Tag Archives: Barack Obama

14Dec/17

Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday (December 14) to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic. Continue reading

17Nov/17

Elephant advocates trumpet outrage over new Trump hunting rule

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA (NOVEMBER 2013) (REUTERS) – U.S. conservation groups lashed out this week against a White House decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African nations to bring home the endangered animals’ tusks or other body parts as souvenirs. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Human rights, killings not addressed in Duterte-Trump talks: Philippine spokesman

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday (November 13) between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognise human faces

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (UNKNOWN/DATE UPLOADED: NOVEMBER 7, 2017) (JENNY MORTON/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Sheep have been trained to recognise the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Five former U.S. presidents, Lady Gaga attend concert benefiting hurricane relief efforts

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (ONE AMERICA APPEAL) – Five former U.S. presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama attended a concert at Texas A&M University benefiting hurricane relief efforts in College Station, Texas, on Saturday (October 21). Continue reading

20Oct/17

Tech companies lobby for ‘Dreamers’

Nearly two dozen major technology companies are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

26Sep/17

U.S. Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill, support tepid

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (SENATE TV) –
Republican senators struggled to gather more support for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare on Monday (September 25), despite revising funding provisions of their bill to make it more attractive to a handful of undecided lawmakers.
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19Sep/17

A look at the reign of Angela Merkel: from Helmut Kohl’s little girl to mother of the nation

ROEVERSHAGEN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – With German elections looming, polls indicate that Europe’s longest-serving female Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to emerge triumphant for a fourth term.
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09Sep/17

U.S. celebrities fall for Germany’s First Lady: The Merkel effect

BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Hollywood stars and a former U.S president offer Germany’s incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel their backing for the September 24 elections even as the chancellor faces persistent heckling on the home front.
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05Sep/17

Business leaders baffled by DACA end

Business leaders express their disappointment with president Donald Trump decision to scrapp DACA, a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading