Obama http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19157/all en Obama’s F-35 sales push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/war/110221/obama-F-35-stealth-fighter-jet-military <p> To some, it might seem odd that Obama is willing to hand over keys to aircraft packed with the latest U.S. military technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/war/110221/obama-F-35-stealth-fighter-jet-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama Pentagon Military War Israel and Palestine Technology Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:29:00 +0000 Barry Neild 5625749 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama: Libya crackdown outrageous and unacceptable (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110223/obama-libya-crackdown-ourtageous-and-unacceptable <p> President Obama broke his silence Wednesday and condemned the crackdown in Libya by defiant leader Muammar Gaddafi. In his first public statement on the violence against anti-government protesters, the president said &quot;the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable&quot; and that the Libyan leader will be held accountable.</p> <p> &quot;Like all governments, the Libyan government has a responsibility to refrain from violence, to allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need and to respect the rights of its people,&quot; Obama said. &quot;It must be held accountable for its failure to meet those responsibilities and face the cost of continued violations of human rights.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110223/obama-libya-crackdown-ourtageous-and-unacceptable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Obama Thu, 24 Feb 2011 03:14:00 +0000 News Desk 5626459 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile moves toward nuclear power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/chile/110228/nuclear-power-energy <p> About 18 percent of the country&#39;s energy comes from oil and about 9 percent from coal, and those numbers are only trending upward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/chile/110228/nuclear-power-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear Obama Energy Chile Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:25:00 +0000 Pascale Bonnefoy 5627355 at http://www.globalpost.com Libyan rebels win battle for Brega (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110302/libya-attacks-retaliation-muammar-gaddafi-no-fly-zone-ajdabiyah- <p> Rebels thwarted Muammar Gaddafi&#39;s first major counteroffensive in eastern Libya as they managed to retain control over Brega, a strategic oil port 460 miles east of Tripoli.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110302/libya-attacks-retaliation-muammar-gaddafi-no-fly-zone-ajdabiyah-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Libya Obama United Nations Conflict Zones Diplomacy Energy United Kingdom Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:34:00 +0000 News Desk 5627930 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: Why rush to war over Libya? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/110316/opinion-libya-gaddafi-US-foreign-policy-obama <p> The United States, having been bogged down in Afghanistan for 10 years, and with Iraq as yet unfinished business, should be cautious in Libya.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/110316/opinion-libya-gaddafi-US-foreign-policy-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Columnists Libya Muammar Gaddafi Obama Diplomacy Military Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:08:54 +0000 HDS Greenway 5631188 at http://www.globalpost.com Meet Rio de Janeiro’s Barack Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/meet-rio-de-janeiro%E2%80%99s-barack-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Globo television news profiles Obama’s Brazilian double </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The news here in Brazil today, as in the rest of the world, is largely focused on the ongoing tragedy in Japan. But the one story still generating lots of news coverage is <a href="http://g1.globo.com/obama-no-brasil/" target="_blank">Obama&rsquo;s upcoming visit</a> to Brasilia and Rio. Here&rsquo;s my personal favorite:</p> <p> <a href="http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/16/6283288-impersonating-obama-presidential-lookalike-mingles-in-rio-de-janeiro" target="_blank">Rinaldo Gaudencio Americo</a> was at a newsstand during the last US presidential campaign, when a stranger noticed a photo of Barack Obama and said, &ldquo;you look good in that photo.&rdquo; Americo says he replied, &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t forget to vote for me.&rdquo; With that a star was born. (You can see the <a href="http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2011/03/obama-carioca-cuida-dos-detalhes-para-ser-fiel-ao-personagem.html" target="_blank">video here</a>.) Americo, who earns a living as a driver, has spent the last two years cultivating the resemblance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/meet-rio-de-janeiro%E2%80%99s-barack-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama World Leaders Diplomacy Brazil Offbeat BRIC Yard Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:33:00 +0000 Solana Pyne 5631362 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama heads to a remade Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/110317/obama-brazil <p> Brazil is a wealthier, more confident and more influential than ever before.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/110317/obama-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama World Leaders Diplomacy Emerging Markets Brazil Energy Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:23:00 +0000 Erik German 5631482 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama in Rio: soccer, speech and a disappointed crowd http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/brazil/obama-rio-soccer-speech-and-disappointed-crowd RIO, Brazil — President Barack Obama came, he kicked a soccer ball, he even spoke a little Portuguese. