North Korea & President Barack Obama

North Korea , officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK; Chosŏn'gŭl: ), is a country in East Asia, occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. The Presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when he became the 44th President of the United States. 5.0/5

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North Korea says US President Barack Obama is "foolish" as it demands to be recognised as a nuclear state.
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North Korea Sunday described US President Barack Obama as a "loser" over his criticism on its regime, accusing him of being obsessed with hostility towards Pyongyang. The comment from the North's Foreign Ministry came after Obama spoke of the eventual collapse of the regime ruling what he called "th…
This Article from China Post mentioned my Rohinyas Muslim had worst year in Asia 2014--Do you believe? - Who had worst year in Asia in '14? - By Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo January 2, 2015, 12:00 am TWNAs 2015 unfolds, it's time for one last look at the year we left behind. A year ago, taking a page from Washington Post political columnist Chris Cillizza's awarding U.S. President Barack Obama the dubious distinction of “Worst year in Washington,” we took to the digital pages of Fortune Magazine. The challenge — naming who had the “Worst year in Asia” — and the “winner” then of that least desired of 2013 prizes: Obama also, for what proved to be his lost year in Asia, marked by cancelled trips and persistent questions of where's the substance to a much ballyhooed pivot toAsia amid China's rise and seemingly never-ending talks toward a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.This past December, Cillizza returned to Obama, and not in a good way. Last year may well have offered numerous co ...
CNN : North Korea condemns US President Barack Obama over the release of the film The Interview, about a fictional plot to kill its leader Kim Jong-un.
SLOPPY HACKERS OR SLOPPY ADMINISTRATORS The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack last year because the hackers "got sloppy", the FBI has said. The bureau's director James Comey said the group posted material from servers used exclusively by the North Koreans. November's attack on the company saw the leak of sensitive documents, and film The Interview briefly shelved. Cyber security experts have been sceptical about the FBI's assertion North Korea was to blame. After Sony's decision to temporarily cancel the film's release was described by US President Barack Obama as "a mistake", Sony later released the film in independent cinemas and also distributed it online. Proxy use The comedy's plot revolves around a plan to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang has denied being behind the cyber-attack, but described it as a "righteous deed". In retaliation, the US has placed sanctions on three North Korean organisations and 10 individuals. The sanctions are be ...
Sen. Robert Menendez Hits Obama on N. Korea and Cuba ... US Senator Robert Menendez welcomes President Barack Obama's recent decision to ... Nonetheless, the Senator argues that Obama should put even harder ... the New Jersey Democrat says that Obama should add North Korea to the list of ...
- U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized new economic sanctions against North Korea,…
U.S. President Barack Obama says new sanctions against North Korea won’t target its people.
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) US President Barack Obama signed an executive order, imposing new sanctions against the government of North Korea in response to what he called Pyongyang's "numerous provocations," particularly the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The sanctions targeted three entities - Reconnaissance General Bureau, Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation and Korea Tangun Trading Corporation, as well as ten individuals who work for the aforementioned entities, denying them access to the US financial system and banning them doing transactions with US citizens according to the US Treasury Department, Xinhua reported. The actions "will further isolate key North Korean entities and disrupt the activities of close to a dozen critical North Korean operatives," US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a statement issued Friday "As the President has said, our response to North Korea's attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment will be proportional, and will take place at a time and in a m ...
By HYUNG-JIN KIMAssociated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie 'The Interview.' North Korea's powerful National Defense Co…
HONOLULU - U.S. President Barack Obama authorized additional sanctions against North Korea in what he said was the first U.S. response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the White House said on Friday.
"President Barack Obama issued sanctions Friday against North Korea in response to the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, punishing individuals and government entities in Pyongyang."
DTN Korean News: US imposes new sanctions on North Korea: US President Barack Obama authorised Friday the impo...
President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the sanctions on North Korea over Sony cyberattack.
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US sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack "The order is not targeted at the people of North Korea, but rather is aimed at the government of North Korea and its activities that threaten the United States and others," President Barack Obama wrote in a letter to House and Senate leaders. Never before has the U.S. slapped sanctions on a foreign nation in direct retaliation for a cyberattack on an American company. But U.S. officials said the North's behavior had "crossed a threshold" that necessitated a swift and decisive response.
Who Was Behind the Cyberattack on Sony? by GREGORY ELICH The cyberattack on Sony Pictures unleashed a torrent of alarmist media reports, evoking the image of North Korean perfidy. Within a month, the FBI issued a statement declaring the North Korean government “responsible for these actions.” Amid the media frenzy, several senators and congresspersons called for tough action. Arizona Senator John McCain blustered, “It’s a new form of warfare that we’re involved in, and we need to react and react vigorously.” President Barack Obama announced his administration planned to review the possibility of placing North Korea on the list of states sponsoring terrorism, a move that would further tighten the already harsh sanctions on North Korea. “They caused a lot of damage, and we will respond,” Obama warned darkly. “We will respond proportionally, and we’ll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose.” In the rush to judgment, few were asking for evidence, and none was provided. Com ...
North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a “monkey” and blamed Washington on Saturday for Internet outages it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.
QuoteNorth Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview." North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy…
North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a monkey, and blamed him today for internet blackouts as well as the US release of The Interview film this week, that depicts an assassination of dictator Kim Jong Un.
The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the "The Interview," claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into distribution.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment)-- North Korea lashed out at President Barack Obama on Saturday, blaming him for the &helip;
SEOUL, South Korea (TheBlaze/AP) — North Korea said President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the...
North Korea calls President Barack Obama "a monkey," blames the U.S. for shutting down its Internet
North Korea has used a racial slur against US President Barack Obama after the country’s internet was temporarily shut down in the on-going row about Hollywood movie The Interview. A spokesman at North Korea’s National Defence Commission said: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.” Apparently, despotic leader Kim Jong Un was furious about the film, which depicts his attempted assassination, and filmmaker Sony was hacked soon after, leading to a string of embarrassing revelations about senior figures.
US Faces Limited Choices on North Korea As President Barack Obama vows a proportionate response to North Korea’s alleged hack of Sony, experts see few measures that could effectively punish the isolated communist dictatorship. The FBI concluded Friday that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony, and the White House is looking at different economic sanctions it could use against the regime, according to the Wall Street Journal. Hawks in Congress have already called on the president to deploy available nonmilitary tools to punish North Korea.
The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday. "We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this attack, and to ask for their cooperation," the official said. "In our cybersecurity discussions, both China and the United States have expressed the view that conducting destructive attacks in cyberspace is outside the norms of appropriate cyber behavior." North Korea's Internet traffic goes through China. President Barack Obama said Friday, "We've got no indication that North Korea was acting in conjunction with another country." The New York Times first reported that the United States had approached China. On Saturday, the Guardians of Peace, a group of hackers accused of performing the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, mocked the FBI in a new statement. North Korea: 'Framed' in Sony cyber-attack Obama: Dictators c ...
