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Unmanned drone recovered from White House grounds

Washington, D. C. - A drone aircraft found on the grounds of the White House in Washington, D.C., prompted new concerns Monday about the quality of protection offered to U.S. President Barack Obama and his family.

Italian president to step down 'within hours': PM

Strasbourg - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is to step down "within hours," well before the 2020 expiry of his term, Italy's Premier Matteo Renzi said Tuesday, setting the stage for an uncertain search for a successor.

US charges two over failed Gambia coup

Washington - US prosecutors on Monday charged two men with conspiring to overthrow the government of Gambia in a failed coup ostensibly aimed at restoring democracy to the small west African nation.

Gambian troops go door-to-door in search of failed coup plotters

Banjul - Gambian security forces went door-to-door in the capital Banjul on Friday in search of participants in a failed coup against the west African country's strongman President Yahya Jammeh, residents said.

'Dozens arrested' after failed Gambia coup

Banjul - Dozens of military personnel and civilians were arrested and a large cache of weapons and explosives found after an alleged coup attempt in The Gambia, an intelligence source said Thursday.

'Dozens arrested' after failed Gambia coup

Banjul - Several dozen military personnel and civilians were arrested, and a large cache of weapons and explosives were found following a reported coup attempt in The Gambia, an intelligence source said Thursday.

Gambia president blames foreign 'dissidents' in failed coup

Banjul - Gambia's strongman leader Yahya Jammeh has blamed unidentified foreign dissidents and "terrorists" for an assault on his presidential palace and said that the army remains loyal.

Tunisia's 88-year-old Essebsi sworn in as president

Tunis - Anti-Islamist Beji Caid Essebsi, 88, was sworn in Wednesday as Tunisia's first freely elected president vowing to work for national reconciliation, four years after an uprising that sparked the Arab Spring.

Pilot errors behind Macedonian president's plane crash death: Probe

Skopeia - A series of pilot errors caused the plane crash that killed Macedonian president Boris Trajkovski and eight other people in Bosnia in 2004, the results of an international probe showed Saturday.

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...
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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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Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book "The Case for American Greatness." He spoke with Rob McQueen and stated that he loves Canada and supports the troops in Afghanistan.
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President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum following an event in Dearborn, Mich.
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Photo op: President Jacob Zuma just after he returned from Libya poses with General Solly Shoke
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Venenzuelan president Hugo Chávez with Perú's new leader Ollanta Humala (right)
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