NATO SUMMIT NEWS: ' World Leaders Arrive at Summit As NATO's Top Official Accuses Russia of Attacking Ukraine '

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (Wales) – September 04 – As World Leaders arrive at NATO Summit it has been reported by Reuters

that NATO’s top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defences against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War.

U.S. President Barack Obama and his 27 allies meeting at a golf resort in Wales will also discuss how to tackle the Islamic State straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, which has emerged as a new threat on the alliance’s southern flank, and how to stabilise Afghanistan when NATO forces leave at year’s end.

"We are faced with a dramatically changed security environment," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters on arrival at the summit. "To the east, Russia is attacking Ukraine."

His statement stepped up Western rhetoric against Moscow and set the tone for a two-day meeting marked by a return to east-west confrontation 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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IRAQ: ' US Drops 500 Pound Laser-Guided Bombs on Islamic State Forces '

#AceWorldNews – IRAQ – August 08 – The United States dropped laser-guided bombs on ISIS artillery in Iraq on Friday, kicking off air-strikes threatened a day earlier by President Obama, the Pentagon said.

Two FA-18 jets dropped two 500-pound bombs on Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) forces outside Erbil, the Kurdish capital, U.S. officials told NBC News. Obama said Thursday evening that he had authorized "targeted airstrikes" to protect U.S. interests in Iraq.

The U.S. also launched an operation to drop humanitarian supplies of food and water to 40,000 members of the Yazidi religious sect, who are trapped on a mountaintop under the threat of mass execution by ISIS militants.

Obama said that U.S. ground troops won’t be returning to the besieged country.

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‘ Iraq Crisis Escalates and a US Official Confirms Armed American Drones Started Flying Over Baghdad ‘

#AceWorldNews – IRAQ (Baghdad) – June 27 – The Iraq crisis escalated Friday a U.S. official confirmed to CNN that armed American drones started flying over Baghdad in the previous 24 hours to provide additional protection for 180 U.S. military advisers in the area.


Until now, U.S. officials had said all drone reconnaissance flights over Iraq were unarmed.

Using the drones for any offensive strikes against insurgent Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fighters would continue to require approval from U.S. President Barack Obama.

The news came on the same day that Human Rights Watch said two mass graves believed to contain the bodies of Iraqi soldiers, police and civilians killed by the Sunni ISIS fighters and their militant allies have been discovered in Saddam Hussein’s home-town of Tikrit.

Claims of atrocities by both sides have increased as the conflict widens in Iraq.

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` Barack Obama Says Consultations with Congress were Carried out Prior to Release of Bowe Bergdahl '

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – June 03 – US President Barack Obama said his administration had consulted with Congress “for some time” about a possible prisoner exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, AP said.

The 28-year-old Army sergeant from Hailey, Idaho, was released over the weekend by his Taliban captors, and the US freed in return five Taliban detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Some lawmakers have faulted Obama and the administration for not giving Congress advance notice of the exchange, as required by law.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers say President Barack Obama violated U.S. laws when he approved the exchange of an American soldier believed held by Islamist insurgents for five years for five Afghan detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon of California and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said Saturday in a statement that Obama is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before any transfer of terrorists from the U.S. detention facility.

In response, the White House says that officials considered what they called “unique and exigent circumstances” and decided to go ahead with the transfer despite the legal requirement.

McKeon is the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Inhofe is the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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` Barack Obama Accepts Resignation of Jay Carney after he Unexpectedly Resigns ‘

AceBreakingNews – WASHINGTON – May 30 – United States President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that he’s accepted the resignation of White House press secretary Jay Carney.

Josh Earnest, the White House special assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary, will assume Carney’s role, Obama said during a surprise appearance from the commander-in-chief during a scheduled briefing Friday afternoon.

“His name describes his demeanour,” Obama said of the incoming press secretary. “Josh is an earnest guy and you can’t find just a nicer individual.”

Carney, the 49-year-old former Moscow bureau chief for Time Magazine, told reporters after the president’s remarks that his last three-and-a-half years as the White House press secretary has been an “amazing experience” and “so fulfilling.”

