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article 15 April 2015 World, Cuba
Barack Obama and Raul Castro at the Americas summit in Panama
Obama removes Cuba from terrorism list

Barack Obama says he plans to remove Cuba from America's list of state sponsors of terrorism, as he seeks to restore diplomatic relations after a decades-long freeze.

post 31 March 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Iran nuclear deal: the final scene set as deadline looms

Politics as much as scientific detail will dictate in the next three months whether a nuclear deal with Iran will be the crowning glory of Barack Obama's presidency.

article 03 March 2015 World, Israel
Binyamin Netanyahu appeals to the US congress to reject a nuclear deal with Iran that Barack Obama is hoping to strike. Where does that leave US-Israeli relations? (Reuters)
The US-Israeli 'special relationship': the key questions

Binyamin Netanyahu appeals to the US congress to reject a nuclear deal with Iran that Barack Obama is hoping to strike. Where does that leave US-Israeli relations?

post 19 February 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Jeb Bush sets sail for 2016 presidential campaign

Team Bush has set sail - but will have to wait more than 18 months to know whether it chose the right course.

article 09 February 2015 World, Ukraine
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Ukraine conflict: US 'may supply arms to Ukraine'

US President Barack Obama says he has not yet decided whether to send "lethal defensive weapons" to Ukraine, but this option is being "examined".

article 28 January 2015 World, United States
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No cover-up: Michelle Obama's political message to Saudis

Within moments of arriving in Saudi Arabia, US first lady Michelle Obama causes a Twitter furore by ignoring Saudi Arabia's strict dress code for women.

article 22 January 2015 World, United States
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Video shows unarmed man shot dead by police in New Jersey

A new video is released showing a black man being shot dead by US police officers as he steps out of a car with his hands raised. Warning: the video contains distressing images.

post 21 January 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog No Chilcot report on Iraq: absolutely no surprise

No one knows how to delay an urgent inquiry into serious misjudgments, mistakes, and misdoings, than the British 'system'.

post 21 January 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Obama: the president who will not go quietly

it was an unscripted aside that ended up revealing the most in President Obama's State of the Union address: "I have no more campaigns to run."