Obama heads to Dallas to reassure a shattered city, nation

Obama heads to Dallas to reassure a shattered city, nation

US President Barack Obama heads to Dallas on Tuesday to offer comfort to relatives of the five police officers slain in a sniper ambush — and to try to unify a nation struggling to process a raw week of deadly violence and racial tensions. For Obama, his speech at an interfaith memorial service in the […]

Obama visits grief-stricken Orlando in wake of gay nightclub massacre

Obama visits grief-stricken Orlando in wake of gay nightclub massacre

President Barack Obama arrived in Orlando on Thursday to meet with survivors of the massacre at a gay nightclub and relatives of the 49 people killed, as the U.S. Senate inched closer to a vote on gun control measures. Reprising the role of consoler in chief that he has played following periodic mass shootings since […]

‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

Donald Trump celebrated his 70th birthday in North Carolina with a serenade from an estimated 9,000 people and a vicious rebuttal to an afternoon of attacks lodged by Hillary Clinton and the president they both hope to replace. ‘Happy birthday? Ah, don’t tell me about my birthday!’ he grinned as the singing started. Trump’s smile […]

Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban

Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban

  Democratic President Barack Obama denounced Donald Trump for his proposed US ban on Muslim immigrants on Tuesday, joining Hillary Clinton in portraying the Republican presidential candidate as unfit for the White House. Clearly annoyed, Obama responded to Trump’s proposed suspension of immigration from countries with a “history of terrorism” after Sunday’s killing of 49 […]

Obama calls for healing in first public remarks since divisive primary

Obama calls for healing in first public remarks since divisive primary

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he hoped divisions between Democrats would start to heal, now that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has clinched the party’s nomination for the presidential election. “My hope is that over the next couple of weeks we’re able to pull things together,” Obama said in his first […]

Obama, Modi welcome work on nuclear reactors in India

Obama, Modi welcome work on nuclear reactors in India

  WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed the start of preparatory work on six nuclear reactors in India, a key step in closing the first deal stemming from a US-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago. The two leaders said in a joint statement that […]

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows. Obama’s remarks in Elkhart, Indiana, foreshadowed the arguments he is likely to make on the […]

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

 President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows. Obama’s remarks in Elkhart, Indiana, foreshadowed the arguments he is likely to make on the […]

Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder ‘terrible force unleashed’

Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder ‘terrible force unleashed’

  Barack Obama became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima on Friday, laying a wreath at the site of the world’s first atomic bombing. Tokyo and Washington hope the gesture will showcase their alliance and invigorate nuclear disarmament efforts. Even before it occurred, though, the visit stirred debate, with critics accusing both sides […]

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