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17-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Register and vote early : Barack Obama

Upping the stakes in the upcoming US elections, former President Barack Obama on Thursday urged "young people" to "get registered and vote early" on the day it was announced that the first volume of his memoirs, "A Promised Land", in which he relates the story...

20-Aug-2020 Washington

Democracy is at stake : Barack Obama

Former US President Barack Obama has warned that the country's democracy was at stake, adding that incumbent President Donald Trump was "categorically unfit" for the job, it was reported.Obama's remarks were part of the ongoing Democratic National Convention...

05-Jun-2019 Washington

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year's Pride Month with a rainbow turban.Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation...

05-Jun-2019 Washington

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year's Pride Month with a rainbow turban.Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation...

18-Jul-2018 Johannesburg (South Africa)

Barack Obama slams Trump-era, warns of 'strongman politics'

Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US president to take swipes at "strongman politics" and politicians' disregard for facts.Obama on Tuesday here mounted a passionate defence of democracy and warned against the politics...

17-Jul-2018 Nairobi

Barack Obama calls for end to ethnic tensions

Former United States President Barack Obama on Monday called for an end to ethnic tensions and tribal conflicts, citing Kenya, the country of his father's birth, as an example for Africa.On the second and final day of his trip to Kenya, Obama spoke to members...

06-Dec-2017 Chicago

Barack Obama 'criticises Donald Trum' over climate pact withdrawal

Former President Barack Obama has lamented the lack of US leadership in the fight against climate change and without mentioning his successor Donald Trump, who has been dismantling his administration's environmental policies, he said that the country is in...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi meets Barack Obama

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met former US President Barack Obama here on Friday and discussed the US-India relationship."Had a fruitful chat with President Barack Obama, great to meet him again," Gandhi tweeted.Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Barack Obama to focus on training next generation of leadership

Former US President Barack Obama on Friday said that his post-presidency priorities are to lend his voice to issues that he cares about and training the next generation of leadershipSpeaking at a town hall meeting with young Indian leaders organised by the...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi meets Barack Obama, discusses India-US ties

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former US President Barack Obama here on Friday and discussed ways to further strengthen the US-India relationship."It was a pleasure to meet, once again, former President @BarackObama, and learn about the new initiatives being...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Barack Obama praises Manmohan Singh

 At a time when Manmohan Singh is under attack from the ruling BJP, former US President Barack Obama on Friday praised the former Prime Minister saying he was a great support in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis."(Manmohan) Singh was the primary...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

New information age helping terrorists, tyrants prosper : Barack Obama

Stressing upon the need to regulate the Internet to save democracies, former US President Barack Obama said on Friday that while more people are being connected than ever, the new information age is also helping terrorists, tyrants and bad elements prosper and...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

I am first American president to have recipe for daal : Barack Obama

Former US president Barack Obama had the audience here in splits when he said that he was the first American president to have a recipe for daal, the humble Indian dish which is staple in many Indian households.Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit in a question-answer...

25-May-2017 Berlin

Barack Obama gets rousing welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

Former US President Barack Obama, in a first speaking event in Europe since leaving the White House in January, received an exuberant welcome in the German capital on Thursday as he took part in a public debate with Chancellor Angela Merkel.Obama made a plea...

01-Mar-2017 Washington

'Barack Obama set to return to politics'

Former US President Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said.Holder said on Tuesday he's been talking to Obama about ways, including fundraising and interacting with...

17-Jan-2017 Washington

Indian actor Sunny Pawar meets Barack Obama

Indian child actor Sunny Pawar met President Barack Obama at the White House to raise awareness for the #LionHeart campaign.Sunny, who features in Hollywood film "Lion" visited the White House on Monday in his capacity as ambassador for the #LionHeart campaign....

16-Jan-2017 Washington

Barack Obama tells Americans not to 'underestimate' Trump

Outgoing US President Barack Obama in an interview to CBS on "60 Minutes" programme said that he doesn't think Donald Trump's "improvisational" campaign style will work well at the White House level, and warned Americans to not "underestimate the guy".Obama,...

13-Jan-2017 Washington

Cubans to be treated like other migrants : Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has said that Cuban migrants will be treated the same way the US treats migrants from other countries, ending a longstanding practice that allowed undocumented Cuban migrants to remain and become permanent residents of the US.The Cuban government...

22-Dec-2016 New York

Meet Barack Obama, a new coral-reef fish!

