• Obama to lift arms embargo on Vietnam

    President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy.

  • Up to $800m of IS cash ‘destroyed’

    Up to $800m (£550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says.

  • Argentina didn't see that coming: TangObama

    State dinners can be staid. But not on Wednesday, when US President Barack Obama, on a visit to Argentina, was game for a go at tango -- with a pro, no less.

  • Trump will not be president, says Obama

    Republican Donald Trump will not be president because it's a "serious job", says President Barack Obama. "I continue to believe that Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people," said Obama.

  • Obama to make first visit to US mosque

    President Barack Obama will make his first visit as president to a US mosque next week in a defence of religious freedom, the White House said, following a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States.

  • Obama interested in top UN job: US media

    US President Barack Obama has set his sights on becoming the next Secretary General of the United Nations when he leaves the White House in one year, the US media reported on Sunday.

  • Police thwart ‘Obama dog kidnap plot’

    Officials say Scott Stockert - who is from the state of North Dakota - has been planning to snatch one of the dogs, either Bo or Sunny.

  • [WATCH] US gun control inaction must end: Obama

    An emotional US President Barack Obama has unveiled new restrictions on gun purchases, saying the "constant excuses for inaction" have to stop.

  • [WATCH] When Seinfeld took Obama on a car ride

    Seinfeld kicks off the seventh season of his web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" with an interview with Obama at the White House grounds.

  • Climate deal ‘is world’s best chance’

    The climate deal reached in Paris is "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have", US President Barack Obama says adding it could be a "turning point" for the world to take on the challenge of a low-carbon future.

  • Obama vows to defeat 'new phase' of terrorist threat

    US President Barack Obama lays out the most sweeping defense yet of his strategy to defeat Islamic State, but he offered no US policy shift to confront what he called a "new phase" in the terrorist threat after a mass shooting in California.

  • Australian troops 'will not fight IS'

    The so-called Islamic State (IS) group is weak and Australia has no plans to send combat troops to fight it, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

  • After Iran deal, Obama struggles to gain Israel's trust

    Seeking to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical Israeli public, President Barack Obama has repeatedly declared his deep affection for the Jewish state. But the feelings do not appear to be mutual.

  • Obama to unveil clean energy plan

    US President Barack Obama is due to unveil what he called "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.

  • President Obama dances with Kenyan pop stars Sauti Sol

    After a long day of bilateral meetings and news conferences, President of the United States of America, Obama, celebrated the historic trip to his ancestral home with an official state dinner and some dancing, reports abcnews.com.

  • US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign

    The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is "intensifying" its campaign in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.

  • Church shootings: Obama condemns 'blight' of racism

    Racism remains "a blight" on society, US President Barack Obama says, in the wake of the killing of nine African-Americans in a South Carolina church.

  • Obama hails Iran nuclear agreement

    US President Obama hails a deal restricting Iran's nuclear programme as a "historic understanding" which, if implemented, will make world safer.

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