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Obama: New York restaurant declined my credit card

US President Barack Obama has revealed he recently had his credit card declined at a New York restaurant.

According to NBC News, Mr Obama recounted the incident while signing an executive order to protect consumers from fraud.

Barack Obama, who signed in his order at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, said he was rescued by his wife after his card was rejected. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

"It turned out, I guess, I don't use it enough to so they thought there was some fraud going on," Mr Obama said.

The president's meal was still paid for without any emergency action, thanks to the First Lady.

"Fortunately, Michelle had (her card)," Mr Obama explained.


Obama: 'Lessons learned' about Ebola must be shared

President Barack Obama has been briefed by US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director Tom Frieden and senior members of his administration about the second case of Ebola in Dallas.

President Barack Obama listens to CDC director Tom Frieden via the phone. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama stressed that "lessons learned" from the CDC's investigation should be shared with hospitals and healthcare workers across the country, the White House said.

Obama calls for action as second Ebola case confirmed

President Obama has demanded immediate action to ensure that hospitals and health workers follow the correct protocol when dealing with potential Ebola cases.

It follows confirmation that a female health worker who treated a male Ebola patient in Dallas, Texas has contracted the virus.

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

Obama calls for steps to ensure Ebola protocol is followed

US President Barack Obama has called for "immediate additional steps to ensure hospitals and healthcare providers nationwide are prepared to follow the protocols should they encounter an Ebola patient"..

Earlier, the president was briefed on the second patient to be infected with Ebola in Dallas, Texas.

Hr also called for an investigation into how a female health worker was infected with the virus to move as quickly as possible.


Obama: We will continue to take action to destroy IS

President Barack Obama has responded to the murder of Alan Henning, vowing to continue to take action to "degrade and ultimately destroy" militant group Islamic State.

President Obama promised to take 'decisive action' against IS. Credit: Michael Reynolds/Pool/ABACAPRESS.COM

"Standing together with our UK friends and allies, we will work to bring the perpetrators of Alan's murder - as well as the murders of Jim Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines - to justice," he said.

"Standing together with a broad coalition of allies and partners, we will continue taking decisive action to degrade and ultimately destroy Isil."

Obama calls Alan Henning's death 'a great loss'

President Barack Obama has said the US "strongly condemns the brutal murder" of British aid worker Alan Henning by Islamic State militants.

He said Mr Henning's death was a "great loss" for both his family and the British people.

ITV News Washington Correspondent John Ray has the latest developments:

Obama: US will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists

President Barack Obama said the US "will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists" following targeted air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria.

"Once again it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people," Obama said.

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