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Leaders 'aren't even pretending to be in charge': Obama

Washington - Former US President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized the response to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging America, in what was widely regarded as a rare public rebuke of his successor Donald Trump.

Obama endorses Biden for president to 'heal' America

Washington - Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden's White House bid on Tuesday, saying his longtime vice president can unify and "heal" a nation struggling through some of its darkest moments.

Obama set to endorse Biden for president: sources

Washington - Barack Obama will endorse his longtime deputy Joe Biden for US president Tuesday, sources close to the former commander in chief said, as the Democratic Party rallies around its flagbearer ahead of November's election.

Unlike 2008, world's economic doctors feud over cure

London - "I think the patient is stabilised," then US president Barack Obama declared after G20 powers prescribed unprecedented remedies to steady the crisis-wracked world economy just over a decade ago.

US Supreme Court to examine 'Dreamers' program Trump wants axed

Washington - The US Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on the fate of the "Dreamers," an estimated 700,000 people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay and work under a program created by former president Barack Obama.

US to end scheduled flights to all Cuban airports except Havana

Washington - The United States will suspend all scheduled flights to Cuba except to its capital Havana, authorities said Friday, as US President Donald Trump pushes to dismantle the rapprochement begun by his predecessor Barack Obama.

Climate activist Thunberg speaks with Senators and meets Obama

Washington - Climate Activist Greta Thunberg came to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, meeting with the Senate's climate crisis task force. The 16-year-old Swedish climate warrior also met former President Barack Obama.

Cuban leaders attend funeral of cardinal who fostered thaw with US

Havana - Cuban leaders on Sunday attended the funeral Jaime Ortega, a cardinal who played a key role in improving ties between Havana and Washington during the administration of Barack Obama.

Cuban cardinal who fostered thaw with US dead at 82

Havana - The cardinal who played a key role in improving ties between Cuba and the United States during the administration of Barack Obama died on Friday at the age of 82, the archbishop of Havana said.

Op-Ed: Obama's landmark 'climate rule' is dead — Thank you Mr. Trump

President Trump has thrown his latest lifeline to the ailing coal industry, significantly weakening one of former President Barack Obama's key policies to address climate change, the Clean Power Plan.

Fugees founder, Malaysian financier indicted for Obama donations

Washington - A founding member of the hip-hop group the Fugees and a flamboyant Malaysian businessman have been indicted for making illegal contributions to US president Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.

Ex-Obama White House counsel caught in Mueller dragnet

Washington - A prominent Washington attorney who worked in Barack Obama's White House on Thursday became the first Democrat to face charges from Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling.

Obama hails youth climate protests

Berlin - Former US president Barack Obama, visiting Berlin on Saturday, hailed weekly protests by youths against climate change, saying "the sooner you start, the better.

Obama brands Trump's border deployment plan a 'political stunt'

Miami - Former president Barack Obama on Friday decried as a "political stunt" Donald Trump's plan to send thousands of US soldiers to the Mexican border to block migrants from entering the country.

Op-Ed: More to worry about than bombs and powder

Washington - The not very subtle bombs and white powder envelopes sent to Democrats and US media just before the mid-terms raise big questions. George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN, were the targets, but there’s more happening here.

Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

New York - Pipe bombs were sent Wednesday to Barack Obama, top Democrats and CNN -- hate figures for supporters of Donald Trump -- inflaming America's already tense political landscape as critics accused the Republican president of sowing violence.

Suspected bombs sent to Obama and Clinton homes, CNN offices

Pipe bombs and other explosive devices have started showing up - from Washington D.C. to New York City - targeting George Soros, Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, and now, CNN's headquarters in New York City's Time Warner Building.

Guantanamo prison to stay open at least 25 years: US admiral

Fpo - Former president Barack Obama had vowed to close the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but now it will stay open for at least 25 years, the officer in charge of the facility said Tuesday.

With Pence salvo, US declares full-on China rivalry

Washington - In the buzzwords of George W. Bush's administration, China needed to become a "responsible stakeholder." For Barack Obama, China had an interest in embracing "the rules-based international order.

Multi-racial French World Champions draw praise, controvery

Paris - Former US President Barack Obama chose celebrations to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth to laud the benefits of diversity by holding up France's World Cup success by way of example.
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