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Obama, Hollande urge Russia to focus Syria attacks on Islamic State

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pressed Russia on Tuesday to focus its attacks in Syria on Islamic State militants after Turkey heightened tensions in the region by downing a Russian plane.

World, Russia, Turkey, Syria 5:43pm EST

Obama to meet China's Xi, India's Modi at Paris climate talks: White House


WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama will meet China's president and India's prime minister on the first day of the Paris climate talks on Nov. 30 to give momentum to the two-week U.N. negotiations, White House officials said on Tuesday.

Sat, Nov 21 2015

Obama's four-summit trip did not always go according to script


KUALA LUMPUR From Turkey to the Philippines to Malaysia, it's been an overseas trip for U.S. President Barack Obama that often veered off-script.

Obama urges halt to artificial islands in South China Sea


KUALA LUMPUR U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that countries should stop building artificial islands and militarising their claims in the disputed South China Sea. | Video

World, China, South China Sea 21 Nov 2015

Obama visits refugees in Malaysia to highlight global crisis


KUALA LUMPUR U.S. President Barack Obama visited a refugee centre in Malaysia on Saturday to highlight his call for more compassion at home to deal with a global migrant crisis, as Republicans seek to block U.S. acceptance of Syrian refugees. | Video

World, United Nations 21 Nov 2015

Fri, Nov 20 2015

Obama administration asks top court to revive immigration plan


WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive President Barack Obama's executive action to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, saying Republican-led states had no legal basis to challenge it.

U.S., Election 2016, Politics 20 Nov 2015

Obama says summit to focus on Islamic State militancy


KUALA LUMPUR U.S. President Barack Obama said summit meetings among world leaders this weekend in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur will focus on the global fight against Islamic State militancy and on the disputed South China Sea.

20 Nov 2015

Obama defends TPP secrecy, says now is chance for debate


KUALA LUMPUR U.S. President Barack Obama launched a defense on Friday of a signature Pacific trade pact kept largely under wraps and said the public would get its say before legislators in each country debate the full details.

Election 2016, Politics 20 Nov 2015

Obama doesn't dye and tell


KUALA LUMPUR President Barack Obama stood before an audience of students and admitted the obvious: he doesn't dye his hair, unlike some leaders he could name, but would not.

20 Nov 2015

House passes bill to slow Syrian refugees despite Obama veto threat


WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives, defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama, overwhelmingly passed Republican-backed legislation on Thursday to suspend Obama's program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year and then intensify the process of screening them. | Video