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NATO Leaders Focus on Afghanistan Transition Plan

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama expressed confidence in Afghanistan’s ability to take “full lead” for its security by 2014, as NATO leaders met for the second and final day of the alliance’s summit in Chicago. The president said the transition is “well underway.” But vowed that the international community would not abandon Afghanistan as it seeks […]

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NATO Leaders Focus on Afghanistan Transition Plan

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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NATO leaders are focusing on Afghanistan on the second and final day of the alliance’s summit in Chicago, as they chart the path forward after a decade of war. The officials are expected to finalize plans Monday to transition to Afghan-led security by the middle of next year, before the withdrawal of most foreign forces […]

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Police Arrest Protesters Outside Chicago NATO Summit

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Chicago plan more demonstrations a day after clashing with authorities outside the NATO summit. Organizers from the Occupy Chicago movement are planning to demonstrate at the headquarters of aerospace giant Boeing. At least 45 protesters were arrested Sunday when thousands took to the streets protesting the war in Afghanistan, economic inequality, and other […]

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Police Arrest Protesters Outside Chicago NATO Summit

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Chicago have arrested at least 45 protesters after clashes with authorities outside the NATO summit. Thousands of anti-war protesters took part in the largely peaceful demonstrations Sunday. But late in the afternoon, some of the protesters tried to push through a line of police keeping them from the lakeside convention center where leaders […]

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NATO: Missile Defense Shield for Europe is Up and Running

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says its U.S.-led missile defense shield for Europe is up and running. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Sunday in Chicago that the system has entered “interim capability” – with missile interceptors on a U.S. warship in the Mediterranean and a radar system in Turkey. NATO is looking to have a defense network in […]

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Thousands March Against War in Chicago

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through the streets of Chicago Sunday, taking their discontent to world leaders assembled for a NATO summit. The Sunday protest was largely peaceful until the end, when some of the demonstrators tried to push through a line of police keeping them from the lakeside convention center where leaders and delegates […]

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Thousands March Against War in Chicago

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through the streets of Chicago Sunday, taking their discontent to world leaders assembled for a NATO summit. The demonstrators had little chance of being seen by the leaders and delegates from 50 countries meeting at a lakeside convention center. Sunday’s protest followed several smaller demonstrations over the previous two days. […]

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Obama Invites African Leaders to G8 Summit

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Benin to attend the Group of Eight summit of major economies later this month in the United States. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Ghana’s President John Mills, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Benin President Yayi Boni, […]

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US Seeks Deeper Partnership with Americas

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama, attending a two-day regional summit in Cartagena, Colombia, said Saturday Washington wants deeper economic relations in the western hemisphere, but that existing barriers hamper greater integration. More than 30 heads of state and government are taking part in the sixth Summit of the Americas hosted by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. […]

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Summit of the Americas Opens in Colombia

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the Americas opened a two-day regional summit Saturday in Cartagena, Colombia, with discussions expected to include disagreements over Cuba and the failing war on drug trafficking. More than 30 heads of state and government are taking part in the sixth Summit of the Americas, including U.S. President Barack Obama and host Colombian President […]

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