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From above Arctic circle, Obama presses for climate change action

Kotzebue - President Barack Obama blazed a new trail as US leader, becoming the first to head above the Arctic circle, to urge Americans to take swift action against climate change.

Obama tours glacier to highlight march of climate change

Clear - US President Barack Obama viewed Alaska's monumental Exit Glacier, in a bid to drive home the impact climate change is already having on America.

White House officials still plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Washington - Existing prison facilities at Leavenworth, Kan., and Charleston, S.C., are possible locations for where overseas terror suspects may be imprisoned at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when that prison closes sometime next year.

Obama, in Alaska, says world must speed climate change fight

Anchorage - US President Barack Obama has warned that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century as he made a landmark visit to Alaska.

Obama to wage climate fight at Alaskan frontline

Washington - Alaska is often just a fuel stop for US presidents headed for Asia, but Barack Obama will spend three days in The Last Frontier next week and become the first sitting US president to visit the Alaskan Arctic, the setting of the most spectacular impacts...

Op-Ed: Government might sue student loan collector Navient

Washington - Student loan giant Navient Corp. told the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent it a letter claiming it has the legal grounds for a lawsuit.

Obama lauds 'inspirational' New Orleans, decade after Katrina

New Orleans - President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans and its people after seeing first-hand Thursday how far the "Big Easy" has come, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to swathes of one of America's most famous cities.

Iran victory within Obama's reach

Washington - US President Barack Obama has won the backing of a fresh clutch of senators for his Iran deal, raising the prospect he could yet dodge a humiliating legislative rebuke.

Iran, China and the pope: Obama gets back to work

Washington - After two weeks of vacation spent largely on the golf course in Martha's Vineyard, President Barack Obama heads home to Washington to a full diplomatic plate: Iran, China and a highly anticipated papal visit.

Obama to take last shot at closing Gitmo

Washington - After embarrassing false starts, Barack Obama is making a final push to close Guantanamo prison, but to fulfill that glaringly incomplete campaign promise he faces unpalatable compromises and internal resistance.

Fears U.S. 'national interest' hurt by partisan Iran row

Washington - The former White House official who resigned this week as head of a key US group lobbying against the Iran nuclear deal, warned the partisan row was hurting America's national interest.

Op-Ed: GOP platform — Still ‘anything but Obama’

As much as GOP hopefuls tried to distinguish themselves in the first debate of the 2016 presidential election, they sounded a lot of the same notes.

Iran disagreement shakes Democratic party politics

Washington - The White House responded with ill-disguised anger to news that Chuck Schumer, a key Democratic ally in the Senate, will oppose the landmark nuclear deal with Iran.

GOP Presidential hopefuls take debate stage in Cleveland

Cleveland - The top 10 polling Republican presidential candidates squared off Thursday in Cleveland for the first presidential debate, discussing at length their ideas to secure America's borders and grow a stagnant economy.

Obama warns rejecting Iran deal would spell war

Washington - President Barack Obama made an aggressive case for his signature nuclear deal with Iran Wednesday, telling lawmakers that rejecting diplomacy would lead to war and destroy US credibility.

Obama admits some unfrozen Iran cash will fund terror

Washington - President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that Iran might use cash coming its way under sanctions relief to fund "terrorist organizations" but argued this is preferable to allowing it to develop nuclear arms.

Obama to evoke ghosts of Kennedy, Iraq War in new Iran plea

Washington - President Barack Obama will present the Iran nuclear debate as the most momentous US foreign policy decision since the Iraq war Wednesday, in a fresh bid to win support of the deal.

Obama administration gives slavery a free pass in favored nations

Washington - High-ranking Obama administration officials pressured State Department human rights experts to gloss over slavery and other human rights violations in countries with which the United States is seeking to enter lucrative trade and strategic agreements.

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.
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