President of the United States Barack Obama calls on Wall Street to join him in his efforts to reform the financial sector in a visit to Manhattan.
China announces the country's ivory trade is now illegal. In 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-U.S. President Barack Obama announced "near-complete" ivory bans for each country. America's ivory ban went into effect in June 2016.
The United States Senate and House of Representatives override the veto of President Barack Obama in regards to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The act narrows the scope of the legal doctrine of foreign sovereign immunity, specifically, in this instance against the sovereign nation of Saudi Arabia. The action is the first such congressional veto override to Obama.
United States National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agree on a draft resolution that would expand United Nations Security Council sanctions following North Korea's latest nuclear test. U.S. President Barack Obama participated in the meeting. The draft is now headed to the full 15-member council. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-northkorea-nuclear-un-idUSKCN0VX2T5 (Reuters)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-876448-us-china-agree-on-un-north-korea-resolution-whouse (AFP via "Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019