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Iran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops sanctions renewal


DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise "firmly respond".

Obama expresses confidence in incoming U.N. chief Guterres

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said he was confident that United Nations secretary general-elect Antonio Guterres would be an effective leader of the international organization. | Video

Obama, trying to protect legacy, unlikely to act on Mideast peace

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to preserve his legacy on domestic health care and the Iran nuclear deal, is not expected to make major moves on Israeli-Palestinian peace before leaving office, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Senator warns against simultaneous overhaul of Medicare and Obamacare

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be "biting off more than you can chew."

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Dec 01 2016

Extension of Iran Sanctions Act passes U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed a 10-year extension of sanctions against Iran on Thursday, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law and delaying any potentially tougher actions until next year.

Politics, Election 2016 Dec 01 2016

Obama moves to lock in vehicle greenhouse gas rules

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said it will push to lock in fuel efficiency standards central to outgoing President Barack Obama’s climate policy before the Trump administration takes over in January.

Trump picks loyalists for economic posts, Obamacare critic for cabinet

NEW YORK U.S. President-elect Donald Trump chose a former Goldman Sachs banker and a billionaire investor on Tuesday to steer economic policy in his administration and a fierce Obamacare critic to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare program. | Video

Factbox: Trump to meet with Cohn, Romney, Corker, Giuliani, others

U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump holds more meetings on Tuesday as he forms his administration before taking over from Democratic President Barack Obama on Jan. 20.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Nov 29 2016

Factbox: Trump announces picks to fill two key healthcare posts

Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named a vociferous Obamacare critic and a consultant to help him overhaul the nation's healthcare system.

U.S., Politics, Election 2016 Nov 29 2016

Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba 'deal' unless Havana makes better one

WASHINGTON/HAVANA U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would end the United States' "deal" with Cuba unless a better one was made, reflecting his campaign pledge to reverse President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the Cold War adversary. | Video

‘Tales’ has a new home

"Tales from the Trail" has joined with the Reuters election live blog to bring you even more coverage of the race for the White House.