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In World
March 22, 2018 10:00 am gmt |
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On his first trip to New Zealand, former U.S. President Barack Obama received a traditional Maori welcome ceremony at government house in Auckland on Thursday (March 22). Following the ceremony, Obama and New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern held a private meeting, discussing issues around clim...
In Britain
January 12, 2018 8:26 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the U.S. embassy in the British capital. “(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Ad...
In India
December 2, 2017 4:15 am gmt |
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Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday (December 01) discussed the “promotion of oneness” in the world with former U.S. President Barack Obama. The Nobel Laureate met Obama in New Delhi and after arriving in northern hill town of Dharamasala, he said their discussions re...
In Technology
November 15, 2017 10:03 am gmt |
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The Trump administration is expected to publicly release on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cybersecurity flaws or keep them secret, a national security official told Reuters. The move is an attempt by the US government to address criticism that it too often jeopardises Internet ...
In America
October 22, 2017 6:33 am gmt |
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The five living former US presidents have gathered for a concert in aid of victims of the hurricanes which ravaged the US this year. Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared in Texas on Saturday. The three Democrats and two Republicans came together behind T...
In Britain
October 1, 2017 5:59 am gmt |
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama got into the spirit of the Invictus Games with Briton’s Prince Harry on Friday (September 30) as he joined the Royal to watch a game of wheelchair basketball in Toronto, Canada. Obama and Prince Harry were also joined by Obama’s former vice president, Jo...
In America
December 14, 2016 8:07 am gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday (December 12) that he would remain vigilant with regard of President-elect Donald Trump’s new Cabinet policy after he leaves office on Jan. 20. “I’ll be paying attention. I’ll be a citizen of this country that I love deeply, and I don...
In America
October 12, 2016 5:46 am gmt |
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US President Barack Obama has urged senior Republicans to formally withdraw their endorsement of Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. Mr. Obama said Mr. Trump’s crude comments about women would disqualify him from even working in a shop. At a rally in support of Democratic contender Hi...
In Latest Stories
October 7, 2016 9:02 am gmt |
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North Korea condemned President Barack Obama for U.S. sanctions and pressure against it for its nuclear programme, state media reported on Thursday (Oct 6). North Korea conducted its biggest nuclear test on September 9 and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ra...
In America
September 30, 2016 6:43 am gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered in Israel on Friday (September 30) for the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president whose pursuit of an elusive peace with the Palestinians won international embrace. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also ...
In America
September 29, 2016 5:59 am gmt |
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Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77 against...
In America
September 25, 2016 6:04 am gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama, in his weekly address on Saturday (Sep 24), welcomed the opening of the National Museum of African American History as an opportunity to educate Americans about the history of the racial tensions. “This museum tells a story of America that hasn’t always taken ...
In America
September 16, 2016 9:29 am gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton criticized what they called Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, on Thursday (September 15) and asked voters to send a clear message on election day this November 8. Obama told the audience at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on Thursday (...
In America
September 10, 2016 10:59 am gmt |
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A day before the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to protect the homeland and destroy “terrorists like al Qaeda and ISIL”. In his pre-recorded weekly address released on Saturday (September 10) Obama honored the memories of the victims of the...
In World
September 3, 2016 11:15 am gmt |
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The two largest contributors to global carbon emissions, China and the United States, have ratified the hallmark Paris agreement to battle climate change. The countries’ ratification could help put the pact into force before the end of the year. President Xi Jinping of China and president US Pr...
In America
August 14, 2016 8:37 am gmt |
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Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their well-wishes on his 90th birthday and criticized President Barack Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media. He appeared but did not speak at a gala in his honor broadcast on state television Saturday evening. Thousands danced to Latin beats along Havana&...
In America
August 6, 2016 1:05 pm gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama praised Team USA on Saturday (August 6) as the athletes started competing in Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “That’s the Olympic spirit – and it’s the American spirit, too. In our Olympians, we recognize that no one accomplishes greatness al...
In World
July 17, 2016 6:49 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday (July 16) to extradite U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen to Turkey. “After this coup attempt, once again I call on him (Obama). I say: ‘Give this person in Pennsylvania to Turkey already.’ I ca...
In Europe
July 11, 2016 11:23 am gmt |
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President Barack Obama addressed U.S. and Spanish troops on Sunday (July 10) afternoon at Naval Station Rota in southern Spain where he repeated his commitment to Europe and called for the continent to stand united in the face of threats from Russia and fall out from Britain’s vote to leave the...