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Obama, Romney mourn shooting victims

Obama, Romney mourn shooting victims

US President Barack Obama and his rival Mitt Romney cancelled campaign speeches and some ads attacking each other, replacing them with expressions of sorrow for the victims of a deadly shooting rampage in Colorado.

No apologies as Obama steps up attack

No apologies as Obama steps up attack

US President Barack Obama will not apologize to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for raising questions about his tenure and the timing of his departure from private equity firm Bain Capital, the Democrat said in an interview.

Obama eases US sanctions on Myanmar

Obama eases US sanctions on Myanmar

US President Barack Obama eased sanctions against Myanmar to allow US companies to invest there, calling it a "strong signal" of support for political reform taking root in the southeast Asian country.

Obama team targets Romney over taxes

Obama team targets Romney over taxes

President Barack Obama's campaign and top Democrats have called on Mitt Romney to release more personal tax records and raised questions about his offshore assets that the Republican challenger's campaign condemned as an "unseemly and disgusting" character assault.

Poland riled by Obama's death camp slip

Poland riled by Obama's death camp slip

Poland has demanded an apology from Washington after President Barack Obama spoke of a "Polish death camp" while announcing an award to a resistance fighter for alerting the world to the Nazi Holocaust, largely perpetrated on Polish soil.

No more wars unless 'absolutely necessary': Obama

US President Barack Obama has honoured veterans by noting "the light of a new day" of having U.S. troops home from Iraq and returning soon from Afghanistan, while promising not to send soldiers back to war without a clear need.

Student pleads guilty to threat on Obama's life

A college student has pleaded guilty in federal court to threatening in a Facebook post to kill President Barack Obama by putting "a bullet through his head."

Obama to meet Karzai at NATO summit

President Barack Obama will meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the NATO summit on Sunday, the White House said, but there was no plan for Obama to have a bilateral get-together with his Pakistani counterpart while in Chicago.

Americans split on Obama's gay marriage decision

Roughly a third of Americans view President Barack Obama more favorably and a third less favorably as a result of his declaration of support for gay marriage, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

Obama first president to back gay marriage

Obama first president to back gay marriage

US President Barack Obama said he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, taking a stand on a divisive issue that is likely to please his political base and upset conservative voters.

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