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  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    TOKYO (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States. South Korea is reeling from the ferry disaster that has left...

  • White House condemns attack on Christian hospital in Kabul

    A White House official condemned an attack at an American-run Christian hospital in Kabul on Thursday that killed three American medical staff members and wounded several others. “The United States condemns the attack today in Kabul that killed three Americans working to provide health care...

  • New date for Michelle Obama's Kansas graduation speech

    Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.

  • Michelle Obama says life on campaign trail felt like military life

    First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don't know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president's wife and Obama's teammate in helping veterans, she noted that...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm...

  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. Wading cautiously into a...

  • Obama: Not hopeful North Korea will change soon

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will shift away from its irresponsible behavior in the near future. Obama says North Korea and its nuclear program comprise the most destabilizing situation in the Asia-Pacific region. He says if North Korean leaders are...

  • Michelle Obama unveils new jobs website for veterans

    First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday announced a new online initiative to help military members and veterans find new jobs in the private sector. The new online Veterans Employment Center at ebenefits.va.gov includes tools to help "translate military skills into the civilian workforce," the...

  • Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. "The policy of the United States is clear," he said in a written response to questions published in...

  • U.S. asks Russia to help free American journalist in Ukraine

    The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern over the fate of an American journalist reportedly being detained by pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine and urged Moscow to help secure his release.

  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth. The question: Will it be enough?...

  • John Kerry presses Russia to 'tone down' rhetoric, honor Geneva deal

    Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday and urged Moscow to “tone down” its rhetoric, threatening further sanctions if the Kremlin did not de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire. The developments — just...

  • Obama visits Oso after deadly mudslide

    President Obama on Tuesday visited the town of Oso, Wash., which was hit by a devastating mudslide and assured the town's residents that the nation would do everything it could to help them recover.

  • White House 'closely' watching North Korea amid nuclear test fears

    The White House on Tuesday said that it would “closely monitor” North Korea amid reports that Pyongyang is increasing activity at a nuclear test site. “We closely monitor actions such as that,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney aboard Air Force One, en route to Oso, Wash.,...



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