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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.

Rep. Kelly to Trump: stop claiming credit for cancer reduction

U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken of his success in lowering U.S. cancer rates. However, this is challenged by U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly, who states the success is due to actions put in place by President Obama.

Study looks at how much climate change will affect armed conflict

Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.

Climate change is fueling the US-Mexico border crisis

Severe weather and wildfires are dramatic events connected to global warming but immigration will soon rise to the top of the list of trends that world leaders will be forced to address by finding more sustainable solutions.

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.

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' in Mandela tribute

Johanesburg - Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn that the world had plunged into "strange and uncertain times", in what is likely to be seen as a veiled attack on Donald Trump.

Obama speech to mark 100 years since Mandela's birth

Johanesburg - Former US president Barack Obama will deliver a speech to a crowd of 15,000 people in South Africa on Tuesday as the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth.

Obama: N. Korea 'real threat', urges co-operation

Apo - North Korea poses a "real threat" whose solution will require international co-operation, former US President Barack Obama said Sunday on a visit to Japan.

Obama in negotiations to create Netflix series: report

San Francisco - Former US President Barack Obama is in negotiations with Netflix about producing a series of shows for the online streaming giant, according to US media reports.

Obama warns of social media dangers, in interview with Prince Harry

London - Former US President Barack Obama told Britain's Prince Harry he was concerned social media was "corroding civil discourse", in what he said was his first interview since leaving the White House, aired Wednesday.

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

Washington - Former US president Barack Obama has urged American voters to remain engaged, using the example of Nazi Germany as a cautionary tale about the dangers of complacency.

Obama takes on Trump and men in general at Paris event

Paris - Former US president Barack Obama on Saturday took a new swipe at his successor Donald Trump over the Paris climate accord at a meeting with business leaders in the French capital.

Obama says 'think before you tweet'

New Delhi - Former US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to "snap judgements to complex issues" and warned leaders to think before tweeting.

Macron, facing tricky US diplomacy, to lunch with Obama

Paris - Emmanuel Macron will host former US president Barack Obama for lunch on Saturday, the French leader's office said, as Paris pursues a tricky diplomatic strategy with his successor Donald Trump.

Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

Chicago - Former US president Barack Obama answered a jury summons Wednesday, but was dismissed soon after arriving at a Chicago courthouse to perform the civic duty asked of all Americans.

Trump faces backlash over US servicemen claim

Washington - US President Donald Trump was facing a backlash on Tuesday after falsely claiming that Barack Obama and other former US leaders did not call the families of fallen soldiers.

Trump and the dismantling of Obama's legacy

Washington - Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama.

Obama plays golf with Argentina's Macri after energy summit

Buenos Aires - Former US president Barack Obama played a round of golf Saturday with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, relaxing one day after a clean-energy summit in the city of Cordoba.

Obama makes impassioned plea for clean energy in Argentina

Cordoba - Former US president Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Friday for the world to embrace clean energy and overcome climate change at a gathering of experts in Argentina.

Business urged to take govt role in clean energy quest

Cordoba - The global fight for clean energy rests with businesses and ordinary people as governments lag behind, experts told an environmental conference in Argentina Friday ahead of a keynote speech by former US president Barack Obama.

Obama calls Trump repeal of migrant amnesty 'wrong', 'cruel'

Washington - Former US president Barack Obama decried his successor's decision to end an amnesty for 800,000 people brought to America illegally as children, describing it as "wrong," "self-defeating" and "cruel.

Obama post-Charlottesville tweet most liked ever on Twitter

Washington - A tweet by former president Barack Obama about the violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked message in the history of Twitter, the company said Wednesday.The tweet by the country's first black president quoted Nelson Mandela.

Trump slams Obama, demands 'apology' over Russia probe

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by Moscow.

Trump slams Obama, demands 'apology' over Russia probe

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by Moscow.

After the White House, Obama 'captive to selfies'

Milan - Former US president Barack Obama shared Tuesday his relief at no longer being leader of the Free World -- but joked he is now "captive to selfies" whenever he is out.

Obama to back healthy eating at Milan food conference

Milan - Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at a food innovation conference this month in Milan, the latest move by the former US president to help foster healthy eating.

Obama says ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

Chicago - Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to "prepare the next generation of leadership.

Obama to join Merkel at Protestant gathering in Berlin

Berlin - Former US president Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to speak at a Protestant church gathering in Berlin in May, the organisers said Tuesday.
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President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2013. From left at the table: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of State John Kerry; and Vice President Joe Biden
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President Obama addressing an audience in Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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SERIOUS COMEDY: US President Barack Obama laughs while being interviewed by Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' in 2010.
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President Barack Obama delivers a speech during Friday's cybersecurity summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan walking with President Obama and Vice-President Biden
Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan walking with President Obama and Vice-President Biden
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President Obama announced the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki at a press ...
President Obama announced the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki at a press conference on May 30, 2014.
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President Barack Obama is briefed by members of his national security team in the Situation Room of the White House, October 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Obama on the phone in his Oval Office
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Pro-Obama artwork in Haight Ashbury pre the 2008 election.
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Amnesty International and Act for Peace send message to Obama about maintaining human rights in the arms trade treaty - Martin Place, Sydney.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and US President Barack Obama
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and US President Barack Obama
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President Obama and King Salman Arabia stand at attention during the U.S. national anthem as the First Lady stands in the background with other officials.
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The letter President Obama wrote to Jennifer Cline was sold for $7 000
The letter President Obama wrote to Jennifer Cline was sold for $7,000
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President Obama speaking about the crisis in Libya
President Obama speaking about the crisis in Libya
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President Barack Obama talks with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the patio outside the Oval Office
President Barack Obama talks with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the patio outside the Oval Office
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President Barack Obama visits with a platoon of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan that ...
President Barack Obama visits with a platoon of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan that recently lost six members, Dec. 3, 2010. The President made an overnight trip to visit troops in Afghanistan.
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President Obama makes a statement to the press before a meeting with members of Congress on the situation in Syria (September 03, 2013)
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President Barack Obama talks with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Homeland Security Secretary Jan...
President Barack Obama talks with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano aboard Air Force One en route to Las Vegas, Nev
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President Barack Obama views the Emancipation Proclamation with a small group of African American seniors, their grandchildren and some children from the Washington DC area, in the Oval Office. Image dated January 18, 2010.
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U.S. President Barack Obama gives a speech as a man passing himself off as a sign language interpret...
U.S. President Barack Obama gives a speech as a man passing himself off as a sign language interpreter (R) folds his hands during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the stadium in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013.
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