A group of young Kenyans have been among the first to sing the praises of the new president, coming to Washington for the inauguration like tens of
There has been a procession of vehicles heading away from the White House over the last few hours, taking with them stuff accumulated from George
Nights out with the family will be a rare thing in future for President Obama. Just hours before he enters the White House he found time to go
Even before his election to the White House, Barack Obama was already a winner in the eyes of many Europeans. His visit to Berlin last year was proof
Two wars, several on-going crises and enormous expectations. Exactly how Barack Obama is going to shape his foreign policy remains one of the big
A tough team for tough times – Obama presents his cabinet as having the right stuff to lead America out of crisis. His administration is heavy in
Amid the victory celebrations for her husband, Michele Obama seemed very much at home in the limelight, a crucial asset for her new status. At 45 she
Barack Obama has made no secret of his admiration for Abraham Lincoln, reinforcing comparisons made by some analysts. He chose to announce his
“I, George Walker Bush, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States.”
Terrorism, war, natural
In the election aftermath, the Obamas had an early introduction to their new home. It was also an occasion for the outgoing and incoming Presidents
With just hours to go before Barack Obama’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people are arriving in Washington DC.
A record crowd is
Barack Obama spent the evening prior to his inauguration calling for unity ahead of his presidency and set the example by dining with his former
It is Martin Luther King day, a national US holiday, and the celebratory mood in the capital last night was for tomorrow’s President Barack Obama
The cheers which greeted Barack Obama as he walked up the steps of the Lincoln memorial reflected once again the excitement and expectation
The US Senate has agreed to release the remaining 264 billion euros from the 530 billion euro financial bail-out aimed at stabilising the American
All 155 passengers and crew on board a US airliner, forced to ditch in New York’s Hudson River have had what is being described as a “miracle”
In a remarkable escape, passengers and crew of a stricken US jet had to scramble out onto the wings after it was forced to crash-land on the Hudson
Barack Obama has renewed his pledge to make kickstarting the US economy a top priority in his first 100 days in office.
The US president-elect
It was not a happy Christmas for US retailers as their sales were much worse than expected in December.
The latest figures show that the
This time next week, President Bush will be heading back to Texas, looking back fondly on his time in the White House.
With just a week to go of
The head of the US central bank, Ben Bernanke, has warned that fiscal stimulus alone will not be enough to promote a lasting US economic recovery
Just a week before his inauguration as US President, Barack Obama is firming up some key policies.
After meeting the Mexican President, and
A judge in the US has rejected prosecution calls for Bernard Madoff to be sent to jail claiming he had breached the terms of his bail.
President Bush has defended his years in power at a farewell press conference before stepping down next week. He insisted his failed bid to broker a