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# obama - Friday 29 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia Crossing The Line

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia

NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.

# obama - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama: ‘It’s plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’ Tan Suit

Obama: ‘It’s plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’

However the President’s suit made more waves on Twitter.

# obama - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam’s hometown Iraq

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam’s hometown

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

# obama - Saturday 16 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect Ferguson

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager has led to rallies, protests and rioting in the town.

# obama - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

President Obama issues statement following death of Robin Williams RIP

President Obama issues statement following death of Robin Williams

“He made us laugh. He made us cry”.

# obama - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis… Islamic State

Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis…

Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.

# obama - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine Donetsk This post contains images

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine

Ukraine also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.

From TheJournal.ie Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi Islamic State

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.

# obama - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a “long-term project” Back In Iraq

No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a “long-term project”

Air strikes began yesterday and don’t look like ending any time soon.

# obama - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie President Obama is considering air strikes in Iraq – reports Isis

President Obama is considering air strikes in Iraq – reports

One source said his decision was “imminent.”

# obama - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site Ukraine

Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site

Armed rebel fighters have remained at the scene to keep an eye on the gathered journalists.

From TheJournal.ie Hamas denies knowledge of captured soldier as US votes to fund Israel’s Iron Dome Gaza

Hamas denies knowledge of captured soldier as US votes to fund Israel’s Iron Dome

A short lived truce collapsed yesterday with 107 Palestinians killed.

# obama - Friday 1 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama: US “tortured some folks” after 9/11, but critics should not be “too sanctimonious” Torture

Obama: US “tortured some folks” after 9/11, but critics should not be “too sanctimonious”

President Obama said “a lot of those folks were working hard and under enormous pressure, and are real patriots”.

# obama - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama Oh No You Didn't

The US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama

The house claims the US President overstepped his powers with the Obamacare reform bill.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# obama - Monday 28 July, 2014

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello

Forget hand shakes and high fives.

# obama - Friday 25 July, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: a US President, the Budget and definitely not a housing bubble Inbox Me
From TheJournal.ie Obama accuses companies that relocate to Ireland of “gaming the system” Debt And Taxes

Obama accuses companies that relocate to Ireland of “gaming the system”

The President was not happy. Not happy at all.

# obama - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback Trouble

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

# obama - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US will offer any assistance needed to determine what happened to flight MH17 Mh17

US will offer any assistance needed to determine what happened to flight MH17

Obama said his first priority was to determine whether there were any US citizens were on board.

# obama - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This poignant Michelle Obama photo perfectly captures 60 years of American history Snapshot

This poignant Michelle Obama photo perfectly captures 60 years of American history

The First Lady herself grew up in segregated schools. So, you know, it’s a fairly decent photo.

# obama - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Incoming US ambassador wants to meet all parties in Northern Ireland New Job

Incoming US ambassador wants to meet all parties in Northern Ireland

He said he would like to see everyone get back to the table so that the Haas proposals could be adopted.

# obama - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gaza death toll hits 100 as truce efforts waver Escalation

Gaza death toll hits 100 as truce efforts waver

Israeli airstrikes continue to bombard Gaza today as the Palestinian death toll reaches 100.

# obama - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Do you wanna hit this?” – Barack Obama turns down offer of a joint in Colorado bar Audacity Of Dope

# obama - Friday 4 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Henry Healy: Finding out I was Barack Obama’s 8th cousin transformed my life Henry The Eighth

Henry Healy: Finding out I was Barack Obama’s 8th cousin transformed my life

The US President’s closest Irish relation was speaking ahead of the official opening of a Barack Obama visitor centre in Moneygall today.

# obama - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US companies who object to contraception on religious grounds won’t have to pay for it Obamacare

US companies who object to contraception on religious grounds won’t have to pay for it

The Supreme Court has decided on a long-running dispute about whether companies can opt out of certain aspects of employee health insurance.

# obama - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie $500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement Military

$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement

They White House says it intends to “ramp up US support to the moderate Syrian opposition”.

# obama - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official Iraq

US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official

President Obama has vowed not to approve “boots on the ground” in Iraq — three years after a large American force withdrew.

From TheJournal.ie Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can’t decide on Iraq Hard Choices

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can’t decide on Iraq

The President would not need Congressional approval regardless of his decision.

# obama - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Iraq officially calls on the US to carry out air strikes on militants Insurgency

Iraq officially calls on the US to carry out air strikes on militants

However, a “military approach will not be enough”, Iraq’s foreign minister said.

# obama - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack Libya

Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack

Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect

From TheJournal.ie Nightmare for Obama as US confirms that troops will return to Iraq Going Back

Nightmare for Obama as US confirms that troops will return to Iraq

275 US military personnel are being deployed to Baghdad to protect American personnel and the embassy.

# obama - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants Insurgency

Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants

As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.

# obama - Friday 13 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama says he will not send troops to Iraq but he’s examining other options Extremist Offensive

Obama says he will not send troops to Iraq but he’s examining other options

The Iraqi Prime Minister asked the United States to provide military assistance to counter an advance by a Sunni extremist movement.

# obama - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who pays for Michelle Obama’s wardrobe? First Lady Of Fashion

Who pays for Michelle Obama’s wardrobe?

The US taxpayer doesn’t foot the bill, but that doesn’t mean Obama pays full price.

# obama - Friday 6 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine Poroshenko

Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine

Both Russian and Ukrainian leaders have jointly called for an end to violence in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Obama and Putin exchanged “brief comments” while waiting for lunch today Awkward

Obama and Putin exchanged “brief comments” while waiting for lunch today

The ‘informal conversation’ was their first meeting since the start of the Ukraine crisis.

# obama - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama and Putin may “cross paths” during D-Day commemorations Awkward

Obama and Putin may “cross paths” during D-Day commemorations

Obama is in Poland and announced a expansion of US military presence in Europe.

# obama - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Adams in Washington for post-Haass talks Obama Officials

Adams in Washington for post-Haass talks

Efforts to re-start the process chaired by Haass are getting under way in the wake of last Friday’s elections.

# obama - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after end of combat operations Ongoing Mission

US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after end of combat operations

Under the plan announced at the White House, America will gradually withdraw troops until only a small residual force remains.

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