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The U.S. fires back against North Korea, announcing President Obama has authorized additional sanctions in response to the North Korean regime's "ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment."
(CNN) - Some intrigue today where President Obama and his Russian nemesis Vladimir Putin have three times so far been spotted negotiating on controversial topics, ranging from the bloody civil war in Syria to the terrorist threat posed by ISIS to Russia's continued ambitions to seize territory in Ukraine to Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions.
In fact, while the two world leaders were chatting, Moscow's state-run news agency trumpeted a deal where Russia will construct eight new nuclear reactors in Iran, for the "peaceful use of atomic energy."
(CNN) - U.N. Security Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to address the growing threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters, a measure that U.S. President Barack Obama applauded while insisting it "must be matched and translated into action" to have any effect.
"Resolutions alone will not be enough, promises on paper cannot keep us safe, lofty rhetoric and good intentions will not stop a single terrorist attack," Obama said.
(CNN) - Responding to fears about ISIS, the British raised their terror threat level from substantial to severe on Friday, though they say there's no intelligence indicating an attack is imminent. The US has not issued any kind of terror alert here in the states and President Obama has taken a shellacking from critics for stating bluntly that "we don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria.
(CNN) – Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley defended his criticism of Obama administration plans to return thousands of undocumented children to Central America, even after his remarks sparked a heated discussion with a senior White House official.
In an interview with CNN, O'Malley acknowledged that he asked White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Muñoz that the immigrants not be sent to a site in western Maryland that was under consideration.