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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.

A red line already crossed in Syria

Washington - President Donald Trump's decision to strike the Syrian regime in retaliation for a chemical attack comes four years after his predecessor Barack Obama faced a similar challenge from Damascus -- and chose to back down.

Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones during campaign

Washington - President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones during last year's White House campaign, charges that his predecessor denied as "simply false.

Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal

New York - Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.

11 US Republican Senators urge Trump to keep Guantanamo operating

Washington - Barack Obama pledged to close Guantanamo during his campaign for president but when he left office on January 20th he still had not been able to keep his pledge.
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The President and First Lady on Halloween  2010.
The President and First Lady on Halloween, 2010.
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President Barack Obama joins The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, left, and others before the start of commencement at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
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Former Secretary of State James Baker greets King Salman as President Obama watches. Secretary Baker was one of several former and current U.S. officials who were part of the U.S. delegation.
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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela
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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 Obama and the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.
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Biden sitting with Obama in the White House
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The crowd at Obama's stop in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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This is the school Barack Obama attended, that sits only a few blocks from Kapiolani Hospital where the President was born.
Pro-Obama artwork in Haight Ashbury pre the 2008 election.
Pro-Obama artwork in Haight Ashbury pre the 2008 election.
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President Obama exiting Marine One and stepping onto the White House's South Lawn
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President Barack Obama and President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica participate in a cultural event with Costa Rican youth at Casa Amarilla in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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President Obama at the Coast Guard Venice Center in Louisiana,
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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with citizens who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy, while surveying storm damage in Brigantine, N.J.
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India's President Pranab Mukherjee speaks at the podium as a sign language interpreter (R) punches the air beside him during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the stadium in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013
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President Barack Obama of the United States, 2008-2016
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President Barack Obama is interviewed by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show Wednesday night. The show is on Comedy Central, a Viacom property
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper with U.S. President Barack Obama.
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Obama seeks Syria support from senators McCain and Graham
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President Obama addressing an audience in Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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