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Obama in first US presidential visit to Malaysia since 1966
Obama in first US presidential visit to Malaysia since 1966

US President Barack Obama arrives Saturday in Malaysia hoping to energise aloof ties with a Muslim-majority nation whose government is under the microscope for wide allegations of abuse of power and the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Obama in first US presidential visit to Malaysia since 1966
Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow
Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow

Barack Obama arrived in Seoul Friday to growing signs North Korea was defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning over the sinking of a ferry full of schoolchildren.

Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow
Obama says Russia not abiding by deal on Ukraine
Obama says Russia not abiding by deal on Ukraine

US President Barack Obama accused Russia on Thursday of failing to respect an agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, the latest salvo in the Cold War-like duel between Washington and Moscow over the future of the ex-Soviet nation.

Obama says Russia not abiding by deal on Ukraine
Abe, Obama affirm Japan-US alliance at summit
Abe, Obama affirm Japan-US alliance at summit

Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe were Thursday discussing the future shape of the Japan-US security alliance as they met for talks at the start of the president's tour of a tense Asia.

Abe, Obama affirm Japan-US alliance at summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ©Reuters/Kyodo
South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US President Barack Obama.

South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test
U.S. President Barack Obama. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents

US President Barack Obama urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a phone call Monday to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine, as the Kiev government sought UN help to tackle the growing insurgency.

Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents
US sanctions Crimea's breakaway leaders
US sanctions Crimea's breakaway leaders

The United States unveiled sanctions Friday against six of Crimea's breakaway leaders, including the official who signed the deal with Moscow to split the peninsula from Ukraine.

US sanctions Crimea's breakaway leaders
President Barack Obama and baseball star David Ortiz. Photo courtesy of liveinternet.ru
Samsung 'selfie' flap now in hands of lawyers: White House

The controversy over a "selfie" photo of President Barack Obama and baseball star David Ortiz now is in the hands of attorneys, a White House official said on Sunday.

Samsung 'selfie' flap now in hands of lawyers: White House
A dragon statue stands on a red carpet in preparation for the season four premiere of the HBO series "Game of Thrones". ©Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Blood, sex and dragons: 'Game of Thrones' returns

Millions worldwide will tune in for the fourth season of medieval fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" from Sunday as the hit show returns to television screens, promising to deliver its usual jaw-dropping mix of sex, violence and vengeance.

Blood, sex and dragons: 'Game of Thrones' returns
Mass surge to sign up for Obamacare
Mass surge to sign up for Obamacare

Hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to buy President Barack Obama's new health insurance plans Monday, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a steep political price for its greatest achievement.

Mass surge to sign up for Obamacare
Dr Maha Al Muneef. Photo courtesy of forbes.com
Obama to meet woman activist on Saudi visit

US President Barack Obama will meet a woman activist in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, when women have pledged to defy a driving ban, a US official said.

Obama to meet woman activist on Saudi visit
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. ©Reuters/Brendan Smialowski
Mistrust overshadows Obama's Saudi trip

King Abdullah meets President Barack Obama Friday as mistrust fuelled by differences over Iran and Syria overshadows a decades-long Saudi-US alliance.

Mistrust overshadows Obama's Saudi trip
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Rome Airport. ©Reuters/Stefano Rellandini
Obama meets Pope Francis, looks for Catholic boost

Barack Obama will meet Pope Francis for the first time Thursday for talks on a shared agenda to fight inequality which the US President hopes will help boost support at home.

Obama meets Pope Francis, looks for Catholic boost
Obama in Brussels for EU-US summit
Obama in Brussels for EU-US summit

President Barack Obama pays his first visit ever to European Union headquarters, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a "sign of weakness".

Obama in Brussels for EU-US summit
Barack Obama. © RIA Novosti
Barack Obama congratulates world on Nauryz

Around the world and here in the United States you're gathering at the Nauryz table to give thanks for loved ones, reflect on your blessings and welcome all the possibilities of a new season: Barack Obama.

Barack Obama congratulates world on Nauryz
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama. 
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Merkel, Obama condemn 'unacceptable blows' to Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama in a phone call condemned Russia's moves to annex Crimea but said "a clear path" remains to solve the crisis diplomatically.

Merkel, Obama condemn 'unacceptable blows' to Ukraine
US Congress to Obama: Stand tough on Iran
US Congress to Obama: Stand tough on Iran

An overwhelming majority of US lawmakers demanded President Barack Obama hold the line on Iran, as a permanent agreement regarding the Islamic republic's contested nuclear program is under negotiation in Vienna.

US Congress to Obama: Stand tough on Iran
Putin takes first steps for Russia to absorb Crimea
Putin takes first steps for Russia to absorb Crimea

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday took the first steps to absorb the Ukrainian region of Crimea into Russia, in what would mark the most significant redrawing of Europe's borders since World War II.

Putin takes first steps for Russia to absorb Crimea
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. ©Reuters/Albert Gea
Zuckerberg says US government threat to Internet

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he had called President Barack Obama to complain that the US government is undermining confidence in the Internet with vast, secret surveillance programs.

Zuckerberg says US government threat to Internet
Clashes in Ukraine as Putin stays defiant
Clashes in Ukraine as Putin stays defiant

Pro-Russian activists with clubs and whips clashed with pro-Kiev supporters Sunday as tens of thousands rallied across Ukraine in rival protests, and Russian President Vladimir Putin dug in his heels in the standoff with the West.

Clashes in Ukraine as Putin stays defiant