Barack Obama

Trump plan rolls back Obama’s coal emissions standards

The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired...

December 27, 2017
December 27, 2017

Obama warns on harmful social media use

Former US President Barack Obama tells Britain's Prince Harry he was concerned social media was "corroding civil discourse", in what he says was his first interview since leaving the...

November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017

Sheep recognise Barack Obama from photo

Sheep learns to recognise Barack Obama after being shown his photo a few dozen times, says a study which suggested our four-legged friends may be smarter than we think.

September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017

Obama, Bush, Clinton give Presidents Cup executive buzz

The start of the Presidents Cup has given golf a new Big Three — former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton posing with players and wives on each team in an opening ceremony...

March 4, 2017
March 4, 2017

Trump alleges wire tapping by Obama during campaign

US President Donald Trump accuses former president Barack Obama of wire tapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offers no evidence to support the...

October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016

Obama says Olympic host decisions a little 'cooked'

President Barack Obama has suggested that decisions on who hosts the Olympics are corrupt, in a wide-ranging interview that touched on Chicago's failed 2016 bid.

September 26, 2016
September 26, 2016

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, the golf great whose charisma and common touch drew a legion of fans known as "Arnie's Army" and propelled the game into the mainstream, dies at the age of 87.

August 5, 2016
August 5, 2016

IS weakening but still a threat: Obama

US President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warned the group still poses a threat.

July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016

Nice attack: Witnesses describe Bastille Day terror

A lorry racing into a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice kills at least 84 people, injuring at least 18 more.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

US diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

More than 50 State Department diplomats signs an internal memo sharply critical of US policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop its...

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

Emotional farewell for 'The Greatest'

Thousands of people from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics and Muhammad Ali's native Louisville on Friday said farewell to the boxing legend,