reuters_logo
Home / Tag Archives: Barack Obama (page 4)

Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama: new tax rule will fight corruption, help economy

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a long-delayed rule requiring the financial industry to identify the real owners of companies will help fight corruption and tax evasion and boost the economy. His administration on Friday issued the Customer Due Diligence rule in the works since 2012 and proposed legislation …

Read More »

Obama torches Trump at his final Washington correspondents’ dinner

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents’ dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. “The Republican establishment is incredulous that he’s their most likely nominee,” Obama told attendees at …

Read More »

Obama sends more Special Forces to Syria in fight against IS

President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington’s cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces soldiers increases U.S. forces in …

Read More »

Obama plans 250 more U.S. troops for Syria, boosting force to 300

President Barack Obama will announce on Monday he plans to send as many as 250 additional U.S. troops to Syria, a sharp increase in the American presence working with local Syrian forces fighting Islamic State militants, U.S. officials said. The deployment, which will increase U.S. forces in Syria to about …

Read More »

Obama takes in Hamlet as Britain celebrates Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

U.S. President Barack Obama marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on Saturday by visiting the Globe theater in London for a performance of a scene from Hamlet, where the Danish prince poses the question: “To be or not to be”. Celebrations were also underway in Stratford-upon-Avon where England’s greatest …

Read More »

Obama pays tribute to ‘jewel’ Queen Elizabeth after 90th birthday

U.S. President Barack Obama flew to Queen Elizabeth’s castle on Friday to wish happy birthday to the world’s oldest monarch a day after she turned 90, calling her one of his favorite people. The queen and her husband Prince Philip greeted the president and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama as …

Read More »

Obama urges ‘blood brother’ Britain not to leave the EU

U.S. President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain’s place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking. Fearful that a British exit could weaken the West, Obama arrived in London to …

Read More »

Obama tax inversion rules may overstep authority: U.S. lawmaker

President Barack Obama’s proposed rules to stop U.S. companies from reincorporating abroad, if only on paper, to avoid U.S. income taxes appear to overstep legal authority, a top Republican lawmaker said on Friday. Representative Kevin Brady said his staff is scrutinizing the rules, which were unveiled last week by the …

Read More »

Obama says Trump, Cruz doing Democrats a ‘favor’ in election campaign

President Barack Obama on Friday told donors that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were doing Democrats a “favor” by exposing extreme views within their party on issues such as immigration and national security. “I actually think that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have done us a favor,” …

Read More »