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EU invites Iranian foreign minister to Brussels

Jan 05, 2020 - 7:34 PM

The European Union urges a 'de-escalation of tensions' in the Gulf after US air strikes that killed a top Iranian general

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Islamic World Forum in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Newly impeached Trump to deliver State of Union February 4

Dec 21, 2019 - 10:44 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends the invitation to Trump, setting up a potentially explosive encounter between her and the President

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Donald Trump, who has been impeached by the House of Representatives, will deliver the State of the Union on February 4, 2020. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to 6 months

May 17, 2019 - 9:55 PM

'Within 180 days...the Trade Representative shall update me on the outcome of the negotiations,' President Donald Trump says in a proclamation issued by the White House

DELAY. In this file photo taken on February 15, 2019 US President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Feb 06, 2019 - 8:58 PM

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2-day Trump-Kim summit calls for real progress – analysts

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Delivering his State of the Union on Tuesday, February 5, Donald Trump says the time and place are set: Vietnam on February 27 and 28

SECOND SUMMIT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump seeks to 'eliminate HIV' in U.S. within 10 years

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:42 PM

'My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years,' US President Trump says

STAMPING OUT HIV. US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. Photo by Doug Mills/AFP

Trump urges unity in 2019 State of the Union speech

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:10 PM

The picture in the US Congress is anything but unified two years into Trump's presidency, with Democrats controlling the House of Representatives, Republicans in charge of the Senate, and Trump finding himself stymied at every turn

ADDRESSING THE NATION. US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

Trump calls for end to 'revenge' politics at State of the Union

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Trump is cheered repeatedly by his side during the speech but is met with stony silence from the Democrats

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. Photo by Doug Mills/AFP

China 'theft' of U.S. jobs and wealth must 'come to an end' – Trump

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:34 AM

In his annual State of the Union address, Trump calls on China to make the kind of far-reaching 'structural' changes to industrial policy that analysts say Beijing is likely to resist

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. Photo by Doug Mills/AFP

Bickering opens before Trump's State of the Union speech even begins

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:47 AM

A testy exchange between the president and the senior Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, erupts ahead of the State of the Union address

Nobel winner Murad, Guaido envoy invited to Trump's State of the Union

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Nadia Murad and Carlos Vecchio are among this year's high-profile guests for Donald Trump's State of the Union address

INVITED. Nadia Murad photo by Sabah Arar?AFP. Carlos Vecchio phoot by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump to pitch optimism, 'greatness' in State of Union – White House

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The US president's speech comes against the backdrop of a row with opposition Democrats who refuse to fund Trump's plan for a wall between US and Mexico

Stacey Abrams to deliver Democrat rebuttal to Trump speech

Jan 30, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Stacey Abrams is a former Georgia legislative leader but holds no current political office, an unusual status for someone delivering a national party's response to the president

REBUTTAL. This file photo shows then Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addressing supporters at an election watch party on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. File photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump re-invited to deliver State of the Union on February 5

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:06 AM

The date is just 10 days before the deadline for lawmakers and the president to agree on a border security package that averts a subsequent government shutdown

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on January 14, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump delays State of Union speech until government shutdown ends

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Donald Trump backs down in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a US government shutdown ends

NO SPEECH. In this file photo taken on October 09, 2018, US President Donald Trump talks to the press as leaves the White House by the South lawn. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump's speech to Congress

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Trump tell reporters, the 'State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth' about border security, adding that he is considering an 'alternative' for the speech

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

PH hails globally condemned Cambodia elections

Aug 05, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The Philippines says the Cambodian elections were 'successful' – a far cry from the chorus of condemnation from the United States, Australia, and the European Union

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands during their meeting at the Peace Palace in Cambodia on December 14, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Trump to EU: We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:02 AM

The EU's top trade official says the US failed to provide full clarity on how Europe and Japan could be spared set to continue next week

TIT-FOR-TAT. US trades tariff threats with the EU. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea slams Trump's 'sinister' State of the Union address

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The comments follow months of fiery rhetoric between the two countries

DECLINE. Relations between the two countries reached fresh lows last year as North Korea launched a series of missile tests with President Trump firing back. Photo by Rappler

The week in photos: January 27-February 2, 2018

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NTB scanpix AND NTB Scanpix / Heiko JUNGE / Norway OUT

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Jan 31, 2018 - 1:42 PM

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US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Win McNamee

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Democratic Response to the 2018 State of the Union Address

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The response of the US Democratic Party to the 2018 State of the Union Address, delivered by Massachusetts Representative Joe Kennedy III

Joe Kennedy III speaks on September 4, 2012 during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Robyn Beck/AFP

Trump calls for $1.5-trillion U.S. infrastructure plan

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:02 AM

US President Donald Trump calls for a $1.5 trillion investment plan to renew the country's creaking transport infrastructure, in his State of the Union address

BUSY HIGHWAY. A truck drives out of the city on Interstate 55 on January 25, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump calls for unity after tumultuous first year

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) Trump seeks to put the spotlight on the economic achievements of his first year in office and calls on a packed joint session of Congress to enact hardline curbs on immigration

SOTU. US President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump seeks 'unity' in State of the Union address

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:31 AM

(UPDATED) Trump's maiden State of the Union address presents a once-in-a-year opportunity for the president to mend his sunken approval ratings

ADDRESS TO NATION. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: 2018 State of the Union Address

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The full text and video of the 2018 State of the Union address, delivered by United States President Donald J. Trump

With eye to past glory, Democrats tap a Kennedy to rebut Trump

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:08 PM

37-year-old Massachusetts Rep Joe Kennedy III will provide his party's official rebuttal to Trump's address to a joint session of Congress

KENNEDY SCION. In this file photo, Joe Kennedy III speaks on stage at the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

#AnimatED: ‘Go away, EU, US!’ Now what’s the plan?

