Politics Barack Obama

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    Wall Street believes the presidential race is a lot closer than what the polls show, Strategas Research tells clients.

  • PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Aug 30- France cast serious doubt on Tuesday on the prospects of an EU free trade deal with the United States, adding to opposition within Germany just two months after their countries' leaders reaffirmed support for an accord. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Trade talks between the European Union and the United States should be halted and a new set started, France's trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to calls from within Germany for an end to the negotiations. But despite a weekend comment by German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel that the talks had "de facto failed," which found an echo on...

  • Thousands of displaced Syrians, Iraqis and Afghan's wait in squalid conditions to enter at a reception center on the island of Lesbos

    More than 4.8 million Syrians have fled their homeland since a civil war began tearing their homeland apart, NBC News reports.

  • BRUSSELS— The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes:. The White House says the Obama administration is concerned that American taxpayers will ultimately bear the brunt of the European Union's decision requiring Apple to pay billions of dollars in back taxes. Bernie Sanders is applauding the European Union's...

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Talks between the European Union and the United States over a free trade deal are "bogged down" and there little chance of an agreement this year, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama' s mandate in January next year. Earlier on Tuesday, French trade minister Matthias Fekl said he would request a halt to the...

  • "France prefers to look things in the face," Hollande said in a diplomatic speech. There's resistance on both continents, and the talks are complicated by Britain's planned exit from the 28- nation EU and upcoming presidential elections in the U.S. and France. "He said earlier Tuesday that France will ask the European Commission at a meeting in Slovakia next month...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. In the letter sent to the White House ahead of the Sept. 4-5 summit, Sherrod Brown, a senior Democrat on the Senate...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 29- Canada's National Energy Board has indefinitely postponed hearings in Montreal on TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline after protesters on Monday disrupted the first day's session, an agency spokeswoman said. Montreal police said three protesters were arrested on obstruction charges, with two of the three also charged with...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver U.S. approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, even though the two candidates vying to succeed him and a congressional leader have said the 12- nation trade deal should not move forward.

  • *Letter cites $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist. NEW YORK, Aug 29- Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's G20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. In the letter sent to the White House ahead of the Sept. 4-5 summit,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at a this weekend's G20 summit in China in the wake of the $81- million heist from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. President to press leaders from the world's biggest economies to commit to a "coordinated strategy to combat...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at a this weekend's G20 summit in China in the wake of the $81- million heist from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. The letter from Sherrod Brown, a senior Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, and five other senators want the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The White House said on Monday it could still win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before President Barack Obama leaves office, and warned that failing to do so would undermine U.S. leadership in the region. "The president is going to make a strong case that we have made progress and there is a path for us to get...

  • Coming five months from the end of Obama's term, the White House has planned the trip as a moment to highlight his administration's seven-year effort to expand U.S. influence Asia, including his push for massive free-trade and a landmark climate agreement with China. White House officials said Obama will underscore the message even before leaving the U.S.,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The White House on Monday said it was hopeful it could win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before President Barack Obama leaves office, and warned that failing to do so would undermine U.S. leadership in the region.

  • MONTREAL/ CALGARY, Aug 29- Canada's National Energy Board canceled the first day of hearings on TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline in Montreal on Monday after protesters disrupted the panel session, an agency spokeswoman said. Montreal police said three protesters were arrested on obstruction charges, with two of the three also charged with...

  • HAVANA/ NEW YORK, Aug 29- An expected explosion in U.S. tourism to Cuba will likely take years to materialize even after U.S. airlines resume commercial flights to the Caribbean island this week for the first time since 1961, industry officials said. Congress has yet to lift a trade embargo that prohibits U.S. citizens from visiting Cuba as tourists.

  • MONTREAL, Aug 29- Canada's National Energy Board canceled the first day of hearings on TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline in Montreal on Monday after protesters disrupted the panel session, an agency spokeswoman said. Montreal police said three protesters were arrested on obstruction charges, with two of the three also charged with...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Nearly a third of U.S. counties likely will be served by only one insurer that participates in an Affordable Care Act marketplace in 2017, according to an analysis published on Sunday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Despite sharing a namesake, the Kaiser Family Foundation is not associated with healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente.