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Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in U.S. strike

Hanoi - President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US air strike, hailing his death as an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit

Toukyo - Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he this week becomes the first sitting US president to visit the city, he told Japanese television.

Op-Ed: Obama should not apologize for atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Many in Japan, and the world, believe U.S. President Barack Obama should apologize for the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW2. The U.S., however, has said that when Obama visits Hiroshima next week there will be no apology.

Obama denounces Russia's 'aggressive' military stance in Europe

Washington - US President Barack Obama warned Russia about its military build-up in northern Europe Friday as he hosted leaders from five Nordic countries at the White House.

Hosting Nordic leaders, Obama takes swipe at Russia

Washington - US President Barack Obama welcomed leaders from five Nordic countries to the White House Friday, using the occasion to take a thinly veiled swipe at Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Obama weighs lifting Vietnam arms embargo

Washington - The White House is considering lifting a decades-old arms embargo against Vietnam in time for President Barack Obama's visit to the booming Southeast Asian nation this month.

Hiroshima hopes Obama visit will revitalise anti-nuclear push

Toukyo - Barack Obama's trip to Hiroshima this month is a chance for him to see how the city suffered after its atomic bombing, and to renew his push for global nuclear disarmament, local officials said Wednesday.

Obama drinks water in Flint, hits Republicans

Flint - A combative President Barack Obama visited crisis-hit Flint, Michigan, Wednesday where he conspicuously sipped filtered water to prove it was potable and attacked "corrosive" Republican attitudes toward "big government.

'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media

Washington - President Barack Obama cracked jokes and poked fun at rivals Saturday in his last appearance as US leader at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, ending his performance with a mic drop and the words "Obama out.

Obama looking for laughs one last time

Washington - Once a year, the US president attends a party he can't avoid and is asked to make Washington laugh.

Putin 'not entirely persuaded' by European unity: Obama

Washington - US President Barack Obama said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine European unity, which he sees as a threat.

Rep. Barbara Lee condemns U.S. escalation without debate in Syria

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), the only member of Congress to vote against the war in Afghanistan, responded to the latest escalation in Syria by warning against mission creep in the fight against Islamic State militants and calling for Congressional debate.

Op-Ed: Cuba jazz musician snubbed by White House and Voice of America

A controversy over the Obama White House treatment of Cuban jazz musician Paquito D’Rivera has been ignored by the Voice of America (VOA) whose late music broadcaster Willis Conover had played a major role in promoting jazz and artistic freedom.

Obama calls for strong, united Europe

Hanover - US President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea for European unity in the face of rising populism and scepticism Monday, warning this was a "defining moment" for the continent.

Obama, Merkel make case for huge US-EU trade deal

Hanover - US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a joint pitch Sunday for more transatlantic trade in the face of mounting opposition, vowing to complete a vast US-EU pact that could spur much-needed economic growth.

Obama makes farewell visit to Germany on free trade push

Hanover - US President Barack Obama arrived on a valedictory visit to Germany on Sunday to see his "friend" Chancellor Angela Merkel, but their show of unity looked unlikely to silence opposition to their push for a transatlantic trade pact.

Obama to plug free trade pact on farewell visit to 'friend' Merkel

Hanover - Barack Obama makes a valedictory visit to Germany Sunday to see his "friend" Angela Merkel, but their show of unity looked unlikely to curb opposition to their plans for a transatlantic trade pact.

Obama urges young to reject isolationism after Brexit plea

London - US President Barack Obama on Saturday implored young people in Britain to reject isolationism and xenophobia, a day after wading into the Brexit debate over the country's referendum on membership of the European Union.

The play's the thing: Obama visits Globe on Shakespeare's 400th

London - Barack Obama on Saturday strutted the stage of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, joining in festivities to mark 400 years since The Bard's death.

Obama hails Turkey-bound Merkel's 'courage' on migrants

Berlin - US President Barack Obama has hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "courageous" leadership in opening doors to migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict.

Obama issues stark trade warning against Brexit

London - Barack Obama warned Britain on Friday against leaving the European Union, undercutting a key argument of eurosceptics by saying London would be "at the back of the queue" for a post-Brexit trade deal.