President Obama’s announcement came less than three hours after he confirmed during a separate press conference that morning that he had moments earlier accepted the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the midst of a high-profile scandal that’s plagued the VA in recent weeks.

Fox News – AP – USA Today – Time Magazine

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` Barack Obama Pays Surprised Visit to American Troops in Afghanistan '

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – May 26 – US President Barack Obama has paid a surprise visit to American troops stationed in Afghanistan, as the US marks the Memorial Day weekend.

During the visit to Bagram Air Base, Obama said that he was close to taking a decision on the number of US soldiers that will remain in Afghanistan post 2014 withdrawal deadline.

A bilateral deal between Kabul’s new president and Washington needs to be signed before Americans will stay to train Afghan security forces and conduct counter-terrorism missions.

A run-off in the Afghan presidential election will be held in June.

Fox News – USA Today – AP

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` Barack Obama and Angela Merkel Joint News Conference at White House over What Happens Next in Ukraine ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – May 02 – US President Barack Obama said that Russia’s stance on Ukraine should be taken into consideration.


U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel address a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington May 2, 2014. (Reuters / Larry Downing)

“Russia has legitimate interests in terms of what happens next door in Ukraine. Obviously, there’s a deep and complicated history between Russia and Ukraine.

And so of course Putin’s views should be taken into account,” he told journalists during a joint media conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“What can’t be taken into account is Mr. Putin’s suggestion, both through words and actions, that he has the right to violate the sovereignty of another country, to violate its territorial integrity, to dictate the economic policies or foreign policy of a sovereign country,” Obama said. “That’s not acceptable.”

“Our view has been from the start has been that the Ukrainians should be able to make their own decisions. And I’m very confident that if Ukrainians were allowed to make their own decisions, then they will choose to have a good relationship with Russia as well as a good relationship with Europe, that they’ll want to trade with Russia, and they’ll want to trade with Europe,” he added.

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` Senate Republicans Block Democrats Bill to Raise Minimum Federal Wage to $10.10 Per Hour ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – April 30 – Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill to raise the minimum Federal wage on Wednesday.

The measure’s rejection, while anticipated, was a blow to US President Barack Obama in an election-year bill.

The legislation would have raised the standard $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour – a move which Democratic legislators argue would have pushed a one-child family above the poverty line.

Republicans argued that it would have cost jobs in the long-term as it would have been too expensive for employers to maintain.

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` Conference Call with World Leaders Spoke in Favour and the Adoption of New Sanctions on Russia ‘

#AceWorldNews – PARIS – April 25 – Leaders of the US, UK, Germany, Italy and France spoke in favour of the adoption of new sanctions against Russia, Elysee Palace announces.

The statement says that the French president Francois Hollande held telephone talks with US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, prime ministers of Italy and the UK Matteo Renzi and David Cameron.

“The Heads of State and Government called for the country’s “seven” to the rapid reaction (developments in Ukraine) and pointed at the possibility to new sanctions against Russia,” statement reports.

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#AceWorldNews TOKYO April 24 Japan and the United…

#AceWorldNews – TOKYO – April 24 – Japan and the United States have reaffirmed the inadmissibility of the use of force in Ukraine for changing the status quo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said after talks with US President Barack Obama on Thursday.

Abe said he and Obama agreed the two allies would not tolerate any attempt to alter the status quo by force or coercion. Abe added that the parties affirmed “the importance of assistance to the Ukrainian side”.

Obama for his part stressed that during the talks the sides held a very substantive dialogue on the situation in Ukraine.

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` China Calls on US to respect its Promises Not to take sides in Territorial Disputes with Japan '

#AceWorldNews – BEIJING – April 23 (Reuters) – China called on the United States on Wednesday to respect its promises not to take sides in territorial disputes, after U.S. President Barack Obama said that islands at the centre of a dispute between Japan and China fall within the scope of the U.S.-Japan security treaty.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the remarks at a daily news briefing.

