Barack Obama Headlines

Mon, Jul 27 2015

South Sudan should face extra pressure if it misses August peace deadline: Obama

ADDIS ABABA - South Sudan's warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by Aug. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday, ahead of talks with east African leaders to study penalties if the deadline is not met.

World, Africa 27 Jul 2015

Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric


ADDIS ABABA - U.S. President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump on Monday for their blunt rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement and other issues, saying it was damaging to political debate.

27 Jul 2015

Sun, Jul 26 2015

U.S. candidate Huckabee: Obama marching Israelis to 'door of the oven'


WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has denounced the deal reached by the United States and other world powers on Iran's nuclear program by saying President Barack Obama is marching Israelis "to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.

Politics, Israel 26 Jul 2015

Obama tells Kenyans they can succeed, sees challenges


NAIROBI - U.S. President Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. | Video

Africa, World 26 Jul 2015

Sat, Jul 25 2015

Obama chides Kenya on gay rights, ready for closer security work


NAIROBI - President Barack Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. | Video

World, Politics, U.S. 25 Jul 2015

Obama in Kenya says gays need equality, draws African criticism


NAIROBI - U.S. President Barack Obama told Africans on Saturday that discriminating against gays was like treating people differently because of race, drawing criticism from anti-gay activists who said he was imposing his morality on the continent.

Politics, U.S., World, Africa 25 Jul 2015

Fri, Jul 24 2015

New Jersey Gov. Christie blames Amtrak for nightmarish commutes


- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, on Friday blamed Amtrak for a week of nightmarish commutes to and from New York and called on the Obama administration and Congress to "step up their responsibility," and fix the problems.

Politics, U.S. 24 Jul 2015

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father's homeland


NAIROBI - U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members after arriving in Kenya for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland on Friday. | Video

Politics, U.S., World, Africa 24 Jul 2015

Thu, Jul 23 2015

U.S. lawmakers seek to change Cuba travel, shipping rules


WASHINGTON - A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday approved amendments that would end restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba and ease some trade barriers, advancing efforts to implement President Barack Obama's rapprochement with the communist island.

World, Politics 23 Jul 2015

Corporate lobbying expense jumps as U.S. trade debate rages


WASHINGTON - Washington lobbying by companies and groups involved in global trade boomed in the past nine months, records show, as Congress debated a landmark trade pact proposed by President Barack Obama, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

23 Jul 2015