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/brazil/obama-rio-soccer-speech-and-disappointed-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Obama World Leaders Brazil BRIC Yard Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:06:00 +0000 Erik German 5632078 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5632091 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Soccer, speech and a disappointed crowd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <p>President Barack Obama's trip to Brazil has been overshadowed by events in Libya.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/3aa222bc05df8-original.jpg?1300676343" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:03:21 06:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("3aa222bc05df8", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Libya Obama On Location World Leaders Brazil Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:46:00 +0000 Solana Pyne 5632091 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama visits Rio Jesus, heads to Chile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/obama-visits-rio-jesus-heads-chile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> last stop on the Obama family's Brazil tour </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erik German </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In case you were worried he missed it, Barack Obama <a href="http://g1.globo.com/obama-no-brasil/noticia/2011/03/depois-de-duas-noites-no-pais-obama-e-familia-deixam-o-brasil.html" target="_blank">did see</a> the concrete Jesus. On what was likely their last stop on a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/brazil/obama-rio-soccer-speech-and-disappointed-crowd" target="_blank">quick tour</a> of Rio de Janeiro, President Obama and his family stopped by the city&rsquo;s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and took in what view there was. The sun had set by they time they set foot below the mountaintop monument, and yesterday evening saw light rain in many parts of the city. But the tabloid O Dia managed a positive spin nevertheless, <a href="http://odia.terra.com.br/portal/rio/obamanorio/html/2011/3/familia_obama_visita_o_cristo_redentor_152084.html" target="_blank">saying</a> the tourist spot was &ldquo;enhanced by mist and a full moon.&rdquo;</p> <p> The Obamas now <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/20/2126087/obama-has-busy-schedule-during.html" target="_blank">head to Chile</a> for the next stop on the president&rsquo;s tour of Latin America.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/obama-visits-rio-jesus-heads-chile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama BRIC Yard Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:35:00 +0000 Erik German 5632200 at http://www.globalpost.com US fighter plane crashes in Libya after mechanical failure (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110322/obama-libya-congress-approval <p> NATO broke a week-long deadlock over whether to intervene in the Libyan conflict, agreeing to use planes and ships to enforce the U.N. arms embargo against Muammar Gaddafi&rsquo;s regime.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110322/obama-libya-congress-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Obama Conflict Zones Tue, 22 Mar 2011 05:01:00 +0000 News Desk 5632359 at http://www.globalpost.com Libyan attack: Who's in charge? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/110323/libya-attack-coalition-nato <p> France wants the EU in control, while Britain prefers NATO.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/110323/libya-attack-coalition-nato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Angela Merkel European Union Libya NATO Nicolas Sarkozy Obama Diplomacy France Military War Europe Germany Politics United Kingdom Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:40:02 +0000 Paul Ames 5632709 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama considers arming Libyan rebels (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110330/obama-libya-arming-rebels <p> Muammar Gaddafi&#39;s forces made gains and managed to push back advancing rebels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110330/obama-libya-arming-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Libya Obama Conflict Zones Military Wed, 30 Mar 2011 05:49:00 +0000 News Desk 5634142 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaddafi's letter to Obama rejected by US (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110407/gaddafi-obama-letter-video <p> Libyan officials accused British war planes of bombing a Libyan oil field, killing three civilian guards and wounding others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110407/gaddafi-obama-letter-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Muammar Gaddafi Obama World Leaders Conflict Zones Thu, 07 Apr 2011 05:59:00 +0000 News Desk 5635995 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO: The gang that can't shoot straight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/110418/obamas-policy-libya-confused <p> U.S. President Barack Obama does not want another war in a Muslim country, he was persuaded to act in Libya by the advocates of humanitarian intervention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/110418/obamas-policy-libya-confused" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columnists Libya Muammar Gaddafi Obama United Nations World Leaders Conflict Zones Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:24:44 +0000 HDS Greenway 5638629 at http://www.globalpost.com