Chinese newspapers criticise a senior US commander for “siding with Japan” in a territorial dispute. Lt Gen John Wissler, the commander of the III Marine Expeditionary Force based in Japan, reportedly said that his force was capable of retaking a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea in case of an attack from “a foreign power”, according to the People’s Daily.

Relations between Tokyo and Beijing are currently strained over a territorial row involving islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China. Japan.

(Reuters Reporting by Ben Blanchard, Writing by Sui-Lee Wee)

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` North Korea Upcoming Trip of Barack Obama to South Korea a Dangerous Trip Citing Nuclear Arms Race ‘

#AceWorldNews – PYONGYANG – April 21 – North Korea lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday for planning to visit South Korea this week, calling it a dangerous trip.

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry claimed the two-day trip that will begin on Friday has been planned to “escalate confrontation and bring dark clouds of a nuclear arms race” to the region.(Yonhap News Agency) reported.

The country’s Foreign Ministry warned in a statement that Obama’s two-day trip that will begin on Friday has been planned to “escalate confrontation and bring dark clouds of a nuclear arms race” to the region.

The note was released by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency. Obama’s visit comes amid Pyongyang’s threat to carry out a “new form” of nuclear test after the United Nations condemned its ballistic missile launches toward the Japan Sea.

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#AceWorldNews UKRAINE April 18 British Prime Minister David…

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – April 18 – British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to provide an extra $1.7 million for the OSCE’s special monitoring mission in Ukraine, following his conversations with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and later US President Barack Obama. Cameron added that in the meantime, the EU should not stop its preparations for potential additional sanctions against Russia.

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#AceBreakingNews EUROPEAN UNION April 14 The EU and…

#AceBreakingNews – EUROPEAN UNION – April 14 – The EU and the US say they will impose “further costs” on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, as unrest continues in the east of the country.

EU foreign ministers said on Monday they would expand a list of names targeted by EU sanctions.

Tension has been rising in Ukraine, with pro-Russian activists occupying buildings in more eastern towns.

Also on Monday, the US said a Russian fighter jet repeated close-range passes over a US warship in the Black Sea.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said US President Barack Obama planned to speak by phone with Russia’s Vladimir Putin about the Ukraine crisis, possibly as early as Monday.

In his news conference, Mr Carney warned that Russia’s actions “will come with a cost.”

However, he added that “lethal” military aid for Ukraine was not currently being considered.

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Obama declared War on the people of the USA – Gun Control

Well this is BAD, I know I post a lot of “Bad news” But if you are in the USA, Watch and read, your freedom is being stripped slowly every day, as Daboo7 says, “History is being repeated” To go to War on the People of the USA! I have friends who support Obama, I ask why? He is out to get you. He has bought almost all the bullets (Sure you can make your own) so when he comes for the Guns it will be quick and you will hand over your Gun or die. This is the American future. Please trust me on this

More info at link:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governme…

DOJ 2015 budget reveals Obama Will Implement Universal Gun Registry by Executive Fiat

Washington, DC –(Ammoland.com)- Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on behalf of his department’s proposed budget for FY2015.

Apparently, Holder didn’t think anyone would read his written submission, because he all-but-admitted that Obama intends to implement a Universal Gun Registry by executive fiat.

He also asked Congress to help fund so-called “smart gun” technology, which would prevent a gun from firing unless the shooter is wearing an accompanying bracelet or ring.

“Smart guns” are a dumb idea
Given that “smart gun” technology only works about 80 percent of the time – according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology – gun owners almost universally consider this a “dumb” idea.

Even police have rejected the “dumb gun” approach for themselves.

Currently, there are no such guns on the market in the United States. One gun store did briefly offer an Armatix .22 caliber earlier this year, but public outrage forced them to pull the handgun from the shelves.
Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2014/04/obama-budget-lays-groundwork-for-universal-gun-registry/#ixzz2yrrUzoZA

on Fox News.

Now is the Time” includes the following:

  1. Require background checks for all gun sales.
  2. Strengthen the background check system for gun sales.

  3. Pass a new, stronger ban on assault weapons.

  4. Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.

  5. Finish the job of getting armor-piercing bullets off the streets

  6. Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime

  7. End the freeze on gun violence research

  8. Make our schools safer with new resource officers and counselors, better emergency response plans, and more nurturing school climates.

