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Obama

# obama - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen Drone Strikes

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen

Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.

# obama - Friday 18 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels won’t abide by an international agreement reached yesterday Rebel Gunmen

Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels won’t abide by an international agreement reached yesterday

Obama has warned that if there’s no progress “additional consequences” will be imposed on Russia.

# obama - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’ Ukraine

Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’

Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.

# obama - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts Crimea Crisis

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts

The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.

From The Score President Obama and ‘Big Papi’ had great craic at the Red Sox’ White House reception Sox Nation

President Obama and ‘Big Papi’ had great craic at the Red Sox’ White House reception

Baseball big-hitter David Ortiz grabbed POTUS in for a quick selfie.

# obama - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Putin calls Obama to suggest examining ‘possible steps’ to calm Ukraine Talk It Out

Putin calls Obama to suggest examining ‘possible steps’ to calm Ukraine

Putin told Obama that Russia was still alarmed over the situation in Ukraine after the fall of president Viktor Yanukovych.

# obama - Friday 28 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution On The Line

Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution

The Secretary General of the UN has said Putin told him he had “no intention” to make any further incursions into Ukrainian territory.

# obama - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Popular Pope meets increasingly unpopular US President Audience With The Pope

Popular Pope meets increasingly unpopular US President

US bishops were among the most outspoken opponents of Obamacare, objecting to its mandatory coverage of contraception.

# obama - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama’s secret service agents sent home after getting drunk in Amsterdam Eurotrip

Obama’s secret service agents sent home after getting drunk in Amsterdam

“One of them was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway,” according to the Washington Post.

# obama - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis Out In The Cold

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis

The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

# obama - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Welcome to Russia… Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession Ukraine Crisis

Welcome to Russia… Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession

The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.

# obama - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

From TheJournal.ie US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea Tit For Tat

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

# obama - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Putin’s Mein Kampf” – How the world reacted to Russia’s annexation of Crimea Shot Across The Bow

# obama - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats Crimea

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

# obama - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Violation of sovereignty’: Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis Hotline

‘Violation of sovereignty’: Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis

Obama said Russia had violated Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”. Meanwhile, Russia’s parliament has indicated it will back plans for a referendum in Crimea.

# obama - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday New Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.

# obama - Friday 28 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US issues warning as Russian military ‘now controls Crimea’ Ukraine

US issues warning as Russian military ‘now controls Crimea’

President Barack Obama warned of the ‘costs’ of military intervention.

# obama - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Homophobic church sign in New York blames Obama

The sign appears outside a church in Harlem.

# obama - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

# obama - Monday 24 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? ‘No comment, but…’ BUGGING

Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? ‘No comment, but…’

… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.

# obama - Sunday 23 February, 2014

# obama - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Orange Revolution leader freed from prison as president leaves Kiev Taking To The Streets

Orange Revolution leader freed from prison as president leaves Kiev

Yulia Tymoshenko spearheaded Ukraine’s pro-democracy 2004 Orange Revolution.

# obama - Friday 21 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama to meet the Dalai Lama today despite stern warning from China Nice To Meet You

Obama to meet the Dalai Lama today despite stern warning from China

The meeting was only announced late last night and is being held behind closed doors.

# obama - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A “year of action”: Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality State Of The Union

A “year of action”: Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality

In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…

# obama - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What to expect from President Obama’s State of the Union address SOTU

What to expect from President Obama’s State of the Union address

Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.

# obama - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009 European Tour

Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009

The US President has said he’s “hugely impressed” with the pontiff’s humility and empathy with the poor. Obama will also be paying a visit to Brussels.

# obama - Friday 17 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama clips NSA’s wings but bulk collections will continue Spying

Obama clips NSA’s wings but bulk collections will continue

The NSA will now have to seek court orders to access data on specific targets, but will continue to collect massive amounts of data.

From TheJournal.ie Obama to unveil NSA data collection reforms Spying

Obama to unveil NSA data collection reforms

The US president is expected to roll out only modest changes to the way in which the NSA collects phone and internet information.

# obama - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From Business ETC US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits Surveillance

US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits

It’s estimated that it would cost $60 million to move the records for the NSA program to phone providers

# obama - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay Guantánamo Bay

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay

The three men were sent to Slovakia as a ban remains in place on transferring any inmates to the US for any reason.

# obama - Monday 23 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gay marriage was legal in Utah for the weekend but a ban could return today Court Battle

Gay marriage was legal in Utah for the weekend but a ban could return today

A statewide ban was ruled illegal but conservatives in favour of it are not giving in.

# obama - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying Data Mining

Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying

The internet company bosses fear that NSA operations have crossed constitutional lines and infringe the privacy of their customers.

# obama - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic Central African Republic

Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

They were the first deaths suffered by French troops since they entered the African nation, an unstable former colony, last week to quell an upsurge in violence.

# obama - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Sunny Obama takes down toddler at White House Christmas event

The little girl lost her balance when greeting the Obama’s newest pup.

# obama - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees Birth Control

US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees

Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.

# obama - Sunday 24 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher Nuclear Talks

Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher

After almost a decade of stalemate, three rounds of negotiations since September led to a pre-dawn interim deal in Geneva.

# obama - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey among those awarded US’s highest civilian honour You Get A Medal This post contains images

Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey among those awarded US’s highest civilian honour

The Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony was lent added poignancy as the award was first minted by John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago this week.

# obama - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two of Obama’s Secret Service agents removed for ‘misconduct’ Secret Agents

Two of Obama’s Secret Service agents removed for ‘misconduct’

An investigation found two agents sent sexually suggestive emails to a female colleague.

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