US President Barack Obama eased sanctions against Myanmar to
allow US companies to invest there, calling it a "strong
signal" of support for political reform taking root in the
southeast Asian country.
President Barack Obama's campaign and top Democrats have
called on Mitt Romney to release more personal tax records
and raised questions about his offshore assets that the
Republican challenger's campaign condemned as an "unseemly
and disgusting" character assault.
Poland has demanded an apology from Washington after
President Barack Obama spoke of a "Polish death camp" while
announcing an award to a resistance fighter for alerting the
world to the Nazi Holocaust, largely perpetrated on Polish
US President Barack Obama has honoured veterans by noting
"the light of a new day" of having U.S. troops home from Iraq
and returning soon from Afghanistan, while promising not to
send soldiers back to war without a clear need.
President Barack Obama will meet Afghan President Hamid
Karzai on the sidelines of the NATO summit on Sunday, the
White House said, but there was no plan for Obama to have a
bilateral get-together with his Pakistani counterpart while
President Barack Obama has described a US Secret Service
scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia as the misconduct
of a "couple of knuckleheads" and said the vast majority of
agents perform their work admirably.
The withdrawal of Republican presidential hopeful Rick
Santorum from the nomination race leaves Mitt Romney as his
party's clear frontrunner and sets up a potentially
intriguing battle for the White House in November.