North Korea's Internet out! North Korea’s limited access to the Internet has been cut off, according to a network-monitoring company, days after the U.S. government accused the country of hacking into Sony Corp.’s files. North Korea, which has four official networks connecting the country to the Internet -- all of which route through China -- began experiencing intermittent problems yesterday and today went completely dark, according to Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research in Hanover, New Hampshire. U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that Sony Pictures Entertainment had suffered significant damage and vowed to respond. North Korea warned yesterday that any U.S. punishment over the hacking attack on would lead to a retaliation “thousands of times greater.” North Korea has said it doesn’t know the identity of the hackers -- who call themselves “Guardians of Peace” -- claiming responsibility for breaking into Sony’s computer network. “The situation now is they ...
Sony Pictures will allow The Interview to play in some US theaters on Christmas Day, reversing its decision to pull the film, after coming under criticism from President Barack Obama and others for caving into pressure from North Korea.
"There is little doubt that President Barack Obama meant business when he said the U.S. would respond to North Korea's hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers. It's unclear whether or not Monday's shutdown of the North Korean Internet was part of that response. Regardless, Kim Jong Un's regime may soon have cause to regret its assault on Hollywood." - Andrei Lankov
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Daily Rapture Ready News: 22 Dec 14 Ya'alon: Herzog and Livni would turn West Bank into 'Hamastan' Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Sunday blasted opposition leader Isaac Herzog and former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, saying the West Bank would have turned into a "Hamastan" if the two had been running Israel over the last few years. Syria says Israeli drone downed in Quneitra Syria said on Sunday that an Israeli drone had been brought down in the province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. State media said the drone was flying above the village of Hadar when it was downed. It was not immediately clear whether it had been shot down or had crashed. New York gunman told public 'watch what I'm going to do' The man who shot dead two New York police officers told members of the public "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the attack, police say. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, had a history of violence and mental instability. North Korea: 1.2 Million Troops, Nukes and a 3,000-Strong Cyber-Elite ...
North Korea threatens to attack White House over hacking claims: President Barack Obama is "reckless...
President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponso…
North Korea frees detained US men Two Americans who were released from detention in North Korea, Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae, have arrived back in the US. US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper travelled to North Korea and accompanied the men back, the US has confirmed. A third US citizen, Jeffrey Fowle, was freed last month and no Americans are now being held in North Korea. US President Barack Obama said he was "grateful" for their safe return. He said it was "a wonderful day" for the men and their families. A plane carrying the two men landed at a military base near Tacoma in Washington state late on Saturday. Kenneth Bae had been held for two years and Matthew Miller for seven months Speaking to reporters at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Mr Bae thanked all those who had supported them and helped to bring them home. "It has been a tremendously difficult time for my family," he said. The US had accused North Korea of using its citizens as pawns in a diplomatic game. Pyongyang denies ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Saturday announced the release of the two Americans in North Korean custody after a secret trip to the reclusive communist country by President Barack Obama's national intelligence director.
Sometimes--no, often--we forget just how well off we are in the face of the myriad of problems in the world today. I hope the author won't mind me passing on his comment, I'm not registered with that online publication, or I'd have asked first. I wish I could thank him directly. Sometimes the comments on an article are as good, even better, than the article itself. "* [new] The number of such groups and their hot spots (15+ / 0-) is down remarkably from the last days of the Soviet Union. Both the Communist and anti-Communist tyrannies mostly collapsed within the first few years after the Soviet Union split up. Many of the civil wars petered out, and relatively few replaced them. Economic growth started to catch on globally, with some hitches. It used to be that all of Central Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and SouthEast Asia, and Latin America were political and economic disaster zones, with something over 150 tyrannies and civil wars. Now we are down to North Korea, Belarus, problems in Ukrai ...
US must formally apologize to North Korea to free prisoners PYONGYANG, North Korea — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday. Although North Korea released Fowle, getting Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae out of prison will likely require an official statement of apology and formal request for their release from Washington, according to the two North Korean law experts who spoke to The Associated Press. Fowle, who had not yet been tried in a court, was flown out of North Korea on a U.S. military jet on Tuesday after being detained for six months for leaving a Bible in a nightclub in the city of Chongjin, where he was visiting with a foreign tour group. North Korean state media said he was released after leader Kim Jong Un granted him a special pardon following “repeated requests” from President Barack Obama. There has been no ...
30 minute post,,More up in just a bit,,ALOT has happened this month! 🌎WEEKLY HEADLINES FOR THIS WEEK * NEWS REPORTS/COMMENTARY w/ NewsMax & Next News Network * For MONDAY ,July 28, 2014 NEXT NEWS HEADLINERS -Back Stories Next News Headline Block 725/14: NEXT NEWS SPECIAL REPORTS: TOP STORIES!! (Newsmax) **some recap from previous news postings May still be here in case you missed them! * Palin Challenges WashPost 'Wusses' to Cover Obama Like Nixon Sarah Palin issued a challenge to the Washington Post to do the same job investigating President Barack Obama as it did with President Richard Nixon during Watergate. Tentative Deal Reached on VA Reform The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' healthcare after they lashed out at each other over their competing bills late last week. Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican, and Sen. Report: Hamas Turns to North Korea for Arms Hamas militants in Palestine are hammering out a ...
North Korea furious over viral Chinese video that mocks Kim Jong-un According to a source in China, North Korea has stated that the video "seriously compromises Kim's dignity and authority." The viral video is a Chinese-language techno track that features Kim Jong-un, U.S. President Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden. Allegedly, a man surnamed Zhang from Suzhou, who reportedly studied at Kyonggi University in South Korea, is the author of the video.
On his visit to South Korea, President Barack Obama met with South Korean President Park Guen-hye to discuss the growing concerns surrounding North Korea and South Korea's dispute with Japan over "comfort women." Get the full story here and share this video with your friends.
But we don't condem North Korea's human rights violations. ‘WICKED BLACK MONKEY’: White House Mad After North Korea Slams Obama With Racial Slur May 10, 2014 / Clark Kent / 7 comments The U.S. has condemned North Korea’s state media after it described President Barack Obama as a ‘wicked black monkey’. A spokeswoman in Washington DC said the racist rhetoric, made two days after the U.S leader paid a state visit to South Korea, was ‘ugly and disrespectful’. Korea Central News Agency, the mouthpiece of the government in Pyongyang, made the attack in one of two pieces aimed at Mr Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Both pieces were only in Korean and were not translated into English by the news agency. Kang Hyuk, a worker at the Chollima Ironworks Factory, in a translation by the NK News website, said: ‘How Obama looks makes me disgusted.
