July 19th, 2010
11:29 AM ET
4 years ago

Senators request meeting with British PM over Lockerbie case

Washington (CNN) - Four U.S. senators have requested a formal meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to the United States this week to discuss the 2009 release of a man convicted of playing a role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

The 1988 bombing killed 270 people, most of them Americans.

The Scottish government released Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds last August after doctors said he had terminal prostate cancer and just three months to live. But al-Megrahi is still alive, and news reports in recent days have questioned whether he was as sick as depicted. Questions also have been raised about whether a deal was cut to release him to protect British business interests in Libya.

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June 27th, 2010
10:16 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama, Cameron settle World Cup beer bet

Toronto, Canada (CNN) - Who says there's no accountability at the G-20 summit?

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron kept their word Saturday and fulfilled a recent bet made on the World Cup match between the United States and England.

The wager, made two weeks earlier, had the leader of the losing country owing beer to the leader of the winning country. But the two teams tied so both men brought beers to the summit and exchanged the items during their bilateral meeting.

Obama presented Cameron with Goose Island 312 beer from Chicago while Cameron gave the President 5.2 percent Hobb Goblin beer.

After clinking bottles, both men made statements reaffirming the "special relationship" between the two countries.


Filed under: David Cameron • Popular Posts • President Obama
June 23rd, 2010
10:03 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama, Cameron to meet on Gulf oil Saturday

President Obama will meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday to discuss the BP oil disaster.
President Obama will meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday to discuss the BP oil disaster.

(CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron will meet Saturday and discuss BP and the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, Cameron's office said Wednesday.

The meeting will happen on the sidelines of the G-20 summit taking place this weekend in Toronto, Canada.

Cameron told the House of Commons on Wednesday he had discussed BP in phone calls with Obama. He stressed the company is prepared to meet its obligations to fund the cleanup and compensate those whose businesses have been affected by the spill.


Filed under: BP • David Cameron • President Obama
June 12th, 2010
03:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama, Cameron wager beer over World Cup match

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The president called Prime Minister Cameron Saturday. (Photo Credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
Washington (CNN) – President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have wagered their nation’s “best” beer and lager over Saturday’s World Cup showdown match between their two nations, the White House said.

Obama, who spoke to Cameron by phone from the Oval Office Saturday, suggested the wager, according to a summary of the conversation provided by the White House. “The president noted that the historical record of previous World Cup matches between the United States and England favors the United States and the president wagered the best lager against the best beer in America on an American win over England.”

Later: U.S., England play to a 1-1 tie

The White House did not specify what the president considers to be the nation’s best beer. Obama drank a Bud Light at the White House last summer during the so-called “beer summit” which brought together a Harvard professor and police officer after an incident between them sparked controversy.
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Filed under: David Cameron • Popular Posts • President Obama
June 12th, 2010
01:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama talks to Cameron about BP, Gulf oil spill

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama sought to ease diplomatic tensions raised by criticism of British oil giant BP by telling Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday that frustrations over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster had nothing to do with national identity.


Filed under: BP • David Cameron • Energy • President Obama
May 11th, 2010
06:05 PM ET
4 years ago

President Obama calls new British PM

ALT TEXT President Obama called new British Prime Minister David Cameron from the Oval Office on Tuesday to congratulate him. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)

Washington (CNN)
-– President Barack Obama called new British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday to congratulate him on his successful campaign.

In a statement released by the White House, President Obama said he emphasized the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom to Mr. Cameron. Obama called it “a bond that has endured for generations and across party lines, and that is essential to the security and prosperity of our two countries, and the world.”

Additionally, the president invited Cameron and his wife, Samatha, to visit Washington this summer.


Filed under: David Cameron • President Obama
May 11th, 2010
03:45 PM ET
4 years ago

David Cameron named British prime minister

LONDON, England (CNN) - Queen Elizabeth II named Conservative leader David Cameron prime minister Tuesday night, shortly after Gordon Brown resigned, British media reported.

Cameron becomes the country's first Conservative prime minister since the Labour Party, under Tony Blair, defeated John Major in 1997.

It is still not clear if Cameron will lead a minority government or a coalition with the smaller Liberal Democrats. No party won a majority in elections last week.


Filed under: David Cameron • Gordon Brown
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