The Obamas share what they did the night Trump was elected

2016-12-08 22:01

While many Americans stayed up late on election night to find out who would win the White House, first lady Michelle Obama says she went to bed

Philippines' Duterte says Trump made him feel like a saint

2016-12-08 05:50

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he felt "like a saint" after his phone conversation last week with US president-elect Donald Trump, who he says praised him for "doing great" in his deadly campaign against illegal drugs.

Standing ovation for Obama at his last Kennedy Center Honours

2016-12-05 13:23

The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honours gala event hasn't been for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles - it was for Barack Obama.

Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire

2016-12-04 22:12

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is demanding that US President Barack Obama not sign an extension of US sanctions.

Trump says Duterte fighting drugs 'the right way'

2016-12-03 18:09

US President-elect Donald Trump has told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way".

New norms for Trump's presidency

2016-11-30 18:08

Donald Trump has promised that he'd be presidential when the time was right and his favourability rating has increased from 36% a few weeks before the election to 47%.

Obama will not attend Castro funeral

2016-11-29 10:02

President Barack Obama will not attend Fidel Castro's funeral, the White House said, demurring on the question of who would lead the US delegation.

PICS: Obama makes Ellen DeGeneres cry in emotional medal ceremony

2016-11-23 07:26

Ellen DeGeneres was one of 21 Americans awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but she almost didn't make it!

Obama bids farewell to world stage after 8 years

2016-11-21 11:06

US President Barack Obama has said goodbye to the world stage, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour.

Africa looks to solar for communities off the grid

2016-11-20 14:58

Above the sacks of seeds and coal, three kerosene lamps gather dust in the tiny shed that Kenyan chicken farmer Bernard calls home.


Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

2016-12-08 12:10

US president-elect Donald Trump has selected a political ally with close ties to China as ambassador to Beijing and revealed he consulted with Barack Obama on his cabinet picks.

Thousands attend Pearl Harbour anniversary ceremony

2016-12-07 21:59

Thousands have gathered at Pearl Harbour for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2 300 service people dead.

'Sham' US embassy in Ghana issued visas for a decade

2016-12-05 11:13

Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake US embassy in the capital Accra, run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, reports say.

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama

2016-12-04 09:50

A former prisoner of war, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who's accused of endangering his US comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is seeking a presidential pardon.

Obama stays busy on environmental front in final weeks

2016-12-01 21:41

Citing fears of a Donald Trump presidency, environmental groups are urging President Barack Obama to stay busy in his final weeks.

Barack says Michelle will 'never' run for White House

2016-11-30 11:42

For anyone who might like to see Michelle Obama run for president as a Democrat, it's time to rein in that early enthusiasm. Or so says her husband, President Barack Obama.

WATCH: Obama brings out the big puns at final Thanksgiving turkey pardon

2016-11-24 11:43

President Barack Obama got the holiday mood started at the White House with the traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey

Obama warns Trump that US underpins world order

2016-11-21 13:47

US President Barack Obama made a strident case for his successor Donald Trump to retain America's support for a liberal world order, warning world peace and prosperity depend on it.

As Trump era dawns, China aims to become world champion of free trade

2016-11-21 07:02

China is moving after Donald Trump’s election win to claim the mantle of the world’s champion of free trade and the fight against climate change.

Xi says US-China ties at 'hinge moment'

2016-11-20 12:44

Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping have met for the final time, with the Chinese leader warning the period after Donald Trump's election is a "hinge moment" in relations between the two powers.

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