ARTICLES RELATING TO BARACK OBAMA

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

2014-07-30 14:20

Australia's PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17.

Democrats have million-dollar-day on impeachment

2014-07-29 23:03

Impeaching President Barack Obama may be highly unlikely, but election-year chatter about it among conservatives has helped Democrats raise $1m in one day.

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

2014-07-29 15:29

President Barack Obama has spoken out against gender oppression in Africa that he says is "crippling" parts of the continent.

Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty - US

2014-07-29 09:42

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration has accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations.

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes

2014-07-29 07:13

Rock beats paper: A study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives.

Obama to rename Africa programme for Mandela

2014-07-28 05:31

A programme designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House says.

Obama bars corporate tax evasion plan

2014-07-25 12:30

US President Barack Obama has hammered firms avoiding taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas and called on Congress to pass a bill to curb the practice.

US Republican asks if flight ban is boycott of Israel

2014-07-24 13:04

US Republican, Ted Cruz, has suggested that the FAA flight ban amounts to Obama launching economic boycott of Israel.

'I no longer talk to Obama' - Turkey's Erdogan

2014-07-22 13:17

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

Exxon oil rig enters uncharted waters

2014-07-22 08:33

An ordinary, long-scheduled journey of an oil drilling rig into Arctic waters is turning into a major political exercise, creating a dilemma for Exxon Mobil.

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

2014-07-22 06:13

Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists have released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

Obama questions if Biden or Clinton want to run again

2014-07-21 19:35

President Barack Obama has said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether he would want to endure another campaign for the White House.

Obama: Focus in Gaza conflict must be on ceasefire

2014-07-21 18:12

President Barack Obama has repeated that Israel had the right to defend itself against rocket attacks, but had serious concerns about the growing number of civilian casualties.

Obama wants Ukraine cease-fire for MH17 probe

2014-07-18 19:09

US President Barack Obama has called for an immediate cease-fire in the Ukraine for a full investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Leaders demand probe into Malaysia crash

2014-07-18 07:59

World leaders are demanding an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed.

Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

2014-07-17 16:13

Harsher storms, flooding and rising seas threaten US public safety, President Barack Obama has warned as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change.

US hits Russia with biggest sanctions yet

2014-07-17 09:25

President Barack Obama has imposed the toughest package of US economic sanctions yet on Russia, hitting Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft.

Obama speaks to Merkel after spy row

2014-07-16 16:50

President Barack Obama has spoken to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the CIA station in Berlin.

Israel to resist truce efforts as Gaza toll tops 100

2014-07-12 07:31
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Israel says it will resist international pressure to stop its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives.

US political dynasties no problem - Clinton

2014-07-09 10:19

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has defended the prominent role of political dynasties in American politics, saying the United States is "not a monarchy".

White House - most child refugees to be sent home

2014-07-07 23:12

The White House says most unaccompanied minors flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay.

Obama: US a nation of immigrants

2014-07-05 08:40

US President Barack Obama has said more than two dozen foreign-born military members are reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life".

Final push in 'historic' Iran nuclear talks

2014-07-03 16:31

Iran nuclear talks have entered the decisive endgame with a final round of negotiations which could go right down to a 20 July deadline for a deal.

 

Republicans ready to push lawsuit against Obama

2014-07-30 20:19

Republicans are ready to approve legislation authorising an lawsuit against Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his signature health care law.

US slaps more sanctions on Russia

2014-07-29 23:03

President Barack Obama has declared that the United States will join the European Union in slapping new sanctions on Russia's energy sector, arms industry and financial institutions.

Act now on climate or see costs soar: White House

2014-07-29 13:02

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the US more in the long run, the White House says in a report meant to bolster actions to address global warming

US Ebola doctor in grave condition, Obama briefed

2014-07-29 07:50

A US missionary doctor's condition has deteriorated after he contracted Ebola whilst treating patients in Liberia, as US president Barack Obama is briefed on the situation.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

2014-07-28 09:16

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

Obama, Rutte want more Russia sanctions

2014-07-25 12:45

US President Barack Obama and Netherlands Premier Mark Rutte have agreed that more sanctions must be imposed on Russia for its support of pro-Russian separatists.

US panel votes to authorise lawsuit against Obama

2014-07-25 08:53

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have taken another step toward authorising a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers.

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

Obama tells minorities 'be yourself'

2014-07-22 09:51

President Barack Obama has told a group of young black, Hispanic, Native American and Asian men that they need be proud of their backgrounds and draw strength from their cultures.

Obama strengthens LGBT workplace rights

2014-07-22 07:29

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order outlawing federal employment discrimination based on gender identity and strengthening other LGBT protections.

Obama pressures Putin in Ukraine crash probe

2014-07-21 21:17

US President Barack Obama has piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet.

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

2014-07-21 18:50

A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster has pulled away from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-07-21 07:58

Oil prices have slipped in Asian trade, but analysts say they were supported by concerns of an escalation of the Ukraine crisis.

Pro-Russian separatists fired missile - Obama

2014-07-18 18:34

US President Barack Obama says that a surface-to-air missile fired from territory that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists is responsible for shooting down a Malaysian airliner.

Jet crash could be turning point for Ukraine crisis

2014-07-18 12:48

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine could be a turning point for the Ukraine crisis, if it convinces reluctant Europeans to get behind tougher sanctions long sought by the US.

Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia MH17 plane incident

2014-07-17 20:19

The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine.

Buzz: Where were you when I walked on moon?

2014-07-17 12:24

It has been 45 years since Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were on the moon. Now Aldrin is asking everyone to remember where they were when the first humans stepped onto another heavenly body.

Gaza truce goes into force

2014-07-17 09:22
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A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas has come into force, hours after the Israel military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

UK 'extremely concerned' by Gaza deaths

2014-07-12 13:00
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UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he is "extremely concerned" about the loss of life in Gaza, where five days of Israel air strikes have killed more than 120 Palestinians.

US-Africa summit: Mugabe 'still not invited'

2014-07-10 12:19
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The US-Africa summit to be convened by President Barack Obama in August is set to proceed without Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as planned, the US ambassador to Zimbabwe has reportedly said.

Putin called to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks

2014-07-08 11:28

France and the US have urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pressure pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to agree a dialogue on reaching a ceasefire with Kiev.

A bird that holds sway over US Senate

2014-07-07 14:17

An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the US Senate in the coming elections.

Obama to pitch immigration at citizenship ceremony

2014-07-04 11:02

Barack Obama plans to highlight the positive side of immigration at a citizenship ceremony for military members.

Iraq struggles to drive back Sunni militants

2014-07-03 13:01

Baghdad's forces are struggling to break a military stalemate with Sunni militants, as US officials reach out to key leaders to push for an end to political chaos in Iraq.

 
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