After a trapdoor spider, a speckled freshwater darter (fish), a parasitic hairworm and an extinct lizard, outgoing US President Barack Obama now has a new species on his name: a coral-reef fish.Scientists have named a new set of small pink and yellow coral-reef...

17-Dec-2016 Washington

Clinton not treated fairly by media during election : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama on Friday said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was not treated fairly by the media surrounding the Russian hacking incident."I don't think she was treated fairly during the election, I think the coverage of her...

17-Dec-2016 Washington

I told Putin to stop hacking of US election : Barack Obama

Outgoing US President Barack Obama asserted on Friday that a September confrontation with his Russian counterpart prompted Moscow to cease its hacking of the US election.During a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in China, CNN quoted Obama as...

17-Dec-2016 Washington

Syrians' blood on hands of Assad, Russia and Iran : Barack Obama

Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Friday harshly accused the Syrian regime, along with Moscow and Tehran, of slaughtering civilians in Aleppo.We have seen a deliberate strategy of surrounding, besieging and starving innocent civilians," CNN quoted Obama as...

16-Dec-2016 Washington

US will take action against Russia : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has warned that his government "will take action" against Russia for cyber attacks during the November 8 elections for allegedly interfering with the results."I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to...

10-Dec-2016 Washington

Barack Obama orders review of election-related hacking by Russia

US President Barack Obama has ordered a review into hacking aimed at influencing US elections, the White House has said."The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during this year's election process....

30-Nov-2016 Washington

Michelle will never run for White House : Barack Obama

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has said that his wife and the current First Lady Michelle Obama will never run for the White House, despite a growing chant.The social media has been abuzz for Michelle Obama to run for the 2020 Oval office, however, those...

27-Nov-2016 Washington

Barack Obama says history will judge Castro's 'enormous impact'

US President Barack Obama said on Saturday in a statement on Fidel Castro's death that history would be the judge of the Cuban revolutionary leader's "enormous impact".In a statement on the White House's website, Obama also noted that the United States...

20-Nov-2016 Lima

Xi Jinping, Barack Obama meet on China-US ties during APEC

US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed hopethat their countries will be able to strengthen bilateral relations in the coming years, including in areas they currently differ on, such as trade, innovation and human rights.Obama...

16-Nov-2016 Athens

Donald Trump tapped into a 'troubling' strain : Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has issued a warning against "crude nationalism" in the wake of Donald Trump's victory, saying the New York billionaire had tapped into a "troubling" strain of rhetoric playing on Americans' fears of globalisation to win the presidency.Speaking...

16-Nov-2016 Washington

Barack Obama urged to protect immigration in his remaining term

The Obama administration should protect those "dreamers", who were brought to the US illegally but later granted legal temporary status to stay, a US Congresswoman has said.The Obama administration in the remaining term should take legal action to prevent...

15-Nov-2016 Athens

Barack Obama visits Athens amid draconian security measures

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday arrived in Athens for a two-day visit amid draconian security measures as his trip marks the first to the country by a US leader since 1999.A large part of the Greek capital has been locked down, and snipers are deployed...

15-Nov-2016 Washington

Donald Trump committed to US alliances : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said he will strive during his last international tour as head of state to reassure US allies of President-elect Donald Trump's interest in maintaining his country's core strategic relationships.Hours before leaving on a trip that...

13-Nov-2016 Caracas

Barack Obama urged to revoke executive order against Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged his US counterpart Barack Obama to revoke an executive order that labelled his country a security threat."It is an atrocity that I hope Obama corrects before he leaves office," Maduro said on Sunday, reiterating his...

12-Nov-2016 Washington

Barack Obama urges reconciliation in message for US veterans

President Barack Obama urged all Americans to reconcile their differences and called for "loving our neighbours as ourselves" in a speech honouring veterans of the US Armed Forces.In his regular Saturday address, Obama said veterans were an example of unity for...

10-Nov-2016 Washington

Donald Trump in Washington, meets Barack Obama

A day after his shock victory in the US presidential elections, Donald Trump reached the White House on Thursday to meet President Barack Obama.Trump's first visit to Washington as the President-elect began around 10.30 a.m. when the plane emblazoned with...

09-Nov-2016 Washington

We are all rooting for Trump's success : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama, in his first address after the US presidential elections, said that he will do everything he can to hand over office smoothly to President-elect Donald Trump, and added: "We're are now all rooting for his success".Obama, speaking...

