Barack Obama

Obama expresses concern over Egypt deaths to Morsi
Obama expresses concern over Egypt deaths to Morsi

US President Barack Obama expressed "deep concern" Thursday over the recent deadly political protests in Egypt, in a call to his counterpart Mohamed Morsi.

Obama expresses concern over Egypt deaths to Morsi
Obama to Republicans: raise taxes on rich or no deal
Obama to Republicans: raise taxes on rich or no deal

US President Barack Obama warned Republicans Tuesday there would be no deal on averting a potentially disastrous fiscal crisis without them caving in to his demand to raise tax rates on the rich.

Obama to Republicans: raise taxes on rich or no deal
Pressure mounts on fiscal cliff, Obama urges fix
Pressure mounts on fiscal cliff, Obama urges fix

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for a pre-Christmas deal with Republicans to avert a year-end tax and deficit crunch, as pressure mounted from the business world and stock markets fluttered.

Pressure mounts on fiscal cliff, Obama urges fix
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US aims to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan: report

The administration of President Barack Obama aims to keep around 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan after formal combat operations in that country end in 2014.

US aims to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan: report
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil

US President Barack Obama is set to dive into the tumultuous diplomatic waters of the South China Sea on Tuesday at a summit dominated by rival claims to the strategically vital area.

Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks
Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Tuesday warned of an increasingly severe security environment in Asia amid raging territorial disputes, as he met US President Barack Obama.

Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks
Obama reiterates US support for Israel
Obama reiterates US support for Israel

US President Barack Obama on Friday reiterated US support for Israel's right to defend itself during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the conflict in Gaza.

Obama reiterates US support for Israel
Obama eyes deeper reform on historic Myanmar visit
Obama eyes deeper reform on historic Myanmar visit

US President Barack Obama will endow Myanmar's startling reform drive with his newly replenished political prestige Monday, as he makes history in a short, but hugely symbolic, visit to the country.

Obama eyes deeper reform on historic Myanmar visit
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. ©REUTERS
Obama set to tackle sea rows at Asia summit

US President Barack Obama is set to wade into the troubled waters of Asia's maritime disputes at a regional summit next week, with allies hoping for support in their efforts to contain China.

Obama set to tackle sea rows at Asia summit
Myanmar to free 452 prisoners before Obama visit
Myanmar to free 452 prisoners before Obama visit

Myanmar is set to free hundreds of prisoners Thursday, officials said, just days ahead of a landmark visit by US President Barack Obama to a country emerging from decades of military rule.

Myanmar to free 452 prisoners before Obama visit
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Want to build your dream home next door to Obama?

Have you got a cool million or two and a burning desire to live next door to President Barack Obama? You may be in luck.

Want to build your dream home next door to Obama?
Obama backs Allen over Petraeus sex scandal
Obama backs Allen over Petraeus sex scandal

President Barack Obama backed the commander of US forces in Afghanistan on Tuesday after the top general was dragged into the sex scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus.

Obama backs Allen over Petraeus sex scandal
Who will be on Obama's new dream team?
Who will be on Obama's new dream team?

A week after winning re-election President Barack Obama has yet to reveal his new White House dream team amid fierce jostling for coveted posts key to shaping America's foreign and defense policy.

Who will be on Obama's new dream team?
Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move
Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move

US President Barack Obama told Mahmud Abbas on Sunday that his administration opposes a Palestinian bid for non-state membership of the UN.

Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move
Money flowed in for 2012 elections, but with little gain
Money flowed in for 2012 elections, but with little gain

Despite their funding deluge from wealthy donors, Republicans failed to overwhelm President Barack Obama and Democrats at the ballot box. So was throwing all that money at the 2012 election worth it?

Money flowed in for 2012 elections, but with little gain
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Obama warns taxes must rise on rich

US President Barack Obama on Friday claimed a mandate to raise taxes on the rich to pay for deficit reductions, firing his first post-election shot in a year-end budget showdown with Republicans.

Obama warns taxes must rise on rich
Top Republican 'confident' of US immigration deal
Top Republican 'confident' of US immigration deal

US House Speaker John Boehner expressed confidence Thursday that he and his Republicans can work with President Barack Obama to hammer out a comprehensive deal on immigration.

Top Republican 'confident' of US immigration deal
US re-elected President Barack Obama. Photo courtesy of chinadaily.com.cn
Obama cries as he thanks campaign workers

In the most candid and emotional scene ever captured of Barack Obama on camera, the normally composed US president teared up as he told young campaign workers of his pride in them.

Obama cries as he thanks campaign workers
Republicans lay down battle lines over fiscal cliff
Republicans lay down battle lines over fiscal cliff

Republicans offered newly re-elected President Barack Obama a short-term fix to the fiscal cliff Wednesday, but insisted they would not cave in to tax increases to boost revenues.

Republicans lay down battle lines over fiscal cliff
Asian Americans vote overwhelmingly for Obama
Asian Americans vote overwhelmingly for Obama

President Barack Obama enjoyed soaring support from Asian Americans to win another term, a survey said Wednesday, as voters elected new faces to Congress including its first Hindu lawmaker.

Asian Americans vote overwhelmingly for Obama