North Korea's Fourth Nuclear Test and the Future of Six Party Talks At her joint press conference with President Barack Obama last month in Seoul, South Korean President Park Geun-hye stated against the backdrop of apparent preparations by North Korea to conduct a fourth nuclear test that such a test could trigger a nuclear arms race and would spell the end of efforts to resume Six Party Talks. South Korean foreign minister Yun Byung-se subsequently said that a fourth North Korean nuclear test would be a “gamechanger.” North Korea appears to have delayed plans for a test that many had expected might be timed to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Asia, but all indications are that North Korea is poised to go ahead with a fourth test at any time. Park’s negative assessment of prospects for renewed Six Party Talks surely must have raised the eyebrows of Ambassador Wu Dawei and his colleagues in the Chinese Foreign Ministry who have shuttled back and forth between Pyongyang and Washington for mo ...
WASHINGTON, May 9: The United States has condemned “ugly and disrespectful” racist comments directed at US President Barack Obama by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency comparing the US president to a black “monkey” in a zoo. North Korean propaganda is known for vitriolic personal attacks on foreign leaders, but the KCNA despatch published last …
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President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Saturday that the United States 'will not hesitate to use our military might' to defend allies, showcasing U.S. power in the region amid China's growing influence and Pyongyang's unpredictable nuclear threats.
Obama reminds North Korea of U.S. "military might" Reuters Videos 1:55 mins Before leaving Seoul on Saturday, President Barack Obama said the United States did not use its military might to "impose things" on others, but that it
NEWS AROUND THE WORLD 27 April, 2014 19:46 4.6 quake shakes Russia’s Far East A 4.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Russia’s Far East Republic of Buryatia at about 3 pm GMT, said local department of the Emergencies Ministry. The epicenter of the quake was located 55 kilometers north-east of Kurumkan town, while the tremor zone extended to the towns of Arsgun and Argada. According to local media there was no damage or casualties. 12:15 North Korea launches verbal attack on South Korean President North Korea launched a harsh verbal attack on South Korea President Park Geun-Hye on Sunday, labeling her a “prostitute” of “pimp” US President Barack Obama, stating its preparedness for “full-scale nuclear war.” “Park Geun Hye's recent behavior with Obama was like a mean, immature girl begging gangsters to beat up someone she does not like,” The Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) stated, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). “Or a crafty prostitute eagerly trying t ...
US President Barack Obama has used a speech to American forces based in South Korea to remind North Korea of...
US President Barack Obama warns North Korea that the US will not shy away from defending its allies, as he addresses US troops stationed in Seoul
U.S. President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will stop behaving irresponsibly in the near future.
Good day from AJW, On the agenda for the summit meeting today between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. President Barack Obama are the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade arrangement and the Senkaku Islands issue. Members of families whose children were abducted by North Korea are also scheduled to meet Obama. * Abe, Obama hold summit in Tokyo * Families of abductees to meet Obama * Residents would need more than 30 hours to evacuate if Hamaoka nuclear plant were to melt down * Google Street Views compares past images with today's world * Health ministry develops iPad app that helps detect mild cognitive problems * Scenic hiking routes in Mie Prefecture's Osugidani ravine restored after typhoon damage We will post these and more stories later today on AJW.asahi.com. Stay up to date with AJW in your news feed by clicking "like" on this page. Thanks for reading AJW.
I was supposed to be meeting with abductees' families by North Korea and U.S. President Barack Obama visiting Japan is realized. According to the Japanese government, such as multiple parties, the 24th afternoon, President Obama called to meet in Tokyo Yokota and his wife and colleagues Iizuka representative of abductees Family Association by North Korea. With what you were looking for a meeting with abductees' families the Board want to know the seriousness of the abductees to President Obama, the Japanese government has continued to adjust to this.
Fox News host Mike Huckabee on Saturday suggested to a group of conservatives that there was “more freedom in North Korea” than the United States had under President Barack Obama.
10 things you need to know today 1. John Kerry to meet Russian counterpart in Paris While headed home from Saudi Arabia Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry abruptly turned his plane around and traveled instead to Paris to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The two are expected to meet Sunday evening, two days after President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone, in hopes of reaching a diplomatic solution to the situation in Ukraine. As of yet, there has been no breakthrough on that front, with Russia insisting it was within its right to annex Crimea, and the U.S. and the international community alleging the annexation was a violation of international law and of Ukraine's sovereignty. [The Guardian] 2. Turkey holds crucial local elections Turkish voters head to the polls Sunday to vote in municipal elections widely viewed as a referendum on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Though Erdogan himself does not appear on the ballot, he has campaigned for candidat ...
Memo to President Barack Obama: Vladimir Putin is old school. He is a product of the Cold War and knows that Russia will die unless they reclaim the former "glory" of the Soviet Union. He doesn't give a *** about you or the US or even his own people. He is Stalin reborn. The 1st beast is now alive in the second beast (if you believe Cardinal Bellermine and his theories on the end times) as the Arminian church sees things. It is best that you use the resources from the past to deal with the reality of the present. We will end up fighting this battle no matter what diplomacy is executed. North Korea is just chomping at the bit to annihilate South Korea and the troops of the 2nd ID.
SEOUL/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - North Korea fired missiles into the sea on Wednesday just as U.S. President Barack Obama brought together the leaders of South Korea and Japan to discuss how to deal with Pyongyang
The leaders of South Korea and Japan met for the first time since each came to power more than a year ago, joining President Barack Obama for a meeting that avoided historical issues and focused on North Korea.
US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship: Pentagon Agence France-Presse | Updated: March 17, 2014 14:09 IST Photo credit: AFP An image downloaded from the US Navy website on March 17, 2014, shows U.S. Navy Seals assigned to Little Creek, Va., fastrope onto the fantail of the guided missile destroyer on October 29, 2002, at an undisclosed location at sea. Washington: US Navy Seals boarded and took control of a North Korea-flagged tanker that had loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya, the Pentagon said on Monday. No one was hurt "when US forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory, a stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement. The operation was approved by President Barack Obama and was conducted just after 0200 GMT Monday "in international waters southeast of Cyprus." The Morning Glory "is carryin ...
When U.S. President Barack Obama makes a four-nation swing through Asia in late April, uppermost in his mind will be dealing with pressing security issues--namely North Korea and the rise of China.