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:06 AM

We cannot stand on an empty boast in the face of a globalized economy and the realness of our poverty

EU ministers scramble to salvage US trade deal

Sep 23, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The deal under negotiation since 2013 has become a hot potato as key elections approach in the United States France and Germany

PROTESTS. People take part in a demonstration against the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) trade agreements between the EU, US and Canada, on September 20, 2016, in Brussels. File photo by Belga/Thierry Roge/AFP

EU's Juncker to urge 'unity' after Brexit

Sep 14, 2016 - 1:30 PM

European Commission head Jean Claude Juncker is expected to unveil plans to boost prosperity and security in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world

European flags fly in front of the European Parliament on June 9, 2016 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Frederick Florin/AFP

World powers urge 'stability' in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:50 AM

3rd UPDATE A US defense official says the ongoing coup attempt is not affecting operations targeting ISIS

SUPPORT. People take to the street in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan July 16, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey. Photos by Chris McGrath/Getty Images/AFP

Challenge to US: Look to Southeast Asia's dynamic future, not its past

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Our hope is that one year from now the new president – whoever he or she might be – will make clear that America remains staunchly a Pacific economic and military power

ALLIES. In this file photo, President Aquino and US President Barack Obama in Manila in April 2014. Malacañang Photo

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Jan 13, 2016 - 1:12 PM

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FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Republican Response to the 2016 State of the Union Address

Jan 13, 2016 - 12:17 PM

The response of the US Republican Party to the 2016 State of the Union Address delivered by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

GOP RESPONSE. South Carolina Gov Nikki Haley delivers the Republican Party's response to the 2016 State of the Union Address. Frame grab from the official YouTube channel of US House Speaker Paul Ryan

Obama tasks Biden with 'moonshot' bid to cure cancer

Jan 13, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Comparing the scale of the challenge to the successful US mission to put an astronaut on the moon Obama said the drive would receive the same effort as clean energy research

'MISSION CONTROL' CHIEF. US Vice President Joe Biden (L) points at President Barack Obama during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, January 12, 2016. Evan Vucci/Pool/EPA

Obama to America: Embrace 'extraordinary' change

Jan 13, 2016 - 8:23 AM

UPDATED Tuesday s primetime address is perhaps Obama s last big opportunity to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election race

VALEDICTORY. US Vice President Joe Biden (L, back) and Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin (R, back) applaud President Barack Obama (C, front) during the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, January 12, 2016. Evan Vucci/Pool/EPA

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: 2016 State of the Union Address

Jan 13, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The full text and video of the 2016 State of the Union address delivered by United States President Barack H Obama

VALEDICTORY. US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, January 12, 2016. Evan Vucci/Pool/EPA

Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

Jan 11, 2016 - 8:21 AM

Obama will ditch the traditional hour long laundry list of the year s legislative priorities and instead look beyond his presidency

In this file photo, US President Barack Obama delivers the State of The Union address on January 20, 2015, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP

Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:08 AM

Obama says the rest of the world also needs to change its approach to Africa by boosting fair trade and not just providing aid handouts

TALKING TO AFRICA. US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on July 28, 2015. Saul Loeb/AFP

Obama in Kenya for security, human rights talks

Jul 25, 2015 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED Excitement has been building in Kenya for weeks with the visit seen as a major boost for the east African nation s position as a regional hub

FIRST VISIT. US President Barack Obama waves after landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya, July 24, 2015. Photo by Daniel Irungu/EPA

WATCH: YouTube stars quiz Obama

Jan 23, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Bethany Mota Hank Green and GloZell Green talk to the US president on recent State of the Union address

Russia says US 'wants to dominate the world'

Jan 22, 2015 - 12:04 AM

But at the same time Lavrov appeared to commend Obama for what he called Washington s growing realization that ISIS militants presented the most serious threat in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. File photo by EPA/Maxim Shipenkov

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Republican Response to the State of the Union Address

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:52 AM

The response of the US Republican Party to the State of the Union Address delivered by Senator Joni Ernst Iowa

US President Barack Obama delivers his 6th State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2015. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Obama to America: Shadow of crisis has passed

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED Emboldened by a stronger economy and better approval ratings Obama calls for a new chapter in US history that ushers in a fairer economy with a better shake for the middle class

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Barack Obama delivers the State of The Union address on January 20, 2015, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: 2015 State of the Union Address

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The full text and video of the 2015 State of the Union address delivered by United States President Barack H Obama

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Barack Obama delivers the State of The Union address on January 20, 2015, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP

Obama faces Republican-held Congress for State of the Union

Jan 18, 2015 - 10:13 AM

The annual speech comes two years to the day of his scheduled departure from the White House in 2017 and the American president does not have an easy road ahead of him

TAKING NOTES. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

Dec 31, 2014 - 8:16 PM

For a nation scarred by decades of Soviet occupation eurozone entry is an important step and symbol of deeper economic and political integration with the West Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite says

A picture of Euro coins is screened in a shop window of a bank in Vilnius on December 27, 2014, as Lithuania will adopt the Euro on January 1, 2015. Lithuania hopes joining the eurozone will boost its security amid anxiety over Russia, but many in the Baltic state fear the currency switch will also bring price hikes. AFP PHOTO/ PETRAS MALUKAS

US, China, EU carbon pledges better not enough – report

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:39 AM

The Climate Action Tracker says it is now up to other big emitters like India to announce ambitious plans