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McCain, Rice Slam Obama’s Foreign Policy

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy came under sharp criticism Wednesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Senator John McCain, the man Mr. Obama defeated in the 2008 presidential election, told delegates the president has repeatedly failed to support allies across the globe as well as others who have tried to stand up […]

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Obama Stresses Treatment in New US Drug Policy

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration says its new policy to curb illicit drug use will focus more on prevention and treatment, and less on mass arrests and incarceration of drug offenders. The new strategy was announced Tuesday by Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Kerlikowske says the policy will […]

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Rising Gas Prices Fuel Obama’s Western Road Trip

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is swinging into action, trying to rally support for his energy policies as rising oil prices take an ever deeper bite out of the average American’s paychecks. Mr. Obama embarked on a two-day, four-state tour Wednesday to promote his efforts to make the United States less dependant on foreign oil and […]

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Rising Gas Prices Fuel Obama’s Western Road Trip

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is swinging into action, trying to rally support for his energy policies as rising oil prices take an ever deeper bite out of the average American’s paychecks. Mr. Obama embarked on a two-day, four-state tour Wednesday to promote his efforts to make the United States less dependant on foreign oil and […]

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China: Foreign Policy Serves Domestic Development, Sovereignty

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign minister Yang Jiechi said Tuesday the country’s top diplomatic priorities are to serve the needs of domestic development and safeguard sovereignty. Yang, addressing reporters in Beijing on the sidelines of the annual session of China’s legislature, said safeguarding China’s sovereignty and security has always been the top objective of all of the country’s […]

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China Cautions US on Core Interests

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign minister is cautioning the United States to respect Beijing’s core interests in places like Taiwan and Tibet as the two countries work to build trust between them. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi is also urging the world community to allow the people of the Middle East to solve their problems without outside interference. Yang […]

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Obama Defends U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has rejected Republican accusations his foreign policy is based on appeasement — citing, among other things, the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces. Mr. Obama took questions from reporters at the White House Thursday, fielding queries about Iran and the European financial crisis. Asked about statements […]

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Diplomat Sees US Focus Shifting from Mideast to Asia-Pacific

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S. diplomat says America must refocus from vexing near-term challenges in the Middle East to longer-term concerns in the Asia-Pacific region. Kurt Campbell, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia, made the remark in a newspaper interview published Monday in The Australian. He says the United States will not neglect its responsibilities […]

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