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 […]

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 […]