Archives for November 18, 2009

Rejecting Obama, U.S. Jews push West Bank settlement (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama may be telling Israelis that building settlements round Jerusalem risks dangerously fuelling Palestinian anger, but some of his fellow Democrats brought the opposite message to the city on Wednesday.

Obama’s Democrats call for trade policy overhaul (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Some of President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats urged him on Wednesday to abandon the Doha round of global trade talks and start over with an agenda to protect labor rights and environmental standards.

Another Obama nominee runs into tax problems (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s choice for a top job in the Treasury Department did not disclose all of her late tax payments until she was repeatedly prodded by Senate investigators, a congressional report issued Wednesday said.

Obama, Holder predict conviction in 9/11 case (AP via Yahoo! News)

From opposite ends of the globe, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder firmly rejected criticism Wednesday of the planned New York trial of the professed Sept.

Israel brushes off Obama criticism over Jerusalem (AP via Yahoo! News)

Israel broke ground on a new housing complex for Jews in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, brushing off President Barack Obama’s criticism that construction in the disputed part of the holy city undermines efforts to relaunch Mideast peace talks.

Obama, brother hold brief reunion in Beijing (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama had a brief but emotional reunion with half-brother Mark Obama Ndesandjo in Beijing, during the US leader’s first official visit to China.

Obama says he met with half brother while in China (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he met briefly with a half brother who lives in China and who recently wrote a semi-autobiographical novel about the abusive Kenyan father they share.

North Korea’s nuclear plans cloud Obama in Seoul (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for talks that will focus on how to tempt North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks and a delayed trade pact between Seoul and Washington.

Obama wraps up China trip with PM talks, Great Wall (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama wrapped up his first trip to China on Wednesday by meeting Premier Wen Jiabao, who said the two nations were better off as partners not rivals, and visiting the Great Wall.

Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama gave his sternest warning yet about the need to contain rising U.S.