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Obama gathers advisers amid unease over Syria deal
Sep16

Obama gathers advisers amid unease over Syria deal

US President Barack Obama will huddle with top national security aides — including his secretaries of state and defense — Friday, amid deep unease over a tenuous Syria ceasefire deal. Barely a week since the United States and Russia agreed to halt bombing and let humanitarian aid into Aleppo, shaky implementation looks set to dominate a meeting ostensibly about countering the Islamic State group. The deal has somewhat...

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Duterte says did not insult Obama, calls UN chief ‘fool’
Sep09

Duterte says did not insult Obama, calls UN chief ‘fool’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insisted Friday he had not intended to insult US leader Barack Obama, but immediately took aim at another global figure by labelling UN chief Ban Ki-moon a “fool”. Duterte sparked a storm on the eve of an Asian summit this week by labelling Obama a “son of a whore”, prompting the US president to cancel a planned meeting. The pair met briefly later at the gathering in Laos...

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Donald Trump says Putin is ‘a better leader than Obama’
Sep08

Donald Trump says Putin is ‘a better leader than Obama’

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a better leader than his US counterpart Barack Obama. “If he says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him,” Trump said of the Russian president at a forum on Wednesday broadcast by the MSNBC TV channel. “I’ve already said he is very much of a leader.” “It’s a very different...

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