Obama says spoke to UK PM and France’s president about Iraq
Obama says US is pursuing a broader strategy in Iraq, will continue to provide military assistance to Iraqi govt and Kurds
Obama to make statement on Iraq at 10:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday Ukraine did not need additional military assistance to help fight insurgents in the eastern part of the country but a Russian invasion would raise “a different set of questions.”
Obama’s comments came after NATO said on Wednesday Russia had massed some 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade.
Obama on possibility of Russian invasion of Ukraine: “we’re not there yet”
Obama says “I promise you” any future executive actions will be within the limits of his executive authority
Obama press conference that was slated for 5:00 is now 45 minutes late. Discussions with African leaders continue at summit.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When President Barack Obama made his first extended trip to Africa last year as the world’s most powerful leader, he tried to assuage a continent largely disappointed in its famous favorite son.
The first African-American president, Obama had given scant focus to his father’s ancestral home, drawing unflattering comparisons with George W. Bush, whose efforts to fight HIV/AIDS made him a hero on the continent.