A group of American celebrities and other activists want President Barack Obama to refuse to sign an international trade agreement until Japan bans the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the fishing town of Taiji.
The early stages of the 2016 U.S. presidential contest are worlds apart for Democrats and Republicans. Many Democrats already view Hillary Rodham Clinton as a quasi-incumbent, someone who could take the reins from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating "ups and downs" on Friday but exulted that the improving economy is creating new jobs and claimed crucial progress for his troubled health care overhaul.
U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signalled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.
U.S. President Barack Obama says he'll release a new national security strategy next year. The White House on Friday released a copy of a letter in which Obama informs Congress of his intent to release a new National Security Strategy in early 2014.