Barack Obama

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating Netflix documentary

Barack Obama is halfway to an EGOT. The former president won an Emmy Award on Saturday to go with his two Grammys.

December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018

Obama delights sick children as Santa

Former US president Barack Obama takes on a new high-profile role as Father Christmas on Wednesday for a surprise visit to sick children in Washington.

August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018
USA

Trump plan rolls back Obama’s coal emissions standards

The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018
USA

Obama warns of 'uncertain times'

Former US president Barack Obama yesterday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn of "strange and uncertain times", a day after Donald Trump refused to challenge Vladimir Putin over interference in US elections.

May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018
TV

The Obamas teaming up with Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce films and TV shows. The former US President and First Lady will produce a wide range of scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features for the streaming service under their company, Higher Ground Productions.

March 25, 2018
March 25, 2018

Obama: NKorea 'real threat', urges co-operation

North Korea poses a "real threat" whose solution will require international co-operation, former US President Barack Obama says on a visit to Japan.

March 10, 2018
March 10, 2018

OBAMAS in talks to produce for Netflix

Netflix may be closing in on one of its biggest prizes yet: the former president and first lady of the United States. According to a New York Times report, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are in talks to produce a series of high-profile shows for the streaming giant.

December 27, 2017
December 27, 2017

Obama warns on harmful social media use

Former US President Barack Obama tells Britain's Prince Harry he was concerned social media was "corroding civil discourse", in what he says was his first interview since leaving the White House.

November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017

Sheep recognise Barack Obama from photo

Sheep learns to recognise Barack Obama after being shown his photo a few dozen times, says a study which suggested our four-legged friends may be smarter than we think.

September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017

Obama, Bush, Clinton give Presidents Cup executive buzz

The start of the Presidents Cup has given golf a new Big Three — former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton posing with players and wives on each team in an opening ceremony unlike any other.