakers.
When President Barack Obama blamed North Korea in December 2014 for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment, he had little to lose. The stakes are higher with Russia, as speculation swirls that Vladimir Putin’s government may be meddling in the U.S. election.
President Barack Obama rejected claims that the U.S. had prior knowledge of last week’s attempted coup in Turkey and urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to tamp down any rumors of American involvement.
Hours after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president with a vow to seal the U.S.-Mexico border, the man he’s seeking to replace welcomed the Mexican president to the White House.
President Barack Obama’s keynote speech next week at the Democratic National Convention will target undecided voters as much as it tries to rally the Democratic faithful, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama pledged U.S. support for the democratically elected government of Turkey while urging embattled Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to respect civil liberties as he responds to the coup attempt that almost forced him from power.
President Obama “obviously is aware of the news coverage” around the Republican Natl Convention, White House spokesman Josh Earnest tells reporters. “There certainly has been a lot of color commentary,” but “I’m going to largely let others weigh in” on speech by Melania Trump Earnest says he doesn’t know if first lady Michelle Obama watched convention coverage “In 2008 when Mrs. Obama spoke at the Democratic convention, she received an enthusiastic reception and strong reviews,” Earnest says She
President Barack Obama promised to spend the rest of his presidency looking for ways to protect police officers and address tensions between law enforcement and minorities, issues at the top of his agenda after a series of deadly incidents rattled the nation’s sense of security.
President Barack Obama’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider his plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation after the court’s 4-4 deadlock in June blocked the program from taking effect.
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on Sunday to a nation shaken again by violence involving minority communities and law enforcement, warning against “inflammatory rhetoric” after the killing of of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, newly emboldened after crushing a coup attempt, is testing his country’s key defense relationship by demanding the U.S. turn over a cleric he accuses of inspiring the uprising.
The Obama administration is planning to spend millions of dollars in seed money to help develop the next generation of internet service that could enable ambulances to communicate with emergency rooms and smarter cars to avoid collisions and ease traffic.
President Barack Obama engaged in a verbal tussle with the Texas lieutenant governor, defended Black Lives Matter and held an impromptu meeting with the daughter of a Staten Island man killed by police as he spent another day grappling with racial tension roiling the U.S.
The White House plans to support legislation creating a national labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms even though consumer groups criticize the bill for allowing information to live behind special codes, and for exempting meat and eggs.
Mike Smith’s sister died after an overdose of prescription painkillers, and the drugs derailed his brother’s future. Now he’s trying to thrust the issue of America’s opioid epidemic into a presidential campaign that is already one of the most divisive in U.S. history.
President Barack Obama and his counterparts from Canada and Mexico warned against protectionist and isolationist sentiments that drove the U.K. to withdraw from the European Union and now are coursing through the U.S. presidential campaign.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico put climate change at the center of efforts to deepen the North American alliance, pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector, boost the development of clean power and build new cross-border transmission lines.
President Barack Obama said Friday that Britain’s vote to exit the European Union is a demonstration of the challenges of globalization, and he reiterated that the U.S. "special relationship" with the country would persist.
The U.K.’s vote to exit the European Union shows the challenge posed by globalization, President Barack Obama said Friday, while promising that the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Britain would endure.
U.S. troops will deploy alongside conventional Afghan forces as President Barack Obama, in a sign that peace negotiations and nation-building in Afghanistan have foundered, broadens a mission he had long hoped would be over by year-end.
U.S. forces will have a broader mission to target groups including the Taliban in Afghanistan, aiding their Afghan counterparts not only in training and advising but also accompanying them on the ground and in the air, an administration official said.
Billionaire Warren Buffett, a regular at the Forbes Most Powerful Women Summit, will be one of the keynote speakers at the White House’s United States of Women Summit next week. Buffett joins previously announced keynote speaker Oprah Winfrey President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama plan to attend women’s summit in Washington on June 14 Goldman Sachs head of impact investing business Dina Habib Powell, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario and Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson among other speakers
“What would be wrong to ignore right now is the incredible organization that Senator Sanders and his supporters have built and how important that organization and that movement is to defeating Donald Trump this fall,” Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says on CNN. “It’s really important that our party start to come together": Mook ‘‘I think Sanders has done an incredible job raising important issues’’ like income inequality, health care, and college debt Downplays Associated Press nam
“We have to be unified to take on Trump. And that unity is going to begin today as soon as the polls close,” Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says on CNN. “To come together, people have to feel like they’ve been respected and they’ve been heard,” Merkley says “It is absolutely important to be together” NOTE: Merkley supported Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, whose campaign manager said yday will continue bid until July national convention Related: Clinton’s New Task After Clinching De
A little more than two years ago, the U.S. wouldn’t let Narendra Modi into the country. This week, India’s prime minister will have the honor of addressing a joint meeting of Congress.
When just-retired Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning called out “Omaha,” receivers sprang into action and linemen took their positions. When President Barack Obama made the same call in the Rose Garden, the assembled Denver Broncos laughed genially at him.
President Barack Obama criticized the violence that’s happened inside and outside of rallies for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying “that’s not what our democracy is about.” Obama speaks in Miami at Democratic National Committee fundraiser at home of attorney Robert Rubenstein “That’s not what we do. There’s no room for violence. There’s no place for shouting. There’s no room for politics that fails to at least listen to the other side even if you vehemently disagree. I belie
Nearly 71 years after U.S. forces dropped a devastating nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, President Barack Obama used the backdrop of the city’s memorial peace park to call for a world without such weapons.
Nearly 71 years after U.S. forces dropped a devastating nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American leader to set foot on the soil where so many people died.
The prospect of Donald Trump being elected as the next U.S. president “rattles” leaders of the world’s largest developed economies, President Barack Obama said as he wrapped up his first day of meetings at the Ise-Shima Group of Seven leaders’ summit in central Japan.
Norman Mineta knows about pain and reconciliation. President Barack Obama is about to confront both at Hiroshima.
A day after saying Vietnam had made enough progress on human rights to merit lifting a decades-old U.S. ban on arms sales, President Barack Obama chided his host country over its record on dealing with dissent and said the government had blocked several activists from meeting with him.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. is lifting a decades-old ban on lethal arms sales to Vietnam as part of deeper engagement between the two countries that will eliminate one of the last vestiges of the Cold War.
President Barack Obama will confront his own legacy -- seven years of intractable wars he once pledged to end -- when he revisits two of America’s bloodiest conflicts this week.
The U.S., heading into a major summit of advanced economies, is warning that currency intervention by countries such as Japan won’t help the cause of boosting global growth, reinforcing Obama administration pressure on the nation to avoid weakening the yen.
With two rows of sailors standing behind him, President Barack Obama strode alongside Manila Harbor last November to inspect an aging U.S. Coast Guard cutter that’s now the pride of the Philippine navy.
“If he doesn’t release his tax returns, I don’t know if anyone cares or if it’s going to have any effect,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says on Fox News. Related: Trump Says Doesn’t Expect to Release Tax Returns by November Bloomberg View: I Saw Trump’s Tax Returns. You Should, Too
President Barack Obama is asking the private sector to tighten building standards to reduce losses from natural disasters after studies linked an increase in extreme weather to climate change.