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Obama warns Democrats to 'stay worried' about Trump

Washington - US President Barack Obama warned Democrats Wednesday that anything was possible in the US elections and to "stay worried until all the votes are counted.

Kremlin denies interfering in US election campaign

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday denied Moscow was interfering in the US election campaign after President Barack Obama refused to rule out that Russia could be trying to sway the vote in favour of Donald Trump.

Op-Ed: No surprise that some Dems tried to derail Sanders bid

Washington - Does it really come as a surprise to anyone that establishment Democrats tried to derail the upstart presidential primary campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Ver.)?

Obama rejects Trump vision of 'violence and chaos everywhere'

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday dismissed Donald Trump's depiction of the United States as a nation in deep crisis as just plain wrong and not the experience of ordinary Americans.

Obama warns Turkey to 'act within the rule of law'

Washington - President Barack Obama called on Turkey to respect the rule of law Saturday, a warning to the country's government as it rounded up alleged coup plotters.

Obama consults top aides as Turkey unrest hits IS fight

Washington - US President Barack Obama held talks with top national security advisers Saturday after a coup attempt in Turkey that froze some air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group.

Obama condemns 'what appears to be horrific terrorist attack'

Washington - US President Barack Obama strongly condemned what he said appeared to be a "horrific terrorist attack" in Nice.

Obama makes call for unity at Dallas memorial

Dallas - President Barack Obama implored Americans of all races to show more unity and understanding as he addressed an emotional memorial for five slain policemen in Dallas.

Obama attends memorial for slain Dallas cops

Dallas - President Barack Obama attended a somber memorial Tuesday to five police officers slain in a sniper ambush in Dallas, as he seeks to unify a country divided by race and politics.

Obama heads to Dallas to bring some 'comfort'

Washington - US President Barack Obama heads to Dallas on Tuesday to offer comfort to relatives of the five police officers slain in a sniper ambush -- and to try to unify a nation struggling to process a raw week of deadly violence and racial tensions.

Op-Ed: Obama breaks promise on troop reduction in Afghanistan

Warsaw - Obama had pledged to reduce U.S. troop deployment in Afghanistan to 5,500 troops by the end of this year but instead he is withdrawing about 1,400.

Op-Ed: Obama unlikely to close Guantanamo before his term ends

Washington - A sign that Guantanamo Bay is not set to close anytime soon are new construction contracts to build new facilities and repair old buildings at the naval base in Cuba.

Four NATO battalions to go to eastern Europe to deter Russia

Varsovia - The United States announced Friday it will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland as part of broader NATO efforts to reassure former Communist eastern member states fearful of a more assertive Russia.

Obama warns against 'adversarial' Brexit negotiations

Varsovia - US President Barack Obama on Friday warned it was in no one's interest that talks on Britain leaving the European Union be drawn out or difficult.

Obama condemns 'calculated and despicable' Dallas attack

Varsovia - US President Barack Obama on Friday denounced the "despicable" attacks in Dallas in which snipers shot dead five police officers during a protest against police shootings of black men."We still don't know all the facts.

Obama celebrates U.S. military, daughter's 18th birthday on July 4

Washington - US President Barack Obama celebrated the country's military as well as his daughter Malia's 18th birthday at the White House to mark America's Independence Day holiday.

Op-Ed: U.S. to offer Israel an even larger military aid package

Washington - The White House told members of U.S. Congress that it has offered to substantially sweeten a military aid package to Israel after months of negotiations.

Obama warns Venezuela not to block 'legitimate' recall drive

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Venezuela's government Wednesday to not block the opposition's "legitimate" efforts to hold a referendum to recall the country's embattled president Nicolas Maduro.

Obama warns against Brexit 'hysteria'

Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against international "hysteria" following last week's vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

U.S. President Obama backs entrepreneurs at global tech summit

Palo Alto - U.S. President Barack Obama told the best and brightest in the technology industry on Friday that the government would partner with private industry to keep the Internet free and open to innovation.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Nespresso announces plans to sell Cuban coffee in United States

Havana - Coffee grown and roasted in Cuba should be available in the United States this year for the first time in five decades, European coffee giant Nespresso announced this week.

Obama says easy access to weapons 'unconscionable'

Washington - Renewing his call to reduce gun violence, President Barack Obama characterized easy access to weapons as "unconscionable" Saturday, less than a week after the worst mass shooting in US history.

Obama arrives to console grieving families in Orlando

Orlando - President Barack Obama embarked on a solemn visit to Orlando Thursday, where he will console families ripped apart by a massacre that has fueled America's culture wars and a fresh push for gun controls.

Obama slams Trump's 'loose talk' on Muslims

Washington - President Barack Obama assailed Donald Trump and the Republican party for "loose talk" and anti-Muslim rhetoric Tuesday, warning that their populist election message was dangerous and un-American.

Op-Ed: Bernie Sanders plays selfish card - much like Hillary in 2008

Those legions of young followers of never-say-die Bernie Sanders won't be able to wrap their heads around this but here we go: there is no honor in their hero's refusal to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination. There may, however, be shame.

Obama says no evidence Orlando attack was 'directed' from abroad

Washington - President Barack Obama said Monday there was no evidence that the massacre of 49 people in a Florida nightclub was directed from abroad or was part of a larger plot.

Op-Ed: Sanders and Clinton try to get on same page for November

Washington - News that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic Party nominee for the White House in November, and primary challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders would meet Tuesday to discuss the future raises the question of what took so long.

Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

Washington - President Barack Obama has ordered the US military to tackle the resurgent Taliban more directly -- in tandem with Afghan allies, officials said Friday, ratcheting up a 15-year conflict he had vowed to end.

Sanders vows to 'work together' with Clinton

Washington - Thwarted presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders refused Thursday to bow out before the final Democratic primary next week, but said he would meet rival Hillary Clinton soon to foster party unity in the battle against Donald Trump.
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President Barack Obama greets children upon arrival in Seattle, Wash.
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U.S. President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehous...
U.S. President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Washington, November 30, 2013
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A student using an iPad looks up at U.S. President Barack Obama who was visiting Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland February 4, 2014. Obama made the visit to highlight the progress of his Connected goal of connecting 99% of students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years.
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and US President Barack Obama
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama view photographs of victims before addressing a memorial service at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2009, a few days after 13 soldiers were killed and 38 wounded when an Army officer opened fire at a base processing center.
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A video of U.S. President Barack Obama signing to a deaf 26-year-old student went viral on the Internet
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President Barack Obama speaking with Vice-President Joe Biden about the new gun control measures the White House proposed
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President Barack Obama, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly
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Obama addressing the issue of academia
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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a press conference following their meeting in the Oval Office.
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Ole Miss students riot, burn Obama campaign signs
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George Clooney discusses about the situation in Sudan with President Barack Obama at the White House in October 2010.
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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 Obama with his wife Michelle at a memorial service in Tucson
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CROWDED: The departure lounge at Havana Airport will be getting substantially more crowded now that U.S. airlines have permission to schedule regular flights in keeping with a gradual lessening of diplomatic tensions that began in 2014.
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President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico prior to an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Philippines, Nov. 19, 2015.
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