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Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

Addis Ababa - Barack Obama condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president.

Mike Huckabee: Obama 'marching Israel to door of the oven'

Trailing far behind leading GOP rivals in every national poll, former Arkansas governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has invoked genocidal Holocaust imagery to criticize President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

Obama challenges Ethiopia on democracy but praises Shebab fight

Addis Ababa - US President Barack Obama on Monday praised key African ally Ethiopia for its fight against Shebab militants in Somalia, but also challenged Addis Ababa on its democratic record.

Obama opens talks in Ethiopia, set to make South Sudan peace push

Addis Ababa - Barack Obama opened talks in Ethiopia on Monday during the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa's second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union.

Obama begins Ethiopia, African Union visit

Addis Ababa - US President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa's second most populous nation.

Obama to wade into South Sudan peace drive

Addis Ababa - US President Barack Obama will on Monday try to build African support for tough action against South Sudan's warring leaders if they reject an August peace ultimatum, US officials said.

Obama ends Kenya visit with tough message on rights, corruption

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama on Sunday ended a landmark visit to Kenya, urging the east African nation and birthplace of his father to renounce corruption, tribalism and inequality.

Obama challenges Kenya on gay rights, corruption

Nairobi - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa during his landmark visit to Kenya, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.

U.S. President Obama says 'Africa is on the move'

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama said Saturday "Africa is on the move", as he praised the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya during his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.

Obama says 'Africa on the move' in landmark Kenya visit

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama declared Saturday that "Africa is on the move", praising the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit on landmark visit to Kenya.

U.S. President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.

Lack of U.S. gun control Obama's 'greatest' frustration

Washington - US President Barack Obama said a "distressing" lack of progress on gun control legislation had been the greatest source of frustration during his time in office.

Obama calls on Britain to remain in the EU

Washington - US President Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union, cautioning remaining in the bloc was necessary to help preserve the nation's global influence.

Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya late Friday, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants.

Cuba and United States resume full diplomatic relations

Washington - The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations Monday in one of the most-obvious signs of change since Barack Obama was elected president and Fidel Castro left office.

Obama upbeat on Africa on eve of Kenya, Ethiopia trip

Washington - On the eve of his trip to Africa, US President Barack Obama said he was excited about the impending visit to his ancestral continent, which he said had great resilience and enormous potential for growth.

Suffocating security ahead of Obama's Kenya visit

Nairobi - Presidential tours are always expensive, but especially so when the country being visited is, like Kenya, the scene of regular terrorist attacks.

A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming

Siaya - "It's a business," said Hosea Owuor, a 30-year-old market trader on Kisumu's Achieng Oneko Road. "Obama is a brand.

President Obama's Kenyan roots and relatives

Nairobi - President Barack Obama's family tree reaches from his father's tiny Kenyan village to the White House in a single generation.

Op-Ed: Obama will ban gun ownership to some Social Security recipients

Wanting tighter control of gun owners in the country, the Obama administration has taken steps to tie gun ownership with Social Security benefits, expanding background checks for firearms owners.

NASA releases 'epic' photo of Earth

Today NASA published another awe-inspiring glimpse of Planet Earth. The Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has snapped its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

UN resolution 'clear message' Iran deal is path forward: Obama

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Monday hailed the passage of a UN Security Council resolution backing his nuclear deal with Iran, saying he expected a skeptical Congress to take note.

'Obamacare': Nairobi gets makeover for U.S. president's visit

Nairobi - In Kenya, they've dubbed it 'Obamacare': potholes filled, new pavements and overnight flower beds, as Nairobi is spruced up for the capital's most awaited visitor, US President Barack Obama.

Kenya 'homecoming' to cap Obama Africa charm offensive

Washington - Barack Obama will make a first US presidential pilgrimage to his father's homeland of Kenya this week, the capstone of a weeklong overture to Africa taking in three key nations.

Obama rebuffs critics of Iran nuclear pact

Washington - US President Barack Obama rebuffed critics of the Iran nuclear agreement Saturday, defending the historic accord amid skepticism from lawmakers reviewing the deal.

Obama becomes first president to visit U.S. prison

El Reno - Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison on Thursday, amid a push to reform America's expensive and overcrowded correctional system.

Obama to visit prison, seeking failed systems' reform

Washington - Barack Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison on Thursday, in a push to reform one of the most expensive and crowded prison systems in the world.The statistics against US prisons are many: 2.

Obama talks to Netanyahu by phone over Iran nuclear deal

With news of a deal between Iran and the U.S. still fresh, and reaction still pouring in, President Barack Obama put in a call to an interested bystander today. Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to talk about the agreement.

Obama says deal is chance for 'new direction' in Iran ties

Washington - US President Barack Obama lauded a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran as vindication of his diplomatic approach and a chance for a "new direction" in decades of vexed relations with Tehran.

With Iran deal, Obama gets his big diplomatic win

Washington - When US President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize early in his first term, he acknowledged the controversy surrounding his win by saying he was only at the beginning of his "labors on the world stage.
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In this file photo taken in August 2011  President Obama huddles with the Galesburg High School foot...
In this file photo taken in August 2011, President Obama huddles with the Galesburg High School football team during the stop on his three-day bus tour in the Midwest
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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen
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President Barack Obama opens a door in the Oval Office to greet children from the education documentary "Waiting for Superman,"
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President Barack Obama, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly
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President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House
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President Barack Obama has delivered a speech to the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the headquarters of the UN in New York
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President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff
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President Obama and Jon Stewart at a taping of The Daily Show
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