Republicans want Trump to undo Obama monuments

2017-03-05 19:31

Republican leaders in Maine and Utah are asking President Donald Trump to step into uncharted territory and rescind national monument designations made by his predecessor.

Billion dollar deals expected at Africa summit

2014-08-03 16:32

The US will announce nearly $1bn in business deals and commit billions of dollars to expanding food and power programmes in Africa during a summit.

Obama hails true spirit of 9/11 at new museum

2014-05-15 19:06

US President Barack Obama has hailed the love and sacrifice he said was "the true spirit of 9/11" as he inaugurated the Ground Zero museum.

Obamacare not risking jobs - White House

2013-10-22 19:44

The White House says there is no evidence that President Barack Obama's healthcare programme will cost full-time workers their jobs.

New plan to resolve US fiscal standoff

2013-10-08 20:20

US House Speaker John Boehner is offering a new approach to resolve the fiscal standoff, proposing deficit-reduction talks and ways to end the government shutdown.

Big boost for SA renewable energy

2013-09-19 18:52

Renewable energy in South Africa is set to get a push from a $33.6m loan package granted to Spanish solar heat company Abengoa.

Obama to name Furman as chief economist

2013-06-10 12:41

President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate longtime adviser Jason Furman to be his new chief White House economist, an official says.


Barack and Michelle's first date to become a blockbuster

2014-12-09 16:38

An independent film that will dramatise President Barack Obama's first date with Michelle Obama is in development.

Obama and Putin spar as Ukraine bleeds

2014-06-04 19:17

President Barack Obama has condemned Russia's dark tactics and bullying in Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin has hit back at American aggression.

Obama to boost tax revenues, cut deficits - CBO

2014-04-17 17:15

President Barack Obama's budget request would boost tax revenues by $1.4 trillion over 10 years and slash deficits by $1.05 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office says.

SA shares buoyed by hopes of US deal

2013-10-10 18:31

South African shares have climbed 1.3% as signs of a thaw in Washington's fiscal stalemate cheered sentiment and increased appetite for companies.

Republicans rip White House

2013-10-04 21:11

Republicans have launched an angry counter attack as the US government shut-down dragged deep into a fourth day.

White House health care law sickly

2013-07-03 19:40

The Obama administration has delayed the central element of the new health care law until after 2014 elections.

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