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Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains
Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains

US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for increased efforts against the Islamic State group.

Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention

British leader David Cameron got "distracted" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said.

Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
Obama mocks Republicans about 2016 'Hunger Games'
Obama mocks Republicans about 2016 'Hunger Games'

US President Barack Obama has one wish for the Republicans trying to succeed him: that the odds are ever in their favor.

Obama mocks Republicans about 2016 'Hunger Games'
Obama praises 'fallen heroes,' touts end of Mideast wars
Obama praises 'fallen heroes,' touts end of Mideast wars

US President Barack Obama paid a Memorial Day tribute to America's "fallen heroes" Monday, stressing the heavy burden of perennial wars.

Obama praises 'fallen heroes,' touts end of Mideast wars
US President Barack Obama. ©REUTERS
Obama looks to anchor Tunisia's democratic gains

Barack Obama and Tunisia's president will discuss increased military and economic aid designed to ensure the brightest democratic light.

Obama looks to anchor Tunisia's democratic gains
Obama hails 'boundless' promise of precision medicine
Obama hails 'boundless' promise of precision medicine

President Barack Obama unveiled plans to plow $215 million into "precision medicine" research.

Obama hails 'boundless' promise of precision medicine
Linda Ronstadt awarded White House arts honor
Linda Ronstadt awarded White House arts honor

Linda Ronstadt, who was the most successful female rocker of the 1970s and pioneered the role of women in that genre, was honored with the highest US arts prize.

Linda Ronstadt awarded White House arts honor
Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks
Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks

France and the United States on Monday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pressure pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to agree a dialogue on reaching a ceasefire with Kiev.

Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks
US top court rules 'straw' gun purchases are illegal
US top court rules 'straw' gun purchases are illegal

The US Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to buy a gun on behalf of someone else who did not go through the background check.

US top court rules 'straw' gun purchases are illegal
Obama in 'excellent' health: doctor
Obama in 'excellent' health: doctor

US President Barack Obama is in "excellent" health and has given up cigarettes, but still resorts to nicotine gum every now and again, his doctor said.

Obama in 'excellent' health: doctor
Twitter chews up Obama after gum gaffe at D-Day
Twitter chews up Obama after gum gaffe at D-Day

Social media users tore into Barack Obama on Friday after the US president was seen chewing gum during solemn ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Twitter chews up Obama after gum gaffe at D-Day
Obama to meet Poroshenko ahead of Putin encounter
Obama to meet Poroshenko ahead of Putin encounter

President Barack Obama meets president-elect Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday, in a show of US support for Ukraine's right to chart its own future, before an encounter with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Obama to meet Poroshenko ahead of Putin encounter
Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit
Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit

US President Barack Obama promised a decision on post-2014 troop numbers in Afghanistan "fairly shortly", after paying a surprise visit to soldiers fighting the last battles of America's longest war.

Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit
Chocolate king claims victory in Ukraine presidential vote
Chocolate king claims victory in Ukraine presidential vote

Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claimed a resounding victory on Sunday in Ukraine's presidential election and immediately vowed to end a bloody pro-Russian uprising that thwarted voting across swathes of the separatist east.

Chocolate king claims victory in Ukraine presidential vote
San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro. ©Reuters/Jim Young
Obama to nominate San Antonio mayor as US housing secretary

President Barack Obama will announce Friday his plan to nominate Julian Castro, the charismatic Hispanic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, as US secretary of housing and urban development.

Obama to nominate San Antonio mayor as US housing secretary
James Everett Dutschke. ©Reuters/Thomas Wells
US man jailed for 25 years for Obama ricin plot

A Mississippi man who concocted and then sent potentially lethal ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other senior US officials was jailed Monday for 25 years.

US man jailed for 25 years for Obama ricin plot
Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks
Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks

On the eve of the dedication of a museum commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, Charles Wolf made no secret of his apprehension at a site he associates with the death of his wife Katherine.

Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks
Obama meets Syrian opposition leader
Obama meets Syrian opposition leader

President Barack Obama met Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba Tuesday in a show of support for moderate, embattled foes of President Bashar al-Assad.

Obama meets Syrian opposition leader
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

More than 30 people were killed in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country during the bloodiest day since Kiev's Western-backed government took power.

Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Pyongyang's 'prostitute' attack 'immoral': South Korea
Pyongyang's 'prostitute' attack 'immoral': South Korea

South Korea lashed out Monday at an "unspeakable" personal attack on its president, a day after Pyongyang called Park Geun-Hye a "prostitute".

Pyongyang's 'prostitute' attack 'immoral': South Korea