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US stronger, more prosperous than eight years ago: Obama

Washington:The US is stronger and moreprosperous than it was eight years ago, US President Barack Obama has said, attributing it to a series of steps taken by him during his two four-year terms. “Almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago. In other words,

Michelle will never run for White House: Obama

Washington: Outgoing US President Barack Obama has said that his wife and the current First Lady Michelle Obama will never run for the White House, despite a growing chant. The social media has been abuzz for Michelle Obama to run for the 2020 Oval office, however, those close to her have uniformly expressed her disinterest,

Obama again hits at Facebook for spreading fake news

New York: US President Barack Obama on Friday crticised Facebook for spreading fake news that favoured Donald Trump.”In an age where there’s so much active misinformation and it’s packaged very well and it looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television,” Obama was quoted by The

Obama posts emotional farewell letter, Facebook

Obama urged to revoke executive order against Venezuela

Caracas: Venezuelan Pr esident Nicolas Maduro has urged his US counterpart Barack Obama to revoke an executive order that labelled his country a security threat. “It is an atrocity that I hope Obama corrects before he leaves office,” Maduro said on Sunday, reiterating his government’s willingness to improve diplomatic ties with the US. In a

Trump says he’d ‘good meeting’ with Obama

Washington: President-elect Donald Trump has said that he had a “really good meeting” with outgoing President Barack Obama at the White House. The two leaders put past animosity aside during a 90-minute meeting yesterday wherein Obama briefed Trump on domestic and foreign policy issues, besides his upcoming foreign trips to Greece, Germany and the APEC

Obama posts emotional farewell letter, Facebook

Hillary more qualified to become president than Bill: Obama

Philadelphia: Rallying behind Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama has said the Democratic presidential nominee was more qualified to be the next US president than him or Bill Clinton as he termed her Republican rival Donald Trump “temperamentally unfit” to lead the country. Appearing with his wife Michelle Obama, former president Bill Clinton and his daughter

Facebook creating ‘dust cloud of nonsense’: Obama

New York: Concerned over the spread of fake news on the social networking giant, US President Barack Obama has criticised Facebook, saying fake stories on social networks are spreading lies this election. Speaking at a rally for Hillary Clinton at University of Michigan on Monday, Obama said: “The way campaigns have unfolded, we just start

Obama urges Florida voters to choose Clinton

Miami: US President Barack Obama hitting the campaign trail again asked Florida voters to choose the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and prevent her Republican rival, Donald Trump, from getting into the White House. Obama on Sunday called upon those attending a rally at the baseball stadium in Osceola Heritage Park in central Florida and exhorted

Obama calls safeguarding democracy among final weekly address

Trump violates ‘basic values’, says Obama

Washington: US President Barack Obama said that Republican nominee Donald Trump does not share the values of most Americans and is “uniquely unqualified” to hold the nation’s highest office. Obama on Friday travelled to North Carolina for the second time in three days to rally support for Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, Efe news reported. “Don’t

Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton

  Washington:  US President Barack Obama travelled to North Carolina to urge African Americans and college students to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “So I hate to put a little pressure on you, but the fate of the republic rests on your shoulders. The fate of the world is teetering and

Differing worldviews: Obama, Clinton and US foreign policy

Title: Alter Egos – Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And the Twilight Struggle over American Power; Author: Mark Landler; Publisher: WH Allen/Penguin Random House; Pages: 433; Price: Rs 699 For a US President who promised not to entangle his country in any more foreign military adventures, Barack Obama mostly kept his word. But while the wars

Obama lights diya in Oval office, celebrates last Diwali as US President

Washington: US President Barack Obama celebrated Diwali by lighting the first-ever diya in his Oval office at the White House. It was his last Diwali as US President and he hoped his successors would continue the tradition. “This year, I was honoured to kindle the first-ever diya in the Oval Office — a lamp that

Obama calls Trump’s election rhetoric ‘dangerous’

Washington: US President Barack Obama has said Republican Donald Trump’s insistence that he might not accept the election result is “dangerous”. Trump’s comments undermined American democracy, BBC quoted the President as saying at a campaign rally in Miami for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump refused in a televised debate to say he would accept the

Hillary Clinton can be a great American president: Obama

Washington: Making a strong pitch forDemocratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as the next occupant to the White House, US President Barack Obama has said she has all the credentials to be a “great president of the United States”. “I know she can be a great President of the United States of America,” Obama said at

Stephen Colbert conducts mock interview of Obama

Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama has joked that he “still doesn’t know why” he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He even complained that he hasn’t had a promotion for eight years during a mock job interview with the host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. With only three months left in the White

Michelle Obama slams Trump over his comments on women

Washington: US first lady Michelle Obama has urged all Americans to say “enough is enough” to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “intolerable” treatment of women, as “this is not normal and cannot be ignored”. “This wasn’t just locker room banter, this was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behaviour,” Obama said

Trump’s biography claims he forced Obama to issue birth certificate

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s biography on the website of his privately held corporation, the Trump Organization, claims he forced President Barack Obama to release his birth certificate. The biography claims: “In 2011, after failed attempts by both Senator McCain and Hillary Clinton, Trump single-handedly forced President Obama to release his birth certificate, which

Obama shares video of child offering home to refugee

Washington: US President Barack Obama shared a video of a young American boy who wrote asking to host Omran Daqneesh, a 5-year-old Syrian child who’s picture went viral earlier this month. The image of five-year-old Omran sitting alone in an ambulance, covered in dust and blood, shocked the world and inspired six-year-old Alex, from Scarsdale,

Trump questions Obama’s decision to campaign for Clinton

Washington: Republican presidential nomineeDonald Trump today questioned President Barack Obama’s move to hold election rallies in support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton instead of focusing on resolving pressing issues facing the nation. “Why isn’t President Obama working instead of campaigning for Hillary Clinton?” Trump asked in a tweet, a day after the US President went

Obama discusses political agenda with Congress leaders

Washington: US President Barack Obama met with Congress leaders in the White House to discuss political agenda priorities, including funds for the next fiscal year and combating the Zika virus. The President on Monday met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and their Democratic counterparts, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and