Tag Archives: White House

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Obama holds talks on security, human rights in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama huddled with Ethiopia's leaders Monday for talks on counterterrorism, human rights & regional security issues, including the crisis in neighboring South Sudan….

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Seven-day NHS service plan must prioritise emergency care, BMA says

Priority must be given to urgent & emergency care in plans to boost seven-day hospital services, doctors' leaders have said. The British Medical Association (BMA) urged the Government to outline…

South African aid group works to free hostages

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African humanitarian organization says it has begun efforts to negotiate the release of two hostages who have been held in Mali for three years. Imtiaz…

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush released from hospital – spokesman

(Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was released Sunday from a Maine hospital, where he had received four days of treatment after breaking a bone in his neck…

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White House seeks support at home and abroad for Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — At home & abroad, the White House courted support for a landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday as congressional leaders in both parties pointed toward a…

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Obama will go to prison for a fairer justice system

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama's push for a fairer justice system is literally sending him to prison. As part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal…

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Fake story on buyout sends Twitter stock briefly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's stock briefly spiked on Tuesday after a fake story said the short messaging service received a $31 billion buyout offer. Although the hoax involves a…

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations. Obama says there's no precedent or mechanism…

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Abseil rescue for man under bridge

A man clinging to the rafters of a bridge swung himself into the arms of an abseiling fire officer, after causing a major road closure. The Metropolitan Police, London Fire…

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U.S personnel agency chief resigns over massive data breach

By Mark Hosenball & Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chief of the U.S. federal hiring office resigned on Friday after massive computer hacks at the agency that put the…