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Greek presidential vote enters second round, fuelling economy fear

Athens - Greece's high-stakes presidential election went into a second round Wednesday after parliament failed to pick a head of state in a first ballot, fuelling concerns about the future of fiscal reforms.

Failure for presidential vote in Greece could lead to snap polls

Athens - Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail -- putting on the line years of efforts to turn around an economy in crisis.

Sudan's Bashir hails ICC decision to halt Darfur probe

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir hailed the International Criminal Court's suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to "humiliate and subjugate" his country.

Yemen president sacked from party leadership

Sanaa - Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi was dismissed Saturday from the leadership of his party, after being accused of soliciting UN sanctions against his predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Cyprus president ill, to skip EU summit

Nicosia - Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades was hospitalised in Brussels with high blood pressure Thursday and asked Greece's premier to stand in for him at an EU summit, the government said."After prolonged nosebleeds the president...

Video: Bush accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges Clinton

Crawford - If you spend any time on social media sites, you have undoubtedly seen a recent flood of videos showing friends, family members, celebrities, athletes and now former presidents getting doused with a bucket of ice water.

Fox News contributor: Michelle Obama should 'drop a few' pounds

Fox News contributor Keith Ablow apparently thinks First Lady Michelle Obama is too fat to be an effective advocate of healthy eating among children.

Op-Ed: Burn it down, Mr. Obama

During the first five and a half years of his presidency – and I imagine for the 30 or so months that remain — I’ve had a difficult time supporting many of the decisions made by President Obama.

President Obama shakes hands with guy wearing horse mask

Denver - On Tuesday night President Obama shook hands with a man wearing a horse mask. A photo was taken, and it has gone viral ever since being shared on the Internet.

Israel parliament electing president to succeed Peres

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament was on Tuesday voting for the nation's 10th president, with a run-off vote pitching a rightwing hawk against a centrist candidate in the race to replace Shimon Peres.

Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president  

Cairo - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt's president on Sunday after a landslide election victory following the ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi last year.

S.Africa's Zuma hospitalised for tests after 'exhaustion'

Johannesburg - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was on Saturday admitted to a Pretoria hospital for tests following a bout of exhaustion, his office said."Doctors are satisfied with his condition," his office said in a statement without giving details.

South Africa's President Zuma hospitalised for tests

Johannesburg - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was on Saturday admitted to hospital for tests following a bout of exhaustion, his office said."Doctors are satisfied with his condition," his office said in a statement without giving details.

Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.

Controversy reigns over South African presidential inauguration Special

Pretoria - South Africa has witnessed its fifth presidential inauguration since the advent of democracy in the country with President Jacob Zuma being re-instated as president for a second term.

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.

Spanish Judge enforces torture probe against Bush and Cheney

On Tuesday, Judge Pablo Ruz at the Spanish National Court defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the United States prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former U.S. president George W. Bush.

Bill Clinton would be 'surprised' if aliens didn't contact us

In a conversation last Wednesday night on the popular chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live, former American president Bill Clinton admitted that he would be "surprised" if Earth was not someday contacted by extra-terrestrial life.

German ex-president Wulff cleared in favours trial

Berlin - A court on Thursday cleared former German president Christian Wulff of influence-peddling, closing a high profile case that sparked the resignation of the former head of state two years ago."The accused Wulff has been found not guilty," presiding judge...

Former Zambia president Kaunda hospitalised

Lusaka - Zambia's founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda was taken to hospital on Sunday, but is said to be in good spirits, the government said.President Michael Sata visited his predecessor in a Lusaka hospital, where 89-year-old Kaunda is report...

Movie academy's 1st black chief sees films building diversity

When Cheryl Boone Isaacs presides over the Oscars on March 2, her mere presence will convey a statement on diversity in Hollywood as the first African-American president of the Academy...

Biden to take time deciding on 2016 presidential campaign

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told reporters that he hasn't ruled out a run for President in 2016 but will make a final decision in 2015.

Op-Ed: Bill, I forgive you!

I want to say it here so that it is public: I forgive Bill Clinton. I forgive him for lying to his nation in an attempt to save face after a sex scandal.

Obama's coverage of science in 'state of the union'

In his State of the Union speech this week, President Barack Obama mentioned the importance of basic scientific research. However, his presentation did not mention any significant breakthroughs on the horizon.

UAE president 'stable after stroke'

Abu Dhabi - UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan has undergone an operation after suffering a stroke and is in a stable condition, the presidential affairs ministry said on Saturday.

Nigerian president signs legislation prohibiting homosexuality

Abuja - Inciting harsh criticism from the western world, Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed a piece of legislation Monday outlawing same-sex relationships.

Buns sell fast after China president's visit

On Saturday, the president of China, Xi Jinping, dropped by a traditional bun shop, where he waited in line, ordered and paid for buns stuffed with pork, green vegetables, onions, as well as pig livers and intestines that were stewed.

Egyptian president passes new law restricting protests

Cairo - On Sunday, Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour passed a new law banning protests of more than 10 people without prior government approval.

Op-Ed: Obama again demonstrates his peacemaking expertise

Geneva - Twice in one year, as the winds of war blew, President Obama has avoided conflict. Some would say he has earned the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him in 2009.

Op-Ed: Is the real Obama deceptive, out of touch, or just incompetent?

Washington - The show “To Tell the Truth” first aired in 1956 on CBS, five years before the birth of President Obama. The show was originally titled “Nothing but the Truth,” but CBS chose to change it to “To Tell the Truth” the night before its debut.
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President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate.
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President Obama addressing an audience in Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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Ex-president Bill Clinton at the DNC
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File photo: President Barack Obama in the Oval Office
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Barack Obama hugging Michelle moments after learning he won reelection
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President Obama speaking to reporters during a briefing
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Former Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi
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Supporters of Turkish Prime Minister and presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an election rally in Ankara, on August 8, 2014
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President Barack Obama disembarks Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
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President Barack Obama during his second inaugural address
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talk with then-Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and members of the Chinese delegation following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, Feb. 14, 2012
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