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The Pentagon plans to ask Congress for $4.5 billion in extra missile funding over the next five years as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request, Reuters reports, citing experts and congressional sources. At the same time President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will cut $8.7 billion in food stamp benefits over the next 10 years, causing 850,000 households-- 1.7 million people-- to lose an average of $90 per month in benefits. “The US is squeezing the poorest Americans to fatten the Pentagon, and the justification this time is the threat from North Korea and Iran, which is ridiculous,” Linh Dinh said in an interview on Saturday.
At the 62nd annual prayer breakfast Thursday morning, President Barack Obama confirmed his faith in Christ and took a strong stand for religious freedom around the world, encouraging prayers for imprisoned pastors in Iran and North Korea. The First Lady and Vice-President Biden attended the traditional gathering held at the Washington Hilton, along with foreign dignitaries such as President Martelly from Haiti and President Nishani from Albania. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) co-chaired this year's breakfast. Bethany Hamilton, the evangelical surfer who tragically lost an arm in a shark attack, read the story of the Good Samaritan from the Book of Luke and the well-known Scripture from Ephesians about how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. President Obama recalled the significance of his church involvement in Chicago. "I'm grateful not only because I was broke and the church fed me, but because it led to everything else. It led me to embrace Jesus Christ a ...
During the National Prayer Breakfast at the White House, President Barack Obama called for the release of two American missionaries imprisoned overseas, adding his voice to the growing number of deeply concerned voices. Kenneth Bae, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea; an...
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 top news Dec 10, 4:30 am (ET)      World leaders, South Africans remember Mandela   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Joyous, singing South Africans gathered in the rain Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that is expected to draw some 100 heads of state and other luminaries, united in tribute to a global symbol of reconciliation. Crowds converged on FNB Stadium in... Obama in South Africa for Mandela memorial service   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for a day of remembrance and celebration for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95. Air Force One touched down at a military base near Johannesburg on a rainy morning. Newtown's year: Horror, grief and tough choices NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A year later, inside the big house on Berkshire Road, dolls fill the shelves of a living room and flowers and rainbows decorate a kitchen window, next to a little girl's name: Avielle. Outside, all around town ...
Out of 196 Countries in the World, 102 world leaders will attend the national memorial service in Johannesburg for Late Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama is expected to lead the service, Israel leader - Nentayahu Benjamin, Australia Prime Minister - Tony Abbott, German Chancellor - Angela Merkel, North Korea -Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, British Prime Minister - David Cameron, many many most powerful leaders in the world will attend this service on Tuesday 10th December 2013. So!... who is Mandela??? Man of God or a Prophet of God during his lifetime?.
AFRTN | The Eagle Washington FM Top Obama aide rebukes China, Russia over human rights A top aide to U.S. President Barack Obama rebuked rivals China and Russia over human rights Wednesday but admitted “painful” tradeoffs were sometimes necessary to ensure U.S. security. National Security Advisor Susan Rice argued in a major speech that balancing human rights with other U.S. national security priorities was complicated in a world of swirling geopolitics, multiple threats and authoritarian governments. “We sometimes face painful dilemmas when the immediate need to defend our national security clashes with our fundamental commitment to democracy and human rights,” Rice told a conference organized by the Human Rights First group. “Let’s be honest: at times, as a result, we do business with governments that do not respect the rights we hold most dear,” she said. “We make tough choices. When rights are violated, we continue to advocate for their protection. But we cannot, and I will not, preten ...
in which she and U.S. President Barack Obama presented a united front against North Korea.
JERUSALEM, Israel -- After four days of talks and three rounds of meetings, the P5+1 (the U.S., Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany), along with the European Union, struck an historic deal early Sunday morning in Geneva with the Islamic Republic of Iran. While the details of the agreement have not been released, here are the main points: . It allows Iran to enrich uranium up to 5 percent. . It requires Iran to stop expanding its enrichment capacity. . It further requires Iran to allow more IAEA inspections, especially to Iran's nuclear facilities at Natanz and Fordo. . In return, Iran would receive about $7 billion dollars' worth of sanctions relief. . The P5+1 agree to impose no new sanctions for six months. US, Iran Pleased U.S. President Barack Obama lauded the agreement: "Today that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure, a future in which we can verify that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon. While today's announc ...
Dear Danny, Last month, Secretary of State, John Kerry and President Barack Obama declared that they would soon begin a limited bombing attack on Syria. Two weeks later, there was a Shutdown of the US Government, related, in part to the fiscal non-viability of the US Government's operating budget. Something simply does not add up in this equation! And now, we are hearing rumors that the 2-week+ Government Shutdown was a ruse to halt NASA from capturing images of very large spacecraft which are now said to be hidden behind the Moon and of others which appear, here in footage allegedly provided by a Chinese Orbital Telescope Tiam Lian 1, to be "steering" the incoming Comet Ison: Video (almost 2 mins): Comet Ison "Steered" by UFOs? spacecraft seem to be following Comet Ison. Are these from NASA, the USAF, or USN Secret Space Warfare programs or are they alien ET anti-gravity craft? Ison is apparently no ordinary comet. It packs an immense electrical punch. When passing by Jupiter's satellite, Io, it ignited ...
On this day in the American presidency, Oct. 20: • 1964, the 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, died in New York at age 90. • 1968, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. • 1979, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated in Boston. • 2003, President George W. Bush pushed North Korea's nuclear threat to the forefront of a 21-nation Asia-Pacific summit in Thailand. • 2012, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney left the campaign trail to spend the weekend preparing for their third and final debate, focusing on foreign policy.
Famous Quote Said On October 9 The Genius of Poetry must work out its own salvation in a man: It cannot be matured by law and precept, but by sensation and watchfulness in itself. John Keats, 1818 October 9 Birthdays John Lennon (1940 - 1980) Scotty Mccreery turns 20 Tyler James Williams turns 21 David Cameron turns 47 Sharon Osbourne turns 61 Eddie Guerrero (1967 - 2005) Lil Durk (1992 - ) Tony Shalhoub turns 60 Scott Bakula turns 59 Brandon Routh turns 34 Gok Wan turns 39 Aimee Semple Mcpherson (1890 - 1944) Jackson Browne turns 65 Steve Burns turns 40 Jodelle Micah Ferland turns 19 John Entwistle (1944 - 2002) Breanne Duren turns 26 Nicky Byrne turns 35 Nick Swardson turns 37 Zachery Ty Bryan turns 32 Annika Sorenstam turns 43 - All October 9 Birthdays October 9 History 2009 - President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize for "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" 2006 - North Korea conducts first nuclear test 1992 - 13 kilogram meteorite lands in ...
