WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is slated to release President Barack Obama’s national security strategy on Friday, giving a broad outline for how he views his foreign policy priorities for the rest of his time in office.
The release of the document, followed by a speech from Obama’s top national security adviser, Susan Rice, will be closely parsed by foreign policy experts and the Republican-controlled Congress.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is working with a Republican congressman on the U.S. House of Representatives’ leadership team and Democrats in both the House and Senate on a bill to protect data collected from students through educational apps.
The legislation, aimed at ensuring kids’ data is used only for educational and legitimate research purposes, is the first of President Barack Obama’s “Big Data” privacy plans to gain traction in the Republican-controlled Congress.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is working with bipartisan sponsors on a bill to protect data collected from students through educational apps – the first of President Barack Obama’s “Big Data” privacy plans to gain traction in the Republican-controlled Congress.
Obama has pushed to do more to protect privacy in an age when consumers leave a trail of digital footprints through smart phones, personal devices and social media – information that can be collected, analyzed and sold.
RIYADH Jan 27 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama arrived in
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay U.S. respects after the death of
King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a
U.S.-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to
Obama’s visit comes as Washington struggles with worsening
strife in the Middle East and counts Saudi Arabia among its few
steady partners in a campaign against Islamic State militants
who have seized swathes of Iraq and Syria.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India’s most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country with a history of strife between Hindus and minorities.
Hours before boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia, Obama warned India not to stray from its constitutional commitment to allow people to freely “profess, practice and propagate” religion.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation, including top officials and Republican foreign policy veterans, to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman as the crisis in neighboring Yemen continues to boil.
The unscheduled trip to pay respects following the death last week of King Abdullah underscores a strengthening U.S.-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional security.
NEW DELHI/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A small drone known as a “quad copter” crashed on the grounds of the White House in the early hours of Monday but the drone did not appear to be dangerous, a White House spokesman said.
A government employee told the U.S. Secret Service that he was flying the unmanned aircraft recreationally before he lost control and accidentally breached the secure perimeter of the presidential mansion, The New York Times reported.
NEW DELHI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4
billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he
called the “untapped potential” of a business and strategic
partnership between the world’s largest democracies.
Earlier in the day, at the invitation of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, Obama was the first U.S. president to attend
India’s annual Republic Day parade, a show of military might
that has been associated with Cold War anti-Americanism.
NEW DELHI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service
recovered a small drone known as a “quad copter” on the grounds
of the White House early on Monday, but there was no immediate
danger from the incident, the White House said.
The device, approximately two feet (61 cm) in diameter, was
spotted flying at a low altitude at 3:08 am EST (0808 GMT)
before it crashed on the southeast side of White House grounds,
Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor said in a statement.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns about the turmoil in Yemen and the fight against Islamic State militants during their first formal meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday, the White House said.
Cutting short a visit to India, Obama is leading a U.S. delegation to the Saudi capital to offer condolences after the death of King Abdullah, Salman’s brother and a close ally of the United States.