Clinton-to-space laptop up for auction

2014-03-25 14:21

A more than 15-year old laptop doesn't go for much on eBay - unless it's the one Bill Clinton used to send the first ever US presidential e-mail.

Obama gets new aide as his popularity falls

2013-12-10 10:15

John Podesta, a former chief of staff to Bill Clinton, is returning to the White House to advise President Barack Obama as he tries to regain his footing after the flawed healthcare bill.

53 heads of state confirmed for Mandela memorial

2013-12-08 19:15

A total of 53 heads of state have confirmed they will be attending the memorial for former president Nelson Mandela, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

Obamas, Bushes, Clintons to head to SA

2013-12-07 07:48

US President Barack Obama and his two predecessors, George W Bush and Bill Clinton, along with their wives, will be travelling to South Africa next week to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela.

Clinton: Better rules needed on spying

2013-12-04 09:33

Former US President Clinton says clarity is needed on how nations handle intelligence gathering.

Clinton: Violence in Myanmar sickens world

2013-11-14 18:53

Former US President Bill Clinton has said sectarian violence in Myanmar sickens the world as he met with political and civic leaders to discuss challenges facing the country.

Obama picks new economic adviser

2013-09-13 14:49

US President Barack Obama has chosen former acting budget chief Jeffrey Zients to replace Gene Sperling as his top economic adviser, a White House official says.

Obama embodies King's dream at anniversary

2013-08-29 11:02

Barack Obama led civil rights pioneers in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250 000 people.

Obama back at White House after vacation

2013-08-19 10:54

President Barack Obama has returned to the White House, ending his eight-day summer vacation at exclusive Martha's Vineyard off the US east coast.

Live interactive dialogue with Clinton

2013-08-07 17:24

Former president Bill Clinton, his daughter Chelsea and Professor Njabulo Ndebele of the Nelson Mandela Foundation will have a live interactive dialogue on Facebook.

Mandela beat apartheid 'demon': Clinton

2013-07-18 22:01

Former US president Bill Clinton says Nelson Mandela feared and hated his apartheid jailers when he left prison but overcame that "demon".

Leaked video shows Bieber taking a leak

2013-07-10 11:54

Instead of the usual bathroom, Justin Bieber decided to relieve himself in a bucket in a drunken video that has leaked online.

Obama to unveil African power initiative

2013-06-30 09:02

US President Barack Obama is due to announce a $7bn initiative over five years to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.

Obama yet to have African legacy

2013-06-28 10:15

President Barack Obama is yet to leave a lasting legacy for Africa on the scale of George W Bush and Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton urges Syria action - report

2013-06-13 22:31

Former President Bill Clinton has increased pressure for a stronger US role in Syria's civil war, short of sending in troops according to reports.

Republicans eye White House amid scandal

2013-05-20 21:35

Scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election losses.

Clinton mum on political future

2013-05-07 20:23

Former President Bill Clinton says speculating about his wife's political future is a waste of time and the US needs to be more focused on the big problems.

N Korea sentences American to 15 years

2013-05-02 10:10

An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of "compulsory labour" for unspecified crimes against the state, Pyongyang has announced.

Jennifer Lawrence flubs Bill Clinton's name

2013-04-22 11:49

Bill Clinton was honoured at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards when Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein presented him with the Advocate For Change Award, but not without incident.

Too early for 2016? Not for Hillary fans

2013-04-03 12:01

Hillary Clinton's 12-minute speech advocating women's rights globally, has excited fans imploring the former first lady, senator and secretary of state to run again for president in three years.

Clinton: Nigerian poverty fuels violence

2013-02-26 21:37

Bill Clinton says Nigeria must target poverty to stop the violence now sweeping the north.

Bill Clinton gets standing ovation at Globes

2013-01-14 11:01

Former US president Bill Clinton brought Hollywood to its feet with a brief appearance at the Golden Globe awards, when he introduced Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln.

Obama, Hillary Clinton reminisce

2012-11-20 16:59

Once bitter foes, then wary allies, and now firm friends, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are waxing nostalgic about six turbulent years, as she gets ready to swap globe trotting for retirement.

Obama enlists A-list to act as surrogates

2012-11-05 14:02

President Barack Obama is counting on Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen to carry his message, but he has also enlisted an army of A-list performers and public figures - from Lady Gaga to Billie Jean King.

