Articles tagged 'barack obama'

Trump accuses Obama of inaction 25 June 2017 NEW YORK - President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations and "did nothing". His comments followed an article i...
Barack Obama enjoys watersports 8 February 2017 WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has been enjoying life after the US presidency by trying out watersports on a luxury Caribbean island owned by Richard Branson, the Virgin chief said on Tuesday. The former US leader and his wife Michelle Obama visited Moskito Island, in the British Virgin Islands, af...
Trump sworn in as US president 20 January 2017 WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is set to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The property tycoon won an unexpected victory in November's election after a controversial campaign. Hundreds of thousands of supporters and protesters are gathering in Washington DC for the event. ...
'Clinton will never run for office again' 9 January 2017 WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton will never run for office again after losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump in November after the most divisive campaign in memory, a confidante of the Democrat said on Sunday. "I think she's going to figure out ways to help kids and families," Neera ...
Obama warns Putin 17 December 2016 WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has said that he ordered Russia's Vladimir Putin to "cut it out" in a conversation about email hacking ahead of the US election. Implying that the Russian president knew about the hacks, Mr Obama said: "Not much happens in Russia without Vladimir Putin." ...
TB Joshua says Clinton will win US election 7 November 2016 LAGOS - Nigerian prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of Nations (SCOAN) has predicted that Hillary Clinton will win the US presidential election in a "narrow victory" against her Republican rival Donald Trump. TB Joshua's declaration came as the world's attention focused on the contentio...
My wife will never run for office: Obama 30 October 2016 WASHINGTON - She might be the breakout star of this year's campaign trail, but First Lady Michelle Obama won't be making the jump from surrogate to candidate. That's according to her husband, who firmly told a radio show his wife "will never run for office." "She is as talented and brillian...
US brushes off Mugabe claims 2 August 2016 HARARE - United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas said President Robert Mugabe's claims that the West is meddling in local politics are not true, adding that America has actually increased aid to the southern African nation. Mugabe has accused foreign embassies of backing the protests...
Clinton accepts historic nomination 29 July 2016 HILLARY Clinton on Thursday claimed her place in history as she became the first woman presidential nominee of a major US party, promising economic opportunity for all and rejecting Donald Trump’s dark picture of America. The former secretary of state, her hand on her heart, received ecstatic ...
Obama's half-brother to vote for Trump 27 July 2016 WASHINGTON - US president Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he "comes across as a straightforward guy". Malik Obama, a Muslim with Kenyan and US citizenship, also told the BBC that the Republican presidential nominee's proposal for a temporary...
New US embassy to have Great Zim architecture 20 June 2016 HARARE - The new United States embassy being constructed in Bluffhill, Harare will have Great Zimbabwe architecture, according to embassy officials. The new embassy, being constructed on 16,5 acres, has been described by US President Barack Obama’s representatives as a symbol of America’s comm...
Obama attacks Trump's Muslim ban call 15 June 2016 WASHINGTON - The Muslim ban proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is "not the America we want", President Barack Obama has said. Treating Muslim-Americans differently will only make the country less safe by increasing division between the West and the Muslim world, he said. ...
Obama lifts arms sale embargo on Vietnam 23 May 2016 HANOI - President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. Speaking during a visit to communist Vietnam and talks with its leaders, Obama said the move removed a "lingering vestige of the Cold War". The US is t...
US seeks to keep lid on Syria fighting 1 May 2016 WASHINGTON - The United States says it is working on specific initiatives to reduce the bloodshed in Syria and revive a nationwide ceasefire. It says a priority is to halt conflict in Aleppo, where more than 200 people have died in a week of government air strikes and rebel shelling. The US...
Obama rejects ground troops for Syria 24 April 2016 WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has ruled out deploying US ground troops in Syria and says military efforts alone cannot solve the country's problems. "It would be a mistake for the United States, or Great Britain... to send in ground troops and overthrow the [Bashar al-] Assad regime," he...
Obama warns of IS 'surge' in Libya 15 April 2016 WASHINGTON - Islamic State (IS) recruits are increasingly heading to Libya following the setbacks the militant group has suffered in Iraq and Syria, US President Barack Obama has said. The US will continue efforts to beat it back in Libya, he added. Last week, Mr Obama said the "worst mista...
Obama in historic Cuba visit 21 March 2016 HAVANA - President Barack Obama is in Cuba for a historic three-day visit to the island and talks with its communist leader. He is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility between the two countries. Speaking at the reopened US em...
Obama 'criticises' Cameron over Libya 11 March 2016 WASHINGTON - David Cameron became "distracted" after the 2011 intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama has said. Speaking to the Atlantic magazine, he said the operation went as well as he had hoped, but Libya was now "a mess". The article also said he had warned the PM the UK would...
Trump will not be president, says Obama 17 February 2016 WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump will not be president because it's a "serious job", President Barack Obama has said. "I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people," said Mr Obama. Mr Trump, a billionai...
Obama takes action over US gun laws 5 January 2016 WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama is to widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in a series of measures to address gun violence. The plans will be announced on Tuesday by the president, despite opposition from Congress to new gun laws. All sellers who operate online or at gun sh...
US-Russia try to narrow Syria divisions 15 December 2015 MOSCOW - US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Moscow for talks to try to bridge gaps with Russia over the political process to end Syria's civil war. He is now in talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and will later meet President Vladimir Putin. The US and Russia have long disagreed ...
Obama: Russia air strikes 'strengthen IS' 3 October 2015 WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has said the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad is driving moderate opposition underground and "only strengthening" Islamic State. Mr Obama said he rejected the Russian assertion that all armed opponents of the "brut...
Putin steals Obama's thunder 29 September 2015 NEW YORK - Vladimir Putin is back -- and stealing Barack Obama's thunder. The Russian president showed up at the United Nations on Monday for the first time in a decade, proposing a coup against U.S. global leadership and seeking to wrest control of a coalition battling ISIS away from America'...
Barack Obama lands in Kenya amid huge security operation 25 July 2015 NAIROBI - As crowds lined streets and bridges in anticipation, Barack Obama landed in Kenya amid the biggest security operation in the east African nation's history. The president's plane, Air Force One, touched down in Nairobi just after 8pm local time. The airport's domestic terminal was shu...
No more 'meddling' in Latin America: Obama 11 April 2015 PANAMA - US President Barack Obama has told Latin American leaders that the days when his country could freely interfere in regional affairs are past. He was speaking just before the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City. Mr Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro shook hands as the open...