The group controls the cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, and is proving a potent threat abroad, claiming credit for major attacks in Paris in November and Brussels in March.
The US is eager to expand relations with Myanmar to help counteract China’s rise in Asia and take advantage of the opening of one of the world’s last “frontier markets.”
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has told field offices nationwide to launch a 30-day “surge” of arrests focused on mothers and children who have already been told to leave the US.
Australia has consistently supported US-led freedom of navigation activities in the South China Sea, where Beijing has been adding land reclamation to islands and reefs in waters claimed by several regional countries.
The freedom of navigation operation by the USS William P. Lawrence, was to “challenge excessive maritime claims of some claimants in the South China Sea,” Defense Department spokesman Bill Urban said.
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The Rust Belt, which includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and West Virginia, has suffered heavy job losses in sectors such as autos, coal and steel that have faced fierce competition from abroad. The region, home to many unionised workers, has been a stronghold for Democrats.
Obama called on the press and public to weigh past statements by Trump but did not point to any specific issues or remarks.
Donald Trump has proposed that tariffs on imported Chinese goods be increased to up to 45% and asserted that China had waged “economic war” against the US, taking American jobs. On May 1, he compared the US trade deficit with China to rape.
Washington and its allies have agreed to do more in their campaign to defeat ISIS, but more risks lay ahead.
Israel is seeking up to $10 billion more than the current 10-year package and billions more than the US administration is offering, partly by asking for guaranteed funding for missile defence projects hitherto funded on an ad hoc basis by the US Congress.
The minister, Adel al-Jubeir, speaking to reporters in Geneva denied that Saudi Arabia had “threatened” to withdraw investment from its close ally.
The planes, which were to be a parting gift from the Obama administration to the Pakistani military became a symbol of all that is wrong with US policy on Pakistan.
Key to the failure in Libya has been the influence of state interests, from the US’s wariness of over-committing, to the UK’s distraction by events elsewhere, to the overt hypocrisy of Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies.
US officials caution that calculations about the number of foreign fighters joining Islamic State’s self-described “caliphate” are estimates at best.
The US vice president’s visit is a sign of the progress Washington believes Iraqi forces have made in beating back militants over the past year and its hope that the northern city of Mosul can be recaptured before Barack Obama leaves office in January.
As Europe grappled with Syrians fleeing the country’s civil war last autumn, Obama promised to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of fiscal year 2016.
A poll this month showed a big gender gap in opinions about Trump. About two-thirds of women had an unfavourable view of the billionaire businessman, while 54% of men had a negative view of him.
Allied countries that still rely on the superpower for defence were alarmed by the use of the “America first” phrase, previously used in the 1930s by isolationists that sought to keep the US out of second world war.
Washington sees its relationship with India as critical, partly to counterbalance China’s rising power.
British voters will decide on June 23 if the country should stay in the EU or not.
A defence of the status quo that focuses too much on Trump and Sanders (and Brexit) as threats, rather than as pointing the way to a new order, is a road to nowhere but the rise of the radical Right and the forces of backward-looking nationalism and chauvinism.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble last month warned that a British vote to leave would “poison” the British, European and global economies.
US State Department spokesman Mark Toner urged North Korea to refrain from actions that destabilise the region and said Washington would consider “other” options if Pyongyang continued nuclear and missile testing.
The time and energy put into the visits to London and Germany signaled Obama’s affection and trust for two leaders who have stood with him through his toughest economic and foreign policy decisions.
Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, controls the cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria and is proving a potent threat abroad, claiming credit for major attacks in Paris in November and Brussels in March.
Amidst protests over its impact on jobs and the environment, Barack Obama pushed for a transatlantic trade deal with Angela Merkel, which supporters say could boost economies by 100 billion dollars.
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In minimising US resort to violence, President Obama has brought conflict resolution to the Oval Office.
China and the US together account for 38& of global emissions.
Obama had warned Britons they would go to “the back of the queue” for a trade deal if they left the European Union.
“Now is a time for friends and allies to stick together,” Obama said. “Together, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union have turned centuries of war in Europe into decades of peace, and worked as one to make this world a safer, better place.”
Obama has whittled down the number of prisoners to 80, the lowest since shortly after his predecessor George W. Bush opened the facility to hold terrorism suspects rounded up overseas following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
This was the 89-year-old leader’s most extensive public appearance in years.
The group may now be intensifying its strategy, but in all probability it established sleeper cells in Western Europe well before the Tunisia attacks of 2015.
“For the defeat of ISIL to stick in Iraq and Syria, these badly broken places destroyed by ISIL, pillaged by ISIL, mistreated by ISIL, are going to need to be rebuilt,” US Defence Secretary Carter said.
Indian-American MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga is now one of the nine members of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
The Republican and Democratic party establishments, and their corporate-media allies, are trying to maintain the status quo and channel change to strengthen the structure of power.
In the twilight of his presidency, Barack Obama has more security to speak candidly about his successes and failures, revealing a retrospective stance on his foreign policy decisions.
The first US secretary of state to visit Hiroshima, Kerry said the possibility of a nuclear weapon-free world has been made complex by North Korea’s repeated “provocations” and by worsening security in Syria and Ukraine.