Obama on Afghan: Leave on time, no 'perfect' end

President Barack Obama and leaders around the globe locked in place an Afghanistan exit path Monday that will still keep their troops fighting and dying there for two more years, acknowledging there never will be point at which they can say, "This is all done. This is perfect."

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:27pm EDT

Obama says Yemen now a hub for foreign terrorists

President Barack Obama says the United States is very worried about al-Qaida terrorism and extremism in Yemen.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 05:16pm EDT

Obama meets briefly with Pakistani president

President Barack Obama met briefly on the sidelines of the NATO summit with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 02:52pm EDT

Obama to address Air Force Academy commencement

President Barack Obama plans to deliver the commencement address to the U.S. Air Force Academy, his fourth service academy graduation speech in four years.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 12:45pm EDT

Europe faces difficult search for growth

On paper at least, European leaders agree: They need stronger growth measures to help their economies expand out of their 2 1/2-year-old government debt crisis. Figuring out exactly what those new steps might be will be the hard part.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 12:06am EDT

Obama sees 'emerging consensus' on economic fix

Confronting an economic crisis that threatens them all, President Barack Obama and leaders of other world powers on Saturday declared that their governments must both spark growth and cut the debt that has crippled the European continent and put investors worldwide on edge.

Sunday - 05/20/2012, 01:29am EDT

White House, Pakistan in talks on supply lines

The White House says it is not expecting to finish negotiations with Pakistan over reopening key supply lines during the NATO summit.

Saturday - 05/19/2012, 10:11pm EDT

Tight security, gnats for the press corps

Freedom of the press is a bit different at the G-8 summit.

Saturday - 05/19/2012, 07:23pm EDT

G-8 leaders ready to respond to oil disruptions

The United States and other members of the Group of Eight industrial nations say they are ready to respond to oil supply disruptions as Iran faces sanctions aimed at crippling its oil exports.

Saturday - 05/19/2012, 01:48pm EDT

Michelle Obama hosts G-8 spouses at White House

While President Barack Obama hosted world leaders Saturday for high-level economic talks at Camp David, Michelle Obama engaged in some soft diplomacy with their spouses.

Saturday - 05/19/2012, 12:44pm EDT

Echoes of Eurozone crisis at NATO meeting

The NATO meeting in Chicago is a chance for alliance leaders to proclaim solidarity and promise success. But the two-day gathering that begins Sunday probably won't resolve the underlying anxiety about sharing the burdens of defense, a concern heightened by Europe's economic crisis and America's growing weariness at carrying the heaviest load.

Saturday - 05/19/2012, 09:34am EDT

France's Hollande sticking to early Afghan pullout

In his first visit to the Oval Office, French President Francois Hollande declared he will withdraw all French combat troops from Afghanistan by year's end, making clear to President Barack Obama the timeline for ending the U.S.-led war will not trump a campaign pledge that helped Hollande gain his new job.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 08:14pm EDT

Gay marriage spawns big spike in online videos

President Barack Obama's May 9 announcement that he favors same sex marriage led to a huge spike on YouTube, according to data assembled by the popular video sharing site.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 05:53pm EDT

Hollande pledges French support in Afghanistan

French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') says he stands by his campaign pledge to withdraw his country's troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 01:09pm EDT

Obama touts $3B in pledges to help feed Africa

President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States has a "moral imperative" to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa despite shrinking national budgets around the world.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 12:21pm EDT

Summary Box: G-8 leaders coming to Camp David

WHO: The Group of Eight is made up of the leaders of the United States, Japan, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Russia. The Kremlin won't be represented at the Camp David meetings Friday and Saturday by President Vladimir Putin, who is sending his predecessor, Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister. President Barack Obama has invited four African leaders _ Presidents Yayi Boni of Benin, John Atta Mills of Ghana and Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, and Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia _ to join food security talks. France and Britain have suggested adding the developing economies of Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 03:46am EDT

World leaders set for busy US weekend of summitry

More than two dozen world leaders will join President Barack Obama in an extraordinary weekend of back-to-back summits to tackle Europe's mounting economic woes and solidify plans for winding down the decade-long war in Afghanistan.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 06:54pm EDT

A look at major issues at NATO summit in Chicago

A look at the main issues for the NATO alliance at the summit meeting for heads of government in Chicago on Sunday and Monday.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 04:00pm EDT

SUMMARY BOX : G-8 leaders coming to Camp David

WHO: The Group of Eight is made up of the leaders of the United States, Japan, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Russia. The Kremlin won't be represented at the Camp David meetings Friday and Saturday by President Vladimir Putin, who is sending his predecessor, Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister. President Barack Obama has invited four African leaders _ Presidents Yayi Boni of Benin, John Atta Mills of Ghana and Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, and Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia _ to join food security talks. France and Britain have suggested adding the developing economies of Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 03:54pm EDT

Obama warns against political disruption in Yemen

President Barack Obama served notice Wednesday that he would punish those trying to disrupt the political transition in Yemen, a strategically important Middle Eastern nation, by freezing their U.S.-based assets.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 03:36pm EDT
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