Obama hails 'new chapter' with Cuba

2015-07-01 18:10

President Barack Obama has announced that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

Obama to unveil deal with Cuba to reopen embassies

2015-07-01 16:09

President Barack Obama will unveil a breakthrough deal with Cuba to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, officials say, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold war enmity.

First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

2015-07-01 07:36

Some lucky Girl Scouts have gotten the ultimate camping experience - an overnight campout in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn.

Obama interviews Attenborough over climate change

2015-06-29 09:18

US President Barack Obama switched roles with British naturalist David Attenborough for an interview to ask him about the global effort required to combat climate change.

Funerals held for 3 more Charleston shooting victims

2015-06-27 22:54

Funerals for three more victims of a deadly shooting during a Bible study group in South Carolina have been held at the church where they were slain.

Obama gives soulful eulogy for slain Charleston pastor

2015-06-26 22:51

President Barack Obama has delivered a passionate discourse on America's racial history and then broke into song during a eulogy for a state senator and pastor, slain along with eight other black churchgoers in what police called a hate crime.

Obama to deliver eulogy as Charleston mourns attack victims

2015-06-26 14:19

President Barack Obama was on Friday set to deliver a eulogy for the chief pastor gunned down in an apparent racially-motivated attack that shocked the nation.

Obama hails health care ruling

2015-06-25 19:03

US President Barack Obama has hailed the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his legacy-gilding health care law, casting it as a win for ordinary Americans.

Obama heckled at White House gay pride event

2015-06-25 11:26

US President Barack Obama would normally expect a warm welcome from gay rights activists, particularly in his own home at the White House, but that was not the case this time.

Obama clears way for families to pay ransoms to terror groups

2015-06-24 13:01

US President Barack Obama is clearing the way for families of US hostages to pay ransom to terror groups without fear of prosecution.


US gay ruling inspires hope but also revulsion in Africa

2015-07-01 16:36

US President Barack Obama hailed Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage as a 'thunderbolt' but few share his view of gay rights in socially and religiously conservative Africa, which he visits this month.

Mugabe: Perhaps I should ask Obama to marry me

2015-07-01 16:03

President Robert Mugabe reportedly has sarcastically promised to travel to the US and ask for Barack Obama’s hand in marriage, following the legalisation of gay marriage across America by the US Supreme Court last week.

US, Brazil pledge to up renewable energy

2015-06-30 21:02

The United States and Brazil have pledged to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power.

Obama, Merkel say important for Greece to resume reforms

2015-06-28 21:12

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed that Greece needed to find its way back to a path of reform without exiting the eurozone.

Obama tackles race, guns in eulogy for Charleston pastor

2015-06-27 09:00

President Barack Obama has delivered a rousing eulogy for a black pastor slain in the Charleston massacre, addressing the strains in America over race and gun control before bursting into a soulful hymn.

Obama says Americans blind to gun violence

2015-06-26 22:24

US President Barack Obama says that for too long Americans have been blind to the unique mayhem caused by gun violence in this country.

Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, ISIS

2015-06-26 09:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, ISIS's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

Major health care reforms victory for Obama

2015-06-25 17:39

The US Supreme Court has delivered a major victory for President Barack Obama's health care reforms in a decision that upholds the subsidies at the heart of the insurance reforms.

Obama's Pacific trade pact nears finish in Congress

2015-06-24 20:30

President Barack Obama's bid to boost US economic ties with Asia has neared approval, when a six-week congressional battle will culminate in a decisive Senate vote.

Obama uses N-word on radio

2015-06-22 19:41

US President Barack Obama has underlined the depth of his frustration over American's ongoing battle with racism employing the racially-charged N-word in a radio interview.

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