Guess what day it is? 1002: Leif Erikson discovered North America. 1872: The first mail order catalog was introduced by Montgomery Ward 1888: The Washington Monument opened to the public 1919: The so-called "Black Sox" World Series ended with the Chicago White Sox losing to the Cincinnati Reds 5 games to 3. The White Sox were charged with, but later acquitted of, throwing the Series. 1940: John Lennon was born 1946: The first electric blankets went on sale 1967: Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia 1973: Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced 1986: Joan Rivers' Late Show debuted on Fox 1986: The musical Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, opened in London. 2006: North Korea conducted its first test of a nuclear weapon 2009: President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Randy
As promised, here is the October 7th edition of Your Aggie FIx Fake News! Last week scientists in North Korea announced that they had successfully put liquid paper on a bee, but it died. Next week they say they plan on lighting each-others farts to evaluate the propulsive properties. At 1am this morning, President Barack Obama was mauled by Smokey the Bear after throwing a cigarette butt out his window. When asked why he so suddenly turned to violence in his quest to prevent forest fires, Smokey ate some berries and defecated. After Miley Cyrus’s announcement on Saturday Night Live that Hannah Montana had been killed with an axe, experts now believe Ms. Cyrus to be possessed by Ms. Montana’s ghost. In Philadelphia yesterday, Jerry’s kids held a rally to distance themselves from Jerry Sandusky. Their new motto “We’re not that Jerry’s kids” will surely last for decades to come. On a goodwill message to America last Tuesday, Russian President Vladamir Putin single-handedly killed all of the ...
Israel's prime minister says Iranians "deserve better" than their current government and that their lives could get worse if it gains nuclear weapons. In an interview with BBC Persian, Benjamin Netanyahu warned: "If they get nuclear weapons this brutal regime will be immortal, like North Korea." He also said the new President, Hassan Rouhani, could not "change the real decisions" made by the Supreme Leader. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Mr Rouhani have said they reject nuclear weapons. They insist Iran's nuclear programme is solely for peaceful purposes, but world powers suspect they are not being truthful. There has nevertheless been a recent thaw in relations between Iran and the United States, with Mr Rouhani and President Barack Obama recently discussing the issue - the first top-level conversation between the two countries for more than 30 years. On Tuesday, Iranian diplomats at the United Nations reacted angrily after Mr Netanyahu described their president as a "wolf in sheep's clothing" in a speech to ...
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US says wartime control transfer as scheduled Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia David Helvey discusses security issues on the Korean Peninsula and the transition of wartime operation control (OPCON) at the Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) in Seoul. The nominee for the chief of U.S. force Korea (USFK) said he backs the idea of transferring the wartime operational control (OPCON) to Korean side as planned in 2015. Despite Seoul's call for some flexibility on the timeline, the stance by Army Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti reflects a gap between the allies on the appropriate timing for the OPCON transfer in the face of growing threats from nuclear-armed North Korea. "I do agree with the timetable. It is a bilateral agreement, Strategic Alliance 2015, to turn over operational control by December of 2015," he said in a Senate confirmation hearing. In May, President Barack Obama nominated Scaparrotti, formerly deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, to head U.S. Forces Korea. If confirme ...
The actions of U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, and Washington's attempt to bring the fugitive back to the U.S. to face espionage charges, have prompted some observers to accuse President Barack Obama of hypocrisy on the issue of whistleblowers.
'We Face a Very Serious Chinese Military Threat' Japan's former defense minister talks to FP about cyberattacks, the East China Sea face-off, and whether North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a puppet dictator. Over the weekend, when President Barack Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, China's territorial disputes came up in conversation. The most pressing is China's claim on the Diaoyu, a small island chain administered by the Japanese, who call it the Senkakus. It's probably the most dangerous flashpoint in China's often tense relationship with Japan, and a big worry for Satoshi Morimoto, Japan's defense minister from July 2012 to December (he's now a professor at Takushoku University). The first defense minister since World War II who was not a member of the Diet, Japan's parliament, Morimoto is a defense expert, not a politician. In September, his government nationalized the Senkaku Islands, inciting protests across China; that a political outsider like Morimoto now calls China "an obvious threat" is ...
[tbs 정오뉴스] ▶US Not Enthusiastic About Talks With N Korea The United States says they're not yet enthusiastic about holding talks with North Korea, and that Pyongyang must first prove its seriousness through actions, not words. Speaking on an American news program on Sunday, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Denis McDonough, suggested the North is only trying to engage in dialogue in order to avoid economic sanctions. He made clear though, that Pyongyang would not be able to talk themselves out of the sanctions they're currently under. Meanwhile, South Korea will send peace and security envoy Cho Tae-yong to Washington this week, where he will hold a trilateral meeting with America's point man on North Korea, Glyn Davies and their counterpart from Japan, Shinsuke Sugiyama. The three are expected to discuss the North's latest proposal for talks.■
:: Current affairs- 10 June :: 1) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was on 9 June 2013 was given an important charge at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s National Executive Meeting held in Panaji, Goa. What is this charge/designation, which has increased Modi’s influence in the party tremendously? – Head, Lok Sabha Poll Campaign Panel (for upcoming General Elections for Lok Sabha in 2014) 2) North and South Korea held their first official talks for more than two years on 9 June 2013. Where was this meeting, comprising of working-level delegations of the two countries, held? – At Panmunjom, the border truce village, where the armistice ending the 1950-53 Korean was signed 3) Where was the summit meet of US President Barack Obama and his Chinese compatriot Xi Jinping held during 8-9 June 2013? – Rancho Mirage, the desert resort in California (The summit was largely successful on issues such as the denuclearisation of North Korea and tackling climate change, but seemed to stumble on the controversi ...
By Matt Spetalnick, Steve Holland and John Ruwitch Rancho Mirage, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama confronted Chinese President Xi Jinping over allegations of cyber theft on Saturday but they agreed at a shirtsleeves summit in the California desert on reining in North Korea. The two lea...
Susan Rice, who President Barack Obama today named his new national security advisor, will do well in her new role. I am confident of that. She will of course face challenges, often on problems where there are no good or easy answers - starting with Syria and Iran. She will be helping a president who is leading a war-weary nation with a nearly trillion dollar deficit and numerous domestic woes that compete for his time and attention, as well as the country's resources. And the Partisan problems in Washington won't make life any easier. But in taking on all of this, Rice has a number of strengths. Some are well known - her experience at the United Nations, her expertise on handling Iran and North Korea sanctions issues there (and thus working with Europeans, Russians, Chinese, and others on such problems), her previous service in government. To me, however, one set of strengths stands out as a major and often underappreciated aspect of Rice's character and personality - the ability to build and lead a team ...