London mayor Boris rapped over claim Obama removed Churchill bust

London - London Mayor Boris Johnson on Friday claimed that Barack Obama removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office because of anti-British sentiment, earning a rebuke from Downing Street.

Obama wades into UK Brexit debate to eurosceptic fury

London - US President Barack Obama plunged into Britain's increasingly poisonous EU debate on Friday with a powerful warning against Brexit, arguing that US soldiers had laid down their lives for Europe.

Obama in Britain with royal lunch, Brexit on the menu

London - US President Barack Obama was set to wade into the poisonous Brexit debate on Friday and become Queen Elizabeth II's first lunch guest after turning 90.

No country has an interest in 'conflict' with Iran: Obama

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama said Thursday that neither the United States nor Arab Gulf nations had an interest in conflict with Iran.

US and Gulf states united in goal to 'destroy' IS: Obama

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama said Thursday that Washington and the Arab monarchies of the Gulf were united in their commitment to defeating the Islamic State jihadist group.

Obama in Saudi Arabia on fence-mending visit

Riyadh - President Barack Obama held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday as he began a two-day visit hoping to ease tensions with the historic US ally.

Obama thrust into Brexit debate on London trip

London - US President Barack Obama will be thrust into the eye of a boisterous British debate over European Union membership when he touches down in London on Thursday for a royal-filled visit.

Obama visits Saudi amid tensions with historic ally

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama lands in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to intensify the struggle against jihadists and efforts to end wars in Syria and Yemen, while trying to ease tensions with Riyadh.

Obama courts Gulf kings keen just to see him go

Az Zahra' - President Barack Obama will make another trip to Riyadh to consult Washington's Gulf allies on the crises in Yemen and Syria this week, but may not receive a royal welcome.
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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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President Barack Obama meets with Ambassador Donald Booth  Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan  ...
President Barack Obama meets with Ambassador Donald Booth, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, in the Oval Office, Aug. 28,
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OUCH: A nurse vaccinates U.S. President Barack Obama against the H1N1 flu at the White House in 2009...
OUCH: A nurse vaccinates U.S. President Barack Obama against the H1N1 flu at the White House in 2009.
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President Barack Obama tapes an interview for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C., October 27, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff
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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan from the Treaty Roo...
President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan from the Treaty Room office in the White House Residence.
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Obama seeks Syria support from senators McCain and Graham
Obama seeks Syria support from senators McCain and Graham
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Obama and daughter enjoying a vacation break
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vlad...
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013
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President Barack Obama and President Reuven Rivlin of Israel walk on the Colonnade of the White Hous...
President Barack Obama and President Reuven Rivlin of Israel walk on the Colonnade of the White House, following their participation in a Hanukkah Reception in the East Room, Dec. 9, 2015.
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President Barack Obama  First Lady Michelle Obama  and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafz...
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban. Malala told Obama: “Drone attacks are fueling terrorism...they lead to resentment among Pakistani people
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Protesters hold a sign ‘Obama: Take human rights in the Arms Trade Treaty Forward’.
Protesters hold a sign ‘Obama: Take human rights in the Arms Trade Treaty Forward’.
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President Barack Obama
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The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on 13 Septem...
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on 13 September, 2007. The UN Declaration sets standards by which governments' treatment of indigenous people can be judged.
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President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama talks with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden during the arrival ceremony ...
President Barack Obama talks with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden during the arrival ceremony at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport in Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013
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President Barack Obama talks with Ricardo Zuniga  Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs  an...
President Barack Obama talks with Ricardo Zuniga, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Cecilia Muñoz, Domestic Policy Council Director, before delivering remarks at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, Mexico
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Michelle Obama addressed the DNC s Women’s Leadership Fund Conference and defended her husband s r...
Michelle Obama addressed the DNC's Women’s Leadership Fund Conference and defended her husband's record of achievement.
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Eric Holder, attorney general for the Obama administration, was voted in contempt of Congress by a 23-17 vote.
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President Obama signing executive orders relating to U.S. gun control
President Obama signing executive orders relating to U.S. gun control
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