Barack Obama

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

KONFRONTASI-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 300, aims to accelerate recent gains against Islamic State and appears to reflect growing confidence in the ability of U.S.-backed forces inside Syria and Iraq to claw back territory from the hardline Sunni Islamist group.

Trade pact: Obama pushes deal on Germany visit

KONFRONTASI-President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have given a joint push to a US-EU trade pact in the face of mounting opposition.

Obama said after talks with Merkel in the northern city of Hanover on Sunday that the  pact could be finalised by the end of the year.

"Angela and I agree that the United States and the European Union need to keep moving forward with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations," he said.

Pesawat Nirawak Dilarang Saat Obama Berada di London

KONFRONTASI - Pesawat nirawak alias drone akan dilarang terbang di sebagian besar wilayah London saat lawatan Presiden Amerika Serikat, Barack Obama, kata pejabat penerbangan.

Pembatasan yang diumumkan Menteri Perhubungan, Patrick McLoughlin, itu mulai berlaku pada Kamis (21/04) pukul 09.00 sampai Minggu pukul 22.30 waktu setempat.

Larangan ini berlaku di London dan Windsor, lokasi makan siang Obama dengan Ratu Elizabeth pada Jumat (22/04).

Saudi Ancam Lumpuhkan Ekonomi AS, Obama Panik

KONFRONTASI-Kerajaan Arab Saudi melontarkan ancaman pelumpuhan ekonomi terhadap Amerika Serikat jika pemerintahan Barack Obama meloloskan sebuah RUU yang memungkinkan Arab Saudi diminta bertanggung jawab atas serangan 11 September 2001. Hal tersebut tersebut akan dilakukan Saudi dengan melepas ratusan miliar dolar AS aset-aset Saudi di Amerika

Obama says Turkey's treatment of journalists ‘troubling’

KONFRONTASI - US President Barack Obama has voiced concern over the Turkish government’s approach toward media freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Obama said Friday he had openly spoken with Erdogan about "very troubling" developments in Turkey, especially in regard to freedom of the press, religion and democracy.

Obama: ISIL 'madmen' would launch nuclear attacks

KONFRONTASI-US President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to step up efforts to prevent "madmen" from groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from obtaining nuclear weapons, as he announced that 102 nations have ratified a treaty on the protection of nuclear materials. 

Speaking at a nuclear security summit in Washington DC, Obama said there was a persistent and evolving threat of nuclear attacks despite progress in reducing such risks.

Obama Prioritaskan Perang Melawan ISIS

KONFRONTASI - Mengalahkan kelompok militan yang menyebut diri Negara Islam (ISIS), yang bertanggung jawab atas serangan di Brussels, menjadi prioritas utama Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama.

Demikian dikatakan Presiden Obama dalam kunjungan ke Argentina pada Rabu (23/03).

Dikatakannya bahwa pemerintah Amerika Serikat menggunakan semua strategi yang mungkin diterapkan untuk mengalahkan ISIS.

Namun ditegaskan oleh Obama bahwa pemerintah negaranya tidak akan menggunakan taktik yang kontraproduktif.

Obama arrives in Argentina in historic state visit

KONFRONTASI - US President Barack Obama has arrived in Argentina to reset diplomatic relations after decades of hostility.

Obama and the first family landed in the capital, Buenos Aires, on Wednesday morning amid heightened security a day after the terrorist bombings in Brussels.

The US president is scheduled to meet with Argentinean President Mauricio Macri in the presidential palace to discuss trade, investment, and energy.

Obama to meet Castro face-to-face on historic Cuba trip

KONFRONTASI-U.S. President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democratic reforms while hearing complaints about continued U.S. economic sanctions.

Obama and Castro will have their fourth meeting, likely their most substantial, at the Palace of the Revolution, where Castro and his predecessor, older brother Fidel Castro, have led Cuba's resistance to U.S. pressure going back decades.

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