ARTICLES RELATING TO BARACK OBAMA

Obama: Nothing new in Netanyahu speech

2015-03-03 22:25

US President Barack Obama has said there was "nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress, insisting he did not offer a better option than negotiations.

Cracks in the dam

2015-03-03 12:55

Benjamin Netanyahu broke something unbreakable, says Simon Williamson .

Protesters won’t disrupt Obamacare case

2015-02-27 11:28

An activist group that has twice disrupted US Supreme Court proceedings says it does not intend to stage similar protests when the justices hear a case next week reviewing US President Barack Obama's 'Obamacare'.

Ebola-hit Liberia no longer US's 'forgotten stepchild'

2015-02-26 09:48

As Liberia's president visits the US Senate to thank Americans for their pivotal role in the Ebola recovery, she will reflect on a sometimes fractious relationship spanning two centuries.

Obama pushes for criminal justice reform

2015-02-25 17:02

President Barack Obama says the US must continue cutting its crime and incarceration rates by reforming its criminal justice system.

Clinton: I will encourage problem-solving in Congress

2015-02-25 11:11

Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she decides to run for US president again she would try to encourage Republicans and Democrats to solve problems in Congress.

Obama: brokers must put clients' needs first

2015-02-24 18:30

President Barack Obama says financial advisers deserve to get fair compensation for advising clients on retirement plans.

Obama begins sales pitch on trade

2015-02-22 16:30

President Barack Obama started a broad sales pitch to the US public about the merits of free trade deals, an area in which he faces stiff resistance.

India insists: Obama's tree is not dead

2015-02-20 14:35

Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead.

Obama: Extremists have perverted Islam

2015-02-19 05:46

US President Barack Obama has urged Western and Muslim leaders to unite to defeat the 'false promises of extremism' and reject jihadists' claims to represent Islam.

 

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticise it

2015-03-03 18:18

Senior US and Iranian officials have kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations as Israel’s leader prepares to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal.

New drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

2015-03-02 16:02

An overnight drone strike has killed three suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a country where the US is the only power operating the unmanned aircraft, a tribal source says.

Obama celebrates Black History Month

2015-02-27 09:20

President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life during Black History Month.

2 who plotted to ‘shoot Obama’ appear in US court

2015-02-26 05:59

Two of the three men arrested in New York on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join ISIS and wage war against the US have appeared in court, US federal officials say.

Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991

2015-02-25 12:40

President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the country collapsed into chaos in 1991.

Obama vetoes contentious oil pipeline bill

2015-02-25 05:41

US President Barack Obama made good on his veto promise by swiftly vetoing a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period.

Short-term US security funding idea gains ground in Senate

2015-02-24 11:10

A short-term funding extension for the US department of homeland security has gained ground among Senate Republicans as a possible option to deal with a stalled spending bill.

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

2015-02-21 07:57

In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington.

Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire

2015-02-20 10:35

The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia have renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations - including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels.

Obama calls for nations to discredit extremists

2015-02-19 05:00

President Barack Obama will call for nations around the world to stand together and discredit the voices of violent extremism.

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