Barack Obama

Obama backs Palestine over border demands

Obama backs Palestine over border demands

Forcefully stepping into an explosive Middle East debate, President Barack Obama has endorsed a key Palestinian demand for the borders of its future state and prodded Israel to accept that it can never have a truly peaceful nation based on "permanent occupation."

Key invited to White House

Key invited to White House

Prime Minister John Key has been invited to visit US President Barack Obama at the White House this winter.

Obama won't release bin Laden photos

Obama won't release bin Laden photos

President Barack Obama says he has decided not to release death photos of terrorist Osama bin Laden because their graphic nature could incite violence and create national security risks for the United States.

Obama takes revenge on Trump

Obama takes revenge on Trump

President Barack Obama has exacted his revenge after weeks of attacks from his would-be Republican challenger Donald Trump, joking that the billionaire businessman could bring change to the White House, transforming it from a stately mansion into a tacky casino with a whirlpool in the garden.

Born in the USA - birth certificate dispels doubts

Born in the USA - birth certificate dispels doubts

Until this week, Hawaii officials said they wouldn't release original birth records for anyone, under any circumstances. Even if it was President Barack Obama.

Obama opens bid for new term

Obama opens bid for new term

No longer the fresh voice of change, President Barack Obama embarked on a bid for re-election on Monday by asking a divided, anxious electorate to let him finish the job he won in 2008.

Military tribunals for 9/11 suspects

Yielding to political opposition, the Obama administration gave up on Monday on trying avowed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged henchmen in civilian federal court in New York and will prosecute them instead before military commissions.

Obama defends US action in Libya

Defending the first war launched on his watch, President Barack Obama has declared that the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world's conscience and "been a betrayal of who we are."

Obama favours Gadhafi stepping down

Obama favours Gadhafi stepping down

President Barack Obama says the United States favours the ouster of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but the international military effort has a more limited goal of establishing a no-fly zone over Libya and protecting civilians against massacre by forces loyal to the longtime ruler.

Obama restarts Guantanamo Bay trials

President Barack Obama has approved the resumption of military trials for detainees at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban.

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