U.S. surveillance planes fly over Syria

Aug 26, 2014

U.S. surveillance planes fly over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there. While the White House says Obama has not approved military action ...

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 ...

Jun 24, 2014

Noda urges Abe to name more women to Cabinet

A ranking member of the Liberal Democratic Party expressed her hopes on Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will move to appoint more women if he opts to reshuffle his Cabinet this summer. “I think he will accelerate (the appointment of female Cabinet member),” ...

Sep 10, 2013

Ex-U.S. official in Okinawa tapped for NSC

The White House will name Raymond Green, former U.S. consul general in Okinawa Prefecture, as the next director for Japan affairs at the U.S. National Security Council, sources said. Green is currently director of the economic policy office at the U.S. Department of State’s ...

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

Jan 28, 2013

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

by Krissah Thompson

As President Barack Obama took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech on the night of his re-election, his younger daughter nudged his arm. He bent down to listen to 11-year-old Sasha. “Behind you,” she mouthed. The president nodded and promptly turned to wave ...