Despite troubling signs, Obama says Islamic State on defensive

Apr 14, 2016

Despite troubling signs, Obama says Islamic State on defensive

President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, even as political turmoil in Iraq and renewed violence in Syria threatened to jeopardize hard-fought gains. During a rare presidential visit to CIA headquarters, Obama said it had been ...

Nagasaki mayor asks Obama to visit atomic-bombed city

Apr 13, 2016

Nagasaki mayor asks Obama to visit atomic-bombed city

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue on Wednesday said he handed a letter to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy during a meeting in Tokyo, urging President Barack Obama to visit the atomic-bombed city when he comes to Japan to attend the Group of Seven summit ...

Kerry defends TPP, hints candidates playing to Americans' trade fears

Apr 13, 2016

Kerry defends TPP, hints candidates playing to Americans' trade fears

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement on Tuesday against what he suggested was fear-mongering by the leading U.S. presidential candidates. Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, Kerry argued that the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that the Obama administration negotiated ...

Harry Truman's grandson backs possible Obama visit to Hiroshima

Apr 12, 2016

Harry Truman's grandson backs possible Obama visit to Hiroshima

A grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman, who authorized the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, says he supports a visit by President Barack Obama to the two cities. In a recent telephone interview, Clifton Truman Daniel said it would be “appropriate” ...