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  1. September 19, 2014

    Kentucky town backs Obama’s return to Iraq

    Barack Obama may have hesitated before committing the US military to return to Iraq and possibly strike Syria to prevent...

  2. September 19, 2014

    ExIm Bank reprieve passed with Syria funding

    A US government bank that conservative Republicans had sought to shut down will survive until at least the middle of next...

  3. September 18, 2014

    Obama’s isolation deepens over Isis

    Even before he took office, Barack Obama was worrying about the isolation that awaited him in the White House. “There’s a...

  4. September 18, 2014

    US approves plan to arm Syrian rebels

    The US House of Representatives voted in favour on Wednesday of the Obama administration’s plan to train and arm moderate...

  5. September 17, 2014

    Obama’s battle with immigration reform

    For almost six years President Barack Obama has tried and failed to persuade Capitol Hill to enact immigration reform. Now...

  6. September 17, 2014

    Iraq PM rules out deploying foreign ground troops against Isis

    Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime minister, ruled out the deployment of foreign ground troops to combat Islamist extremists, in...

  7. September 16, 2014

    US hints at ground troops role against Isis

    US military leaders have suggested for the first time that US ground troops could become directly involved in combating...

  8. September 16, 2014

    Use Burger King’s tax flip to reform business

    The popular Wall Street dance known to every corporate accountant as tax inversion is under attack from those who claim to...

  9. September 16, 2014

    US household incomes stagnate despite economic recovery

    The United States has suffered another year of stagnant incomes as the economic recovery fails to translate into rising...

  10. The A-List

    September 16, 2014

    US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

    The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

  11. September 15, 2014

    Technology drives US midterms battle for small donors

    A non-profit organisation pulling in donations averaging just $28 a time has become one of the Democratic Party’s most...

  12. September 15, 2014

    US launches first air strikes to help Iraqi military

    The US has conducted its first air strikes in support of the Iraqi military since President Barack Obama last week launched...

  13. September 15, 2014

    Hispanics turn on Democrats over delay

    Democratic candidates who President Barack Obama sought to help in November’s elections by delaying changes to immigration...

  14. September 14, 2014

    Hopes of a bipartisan deal on US tax inversions fade

    Hopes of forging a near-term bipartisan consensus to curb tax-driven takeovers by US companies have faded, with aides...

  15. September 14, 2014

    Cameron says Briton’s beheading will strengthen UK resolve against Isis

    David Cameron insisted the first killing of a British captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would only...

  16. September 14, 2014

    Isis militants say UK aid worker beheaded

    Jihadi militants have released a video that appears to show the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker, in a...

  17. September 12, 2014

    Hawks reclaim lost ground in America

    In the space of weeks, Washington has been transformed from the capital of a reluctant imperium into a cheerleader for the...

  18. September 11, 2014

    No 10 corrects Hammond gaffe on Syria

    Downing St was forced to clarify Britain’s potential role in the looming international military action in the Middle East...

  19. September 11, 2014

    Doubts raised over US use of Somalia strategy in Isis campaign

    Somalia once represented a foreign policy humiliation for the US. So many Somalis were surprised that the US campaign...

  20. September 11, 2014

    US builds support for new Isis strategy

    The Obama administration moved on Thursday to secure military and financial backing from Arab leaders, European allies and...

  21. September 11, 2014

    America must leave the defeat of Isis to local states

    Can the US “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or Isis, as President Barack Obama promised...

  22. September 11, 2014

    Iraq gives cautious welcome to US military intervention

    Sunni and Shia Iraqis cautiously welcomed the prospect of more robust US intervention in their country to combat Islamist...

  23. September 11, 2014

    Plague of plagiarism tarnishes South Korea’s credibility

    South Koreans dub their nation the “Republic of Plagiarism”, where a former Olympic taekwondo champion and priest –...

  24. September 11, 2014

    Obama’s bold ambition at odds with strategic caution

    In Washington politics, there are few more toxic phrases than “leading from behind”. It was coined by an Obama...

  25. September 10, 2014

    Obama prepares US for ‘steady, relentless’ war with Isis

    Barack Obama has prepared the US for a “steady, relentless” war with Islamic militants in a speech to his nation that...

  26. September 10, 2014

    Campaign to deny Obama trade authority grows

    Environmental groups and labour unions are stepping up pressure on Congress to deny US President Barack Obama “fast track”...

  27. September 10, 2014

    US faces deep mistrust in garnering Arab support for Isis battle

    The US effort to rally Middle East governments to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is facing a deep well of...

  28. September 9, 2014

    Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

    JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

  29. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama prepares ground for fresh military action

    Barack Obama has launched a process familiar in Washington but rare during his own time in office – of preparing the...

  30. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama’s restless supporters succumb to seven year itch

    In 2014 the world has grown suddenly weary of Barack Obama. The president’s sorrows are coming not as single spies but in...

  31. September 9, 2014

    Obama vows to target Isis militants ‘wherever they are located’

    Barack Obama will “go after” the Islamic militant group in northern Iraq and Syria and their assets “wherever they are...

  32. September 8, 2014

    Lew says tax inverters threaten US budget

    Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has warned that recent cuts to the US’s $492bn budget deficit are being put at risk by...

  33. September 7, 2014

    Obama aims to clarify reforms on immigration

    Barack Obama has admitted he must convince the public of the need for immigration reform after abruptly delaying the most...

  34. September 7, 2014

    Biggest tax inverters ‘have $21bn offshore’

    Three US companies seeking to use controversial takeovers to cut their US tax bills hold at least $21bn in “trapped”...

  35. September 7, 2014

    Obama to set out strategy to defeat Islamist militants

    President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to make the case for a prolonged military campaign against Islamist...

  36. September 7, 2014

    Hurdles obstruct US strategy to counter Isis

    After weathering weeks of criticism that he has no strategy to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as...

  37. September 6, 2014

    Obama delays immigration action

    Barack Obama has delayed until after November’s midterm elections his plans for one of the most far-reaching changes in US...

  38. September 5, 2014

    Americans grow willing to accept military intervention

    The beheading of two American journalists is helping to establish what Syria’s chemical weapons, the aggression of Vladimir...

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