ARTICLES RELATING TO BARACK OBAMA

Obama picks Marine general as top military advisor

2015-05-05 21:11

President Barack Obama nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford as chairman of the joint chiefs Tuesday, choosing an officer with battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan for the military's top job.

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

2015-05-04 15:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on security co-operation, after calling for unity in the face of terror attacks.

US famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson running for president

2015-05-04 09:38

Ben Carson, who became a conservative US political star after a career as a neurosurgeon is planning to formally announce that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Most Americans support drone strikes on terrorists

2015-05-01 16:14

Most Americans support drone strikes against terrorists overseas, a new poll has revealed.

McConnell suggests Obama plan to cut power emissions won't stick

2015-04-30 14:40

The US Senate majority leader urged countries to go slowly on committing to cut carbon emissions in any global agreement later this year, in his latest effort to cripple President Barack Obama's clean power plan.

Obama happy Lynch next Attorney General

2015-04-23 22:03

President Barack Obama says America will be better off now that the Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General.

Obama warns of damage from climate neglect

2015-04-23 10:44

President Barack Obama has warned of growing damage from climate change, saying the problem can no longer be denied.

Armenians to mark 'genocide' centenary

2015-04-19 07:24

Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

Obama warns about climate change

2015-04-18 14:49

President Barack Obama of the US says climate change poses the world's biggest single threat and it can no longer be ignored.

Court sceptical of challenge to Obama climate plan

2015-04-16 20:28

Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change.

 

Obama says inequality facing minority men behind US protests

2015-05-05 12:01

Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, US President Barack Obama says that the residual effects of racism have built up over time and created inequality.

Kerry honours victims in Kenya as talks focus on Shabaab

2015-05-04 12:13

In Kenya, Kerry honors terror victims and talks with government about combating al-Shabaab

Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

2015-05-03 13:21

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to have talks with Kenyan officials ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to his late father's home country.

Bid to end collection of phone data advances

2015-05-01 14:20

A bill to end spy agencies' mass collection of Americans' telephone data advanced in the US House of Representatives.

CRINGE: Blake Lively embarassed herself in front of President Obama

2015-04-24 12:08

Blake Lively embarrassed herself when she asked Barack Obama to leave her husband a voicemail.

Obama takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

2015-04-23 19:19

Obama has said he takes full responsibility for the deaths of American and Italian hostages held by al-Qaeda.

The Private Dinner – bringing politics to the table

2015-04-23 00:21

A dinner for 4 (or 5, if you include Zuma): Regular Biznews columnist Cees Bruggemans brings some global political advice to the table in his latest insightful piece.

With 2 years left, Obama getting tough on critics

2015-04-18 22:02

Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama has decided to go after his Republican critics.

Obama, Italian PM Renzi to meet at White House

2015-04-17 11:41

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is getting an audience with President Barack Obama at the White House to compare notes on a range of issues, including Ukraine, Libya and ISIS.

Cubans hail their removal from US terrorism list

2015-04-15 16:54

Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike have hailed the island's removal from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult.

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