ARTICLES RELATING TO BARAK OBAMA

Nairobi grapples with impending Obama arrival

2015-07-09 18:38

With US President Barrack Obama's visit to Kenya now clearly in the horizon, the capital city Nairobi is struggling to make a good impression in time for his arrival.

George W Bush more popular than Obama - poll

2015-06-03 17:14

Former US President George W Bush is now more popular than his successor, Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll.

SA hails Obama’s US-Cuba initiative

2014-12-18 12:45

South Africa has hailed US President Barack Obama's announcement of moves to 'normalise' his country's diplomatic ties with Cuba.

Miami Cubans slam Obama's 'betrayal'

2014-12-18 09:21

Cubans in Miami's Little Havana have reacted with anger to President Barack Obama's dramatic bid to end a half-decade Cold War with the communist-ruled island.

Putin holds late-night Ukraine talks with EU

2014-12-17 13:16

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts have agreed in a phone call that talks surrounding eastern Ukraine are to resume as soon as possible.

British govt under pressure over CIA link

2014-12-12 14:32

The British government is under pressure to appoint a judge to investigate whether its spy agencies were complicit in the torture of terrorist suspects by the CIA after 9/11.

Police cases stir US protests, debate

2014-12-05 17:11

Thousands of people of diverse races and ethnicities have taken to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest the "Garner ruling".

US ups pressure in South Sudan

2013-12-23 07:50

The US – a key backer of South Sudan’s 2011 independence – is increasing diplomatic pressure amid an intensifying conflict there but will not consider military intervention, experts say.

Kerry seeks EU support on Syria

2013-09-07 14:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet EU ministers to rally support for military strikes against Syria, after a G20 summit failed to resolve bitter international divisions on the issue.

Kenyans to sue UK over Mau Mau

2013-06-04 17:17

More than 8 000 Kenyans are seeking millions of dollars in compensation from former colonial rulers Britain, claiming mistreatment during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising, the country’s law society says.

 

Surveillance law lets US ratify nuclear terrorism treaties

2015-06-07 20:59

The surveillance bill that hasbecame law includes a little-noticed section that will let the US complete ratification of two long-stalled treaties aimed at stopping terrorists who wield radioactive bombs.

Obama spin doctors hired to shake up deadlocked UK vote

2015-03-30 14:26

Rival parties in Britain's election campaign have hired former strategists for US President Barack Obama in an attempt to sway one of the most unpredictable elections in years ahead of polling day.

Pope weighs in on US-Cuba talks, hails move

2014-12-18 10:25

Pope Francis led a chorus of global plaudits for the breakthrough in US-Cuban relations, hailed as 'historic' in Europe and South America and prompting celebrations on the streets of Havana.

Rita Ora loved performing for the Obama family

2014-12-17 17:00

Rita Ora has admitted it was an ''indescribable honour'' to perform Do They Know It's Christmas for the Obama family.

Obama removes Alaskan bay from drilling

2014-12-17 08:50

President Barack Obama has announced that he's removing more than 135 000km of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.

CIA torture is brutal and ineffective - US senate

2014-12-10 15:47

CIA torture of al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged and failed to produce useful intelligence, the US Senate says.

Qaeda threatens US hostage in new video

2014-12-04 18:34

Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen has threatened an American hostage, kidnapped over a year ago in a new video, giving Washington three days to meet unspecified demands.

US scores low on protecting gun rights

2013-09-20 20:06

A growing number of Americans are questioning the government's protection of the constitutional right to bear arms, according to a recent poll.

W Africa: the new theatre in US war on drugs

2013-06-21 21:41

President Barack Obama begins his African tour in Senegal next week in the heart of a region becoming a focus for federal agents prosecuting the US war on the international drug trade.

FBI: Man held in suspicious letters case

2013-04-27 19:00

The FBI says a Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to President Barack Obama has been arrested.

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