Emissions scandal: VW boss apologised to Obama in person

2016-04-29 10:47

Disgraced Volkswagen CEO said Matthias Mueller said he held a "two minute" conversation with US president Barack Obama to apologise for the firm's emissions scandal.

Merkel, Obama in warm embrace

2016-04-24 18:10

President Barack Obama has started a two-day visit to Germany, hoping to counter deep public scepticism about a trans-Atlantic trade deal with Europe.

Obama wades in to UK's Brexit debate

2016-04-22 11:38

US President Barack Obama has plunged into Britain's poisonous European Union membership debate, arguing strongly against a "Brexit" as he kicked off a visit to the UK.

Obama's first farewell tour starts with damage control

2016-04-19 05:25

President Barack Obama is setting out on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode.

ISIS is lost - Obama

2016-04-14 09:40

ISIS in Iraq and Syria is on the defensive and 'their cause is lost', US President Barack Obama says after meeting with CIA chiefs and other security officials.

Obama calls Libya his 'worst mistake'

2016-04-11 19:52

Barack Obama says the biggest mistake of his presidency was the lack of planning for the aftermath of the fall of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

2016-04-06 09:43

Congressional officials say the Obama administration has decided to transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus.

Obama issues stark warning on nuclear terrorism

2016-04-02 12:07

Extremist "madmen" from ISIS will not hesitate to launch a catastrophic nuclear attack, US President Barack Obama has warned.

Obama meets Erdogan amid talk of 'snub'

2016-04-01 10:09

US President Barack Obama met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, the White House says, amid serious tensions over press freedom and the war in Syria.

Obama commutes sentences of drug offenders

2016-03-30 20:56

President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders, including more than a third serving life sentences, giving new energy to calls for overhauling the US criminal justice system.


Obama asks China to pressure N Korea

2016-04-24 22:13

US President Barack Obama has urged China to increase pressure on North Korea after another 'provocative' weapons test.

London mayor rapped over Obama claim

2016-04-22 22:06

London Mayor Boris Johnson has 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.

No country has an interest in conflict with Iran: Obama

2016-04-21 19:00

President Barack Obama says neither the United States nor Arab Gulf nations have an interest in conflict with Iran.

London mayor accuses Barack Obama of hypocrisy

2016-04-16 22:00

London Mayor Boris Johnson has accused US President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for supporting those who want Britain to stay in the European Union

Obama designates monument to women's equality

2016-04-12 22:59

President Barack Obama says he looks forward to a time when girls are "astonished" that women once made less than men and a female had never occupied the Oval Office.

Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after A-bomb

2016-04-11 08:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140 000 Japanese.

Obama: Tax avoidance is a big global problem

2016-04-05 22:53

US President Barack Obama says the revelations that powerful international politicians and businessmen have hidden money in shell companies, shows tax avoidance is a global issue.

Obama says Trump doesn't know much about foreign policy

2016-04-02 08:38

President Barack Obama scathingly dismissed White House hopeful Donald Trump's foreign policy proposals and warned that the world was watching the upcoming US election.

Obama, Xi vow to work closely

2016-03-31 23:16

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledge to co-operate to confront the North Korean nuclear threat while working to narrow persistent differences over cybersecurity, human rights and maritime conflicts.

Terrorists trying to 'weaken our faith' - Obama

2016-03-30 17:00

US President Barack Obama says the goal of terrorists is to "weaken our faith" and lead people to strike out against those who look or pray differently.

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