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Obama urges Congress to get moving on spending bills

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President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to use the momentum of its sweeping two-year budget deal to get moving on spending bills that can give the economy a needed jolt and warned against getting distracted by partisan motivations. “This agreement is a reminder that Washington can still choose to …

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Joe Biden rules out White House 2016 run

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US Vice-President Joe Biden has announced he will not run for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 White House race. Mr Biden said his family was ready after the death of his son earlier this year, but he had now run out of time. He said it would be a …

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Why Obama is powerless to reform gun laws

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President Barack Obama stood in the White House briefing room and, once again, railed against those who object to increased firearm regulation. “Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out,” he said. “We need more guns, they’ll argue. Fewer gun safety laws. Does anybody really believe that?” …

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Obama: Russia heading for ‘quagmire’ in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama extends his hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama said Friday that he was willing to work with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on moving Syria away from civil war, but only if that plan includes removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power. In the absence of that, he warned that Russia’s air campaign against Syria …

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Why does Belarus President Lukashenko take son Kolya to work?

President Alexander Lukashenko took his son, Kolya, to meet the US president and his wife/Presidential website

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko surprised some onlookers by taking his 11-year-old son to the UN General Assembly in New York. Kolya was photographed posing with his father alongside Barack and Michelle Obama at a reception for the summit on Monday. But he was not just there for the sandwiches. Kolya …

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Russia considers air strikes against Isis in Syria

Mr Putin met privately with President Obama after they both made speeches at the UN General Assembly in New York EPA

Russia and the US agreed to open lines of communication to avoid accidental military conflict in the region Russia is considering conducting air strikes against Isis in Syria, but has ruled out the possibility of Russian troops taking part in ground operations, President Vladimir Putin has said. More than 250,000 …

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Putin steals Obama’s thunder on the world stage

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a popular but polarizing figure has dominated Russian politcs fr more than a decade.

(CNN)Vladimir Putin is back — and stealing Barack Obama’s thunder. The Russian president showed up at the United Nations on Monday for the first time in a decade, proposing a coup against U.S. global leadership and seeking to wrest control of a coalition battling ISIS away from America’s grip. And …

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Tech CEOs among guests at state dinner for China

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, arrive for a State Dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 25.

Washington (CNN)A high-wattage collection of Hollywood studio chiefs and technology big-wigs convened at the White House Friday for a state dinner in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping, even as cybertheft of American trade secrets remains a major point of contention between Washington and Beijing. The White House invited marquee …

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