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Obama extends economic sanctions linked to Hezbollah
Obama extends economic sanctions linked to Hezbollah

President Barack Obama announced Monday he had extended for at least a year the US freeze on financial assets of entities linked to Hezbollah, citing a threat to Lebanon's stability.

Obama extends economic sanctions linked to Hezbollah
US, Vietnam leaders build ties but disagree on rights
US, Vietnam leaders build ties but disagree on rights

US President Barack Obama on Thursday called on Vietnam's leader to improve on human rights but the former enemy nations pledged to work together on trade and tensions with China.

US, Vietnam leaders build ties but disagree on rights
JFK's sole survivor named ambassador to Japan
JFK's sole survivor named ambassador to Japan

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Caroline Kennedy to become US ambassador to Japan, in the biggest foray into public service for John F. Kennedy's sole surviving child.

JFK's sole survivor named ambassador to Japan
Obama kicks off economy tour as new fiscal fight looms
Obama kicks off economy tour as new fiscal fight looms

US President Barack Obama hits the road this week to drum up support for his economic program as rival Republicans warn of a new showdown over the government's debt ceiling.

Obama kicks off economy tour as new fiscal fight looms
US plan to arm Syria rebels gains support in Congress
US plan to arm Syria rebels gains support in Congress

President Barack Obama's plan to provide vetted Syrian rebels with weapons and strategic military aid has gained traction in Congress.

US plan to arm Syria rebels gains support in Congress
Obama pledges 'bold' ideas to help US middle class
Obama pledges 'bold' ideas to help US middle class

President Barack Obama on Monday pledged to unveil "bold" ideas to help America's struggling middle class as part of a fresh offensive to boost the economy.

Obama pledges 'bold' ideas to help US middle class
Obama pays tribute as ailing Mandela turns 95
Obama pays tribute as ailing Mandela turns 95

US President Barack Obama paid warm tribute to South Africa's Nelson Mandela for his 95th birthday on Thursday, which the anti-apartheid icon will spend in hospital recovering from a lung infection.

Obama pays tribute as ailing Mandela turns 95
Obama urges calm after racially-charged murder trial
Obama urges calm after racially-charged murder trial

President Barack Obama appealed to Americans for restraint Sunday amid anger from civil rights activists and public protests against the acquittal of a man who gunned down an unarmed black teenager.

Obama urges calm after racially-charged murder trial
Obama signs Taiwan aviation bill
Obama signs Taiwan aviation bill

President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill which backs Taiwan's participation in a UN aviation agency, despite China's opposition to any recognition for the island that hints at statehood.

Obama signs Taiwan aviation bill
Obama, Merkel discuss concerns over US spy programs
Obama, Merkel discuss concerns over US spy programs

President Barack Obama spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday to address mounting European concerns about broad US surveillance programs.

Obama, Merkel discuss concerns over US spy programs
Obama urges swift return to civilian rule in Egypt
Obama urges swift return to civilian rule in Egypt

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for a swift return to elected civilian rule in Egypt, saying the United States was "deeply concerned" by the military's toppling of Mohamed Morsi.

Obama urges swift return to civilian rule in Egypt
Obama 'pressuring leaders' over extradition: Snowden
Obama 'pressuring leaders' over extradition: Snowden

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Monday accused US President Barack Obama of "pressuring the leaders" of countries from which he has sought protection.

Obama 'pressuring leaders' over extradition: Snowden
Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders
Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders

US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Africa could only fulfill its rising potential with leaders who serve their people, not tyrants who enrich themselves.

Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders
Mandela 'improving' as Obama lands in S.Africa
Mandela 'improving' as Obama lands in S.Africa

US President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Friday to pay homage to his hero Nelson Mandela, who was said to be showing "great improvement" in hospital.

Mandela 'improving' as Obama lands in S.Africa
US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform
US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform

In a vote hailed by US President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday passed comprehensive immigration reform that would put 11 million undocumented people on a path to earning citizenship.

US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform
Obama's 'hero' Mandela hangs on
Obama's 'hero' Mandela hangs on

US President Barack Obama flies to South Africa Friday hoping to pay homage to the legacy of his critically ill hero Nelson Mandela.

Obama's 'hero' Mandela hangs on
Obama says no 'wheeling and dealing' over Snowden
Obama says no 'wheeling and dealing' over Snowden

US President Barack Obama insisted Thursday he would not let the fate of fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden ruin ties with Russia and China, but Washington warned Ecuador not to give him asylum.

Obama says no 'wheeling and dealing' over Snowden
Obama lays out national plan to fight climate change
Obama lays out national plan to fight climate change

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out a broad new plan to fight climate change, using executive powers to get around "flat earth" science deniers who have blocked action in Congress.

Obama lays out national plan to fight climate change
Obama, Erdogan discuss Turkish protests
Obama, Erdogan discuss Turkish protests

President Barack Obama spoke to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday about the importance of free expression, following days of violence in anti-government demonstrations.

Obama, Erdogan discuss Turkish protests
Africa finally gets its turn with Obama visit
Africa finally gets its turn with Obama visit

Barack Obama will visit Africa living a paradox: its blood runs in his veins, yet he has given the continent only passing notice as US president.

Africa finally gets its turn with Obama visit