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GCC-US 2nd Summit Leaders Issue Communiqué

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(Riyadh) - Kings, Emirs, leaders and heads of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the U.S. President Barack Obama, asserted at Al-Dareiyah Palace here tonight, as they concluded summit of their 2nd GCC leaders and the U.S. President,…

Obama to visit London in bid to keep UK in the EU

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(London) - Barack Obama will arrive in London in April to urge British voters to support continued membership of the European Union. Britons vote in June on whether or not to remain part of the world's biggest trading association and Obama…

President Obama addresses World Govt Summit

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(Dubai) - United States (US) President Barack Obama has praised the UAE for its innovation, security and stability, which foster investment and upgrade the community's standard of living, healthcare, education and clean energy. Speaking…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan meets Obama

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(Washington) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss…

Obama meets new Saudi king

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(Riyadh) - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation across the volatile Gulf…

US not to send troops back to Iraq:Obama

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(Washington DC) - US President Barack Obama has said Iraq’s government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else US military help won’t succeed in curbing the insurgency there. He said: “We can’t do it…

Obama pledges firm response to N Korea

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(Seoul) - North Korea represents a threat not just to Asia but to the United States, Barack Obama, the US president, has said during a brief visit to South Korea. Obama, who met his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye in Seoul, warned…

Obama seeks to reassure partners on Asia trip

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(Tokyo) - US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Obama landed aboard Air Force One to begin a state visit to…

President Obama plans $1 trillion deficit cut

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(Washington) - US President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget request would boost US tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, cutting deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget…

Obama visits Saudi Arabia

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(Riyadh) - US President Barack Obama left Italy for Saudi Arabia which is last stop of his six-day tour of Europe and the Middle East. The US leader is expected to spend one day in talks with Saudi King Abdullah on a royal estate outside…

PM Nawaz meets World Leaders at Nuclear Summit

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(The Hague) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sideline of Nuclear Safety Conference met top leaders of the world at The Hague, Netherlands. United States President Barack Obama, Chinese President XI Jinping and Turkish President Abdullah…

Obama-Xi Wrap up 1st US-China Summit

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(California) - US President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping wrapped up their first US-China summit after securing new levels of understanding on North Korea, climate and cyber issues. Obama and Xi spent a total of eight hours together…

Obama and Erdogan Demand Assad to Step Down

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(Washington) - US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Bashar al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organize peace talks to end Syria's bloody civil war. The two met in Washington as…

US Deficit Forecast at $744 bln in 2014

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(Washington) - US President Barack Obama's budget unveiled forecasts a deficit of $744 billion dollars in fiscal year 2014, a senior US official said. The figure equates to a deficit of 4.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2014, compared…