Obama Administration Announces National Security Staff Changes

By Steve Kaufman Staff Writer President Obama intends to nominate four officials for key roles on his national security team and to implement his strategy in Afghanistan, the White House says. Speaking on background in an April 27 teleconference, a senior
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Osama Bin Laden is Dead

"Osama Bin Laden is dead and the U.S. has his body" - said few minutes ago Barack Obama. It’s extremely rare for the President to make a statement at 10:45pm on a Sunday night. The al-Qaeda leader was killed in a ground operation in a mansion outside Islamabad in an (more...)

Kate & William: The Royal Wedding

Britain counts hours ‘till the wedding of the year. On April 29th Miss Kate Middleton will marry prince William of Wales. The biggest fans of adorable royal couple have set up camps near Westminster Abbey, the place of main ceremony, in order to take the best view spots. Analysts predict that the (more...)

Biden’s Call with Russian Prime Minister Putin

Biden’s Call with Russian Prime Minister Putin

Vice President Biden spoke with Prime Minister Putin this morning and discussed a range of issues including Russia’s World Trade Organization accession, the Obama Administration’s commitment to terminate Jackson-Vanik’s application to Russia, and next steps on missile defense cooperation. The Vice President and Prime Minister agreed on the importance of (more...)

NATO Reaffirms Libya Group’s Call for Qadhafi to Step Down

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Foreign ministers representing the 28 members of NATO met in Berlin April 14–15 and endorsed the Libya Contact Group’s April 13 call for Muammar Qadhafi to immediately step down from power and for his supporters to end their attacks on Libyan civilians. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for (more...)

Attorney General Presses International Anti-Corruption Efforts

By Jeff Baron Staff Writer The top U.S. law enforcement official is offering praise and promises of assistance to countries that subject their own corrupt officials to justice. And he said a new U.S. team of prosecutors will focus exclusively on seizing assets from corrupt officials and returning (more...)

Obama, U.K.’s Cameron and France’s Sarkozy on Libya

Obama, U.K.’s Cameron and France’s Sarkozy on Libya

The following joint commentary by President Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France appeared in the April 15 editions of the International Herald Tribune, Le Figaro, and Times of London and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions. Libya’s Pathway (more...)

Joe Biden’s Nap During President’s Speech

US vice-president Joe Biden appeared asleep during Barack Obama’s speech on US budget deficit. He closed his eyes for a few seconds while the president was talking about America’s great budget deficit and ways to reduce it. Some journalists however suppose that the vice-president was too deep in his thoughts about (more...)

Clinton Says Cease-Fire in Libya Is Essential

Clinton Says Cease-Fire in Libya Is Essential

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that a cease-fire in Libya between government military forces and opposition forces is essential. “We want to see the Libyan regime forces pull back from the areas that they have forcibly entered,” Clinton said April 11 (more...)

Clinton on Release of State Department’s Human Rights Report

Clinton on Release of State Department’s Human Rights Report

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Remarks to the Press on the Release of the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices SECRETARY CLINTON: "Good morning, everyone.  I’m here today to present the 35th annual report to Congress on the state of human rights around the world.  The struggle for human (more...)

Government Shutdown

Can The Government Shutdown?

US President Barack Obama said he is hopeful, that a government shutdown can be averted. Negotiators would work all night and he expects an answer on Friday morning. ”Without a deal, the law funding most of the US government will expire at midnight on Friday, forcing a shutdown”. Republicans have (more...)

The Prague Agenda: The New START’s Next Steps

By Sally Rountree Staff Writer The New START treaty not only represents a commitment by the United States and Russia toward nuclear disarmament, but also strengthens the reset between Washington and Moscow “that is helping us to address the most urgent proliferation threats we face in Iran and North (more...)

Obama Addresses U.S. Security Interests in Libyan Crisis

Obama Addresses U.S. Security Interests in Libyan Crisis

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer President Obama told Americans that it was not in the U.S. national interest to let the Libyan people suffer a massacre at the hands of Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi because the consequences would have reverberated across the Middle East and North Africa (more...)

The Operation in Libya Drives Obama To a Standstill

President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his anti-war stance.  Even so, during his term, Barack Obama has sent more troops into Afghanistan, still deployed   troops in Iraq, and we have begun bombing Libya. During the 2008 Presidential race, Barack Obama listed his three reasons for the U.S. (more...)

U.S., Russia Unite to Fight Crimes Against Children

By Sally Rountree Staff Writer Child pornography is a multibillion-dollar industry and one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises on the Internet. U.S. and Russian government officials and child rights advocates met in Moscow February 15–17 and agreed to a number of cooperative actions to more effectively combat these (more...)

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