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...

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

What an Obama endorsement will mean for Hillary

Barack Obama is about to tell Bernie Sanders that the revolution stops now.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Thai king marks 70 years on the throne

Queen Elizabeth of Britain and US President Barack Obama have sent congratulations to King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of his 70th anniversary of accession to the throne.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Clinton sets sights on Trump

Fresh from sewing up the Democratic presidential nomination, HIllary Clinton takes aim at her Republican nemesis Donald Trump for using divisive rhetoric that belittles women, Muslims and immigrants.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Obama will not attend Muhammad Ali memorial

US President Barack Obama will not attend a memorial to the late boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday, the White House says.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Bangladeshi-American teenager’s fight against discrimination

Sixteen-year-old Ziad Ahmed is a Bangladeshi-American social justice activist whose mission is to help teenagers fight against racial, gender or any type of discrimination in the United States.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Obama pays tribute to Muhammad Ali

Boxing icon Muhammad passes away Friday night US time, leaving the world with one less legendary human being.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Septic shock caused Ali’s death

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died of "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes", his family says.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

Obama wraps up historic Asia trip

US President Barack Obama wraps up a historic trip to Asia, where he sought to deepen US involvement by boosting ties to former adversaries in the region.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Global economy is 'urgent priority': G7

Pumping up the world economy is an "urgent priority" G7 leaders say, but left the door open for a go-your-own-way approach in a sign of lingering divisions over how to boost growth.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus

World leaders kicked off two days of G7 talks in Japan, with the creaky global economy taking centre stage and disquiet over China's growing influence looming over proceedings.