Myanmar frees dissidents before leader's U.S. visit
The former pariah state releases about 20 political prisoners before its president travels to Washington for a historic meeting with President Obama. Activists say the action isn't nearly enough. NEW DELHI — Myanmar President Thein Sein released some 20 political prisoners Friday, days before a historic summit with President Obama in Washington early next week, according to officials and prisoner rights groups.
Fury over Marine holding umbrella over President Obama
Outrage is being expressed over President Obama ordering a US Marine to hold an umbrella over his head while it rained during a joint press conference with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.
Harper: Oil shipped by rail riskier than relatively safe pipeline
President Obama is nearing a decision on the XL Keystone pipeline, Opposition has been growing and environmentalists expect the president to put his money where his mouth is. Canada's PM Stephen Harper says that all the facts support the pipeline.
Obama says U.S. won't act alone on Syria
He rules out unilateral military action even if chemical weapons use is proved. WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday ruled out unilateral U.S. military action in Syria even if proof emerges that Syrian forces have used lethal chemical weapons.
Turkey leader to press Obama for greater U.S. role on Syria
President Obama is wary of intervening in Syria's war. But Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has evidence of Syrian use of chemical arms. WASHINGTON — President Obama faces a fresh test Thursday of his determination to steer clear of the civil war in Syria when he considers a desperate plea from a longtime U.S. ally.