Biden, Clinton campaign for storm-hit Obama

2012-10-30 11:01

Pulled back to Washington to address the storm pounding the East Coast, President Barack Obama has passed his campaign banner to Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton.


Clinton encourages reading in Hispanic families

2014-02-04 10:05

Hillary Clinton is helping initiate a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing and talk more to their young children so they're better prepared for school.

Obama on his way to South Africa

2013-12-09 17:15

President Barack Obama has taken off for South Africa to attend a national memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

Obama to attend Mandela memorial

2013-12-08 06:29

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will attend a memorial service in SA in honour of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, a White House official said.

Hillary Clinton: Mandela a giant among us

2013-12-06 22:45

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has remembered Nelson Mandela as a "giant among us", who showed the world how to respond to injustice and tragedy.

US flags to be lowered in honour of JFK

2013-11-22 08:09

US President Barack Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half staff to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy.

Clinton mulls idea of White House run

2013-09-22 21:48

Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that she is wrestling with whether to run for the US presidency, well aware of the "political and governmental challenges" she would face.

N Korea blames US nuke threat for aborting envoy's trip

2013-09-02 09:02

North Korea has withdrawn its invitation to a US envoy over a detained American because Washington mobilised nuclear-capable bombers during recent military drills with Seoul.

Obama to mark 50yrs since 'Dream' speech

2013-08-28 15:01

Words from the first black US president and bells ringing around the world will mark 50 years since civil rights leader Martin Luther King ended his landmark "I have a dream" speech.

The Clintons come to Africa

2013-08-15 14:46

Our World: Clinton in Africa explores the work of the Clinton Foundation and asks what role charity should play on a continent that is becoming more economically assertive. BBC journalist Komla Dumor was with Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea on their Africa trip and writes about his experiences.


Clinton speaks about Mandela

2013-07-19 08:50

Former US President Bill Clinton delivered an address at the United Nations honouring Nelson Mandela's accomplishments in public service. Watch the whole speech.

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Bieber apologises for hating on Bill

2013-07-12 09:52

Justin Bieber apologised by phone to Bill Clinton, the former president's office has said, for cursing Clinton and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a restaurant kitchen earlier this year.

Obama to unveil African power initiative

2013-06-30 16:31

US President Barack Obama is due to announce a $7bn initiative over five years to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.

Obama sees 'moral imperative' to help Africa

2013-06-28 15:01

President Barack Obama says Washington has a "moral imperative" to help the world’s poorest African continent feed itself.

Mandela's birthday plans on track

2013-06-19 22:34

Ex-president Nelson Mandela's foundation has vowed to press ahead with upcoming 95th birthday celebrations, as he spends a 12th day in hospital.

Bill Clinton praises Eva Longoria

2013-05-27 17:10

Bill Clinton has publicly thanked Eva Longoria for inspiring people to never stop learning, after the actress graduated from university with a Master's Degree in Chicano studies.

US man starts 'hard labour' term in N Korea

2013-05-15 10:08

A Korean-American tour operator sentenced to 15 years hard labour in North Korea for subversion has begun serving his time in prison, state media says.

US seeks amnesty for sentenced American

2013-05-03 14:41

The US has called on North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for "hostile acts" against the state.

US presidents converge to salute Bush

2013-04-25 17:21

All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W Bush Presidential Centre.

Bill Clinton honoured at GLAAD awards

2013-04-22 09:02

TV sitcom The New Normal, thriller American Horror Story: Asylum and soapie Days of Our Lives took home top TV honours at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards n Los Angeles.

Malala, Clinton named for Nobel prize

2013-03-04 16:07

Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance Malala Yousafzai and former US president Bill Clinton are among the 259 nominees in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Experts slam US policy in DRC

2012-12-12 09:19

The US has come under fire for failing to do enough to end the rebellion in the DRC, as experts propose ways to end the bloodshed including tough sanctions.

ME: Call for Bill Clinton to mediate

2012-11-18 22:26

A top US politician says Washington needs to deploy a high-level envoy, like former President Bill Clinton, to help negotiate Middle East peace.

Raspy Clinton gives full-throated backing

2012-11-04 22:12

In a raspy whisper, Bill Clinton has told a huge Barack Obama crowd: "I have given my voice in the service of my president."

Obama's begging can't get Clinton to stay

2012-10-25 13:02

President Barack Obama says he would love for Hillary Clinton to stay on as secretary of state after his hoped for re-election, but that "despite my begging" she has decided to move on.

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