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Obama opens US black history museum

President Obama has formally opened the US National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington – nearly 100 years after it was first proposed by black civil war…

President Obama has formally opened the US National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington – nearly 100 years after it was first proposed by black civil war…

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Obama vetoes 9/11 victims bill, says no to legal action against Saudi Arabia

US President Barack Obama has vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to take legal action against Saudi…

US President Barack Obama has vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to take legal action against Saudi…

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Obama urges leaders to open hearts to refugees

In his final speech to the UN General Assembly President Obama has urged wealthy nations to do more to help refugees.

In his final speech to the UN General Assembly President Obama has urged wealthy nations to do more to help refugees.

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Barack Obama: The world is too small for fundamentalism and racism

In a wide ranging speech to the United Nations General Assembley, US President Barack Obama said the world is too small to resort to fundamentalism and racism.

In a wide ranging speech to the United Nations General Assembley, US President Barack Obama said the world is too small to resort to fundamentalism and racism.

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Clinton tells Trump to apologise for Obama 'birther' claims

Hillary Clinton has said rival Donald Trump owes Barack Obama an apology after questioning the president’s American citizenship.

Hillary Clinton has said rival Donald Trump owes Barack Obama an apology after questioning the president’s American citizenship.

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US to lift trade sanctions against Myanmar

President Obama announces US to lift sanctions against Myanmar during a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

President Obama announces US to lift sanctions against Myanmar during a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

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Pardon Snowden campaign launched

Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.

Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.

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15 years after 9/11: the US remembers

New York, Washington and Pennsylvania have fallen silent to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.

New York, Washington and Pennsylvania have fallen silent to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.

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What did Rodrigo Duterte call Barack Obama?

Hardliner Duterte has warned the US president not to question him over a surge in drug-related killings since Duterte took office two months ago.

Hardliner Duterte has warned the US president not to question him over a surge in drug-related killings since Duterte took office two months ago.

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US and Russia fail to reach Syria deal at G20

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been unable to reach an agreement on ending the violence in Syria.

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been unable to reach an agreement on ending the violence in Syria.

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China and US ratify Paris climate change deal

The world’s two biggest polluters, China and the US, have both ratified the Paris climate change agreement.

The world’s two biggest polluters, China and the US, have both ratified the Paris climate change agreement.

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President Obama on climate change tour

Months before he leaves office, President Barack Obama has embarked on a whistle stop climate change tour of the US's western states before a meeting of the G20 summit in China.

Months before he leaves office, President Barack Obama has embarked on a whistle stop climate change tour of the US's western states before a meeting of the G20 summit in China.

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Cuba feels the benefits of being back in favour in Washington

After more than half a century of freezing Cuba out of diplomatic relations the last year has seen an abrupt turnaround between Havana and Washington.

After more than half a century of freezing Cuba out of diplomatic relations the last year has seen an abrupt turnaround between Havana and Washington.

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The Obamas fall in love in 'Southside With You'

The film 'Southside With You' follows Barack Obama as he tries to woo his future first lady over the course of a summer's day in 1989.

The film 'Southside With You' follows Barack Obama as he tries to woo his future first lady over the course of a summer's day in 1989.

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Obama visits Louisiana flood victims

The US president said people living in the state of Louisiana have had their lives upended by devastating flooding.

The US president said people living in the state of Louisiana have had their lives upended by devastating flooding.

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Trumps claims Obama "lied" about cash for Iran's US prisoners

The US State Department has admitted for the first time that a 400 million dollar cash payment made to Iran ordered by a tribunal was withheld until four US prisoners were…

The US State Department has admitted for the first time that a 400 million dollar cash payment made to Iran ordered by a tribunal was withheld until four US prisoners were…

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US transfers 15 Guantanamo inmates to UAE

Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…

Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…

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US presidential race: Trump calls Obama and Clinton ISIL founders

Republican Donald Trump has characterised Barack Obama and Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton as the “co-founders” of the ISIL militant group.

Republican Donald Trump has characterised Barack Obama and Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton as the “co-founders” of the ISIL militant group.

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Obama warns defeating ISIL militarily 'will not be enough'

President Barack Obama has hailed the progress he says the United States and its allies have made in the military campaign against ISIL.

President Barack Obama has hailed the progress he says the United States and its allies have made in the military campaign against ISIL.

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Obama: Trump 'woefully unfit' to be President

President Barack Obama has once again spoken out against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying that he is “woefully unprepared” to serve as…

President Barack Obama has once again spoken out against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying that he is “woefully unprepared” to serve as…