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Obama to tap Jim Comey as new FBI chief
Obama to tap Jim Comey as new FBI chief

President Barack Obama will formally nominate a former senior Bush administration official Friday to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Obama to tap Jim Comey as new FBI chief
Deputy of Russian prime minister Dmitry Rogozin. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Moscow gives Obama's nuclear cuts proposal cool reception

Russian officials reacted coldly to the call by President Barack Obama to jointly reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles by a third.

Moscow gives Obama's nuclear cuts proposal cool reception
Obama judged by his own words in Berlin
Obama judged by his own words in Berlin

In 2008, Barack Obama wowed a euphoric 200,000-strong crowd in Berlin as the self-appointed embodiment of the power of politics to ignite change.

Obama judged by his own words in Berlin
Obama skeptical on major military action in Syria
Obama skeptical on major military action in Syria

President Barack Obama expressed skepticism Monday that setting up a no-fly zone in Syria or other major US military action could save lives or tip the balance against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Obama skeptical on major military action in Syria
Vote shows Iranian people want 'different direction': Obama
Vote shows Iranian people want 'different direction': Obama

US President Barack Obama said that Iran's election result showed the country's people wanted to back away from confrontation with the outside world but ruled out for the moment lifting economic sanctions on Tehran.

Vote shows Iranian people want 'different direction': Obama
White House sees great 'bang for buck' from Obama in Africa
White House sees great 'bang for buck' from Obama in Africa

The White House on Friday insisted President Barack Obama's looming trip to Africa was overdue and would give great 'bang for the buck,' pushing back at concerns over the journey's cost.

White House sees great 'bang for buck' from Obama in Africa
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Obama on campaign trail amid controversies

President Barack Obama rallied voters Wednesday to elect fellow Democrats, defending the role of government as he faces a series of high-profile controversies.

Obama on campaign trail amid controversies
Immigration bill passes hurdles in US Senate
Immigration bill passes hurdles in US Senate

Bolstered by support from President Barack Obama, a landmark immigration bill passed a pair of crucial test votes Tuesday in the US Senate, kicking off weeks of debate on the comprehensive reform.

Immigration bill passes hurdles in US Senate
Texas actress arrested in US ricin case
Texas actress arrested in US ricin case

A Texas actress was arrested Friday for mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist.

Texas actress arrested in US ricin case
New documentary warns against Obama's 'Dirty Wars'
New documentary warns against Obama's 'Dirty Wars'

A new documentary released Friday portrays US secret raids against terror suspects as a misguided assassination campaign that generates new enemies and tarnishes America's image.

New documentary warns against Obama's 'Dirty Wars'
Obama, Xi urge new relationship in first summit
Obama, Xi urge new relationship in first summit

Throwing formality aside at a desert retreat, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping called Friday for a new approach to forge relations between the US superpower and a rising China.

Obama, Xi urge new relationship in first summit
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Letter in defence of Kazakhstan students arrested in Boston submitted to Obama

A letter in defence of Kazakhstan students apprehended in Boston has been transferred to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Letter in defence of Kazakhstan students arrested in Boston submitted to Obama
Obama to confront Xi on cyber spying
Obama to confront Xi on cyber spying

President Barack Obama will tell Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he must deal with cyber spying and hacking of US targets that originate inside his country when they meet for talks this week.

Obama to confront Xi on cyber spying
Obama approval ratings down amid political flaps
Obama approval ratings down amid political flaps

President Barack Obama's approval ratings took a hit over the past month as he wrestled with controversies over the IRS, Benghazi and the secret seizure of journalists' phone records.

Obama approval ratings down amid political flaps
Yemen welcomes US decision on Guantanamo prisoner transfers
Yemen welcomes US decision on Guantanamo prisoner transfers

Yemen welcomed President Barack Obama's decision Thursday to lift a moratorium on transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the Gulf country.

Yemen welcomes US decision on Guantanamo prisoner transfers
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Nazarbayev condoles to Obama over Oklahoma tornado

Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent U.S. President Barack Obama a telegram with condolences over the devastating tornado in Oklahoma.

Nazarbayev condoles to Obama over Oklahoma tornado
Obama hails Myanmar leader but warns on Muslims
Obama hails Myanmar leader but warns on Muslims

US President Barack Obama on Monday threw his support behind Myanmar President Thein Sein in his drive to reform a former pariah state but warned that a wave of violence against Muslims must stop.

Obama hails Myanmar leader but warns on Muslims
Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term
Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term

With time ticking down to get things done in his final term, President Barack Obama risks suffering long-term consequences from a series of scandals that have hit the White House in recent days.

Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term
Obama and Erdogan demand Assad step down
Obama and Erdogan demand Assad step down

US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Thursday Bashar al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organize peace talks to end Syria's bloody civil war.

Obama and Erdogan demand Assad step down
Obama condemns 'intolerable' tax agency scandal
Obama condemns 'intolerable' tax agency scandal

US President Barack Obama Tuesday condemned "intolerable" behavior by tax agency staff after a watchdog investigation found they unfairly targeted conservative groups opposed to his administration.

Obama condemns 'intolerable' tax agency scandal