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In Colo., Biden vows flood relief won't shut down

09/24/2013 12:11am
Vice President Joe Biden is promising residents that aid for areas devastated by massive flooding in Colorado won't stop even if the federal government shuts down.

Obama to address Iran, Syria in UN speech

09/24/2013 1:10am
Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies.

Obama directs Kerry to pursue Iranian nuclear deal

09/24/2013 8:41am
President Barack Obama says he has directed Secretary of State John Kerry to pursue a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran and that he firmly believes "the diplomatic path must be tested."

Obama: time to press for Mideast peace

09/24/2013 8:43am
President Barack Obama says the time is ripe to press for a resolution of the long conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Obama says US aid to Egypt depends on track record

09/24/2013 8:59am
President Barack Obama says the United States hopes to maintain a constructive relationship with the interim government in Egypt but it is avoiding choosing sides since the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in July.

Obama: Kenya mall attack shows world's dangers

09/24/2013 9:02am
President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations General Assembly that while the world is more stable than five years ago, the deadly terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya "indicates the dangers that remain."

Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

09/24/2013 10:53am
President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for President Bashar Assad if he doesn't meet demands to dismantle his stockpile.

At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation

09/24/2013 11:58am
President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government's pursuit of a "more moderate course," saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran's nuclear impasse with the United Nations and the U.S. He signaled a willingness to directly engage Iran's leaders, tasking Secretary of State John Kerry with pursuing that diplomacy with Tehran.

Obama to Palestinians: Peace won't be easy

09/24/2013 1:40pm
President Barack Obama says no one is under the illusion that peace between Israelis and Palestinians will be easy. But he says Palestinians realize that negotiations are the best and only way to achieve a two-state solution.

Officials: US, Russia still at odds over Syria

09/24/2013 5:23pm
U.S. and Russian negotiators remain at odds on a U.N. Security Council resolution that would hold Syria accountable if it fails to live up to pledges to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles, American officials said Tuesday, as President Barack Obama warned the world body that it risks its credibility and reputation if it does not act.

Obama, Rouhani back resumption of nuclear talks

09/24/2013 6:24pm
Hopeful yet unyielding, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani both spoke up fervently for improved relations and a resumption of stalled nuclear talks Tuesday at the U.N. _ but gave no ground on the long-held positions that have scuttled previous attempts to break the impasse.

Lebanon president laments burden of Syria refugees

09/24/2013 7:47pm
Lebanon's president said Tuesday that his country was struggling under the weight of at least a million Syrian refugees as the U.S. pledged tens of millions of dollars in aid to offset the costs of the war spillover.