Jan 13

Obama, Putin agree on a tougher response to North Korea

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin joined Wednesday in calling for a tough global response to North Korea's recent nuclear test, even as they remained at odds over Ukraine and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Nov 05

Americans souring on Obama’s Islamic State plan, poll finds

WASHINGTON — Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's approach to fighting the Islamic State, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that also found deep pessimism about U.S. prospects for success in Afghanistan and uncertainty about Obama's plan to leave…

Oct 10

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CIA-backed rebels in Syria face Russian bombardment

Over the past week, Russia has directed parts of its air campaign against U.S.-funded groups and other moderate opposition in a concerted effort to weaken them, the officials say. The Obama administration has few options to defend those it had…