Posts tagged his-first

AP Interview: Karzai praises Obama’s deadline (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Hamid Karzai put a brave face Thursday on President Barack Obama’s decision to start pulling out troops in mid-2011, telling The Associated Press in his first public response that it will push Afghans to take control of their own destiny.

Obama’s Troop Increase Means He ‘Owns’ Afghan War (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama will announce tonight he is sending an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and that American forces will begin withdrawing before the end of his first term, administration officials said.

Official: Obama ready to suggest Afghan endgame (AP via Yahoo! News)

A senior administration official tells the AP that President Barack Obama will tell the American people Tuesday night that U.S. troops will start leaving Afghanistan “well before” the end of his first term.

What’s Obama’s trade policy? So far, there isn’t much of one, some analysts say (Boston Herald)

WASHINGTON – During his first 10 months in office, as global trade contracted sharply, President Barack Obama avoided pursuing free-trade pacts and limited his public moves…

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.

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama tours Forbidden City (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama played tourist Tuesday on his first visit ever to China, spending nearly an hour touring the Forbidden City and its maze of red buildings and cobblestone courtyards.

Obama prods China to take global role on climate (AP via Yahoo! News)

Aiming beyond mere rivalry, President Barack Obama declared Monday in his first visit to China that the U.S. and the Chinese carry a “burden of leadership” as he meets with President Hu Jintao to confront climate change, nuclear proliferation and other urgent global problems

In first visit to China, Obama walks a tightrope (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is walking a tightrope on his first trip to China, seeking to enlist help in tackling urgent global problems while weighing when and how — or if — he should raise traditional human rights concerns.

Obama in China faces tensions on trade and Tibet (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama faces tensions with China over trade and Tibet on his first visit to the emerging superpower for a summit that will grapple with economic imbalances and the future of the yuan.

Obama arrives in China for first-ever visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is in Shanghai, launching a three-day visit to an important global U.S. partner and his first travels ever in China.