Uploaded on Feb 6, 2012 News Update | On April 3 2013, Chinese officials called for calm in Korea as Washington announced that it would deploy missiles and more troops to East Asia, the island of Guam, Australia and the West coast of the US territory amid a crisis over North Korea's nuclear program. Washington has been enhancing its military ties and alliances throughout the region to contain and encircle China. In this sense, the target of the US deployments is not only North Korea but mainly China. In fact, USA Today already mentioned the training shift towards the Asia-Pacific region at Dyess in an article published in August 2012. The article added that the new strategy, which was announced in January 2012 by President Barack Obama, sought to "counter the rising power of China". Moreover, during a recent meeting of Obama with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Washington, the US president announced the sending of more US warships to the area of the Malacca Strait, a waterway that connects t ...
Current Affairs April 2013 International Current Affairs "The Orphan Master's Son" won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Adam Johnson's novel The Orphan Master's son won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2013. Last year, judges had failed to select a winner of the award for fiction for the first time in 35 years. The book carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. Johnson teaches creative writing at Stanford University. He spent time in North Korea to research his book. Other books in contention were, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, by Nathan Englander and The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey. Indian-Origin Economist Raj Chetty Won John Bates Clark Medal For 2013 Delhi-born Raj Chetty, the professor in the Department of Economy at the Harvard University won John Bates Clark medal for 2013, also called Baby Nobel. Raj Chetty's work was also cited by the US President Barack Obama in State of the Uni ...
Servant of God Father Emil Joseph Kapaun: You will be remembered as a Roman Catholic priest and United States Army chaplain who died as a prisoner of war in the Korean War. For your wartime activities, the Roman Catholic Church has declared you as a Servant of God, the first stage on the path to sainthood, and on April 11, 2013, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. It was on June 9, 1940, when you were ordained a priest at what is now Newman University in Wichita, Kansas.You celebrated his first Mass at St. John Nepomucene in Pilsen, Kansas. In 1943, then you were appointed auxiliary chaplain at the Herington Army Airfield near Herington, Kansas. In December 1943, you got appointed pastor to replace Fr. Sklenar who had retired. After serving in the Pilsen area under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita and you joined the army in July 1944. Sadly you got captured near Unsan, North Korea, in November 1950. You and other prisoners of war (POWs) were marched 87 miles (140 km) to .. ...
May 24 events in History:- My Caste is Humanity 2012 During the first three months of 2012, revised figures show that the U.K. economy shrunk by 0.3% 2012 According to the U.S. Hurricane Center, Hurricane Bud has formed off of the Pacific Ocean's coast of Mexico, and has reached category two strength 2011 The Tokyo Electric Power Company claims three Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant reactors partially melted down during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami 2011 On his visit to the United Kingdom, U.S. President Barack Obama meets Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh 2010 After South Korea's ROKS Cheonan ship is sunk by North Korea, South Korea cuts off trade with North Korea and announces North Korean ships will no longer be allowed to use South Korean waters 1998 Indianapolis 500 race 1997 STS-84 (Atlantis 19), lands 1997 Telstar-5 Proton Launch, Successful 1996 "Spy Hard," starring Leslie Nielsen is released 1994 Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash 199 ...
North Korea will no longer be rewarded for provocative behaviour, warn US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart, Park Geun-hye.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's spokesman says the White House is concerned by war threats coming from North Korea. North Korean state media said Monday that Pyongyang was cancelling the 60-year-old armistice that ended the Korean War.
Open Letter to President Barack Obama on the Urgent Situation in the Korean Peninsula March 10, 2013 Dear President Obama, At this moment, the Korean Peninsula is facing the most serious danger of possible outbreak of war since the Korean War. It is not an exaggeration that the United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 2094 (tighter sanctions against North Korea following North Korea’s third nuclear weapon testing) has brought the matters to hair trigger situation. North Korea, in response, has announced the renouncement of nonaggression agreements between the two sides of Korea and the cessation of the hot line between the two governments. Moreover, North Korea has already declared its abandonment of the Korean War Armistice Agreement starting on March 11, to coincide with the start of the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises. All these ominous developments are leading the Korean Peninsula closer to war. Through these years, we have seen that sanctions and pressures aga ...
Just back from quality time with Kim Jong Un, Dennis Rodman delivered a message: U.S. President Barack Obama should give North Korea's dictator a call. The administration has been quick to dismiss his suggestion, as has most of the press. And it certainly hasn't helped Rodman's argument that North K...
On the day North Korea vowed to nuke America, representatives for Dennis Rodman said the former Chicago Bulls superstar intends to travel to North Korea again in the next six months to convince North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to talk to President Barack Obama to negotiate peace.
Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star known more for his body piercings and tattoos than international diplomacy skills, said on Sunday he returned from North Korea with a message from its leader Kim Jong-un for President Barack Obama - “call me.”
Dennis Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet North Korea's new leader says Kim Jong Un doesn't want war with the United States. He just wants President Barack Obama to call him.
THIS WAS THE WINK OBAMA GAVE TO RUSSIAN PUTIN. Obama to Further Disarm US Nuclear Weaponry Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 01:11 PM By David Yonkman : President Barack Obama is expected to soon issue a new directive on his efforts to drastically reduce U.S. nuclear forces. It would be the latest marker in his stated goal of eliminating such weapons worldwide. His administration intends to reduce the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal from current levels of more than 1,700 warheads to an estimated 1,000, according to published reports. Sources say the president was prepared to make such an announcement in his Feb. 12 State of the Union address, but it was delayed after North Korea conducted its third nuclear test earlier that day. The unilateral drawdown is part of a long-term policy shift from the Cold War legacy of a nuclear arms posture that pitted the United States against the former Soviet Union. The Obama Administration is now focused on the prevention of nuclear proliferation and terrorism using minimal U.S. reso ...
The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, meets President Barack Obama in the US on Friday, seeking to bolster his country's key alliance as a bulwark against China's territorial claims and North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
Fifteen Republican senators sent a letter to the White House, urging President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense and going as far as stating that a nominee would require 89 votes for confirmation. The letter was signed by Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), along with other notable senators including Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK). In the letter, the senators call for the president to withdraw the nomination because Hagel does not have "the broad base of bipartisan support and confidence needed to serve efficiently". The letter claims that historically, no secretary of defense nominee has been confirmed with more than 11 opposing votes and calls for a less "controversial" and "divisive" candidate. However, presidential nominations have only required 50 votes for confirmation, and filibustering one, as has happened with the Hagel nomination, is unprecedented. Just remember, right now, w . ...
"Making its debut in Atlanta and featured on CNN’s Talk Asia, FALL INTO MY ARMS addresses the tense tango between Kim Jong il and U.S. President Barack Obama, who, upon arriving in office, sought to re-engage North Korea after the deterioration of U.S.-DPRK relations the decade prior. Here the handsome tango leader, his attention focused squarely on his dance partner, swings his hips seductively and whispers persuasively as she falls into his arms, dragging her feet. Unbeknownst to the Leader, the Follower glances back at the viewer with a knowing Cheshire Cat smile that says, "I’m going to take this guy for all he’s worth." The Kim regime has proven incredibly adept at retaining power by way of a two-track strategy that oftentimes pits larger powers in the region against one another. While nuclear blackmail, the misappropriation of humanitarian aid, and other state-sanctioned efforts to incite distrust have become routine, 2010-2011 marked a decided shift. With the sinking of the Cheonan and the sh ...
