Barack Obama

NZ an 'outstanding partner' - Obama

NZ an 'outstanding partner' - Obama

President Barack Obama called New Zealand and John Key an "outstanding partner" after the pair met at the White House this morning.

Highest honour for soldier who grabbed grenade

Highest honour for soldier who grabbed grenade

The soldier in uniform extended his prosthetic hand after losing his own in battle. And the commander in chief reached out to clasp it.

TV analyst suspended for Obama slur

TV analyst suspended for Obama slur

MSNBC has suspended political analyst Mark Halperin for an off-colour remark about US President Barack Obama on TV programme "Morning Joe".

Obama orders cut in Afghanistan force

Obama orders cut in Afghanistan force

Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack Obama has announced he is pulling home 33,000 US troops from Afghanistan by early next year, withdrawing the "surge" of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort.

US tipped to pull 10,000 troops from Afghanistan

US tipped to pull 10,000 troops from Afghanistan

Facing a war-weary public, President Barack Obama is expected to call for a major withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan tomorrow, with roughly 10,000 coming home to the US in less than a year.

Obama tours tornado-hit areas

Obama tours tornado-hit areas

Face to face with the legions of homeless and the bereaved, US President Barack Obama has toured the apocalyptic landscape left by Missouri's killer tornado, consoled the community and committed the government to helping rebuild shattered lives.

Western alliance 'indispensable' - Obama

Western alliance 'indispensable' -  Obama

US President Barack Obama sought to reassure the world that American and European influence remains as dominant as ever, even as rising powers like China and India assert themselves.

Royal welcome for Obamas in Britain

Royal welcome for Obamas in Britain

United States President Barack Obama immersed himself in the grandeur of Britain's royal family, as Queen Elizabeth II welcomed him to Buckingham Palace for the first day of a state visit that kept the president largely out of sight for most of the British public.

Obama downs pint of Guinness as he celebrates Irish ties

Obama downs pint of Guinness as he celebrates Irish ties

Beaming before an exultant sea of people, President Barack Obama has revelled in his distant Irish ancestry, offering spirited thanks from tens of millions of Americans who trace connections to Ireland.

President's 'beast' limo gets stuck on Dublin ramp

US President Barack Obama's heavily armoured limousine is known as "The Beast" and for good reason: it's designed to be as tough as a tank and about as heavy.

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