An email sent to dozens of diplomats at the 2011 G-20 summit in Paris promised nude pictures of former French first lady Carla Bruni, and many of the diplomats took the bait, it emerged Thursday.
Once again, Edward Snowden documents have struck, revealing this time that the United States — with Canada's permission — sent National Security Agency spies to the G-8 and G-20 summits in Ontario in 2010.
Apparently, America isn't the only country to spy on neighbors and world leaders. Russia gave out goodie bags filled with USB drives and telephone chargers at the recent G-20 summit in St. Petersburg — but the devices were designed to download the users' information and pass it along to intelligence agents at the Kremlin.
Facing overwhelming opposition from the public and fears in Congress that he lacks a sound military plan, President Obama backed away Monday night from his proposed missile strike against Syria and said he would pursue a Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
While saying he sympathizes with current public distaste for more war, President Obama on Friday made the case that the U.S. must live up to its global responsibilities, and for the first time raised the possibility that additional military action — beyond what's on the table now — may be necessary if Syrian President Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons again.
The president of Brazil said Friday that President Obama has taken responsibility for the U.S. spying on her, and that Mr. Obama has promised to provide a written explanation to the Brazilian government for the surveillance by next week.
President Obama met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday in the midst of their public dispute over how to respond to a chemical weapons attack in Syria.
In a last-ditch effort to make his case for action military action in Syria, President Obama will address the American people from the White House on Tuesday.
Pope Francis said in a letter sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the Group of 20 should set aside talks of entering Syria with military force.
As President Obama touched down in St. Petersburg for the Group of 20 summit on Thursday, the White House said there are no plans for a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At the Group of 20 summit in Russia, President Obama faced growing opposition from world leaders Thursday, advising him not to launch military strikes in Syria as punishment for a chemical-weapons attack.
As he headed for a summit in Russia, President Obama on Wednesday defended his "reset" with Moscow and declared it a success in spite of high-profile setbacks dealt his administration by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Meeting with top lawmakers at the White House, President Obama on Tuesday morning defended his plan for a "proportional" response against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and pledged to continue working with Congress to achieve at least some level of consensus on military action.