North Korea: more comments on North Korea's third nuclear test A Cold War response to North Korea's latest challenge London (CNN) -- As the dust settles from a third -- more effective and yet miniaturized -- North Korean nuclear test, the question rings out: What do they want? What are the intentions of Kim Jong Un, the newest, and youngest incarnation of the Dear Leader? The timing is of course, everything. Setting the test for the day of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address is not random luck. It puts pressure exactly where pressure is wanted: in Washington. As the White House doubtless received the news in the early hours of the morning, they would have been scrambling to find out what they do know. They will also have been fending off calls from the media along with more than a few concerned senators and congressmen. The message from the latter will no doubt have sounded something like the following, "What are you doing about this?" The call will be to act, but how, what, and where? Dou ...
Obama's green light for Israel to strike Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah military links { ** Alert: This is a Debka-Net-Weekly subscriber headline, look how it is phrased: "Obama’s Nod for Israeli Strike in Syria Knowing Iranian, Hizballah clashes with Israel would likely follow." more } _ DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 2, 2013, 4:57 PM (GMT+02:00) Obama approves Israeli action after Iran ducks out of nuclear diplomacy The air raid over the Jamraya military complex near Damascus Wednesday, Jan. 30, attributed to Israel by Western sources was Israeli’s first assault on the Syrian-Hizballah military compact forged between Bashar Assad and Hassan Nasrallah. That was the real strategic import of the operation, which took place with the approval of US President Barack Obama, debkafile’s military sources report. In every other respect, it was a surgical strike on a well-defined target, comparable to Israel’s attack in September 2007 on the nuclear reactor North Korea was building at El Kabir in north .. ...
2Private browsing is in effect. To proceed please click the CONTINUE button once it loads. World News North Korea threatens war with South over U.N. sanctions SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington... Syrian troops and militia push to take Sunni Homs areas AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army has stepped up an offensive on opposition Sunni Muslim strongholds in the central city of Homs, bringing in... Violence flares on anniversary of Egypt uprising CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with police across Egypt on Friday on the second anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni... North America Obama, Clinton to give joint TV interview to air on Sunday WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give a joint interview to CBS's "60 Minutes" news... Obama to name foreign policy aide McDonough as chief of staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama ...
AP Top International News At 2:21 a.m. EST   Google executive chairman heading to NKorea BEIJING (AP) -- The executive chairman of U.S.-based Google, one of the world's largest Internet companies, was traveling Monday to North Korea, a nation with notoriously restrictive online policies.   Sources: Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he's ready for a contentious confirmation fight likely dominated by questions about Hagel's stands on Israel and Iran.   Class of 2012: Diploma dilemma for Europe grads PARIS (AP) -- Estelle Borrell knew she wanted to work in law since she was a teenager, when she interned at a court in Versailles, France. "The lawyers in their black robes, they were like gods to me," said the 24-year-old Parisian.   Venezuela looks for missing plane with Misso ...
TOP HEADLINES : ¤India's debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines loses its flying permit after a deadline to renew its suspended licence expires, the aviation regulator says. ¤A British national has been killed in Thailand on New Year's Eve, the Foreign Office has said. ¤A big explosion hits a crowded area in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi, killing one person and injuring several others, local media report. ¤North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un makes a rare New Year broadcast, calling for an improved economy and a reunified Korea. ¤Seven charity workers, six of them women, have been shot dead in north-west Pakistan, police say. ¤President Barack Obama urges the House of Representatives to back a Senate-approved deal to stave off "fiscal cliff" tax and spending measures. ¤At least 60 people are killed and more than 200 are injured in a stampede during New Year festivities in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, officials say. ¤India has rolled out an ambitious plan for a cash payout of subsidies to the poor ...
Good morning from the SAN ANGELO FREEDOM FLYER. Here are this morning's headlines...The community of Newtown, Connecticut, and the nation joined in mourning and prayer after a gunman walked into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 20 kids and 4 adults before turning the gun on himself. Adam Lanza, 20, is also suspected of killing his mother and had a history of mental problems. The dead kids ranged in ages from five to 10 years old. A prayer vigil was later held, and President Barack Obama fought back tears in a brief address to the nation yesterday afternoon. The president said that the nation had witnessed too many similar tragedies, and asked the nation to pray for the families of both those killed and the survivors...North Korea stages a rally after successfully launching a satellite into orbit. The country got a major boost in its ability to launch a missile, and the international community has yet to determine what new sanctions it will institute as a r ...
Myanmar moving from N Korea Myanmar has taken "positive steps" to reduce its military relationship with North Korea, the White House said ahead of a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Yangon. Myanmar, also known as Burma, was suspected of pursuing military and nuclear cooperation with Pyongyang during long years of junta rule which ended last year. "We've had a dialogue with the Burmese government about the need to reduce their relationship with North Korea," Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor said on Air Force One as Obama flew to Asia. "We've seen them take some positive steps in that direction. And what we'd like to see, again, is an end to the relationship that has existed between Burma and North Korea." Rhodes noted that Washington had also begun the early stages of a military-to-military engagement with Myanmar, and hinted that over time, the country could expect to join annual US military exercises with Thailand. Reports of military cooperation between Myanmar and North Kore ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that his re- election is secured, President Barack Obama has a freer hand to deal with a world of familiar problems in fresh ways, from toughening America's approach to Iran and Syria while potentially engaging other repressive countries such as Cuba and North Korea and refocusing on moribund Middle East peace efforts. The first tweaks in his Iran policy could come within weeks, officials said. But a pressing task for Obama will be to assign a new team to carry out his national security agenda. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced her plans to retire but could stay a few weeks past January to help the administration as it reshuffles personnel. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is likely to depart shortly after her. CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus is expected to stay on. The favorite to succeed Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, would face a difficult Senate confirmation process after her much-maligned explanations of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, ...
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Has anyone seen the news story today from Reuters? Here it is.WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Sept 11 (Reuters) - In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a U.S. visit later this month, as tensions escalated over how to deal with Iran's nuclear program. The apparent snub, coupled with Netanyahu's sharpened demands for a tougher U.S. line against Iran, threatened to plunge U.S.-Israeli relations into crisis and add pressure on Obama in the final stretch of a tight presidential election campaign. WHY WOULD OBAMA DO THIS AT THIS POINT? Who knows. Maybe he doesn't want his foreign friends seeing the United States wanting to have relations with Israel! OF COURSE THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS! I sometimes go to youtube and watch the videos of Obama mocking the Bible, and then I think about how he made the statement that the U. S. is no longer a Christian nation, then I saw how he has supported thing ...
