Obama to meet advisers Wednesday on homeland security after Paris attacks


WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is slated to meet on Wednesday morning with his national security advisers to review the "homeland security posture" of the United States after Islamic State attacks in Paris and "as we enter the holiday season," the White House said in a statement.


Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries, the bill's sponsor said on Tuesday.


Clinton wins another union endorsement in U.S. presidential race 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON Democrat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday won the endorsement of the 500,000-member Laborers' International Union of North America, bolstering her lead for the party's nomination in the November 2016 presidential race.


Trump lawyer warns Republicans about Super PAC attack ads 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's presidential campaign warned the Republican Party on Tuesday about donors pooling funds for attack ads, saying Republicans must treat him fairly if they want to keep him from launching an independent bid.


Kerry to visit Cyprus, five other European countries 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will go on a six-nation European tour next week, including a visit to Cyprus for talks with Cypriot leaders to encourage progress toward ending the island's 40-year division, the State Department said on Tuesday.

Massachusetts congressman convenes meeting of Syrian refugees, police 24 Nov 2015

BOSTON A Massachusetts congressman, who took in a translator he worked with while fighting in the Iraq War, is hosting a meeting on Tuesday with Syrian refugees and law enforcement officials in an effort to cool tensions over refugees.


Obama to meet China's Xi, India's Modi at Paris climate talks: White House 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama will meet China's president and India's prime minister on the first day of the Paris climate talks on Nov. 30 to give momentum to the two-week U.N. negotiations, White House officials said on Tuesday.


Obama meets with national security advisers on Islamic State threat: White House 1:38am GMT

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama met with his National Security Council on Tuesday to discuss the response to recent attacks by Islamic State militants, and told his team to "continue to intensify ongoing efforts" against the group, the White House said.


Kerry: Palestinian attacks are 'acts of terrorism' that must be condemned 12:18am GMT

JERUSALEM U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday described a wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks as terrorism that must be condemned as he held talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on how to end the violence. | Video


U.S., France agree to scale up fight against Islamic State 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON The United States and France agreed on Tuesday to ramp up military operations against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and coordinate intelligence on domestic threats following the worst attacks to hit France since World War Two. | Video