08-Nov-2016 Washington

Donald Trump suggests voter fraud happening across the US

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said that there were reports of voter fraud happening across the country, claiming that some people were trying to vote for Republicans only for their selection to change to Democrats."It's happening...

08-Nov-2016 Washington

Early voting is looking good for Hillary: Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama said on Tuesday that early voting is looking good for Democrat Hillary Clinton because "the Hispanic vote is through the roof"."The only vote that is down compared to where it was for Barack is the African American vote. And, you...

08-Nov-2016 New York

Facebook creating 'dust cloud of nonsense': Barack Obama

Concerned over the spread of fake news on the social networking giant, US President Barack Obama has criticised Facebook, saying fake stories on social networks are spreading lies this election.Speaking at a rally for Hillary Clinton at University of Michigan...

07-Nov-2016 Miami

Barack Obama urges Florida voters to choose Hillary Clinton

US President Barack Obama hitting the campaign trail again asked Florida voters to choose the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and prevent her Republican rival, Donald Trump, from getting into the White House.Obama on Sunday called upon those attending...

04-Nov-2016 Washington

Donald Trump violates 'basic values ' : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said that Republican nominee Donald Trump does not share the values of most Americans and is "uniquely unqualified" to hold the nation's highest office.Obama on Friday travelled to North Carolina for the second time in three days...

03-Nov-2016 Miami

Barack Obama urges voters to move history in the right direction

US President Barack Obama said here on Thursday that voters would have a chance on November 8 to move history in the right direction by casting a ballot for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton."Hillary Clinton will move us forward if you give...

03-Nov-2016 Washington

Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton

US President Barack Obama travelled to North Carolina to urge African Americans and college students to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton."So I hate to put a little pressure on you, but the fate of the republic rests...

03-Nov-2016 Washington

No place for 'innuendo' in Clinton FBI probe : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama voiced unhappiness over "leaks" connected with the FBI's investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her time as US Secretary of state."I've made a very deliberate...

22-Oct-2016 New York

Barack Obama compares 'Obamacare' to 'exploding' Samsung Note 7

Facing flak for several analogies in his ambitious "Obamacare" health initiative, US President Barack Obama has compared the 2010 Affordable Care Act to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 -- the device that has fears of its battery exploding, a media report said on...

28-Sep-2016 Washington

Peres one of few people who changed history : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has termed former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday morning, as one of the few people who changed the course of human history.Peres, 93, died at a hospital in Tel Aviv following a major stroke two weeks ago,...

27-Sep-2016 Washington

Trump lacks preparation, temperament to be President: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama repeated on Tuesday that the Republican candidate for the White House, Donald Trump, lacks the temperament and preparation necessary to occupy the Oval Office, in his first reaction to the televised debate on Monday night between...

23-Sep-2016 Washington

Barack Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill

US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that will allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, pitting him against Congress and both presidential candidates on an emotionally charged matter.The White House claimed the legislation could...

21-Sep-2016 United Nations

Barack Obama calls for more efforts to help refugees

US President Barack Obama has called on the countries to open hearts and do more to help refugees who are desperate for home."We should all understand that ultimately our world will be more secure if we are prepared to help those in need," Obama said in...

15-Sep-2016 Washington

US moves to restore Myanmar trade benefits, ready to lift sanctions

US President Barack Obama has announced his intent to restore trade benefits to Myanmar, saying Washington is ready to lift sanctions on the Asian country.In a letter to Congress, Obama said he intended to reinstate preferential treatment for Myanmar under...

13-Sep-2016 Washington

Barack Obama discusses political agenda with Congress leaders

US President Barack Obama met with Congress leaders in the White House to discuss political agenda priorities, including funds for the next fiscal year and combating the Zika virus.The President on Monday met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority...

08-Sep-2016 Beijing

Be neutral on South China Sea, China tells US

China on Thursday said that US President Barack Obama should be neutral in Beijing's maritime disputes with its neighbours.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying urged the US to play a 'constructive' role after Obama earlier on Thursday defended...

08-Sep-2016 Vientiane (Laos)

Donald Trump not qualified to be US president: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama on Thursday called Donald Trump "wacky" and "uninformed" after the Republican candidate said Russia's President Putin was a better leader.Speaking in Laos, according to BBC, Obama said that every time Trump spoke it became clearer...

08-Sep-2016 Vientiane (Laos)

GST will unleash significant economic activity: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed confidence that the Goods and Services Tax (GST), passed by the Indian parliament last month, will unleash significant economic activity.He said this during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the...

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