U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met on Tuesday at the White House in order to discuss the problematic relations the countries have because of a spying controversy. In late 2013, the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the United States have been spying on the Brazilian President, which was a reason why Rousseff has canceled her official state visit of the U.S. in October of 2013. The two presidents met in Washington and before engaging in a working dinner they visited the memorial for the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Junior. At the press conference they said that they discussed many issues with spying being one of them. According to Reuters Rousseff has stated that things have changed since 2013 and that she has a strong belief in Barack Obama. She said “The change is particularly due to the fact that President Obama and the U.S. government have stated on several occasions that ...

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The Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has launched his long shot campaign for the Republican candidacy for the 2016 Elections. Christie, a two term governor of New Jersey, on Tuesday during a speech at his former high school in Livingston, New Jersey announced his formal run for White House and used a familiar rhetoric with which he plans to solve the dysfunction in Washington. Starting as a leader of the Republican nomination pack for the Presidential candidacy by the Republican Party, he has become one of the lowest ranking hopefuls. His speech was a way to improve the outcome of the opinion polls, which have not served him well in the previous period. He has fallen behind in the pack of 14 Republicans that are bidding for their party’s nomination due to the Bridgegate closing scandal, as well his poor performance in his home state after credit downgrades and a very weak job growth. Having little approval of Conservatives ...

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