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U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Nespresso announces plans to sell Cuban coffee in United States

Havana - Coffee grown and roasted in Cuba should be available in the United States this year for the first time in five decades, European coffee giant Nespresso announced this week.

Obama says easy access to weapons 'unconscionable'

Washington - Renewing his call to reduce gun violence, President Barack Obama characterized easy access to weapons as "unconscionable" Saturday, less than a week after the worst mass shooting in US history.

Obama arrives to console grieving families in Orlando

Orlando - President Barack Obama embarked on a solemn visit to Orlando Thursday, where he will console families ripped apart by a massacre that has fueled America's culture wars and a fresh push for gun controls.

Obama slams Trump's 'loose talk' on Muslims

Washington - President Barack Obama assailed Donald Trump and the Republican party for "loose talk" and anti-Muslim rhetoric Tuesday, warning that their populist election message was dangerous and un-American.

Op-Ed: Bernie Sanders plays selfish card - much like Hillary in 2008

Those legions of young followers of never-say-die Bernie Sanders won't be able to wrap their heads around this but here we go: there is no honor in their hero's refusal to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination. There may, however, be shame.

Obama says no evidence Orlando attack was 'directed' from abroad

Washington - President Barack Obama said Monday there was no evidence that the massacre of 49 people in a Florida nightclub was directed from abroad or was part of a larger plot.

Op-Ed: Sanders and Clinton try to get on same page for November

Washington - News that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic Party nominee for the White House in November, and primary challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders would meet Tuesday to discuss the future raises the question of what took so long.

Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

Washington - President Barack Obama has ordered the US military to tackle the resurgent Taliban more directly -- in tandem with Afghan allies, officials said Friday, ratcheting up a 15-year conflict he had vowed to end.

Sanders vows to 'work together' with Clinton

Washington - Thwarted presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders refused Thursday to bow out before the final Democratic primary next week, but said he would meet rival Hillary Clinton soon to foster party unity in the battle against Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders at White House for Democrat unity talks

Washington - Thwarted presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders arrived at the White House Thursday for talks with President Barack Obama on how to unite the Democratic party after a testy primary campaign.

Obama poised to endorse Clinton

Washington - President Barack Obama edged closer to a formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee Monday, suggesting the next 48 hours would be pivotal.

Obama 'considering' attending Ali funeral, says mayor

Washington - US President Barack Obama is weighing whether to attend the public memorial services for boxing legend Muhammad Ali later this week in Louisville, the Kentucky city's mayor Greg Fischer told AFP on Sunday.

Obama hails Ali as champion 'who fought for what was right'

Washington - President Barack Obama paid tribute Saturday to late boxing great Muhammad Ali, as a towering champion "who fought for what was right" not just in the ring but outside it as well.

Two U.S. military aerobatic planes crash separately, one dead

Washington - Two US military aerobatic planes crashed in separate incidents, one occurring shortly after flying over a speech by President Barack Obama and the other resulting in a death.

Obama wraps up historic Asia trip

Washington - US President Barack Obama wrapped up a historic trip to Asia, where he sought to deepen US involvement by boosting ties to former adversaries in the region.

Taliban still bent on violence despite new leadership: Obama

Nihon - Hopes of negotiating peace with the Afghan Taliban's new leader were swiftly fading from all sides Thursday, as US President Barack Obama warned the extremist movement will continue killing in Afghanistan.

North Korea is a 'big worry for all of us': Obama at G7

Ise - US President Barack Obama took aim at North Korea Thursday, calling it a "big worry" after a meeting with his G7 counterparts, as tensions escalate following Pyongyang's series of nuclear tests.

Bomber and bombed: U.S., Japan bound by atomic legacy

Toukyo - Japan and the United States have forged one of the world's most enduring -- some would say improbable -- relationships in the seven decades since American atomic bombs laid waste to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 200,000 people.

A-bomb survivors to attend Obama's Hiroshima memorial

Toukyo - Survivors of the American nuclear bombing of Hiroshima will be present when US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at ground zero this week, reports said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Obama scolds Vietnam on human rights, ignores U.S. war crimes

Hanoi - While visiting Vietnam this week, President Barack Obama criticized the nominally communist government’s human rights record and urged the Hanoi regime to allow greater freedom for the country’s 90 million people.

Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in U.S. strike

Hanoi - President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US air strike, hailing his death as an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit

Toukyo - Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he this week becomes the first sitting US president to visit the city, he told Japanese television.

Op-Ed: During Hirshima visit, Obama should not apologize for atomic bomb

Many in Japan, and the world, believe U.S. President Barack Obama should apologize for the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW2. The U.S., however, has said that when Obama visits Hiroshima next week there will be no apology.

Obama denounces Russia's 'aggressive' military stance in Europe

Washington - US President Barack Obama warned Russia about its military build-up in northern Europe Friday as he hosted leaders from five Nordic countries at the White House.

Hosting Nordic leaders, Obama takes swipe at Russia

Washington - US President Barack Obama welcomed leaders from five Nordic countries to the White House Friday, using the occasion to take a thinly veiled swipe at Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Obama weighs lifting Vietnam arms embargo

Washington - The White House is considering lifting a decades-old arms embargo against Vietnam in time for President Barack Obama's visit to the booming Southeast Asian nation this month.

Hiroshima hopes Obama visit will revitalise anti-nuclear push

Toukyo - Barack Obama's trip to Hiroshima this month is a chance for him to see how the city suffered after its atomic bombing, and to renew his push for global nuclear disarmament, local officials said Wednesday.

Obama drinks water in Flint, hits Republicans

Flint - A combative President Barack Obama visited crisis-hit Flint, Michigan, Wednesday where he conspicuously sipped filtered water to prove it was potable and attacked "corrosive" Republican attitudes toward "big government.

'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media

Washington - President Barack Obama cracked jokes and poked fun at rivals Saturday in his last appearance as US leader at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, ending his performance with a mic drop and the words "Obama out.
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