Aug 18, 2014

Obama heading back to White House in rare vacation break

President Barack Obama planned a break in the middle of his vacation to return to Washington on Sunday night for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers. The White House has been cagey about why the president needs to be back ...

Obama administration pushes reform as path to Africa investment

Aug 5, 2014

Obama administration pushes reform as path to Africa investment

The Obama administration is pressing African leaders to tackle corruption and give greater recognition to the rights of women as the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit opens in Washington. “No democracy can survive without the active, intense participation of its people,” Vice President Joe Biden ...

Biden's son gets Ukraine gas gig

May 14, 2014

Biden's son gets Ukraine gas gig

The White House on Tuesday brushed aside questions about whether the involvement of Vice President Joe Biden’s son in a Ukrainian natural gas company raised ethical issues at a time when the administration is promoting energy diversity in the country. R. Hunter Biden, a ...

Biden, Ishiba see eye to eye

May 2, 2014

Biden, Ishiba see eye to eye

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and a top official of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed Thursday to strengthen bilateral relations and make efforts toward signing a Pacific free trade pact. Shigeru Ishiba, the No. 2 man in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s LDP, told ...

Apr 5, 2014

Biden meets H.K. democracy activists

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Friday for democratic rule in Hong Kong as he met with two outspoken activists from the semiautonomous Chinese metropolis. In an unusually high sign of support, the Obama administration said Biden stopped by for talks at the White ...

Wave of clashes, bombings leave 30 dead across Iraq

Jan 19, 2014

Wave of clashes, bombings leave 30 dead across Iraq

Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of the country’s contested Anbar province, killed at least 30 people on Saturday, officials said. The bombings struck neighborhoods around the capital Baghdad. A car bomb ...

Jan 9, 2014

White House defends self, Biden over Gates book

Rushing to curb political fallout, the White House pushed back Wednesday against harsh criticism in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates that questions President Barack Obama’s war leadership and rips into Vice President Joe Biden. The tell-all memoir from Gates has ...