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U.S. condemns Gambia over disappearances, new anti-gay law

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President Barack Obama's National Security Council (NSC) has voiced concern over Gambia's moves to block access to top United Nations human rights...

Obama orders U.S. airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

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President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in...

Obama orders review of U.S. police use of military hardware

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U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern...

U.S. deploys military to help search for Nigerian girls

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The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad in its effort to help find and return more than 200...

Egypt’s Sisi asks for U.S. help in fighting terrorism

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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who ousted an elected Islamist president and is set to become Egypt's next head of state, called...

U.S. sending more forces, aircraft to seek Uganda warlord Kony

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The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Operations troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for...

More than 70 leaders expected for Mandela memorial, funeral

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More than 70 heads of state and government are expected in South Africa this week to attend funeral events for former president...

Obama says U.S. to keep ‘going after’ al Qaeda-linked groups in...

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday staunchly defended his decision to order commando raids in Libya and Somalia last weekend, saying the United...

Paramount boss calls on Obama to change attitudes to Africa

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Hours before United States President Barack Obama is due to touch down in South Africa, top local defence industrialist Ivor Ichikowitz has...

Obama proposes defense cut after decade of growth

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The 2013 U.S. defense budget that President Barack Obama sent to Congress includes funding for a shift in strategic focus to the...

Stratfor: Russia and the United States – pushing tensions to the...

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As Russia and the United States prepare for their respective presidential elections, tensions between the countries are growing. The central point of...

Stratfor: Iran, the US and the Strait of Hormuz crisis

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The United States reportedly sent a letter to Iran via multiple intermediaries last week warning Tehran that any attempt to close the...

WHouse to testify at hearing on ‘home-grown’ militants

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The Obama administration has signaled it will cooperate with a controversial congressional inquiry into alleged threats posed by "home-grown" Islamic militants that...

Obama boosts US military in Australia, reassures

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US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard unveiled plans to deepen the US military presence in the Asia-Pacific, with...

Obama to vow bigger Asia footprint on Pacific tour

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President Barack Obama will unveil plans to deepen America's military presence in the Asia-Pacific region during a trip starting to Australia, where...

Obama toughens tone with China as business vents

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The head of Boeing chose his words carefully as he explained to President Barack Obama the "dilemma" that Corporate America faces in...

Obama fires back at Republicans on foreign policy

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President Barack Obama hit back at criticism by Republican presidential candidates of his handling of Iran and other international issues, and said...

Obama, Hu pitch different trade agendas

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Barack Obama and Hu Jintao presented dueling trade agendas as an antidote to weak global growth as the U.S. and Chinese presidents...

Senior US business leader urges bolder trade agenda

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A top US business leader urged US President Barack Obama to pursue a much more ambitious trade agenda or risk falling...

Obama plows on with plans to end Iraq, Afghan wars

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American soldiers in Iraq are packing up military gear and shutting down bases as the United States races to remove all but...

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