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Brazil eyeing presidential visit to White House – sources

BRASILIA: Brazilian and U.S. officials are in talks about a White House visit by President Michel Temer to discuss bilateral trade and investment issues, two sources in Temer’s office said on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump invited Temer for a visit during a March 18 phone call, when the two leaders discussed deepening commercial and… Read More »

After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax

REUTERS: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the U.S. Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans. Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, Pence said… Read More »

South Korea's disgraced Park leaves Blue House, says truth will out

SEOUL: Disgraced South Korean leader Park Geun-hye left the presidential Blue House on Sunday, two days after a court dismissed her over a corruption scandal, facing life as a private citizen and the possibility of jail. Park struck a defiant tone upon arriving at her private home in the Gangnam district of the capital, Seoul,… Read More »

South Korean opposition vows justice as Park prepares Blue House exit

SEOUL: The South Korean politician likely to emerge as the next president promised justice and common sense on Sunday as workers renovated the home of ousted leader Park Geun-hye to prepare for her departure from the presidential Blue House. The Constitutional Court ruled on Friday to uphold a parliamentary vote to impeach Park, dismissing her… Read More »

US House Republicans unveil bill to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON: Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled long-awaited legislation on Monday to repeal much of the Obamacare healthcare law, including its expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to repeal and replace former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement… Read More »

Trump, South Korea's Hwang agree to strengthen defences against North Korea – White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defence capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders. “President Trump reiterated our ironclad commitment to defend (South Korea), including through the… Read More »

Obama to hold final news conference on Wednesday – White House

WASHINGTON: Outgoing President Barack Obama will hold his final news conference as U.S. leader on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the briefing room at the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. He offered no specific time for the event. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Walsh)… Read More »

Obama offers Turkey's Erdogan condolences on nightclub attack – White House

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Tuesday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to offer his condolences for those killed and wounded in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on Dec. 31 for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, the White House said in a statement. Obama also welcomed Turkey’s efforts to facilitate… Read More »

Obamas send their final Christmas message from White House

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sent their final Christmas salutations from the White House on Saturday (Dec 24), highlighting common values uniting Americans of all faiths. “The idea that we are our brother’s keeper and our sister’s keeper. That we should treat others as we would want to be treated,” Michelle… Read More »

White House reaffirms 'One China' policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON: The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognises Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, in a break with US norms. “There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues,” National Security… Read More »