'Red Tie Guy', who charmed SA during Obama visit, dies

2017-05-19 19:11

Mikhail Hendricks, otherwise known as the "Red Tie Guy", who charmed television viewers during a 2013 speech by then-US president Barack Obama in Cape Town, has died.

Oregon man who threatened to kill Obama gets prison time

2017-05-14 10:57

An Oregon man who has made threats to kill former president Barack Obama over social media will serve five years in federal prison.

Obama starts defining his role in the age of Trump

2017-05-10 14:26

Former President Barack Obama is starting to define his new role in the age of Donald Trump, but is being criticised for fees he's receiving at speaking events.

Trump pushes Senate Republicans to act on health care bill

2017-05-08 14:18

President Donald Trump is urging Republican senators to "not let the American people down" on health care.

Protection for 27 US national monuments may be curtailed

2017-05-07 08:08

The US Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments that may face the rolling back or elimination of protections put in place over the past two decades.

Americans with severe illness anxious over GOP health plan

2017-05-06 18:47

As Republicans move closer to dismantling ex-president Barack Obama's health care law, Americans with serious illnesses are feeling uneasy.

Trump’s 100-day report card

2017-04-30 06:02

US President Donald Trump discovered the limits of executive orders and presidential actions when his ban on the entry of travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations was overturned in the courts before being rewritten – and then suspended again.

Jonathan blames Obama for 2015 election defeat

2017-04-27 19:00

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Barack Obama for his 2015 presidential election defeat to Muhammadu Buhari.

Move over 'Obamacare,' Trump plan is now the focus

2017-04-10 15:52

Something new is happening in a health care debate dominated for seven years by "Obamacare".

Trump exposed in describing Obama stimulus

2017-04-05 15:29

US President Donald Trump has mischaracterised President Barack Obama's stimulus package and ignored billions of dollars spent on highways, bridges and similar projects.


GOP wins in reversing Obama-era rules on guns

2017-05-14 20:59

Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done legislatively are pointing to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era rules on guns, the internet and the environment

Trump to fund Mugabe, says diplomat

2017-05-11 09:26

The United States has announced plans to increase its funding levels to Zimbabwe, particularly in the health sector - despite a diplomatic tiff between Washington and Harare.

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

2017-05-09 10:07

The White House was warned in January that Donald Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail, a top former official tells lawmakers, as the issue of the president's ties to Moscow return to the spotlight.

Obama urges Congress to show 'courage' on health care

2017-05-08 06:26

Former President Barack Obama is calling on members of Congress to show courage in the debate over the future of health care in America.

Curious Trump team query now seen as Russia warning sign

2017-05-07 06:52

A query from Donald Trump's transition team for a classified CIA profile on Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, is now being seen as a warning sign.

Obama re-enters international politics

2017-05-05 16:06

Former US president Barack Obama has taken his first dive back into international politics since leaving the White House in January.

Warren 'troubled' by report of Wall Street-paid Obama speech

2017-04-28 22:06

US Senator Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former president Barack Obama will give a speech at a health care conference that'll be paid for by a Wall Street firm.

Barack Obama: From USA President to Instagram husband

2017-04-19 07:00

While yachting, a photo was taken of Barack Obama, who was taking a photo of Michelle Obama and he is now an Instagram husband.

House leaving town with GOP health care bill in shambles

2017-04-06 21:20

US House members are heading home for a two-week recess with the Republican health care bill still in shambles.

Trump blames Assad and Obama for chemical attack in Syria

2017-04-05 06:34

President Donald Trump is splitting the blame for Syria's worst chemical weapons attack in years between its Russian-backed leader and former President Barack Obama.

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