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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the start of the climate summit in Paris

President Obama Is A Tough Leader — Just Look At China

The President has never hesitated to push back on the Chinese, not just with rhetoric – though that has been necessary at times – but with actions.

January 21, 2016

Supreme Court Debates President’s Power To Keep ‘Israel’ Off Passports

The Supreme Court considers whether American children born in Jerusalem should have “Israel” stamped on their passport as their birthplace.

November 3, 2014

Poll: Support For Warmer Relations With Cuba Grows In Miami Area

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Cuban Americans in Miami-Dade County support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba, with newer arrivals and the younger generation tending to lead the way in backing diplomatic efforts between the longtime antagonists. A poll by Florida International University released on Tuesday shows Cubans living in the Miami […]

June 17, 2014

As Nuclear Talks Stall, Iran Says Negotiations May Require More Time

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As U.S. and Iranian officials meet in Geneva to try to revive stalled nuclear negotiations, one Iranian official said the two sides may need to extend their talks six months beyond the current deadline of July 20. In a hastily convened gathering, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State […]

June 10, 2014

Iran, U.S. Hold Direct Talks In Geneva For Nuclear Deal

Geneva (AFP) – Senior Iranian and U.S. officials were poised to hold direct talks in Geneva Monday aimed at bridging gaps on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program ahead of a July deadline for a deal. For the Islamic republic, the goal is to make a leap towards ending the international sanctions that have battered its economy. […]

June 9, 2014

Obama Seeks To Reassure European Allies Amid Ukraine Crisis

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WARSAW — Amid worries about a rise of Russian aggression, President Barack Obama landed in Eastern Europe Tuesday offering new reassurances and a show of military muscle aimed at keeping Moscow in check. Under drizzling morning rain, Obama was greeted at the airport by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on […]

June 3, 2014

Obama, At West Point, Plays Down Military Power, Emphasizes Diplomacy

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised the potential of American leadership around the globe on Wednesday while laying out a new definition of that term, downplaying military might and emphasizing diplomacy, alliances and the will to “lead by example.” Standing before a crowd of 1,000 new Army officers at […]

May 28, 2014

U.S. Indicts 5 Chinese Officers, Alleging Economic Espionage

By Timothy M. Phelps and Julie Makinen, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Justice Department Monday filed unprecedented criminal charges against five members of the Chinese military, accusing them of economic espionage for hacking into the computers of U.S. companies involved in nuclear energy, steel manufacturing and solar energy. The indictment for economic espionage marked […]

May 19, 2014

Israelis Reject Reports Of Spying On The U.S. As Susan Rice Visits

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israeli officials on Wednesday rejected espionage allegations reportedly made in American intelligence circles, the latest obstacle to Israel’s inclusion in the visa waiver program that would ease its citizens’ travel to the U.S. According to a report in Newsweek, some American counterspy officials say Israel is pursuing […]

May 7, 2014

Bill Gates Predicts Almost No Poor Countries Left By 2035

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Billionaire and former tech mogul Bill Gates predicts that there will be almost no poor countries left in the world by 2035. Almost all nations will be either lower-middle income or wealthier, and most will have surpassed the 35 countries that are currently defined by the […]

January 21, 2014