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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • US President Barack Obama (R) greets President-elect Donald Trump

    Trump alleges wire tapping by Obama during campaign

    US President Donald Trump accuses former president Barack Obama of wire tapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offers no evidence to support the allegation.

  • Obama says Olympic host decisions a little 'cooked'

    President Barack Obama has suggested that decisions on who hosts the Olympics are corrupt, in a wide-ranging interview that touched on Chicago's failed 2016 bid.

  • Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

    Arnold Palmer, the golf great whose charisma and common touch drew a legion of fans known as "Arnie's Army" and propelled the game into the mainstream, dies at the age of 87.

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    IS weakening but still a threat: Obama

    US President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warned the group still poses a threat.

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    Nice attack: Witnesses describe Bastille Day terror

    A lorry racing into a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice kills at least 84 people, injuring at least 18 more.

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    US diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

    More than 50 State Department diplomats signs an internal memo sharply critical of US policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop its persistent violations of a cease-fire in the country's civil war.

  • Emotional farewell for 'The Greatest'

    Thousands of people from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics and Muhammad Ali's native Louisville on Friday said farewell to the boxing legend,

  • What an Obama endorsement will mean for Hillary

    Barack Obama is about to tell Bernie Sanders that the revolution stops now.

  • Thai king marks 70 years on the throne

    Queen Elizabeth of Britain and US President Barack Obama have sent congratulations to King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of his 70th anniversary of accession to the throne.

  • Clinton sets sights on Trump

    Fresh from sewing up the Democratic presidential nomination, HIllary Clinton takes aim at her Republican nemesis Donald Trump for using divisive rhetoric that belittles women, Muslims and immigrants.

  • Obama will not attend Muhammad Ali memorial

    US President Barack Obama will not attend a memorial to the late boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday, the White House says.

  • Bangladeshi-American teenager’s fight against discrimination

    Sixteen-year-old Ziad Ahmed is a Bangladeshi-American social justice activist whose mission is to help teenagers fight against racial, gender or any type of discrimination in the United States.

  • Obama pays tribute to Muhammad Ali

    Boxing icon Muhammad passes away Friday night US time, leaving the world with one less legendary human being.

  • Septic shock caused Ali’s death

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died of "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes", his family says.

  • Obama wraps up historic Asia trip

    US President Barack Obama wraps up a historic trip to Asia, where he sought to deepen US involvement by boosting ties to former adversaries in the region.

  • Global economy is 'urgent priority': G7

    Pumping up the world economy is an "urgent priority" G7 leaders say, but left the door open for a go-your-own-way approach in a sign of lingering divisions over how to boost growth.

  • World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus

    World leaders kicked off two days of G7 talks in Japan, with the creaky global economy taking centre stage and disquiet over China's growing influence looming over proceedings.

  • Obama, Bourdain eat cheap noodles, drink cold beer in Vietnam

    Deep in the heart of Hanoi, US President Barack Obama sits down for a $6 meal with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Tuesday. The chef, known for his love of adventurous street food, describes the date in a series of tweets and an Instagram post.

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    Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike

    President Barack Obama confirms Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour is killed in a US air strike, hailing his death as an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

  • 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.

  • US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

    The Obama administration issues a final rule to sharply cut methane emissions from US oil and gas production, to reduce methane emissions by nearly half over the next decade.