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Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama's assurances on Iran deal

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WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from U.S. President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, a senior Saudi official said on Friday.

Key lawmaker opposes Iran nuclear deal in blow to Obama

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin said on Friday he would vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, lessening the chances that President Barack Obama can win enough votes to avoid having to use his veto power to protect the international agreement.

04 Sep 2015

Saudi king to meet with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal

WASHINGTON - Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. | Video

04 Sep 2015

Chinese ships headed home after Bering Sea sighting: U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON - Five Chinese Navy ships sighted in the Bering Sea off Alaska during a visit to the region by U.S. President Barack Obama have begun their "return transit," the U.S. Navy's top uniformed officer told Reuters on Thursday.

World, Russia 04 Sep 2015

Chinese ships headed home after Bering Sea sighting: U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON - Five Chinese Navy ships sighted in the Bering Sea off Alaska during a visit to the region by U.S. President Barack Obama have begun their "return transit," the U.S. Navy's top uniformed officer told Reuters on Thursday.

03 Sep 2015

Obama moves on Central American migrant children questioned

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's emergency response to Central American children arriving in the United States without permission has spawned aggressive law enforcement efforts in Mexico where authorities rarely weigh humanitarian concerns, according to a report released on Thursday.

Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal

DAVIE, Fla. - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.

03 Sep 2015

New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh's efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure.

World, Politics, Saudi Arabia 03 Sep 2015

Obama's Arctic adventure ends with sinking village, fish spawn

KOTZEBUE, Alaska - President Barack Obama got a taste of the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, dropping in to two remote fly-in native villages in a journey the White House hopes will show how climate change is affecting Americans. | Video

U.S., Environment 03 Sep 2015

Obama to assure Saudi king of U.S. help to counter Iranian threat

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will assure Saudi King Salman of the U.S. commitment to help counter any Iranian security threat, White House officials said on Wednesday, despite concern among Gulf allies that a new nuclear deal could empower Tehran in the region.

Politics, World 02 Sep 2015
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Clinton says 'sorry' for email confusion, says she wasn't thinking

04 Sep 2015

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was sorry that her use of a personal email account while secretary of state had caused confusion, and blamed herself for "not thinking a lot" about the matter when she took the job.