Armstrong was commander of the Apollo 11 mission that made the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969. He had undergone heart surgery Aug. 8, three days after his 82nd birthday. His family said that Armstrong had died from post-surgery complications. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures,'' the family said in a statement. "Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend." PHOTOS: Neil Armstrong's life and career As he stepped off the lunar module and set foot on the moon's surface, he said "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,'' underscoring a centuries-old fantasy among human kind and a high point in the Cold War era space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. An estimated 500 million TV viewers watched the event, engrossed by the surreal, grainy black-and-white footage. Saturday, President Barack Obama hailed Armstrong as one of "the greatest American ...
Most American’s fail to realize that the number one goal of both the international and American left, is the destruction of the US military – to be followed by the destruction, physically, or politically, of the United States itself. President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta , the Ce...
Iran Will Have a Nuclear-bomb by October 1 DEBKAfile Exclusive Report - August 13, 2012 At its present rate of enrichment, Iran will have 250 kilograms of 20-percent grade uranium, exactly enough to build its first nuclear bomb, in roughly six weeks, and two-to- four bombs by early 2013, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. Hence the leak by an unnamed Israeli security source Sunday, Aug. 12, disclosing Iran’s progress in developing the detonator and fuses for a nuclear warhead which can be fitted onto Shehab-3 ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel. Since 20 percent refined uranium is a short jump to weapons grade fuel, Iran will have the capability and materials for building an operational nuclear bomb by approximately October 1. This knowledge is not news to US President Barack Obama, Saudi King Abdullah, Syrian ruler Bashar Assad, or Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu – and certainly not to Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Netanyahu’s comment at the opening of th ...
A large majority of Americans agree that President Barack Obama has a strong record protecting our nation's security and that he has the right vision for American leadership in the world. Governor Mitt Romney's proposals, in contrast, promise to return us to the discredited doctrines and reckless policies of the George W. Bush administration. We've seen that movie before, and it doesn't end well. That is why it's particularly worrisome that on Thursday, July 12, Governor Mitt Romney is attending a GOP fundraiser hosted by former Vice President *** Cheney at his home in Wyoming. It's fitting, really, since Romney has called Cheney a "person of wisdom and judgment." As Romney considers possible running mates, it's worth remembering that he pointed to *** Cheney as the "kind of person I'd like to have" working with him. Likewise, the policies that Romney has advocated -- like indefinitely leaving our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example -- are continuations of the Bush-Cheney doctrine, version 2.0. .. ...
More benefits of North America exporting/selling our oil will be to pay for our military and to pay for the war on terror/terrorists and to pay for our soldiers to kill the Taliban and all other terrorists to kill which are on the list to kill which are and will be Hamas, Alqueida and Hezbollah. When the Angela Fretz banning and abolishing sanitary napkin plastics act legislation/judicial reform legislation is signed which Angela's legislation will take action as soon as it is signed; President Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama will meet with each Middle East country and every African country including Nigeria since they are many terrorists in Nigeria and Nigera's government is unstable but Nigeria is safe enough for OPEC to export oil from so most likely the governmental sections of Nigeria are fairly safe except for Pakistan, North Korea and Iran and Syria and Egypt now that the Muslim Brotherhood dictates Egypt and our president will talk to each of those prime ministers and governments about peace ...
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Exclusive: John Bolton says Romney will keep us safer "Barack Obama's presidency has had profoundly negative consequences for our national security. From debilitating cuts in defense budgets, to gutting national missile defense efforts, to his unwillingness to acknowledge a continuing war against terrorism, to his inability to stem the nuclear proliferation threats posed by North Korea and Iran, to his echo of George McGovern's 1972 refrain, "come home, America," the picture is bleak," says the former ambassador to the U.N. READ MORE The Real World with Barack Obama David blogs about the president's speech in Denver this week: "And then, showing his usual gravitas and affinity for strawmen, the president said this about Romney: '... Well, those of us who've spent time in the real world --(laughter) -- know that the problem isn't that the American people aren't productive enough -- you've been working harder than ever.' "Of course, because those of us who've spent time there know that after two years of pa ...
(H) House passes $643 billion defense bill The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Friday passed a nearly $643 billion military spending bill -- a measure at odds with prior defense spending agreements and President Barack Obama's Pentagon plans. The measure passed in a 299-120 vote. An overwhelming majority of Republicans backed the measure, while the bulk of Democrats opposed it. The fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes $88.5 billion for the war in Afghanistan, faces an uncertain future in the Democratic-led Senate. It exceeds the cap set for defense programs in last year's budget deal by several billion dollars. Among other things, the measure would prohibit the transfer of prisoners at the military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States or other countries. It would also require the installation of an East Coast missile defense system to help counter perceived threats from countries such as Iran and North Korea. Under the terms of a deficit reduction de ...
2012/05/16 05:08 KST U.S. skeptical of Seoul's longer-range missile ambition: The United States is skeptical of South Korea's push to extend its ballistic missile range, according to a former top Pentagon official. Michele Flournoy, who served as under secretary of defense for policy until February, emphasized that countering North Korea's missile threats is a matter to be handled from the perspective of the alliance. "We should approach that as a problem for the alliance. We should look at not only what capabilities does South Korea need but also what capabilities do we as an alliance need," she told Yonhap News Agency after a forum Tuesday on U.S. defense strategy at the American Enterprise Institute. Flournoy, who while in office took part in a sensitive discussion with Seoul on that matter, said South Korea can explore ways to maximize the effect of the alliance before using its resources to build its own extended-range missile system. "We have such a close alliance, and political commitment is so roc ...
Top 10 Best Jokes from President Obama and Jimmy Kimmel - Kimmel: “If you told me when I was a kid I would be standing on a dais with President Barack Obama, I would have said, ‘The president’s name is Barack Obama?’ - Obama: “Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartegana.” - Kimmel to Obama: “Remember when the country rallied around you in hope for a better tomorrow? That was a good one.” - Obama on Romney: “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.” - Kimmel on Obama’s thinness: “This is how you know the country’s in bad shape. The president is starving. North Korea is sending him food aid.” - Obama: “Last year at this time, this very weekend, we finally delivered justice to one of the world’s most notorious individuals, (Photo of Donald Trump)”
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US and Japan united on North Korea: President Barack Obama and Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda say they're unite...
President Barack Obama used binoculars Sunday to look across the Demilitarized Zone at North Korea where he could see flags at half-staff
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