  9. Ensure quality coverage of mental health treatment, particularly for young people.

http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/04/09/obama-requests-11-billion-gun-control

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` Belgian Police found a ` Suspicious Package ‘ on a ` Public Bus ‘ close to NATO HQ on day of the visit of Obama ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – March 25 – Belgian police have found a suspicious package on a public bus in Brussels on the day of the visit by US President Barack Obama, Reuters said.

The bomb squad was called after the package was found in the north of Brussels, about three kilometres from the NATO headquarters.

Obama is due to hold talks with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen later. Brussels police closed off the surrounding area.

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` Japan hails the Summit Meeting between Shinzo Abe and Park Geun-hye and Brokered by Obama as chance to build a Rapport ‘

#AceWorldNews – HAGUE – March 25 – Japan on Wednesday hailed the first summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye as a chance to build a rapport after more than a year of back-biting, AFP said.

The talks in The Hague were hosted by US President Barack Obama, as Washington is increasingly frustrated by tensions between its two major Asian allies.

South Korean media said Park appeared unimpressed by Abe’s attempts to speak Korean during a photo opportunity, and Seoul has yet to make an official statement about the meeting itself.

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` Russian Federal Drug Control Service has announced `US Sanctions ' against `Viktor Ivanov ' will prevent Co-Operation.

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – March 21 – The Russian Federal Drug Control Service has announced that US sanctions against its boss Viktor Ivanov would prevent all cooperation, suggesting the real reason was the US intention to hide its responsibility for the drug crisis in Afghanistan.

“The unfriendly action itself and the US visa ban on the director of the Russian Drug Control Service is severing the successful and fruitful cooperation with Russia in fighting against illegal drugs,” reads the agency’s press release distributed on Friday.

The statement was made soon after the United States announced it was extending the list of people subject to sanctions in connection with the Ukrainian crisis and the accession of the Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation. The new blacklist includes Viktor Ivanov, who is also co-chairing the workgroup of the Russia-US Presidential Commission on countering the illegal drug trade.

“By today’s arbitrary and thoughtless actions the US administration destroying the unique experience in cooperation and international police work that has nothing to do with politics,” says the release.

Most of the Russian officials mentioned in the new US blacklist have also expressed surprise over the US move and stressed that they possessed no assets that could be frozen and the visa ban only hindered positive cooperation. After the first US sanctions against Russian officials the State Duma passed a motion mocking US President Barack Obama and asking him to slap sanctions on all Russian MPs as the parliament was united in its position over Ukraine and Crimea.

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Russian News and Media Sources

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` White House Cancels Plans to Attend Meting Between `Obama and the Persian Gulf Monarch’s in Saudi Arabia ‘

#AceWorldNews – The White House has cancelled plans for a meeting later this month between US President Barack Obama and Persian Gulf monarchs in Saudi Arabia based on tensions among US allies in the region, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

The summit was to include leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, which includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait.

Diplomats informed of the decision to scuttle the meeting said the cancellation symbolizes the tumultuous political climate in the Middle East.

The US has worked with the GCC on security and economic issues in recent years, but the main points of contention include Syria’s civil war and Iran’s nuclear operations.

In addition, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain withdrew ambassadors from Qatar this month based on its support for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group.

Wall Street Journal – News and Media Sources

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` Obama Records Video Address about Nuclear Program for Iranians Urging them to Push for Nuclear Deal ‘

#AceWorldNews – US President Barack Obama sent out an on-line video address to Iranian citizens, nominally dedicated to the holiday of Nowruz, in which he urged them to push for a nuclear deal.
“I’m under no illusions.

This will be difficult.
But I’m committed to diplomacy because I believe there is the basis for a practical solution,” said the US president.

“There is a chance to reach an agreement if Iran takes meaningful and verifiable steps to assure the world that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Iran would have access to peaceful nuclear energy.” Iran held talks about its nuclear program with the world’s leading powers in Vienna over the course of this week.

The negotiations produced no tangible results.

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