Tag Archives: White House

St Petersburg ‘Nutcracker’ shows global appeal of festive ballet

By Grigory Dukor ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – When the curtain rises for "The Nutcracker" at St Petersburg's Mikhailovsky Theatre, it is the culmination of hundreds of hours of toil…

Obama: Israeli-Palestinian peace elusive, but must still try

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on the United States on Tuesday to keep working toward Mideast peace despite slim chances for near-term success. Sitting down with Israeli President…

Obama to urge Americans 'to not give in to fear'

President Barack Obama will make a rare primetime address Sunday laying out plans to keep Americans safe & defeat the Islamic State group, days after 14 people were shot dead…

Shooting rampage at California social services agency leaves 14 dead, 14 wounded

By Tim Reid SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) – Gunfire erupted at a holiday party at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, leaving 14 people dead &…

California man pleads guilty to trying to join extremists

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — A 22-year-old California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to join Islamic extremists in Syria & could face up to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors…

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Merkel confirms 3 billion euro deal with Turkey on migrants

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed after an EU-Turkey summit on Sunday that the European Union has offered Ankara 3 billion euros to assist Syrian refugees in Turkey…

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White House hopeful Carson in Jordan on 'fact-finding'

Ben Carson, the Republican hopeful for the White House, is in Jordan in a bid to understand the Syrian refugee crisis just days after comparing migrants to rabid dogs, his…

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Tech group rejects post-Paris call for data encryption 'backdoors'

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading U.S.-based technology industry group on Thursday, in its first statement since last week's Paris attacks, rejected calls to donate U.S. law enforcement…

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White House hopeful Carson compares Syrian refugees to rabid dogs

US Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson compared refugees fleeing Syria's civil war & Islamic State extremists to rabid dogs. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon & a top contender in his party's…

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House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian & Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president's own Democratic party as lawmakers…