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  • 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...

  • Michelle Obama: Average American doesn't 'know much about the military'

    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...

  • 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.,...

  • U.S. sending troops to Eastern Europe for military exercises

    The U.S. is sending 600 troops to Eastern Europe to take part in military exercises to “reassure allies and partners” amid growing tensions with Russia over Ukraine's sovereignty.

  • Jay Carney reaffirms Obama's support for diverse classrooms after affirmative-action ruling

    President Obama did not have an immediate and direct reaction to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. Instead, White House press secretary Jay Carney reaffirmed the president's support for creating a diverse classroom...

  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence — including unclassified information — by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media. A March 20 directive issued by the director of national intelligence states that only certain...

  • The most [REDACTED] administration in history

    Good news: thanks to a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, the "most transparent administration in history" is going to have to tell American citizens when it believes it's legally entitled to kill them.

  • Joe Biden warns Russia: 'Stop talking and start acting'

    Vice President Joe Biden during a visit to Ukraine warned Russia to follow through on a diplomatic deal and take steps to de-escalate tensions between the two countries. “It’s time for Russia to stop talking and start acting,” Biden said in Kiev, alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister...



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