There were wide smiles, thoughtful gifts and polite - if corny - jokes.
A court in central France has convicted a young Frenchman accused of infiltrating Twitter and peeping at the account of President Barack Obama, and given him a five-month suspended prison sentence.
President Barack Obama has angrily decried the "ridiculous spectacle" of oil industry officials pointing fingers of blame for the catastrophic spill in the Gulf of Mexico and said the accident could bring devastation to the region and its economy.
What makes a person truly great? Stu Crosson suggests it is more about "character" than "achievements".
The White House says President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle made $US5.5 ($NZ7.48) million last year and paid nearly $US1.8 million in federal income tax.
World leaders concluding a 47-nation nuclear security conference today endorsed President Barack Obama's call for securing all of the globe's vulnerable nuclear materials within four years - but offered few specifics for achieving that goal.
United States President Barack Obama has made significant progress on nuclear issues and New Zealand was happy to lend its anti-nuclear credentials in support, Prime Minister John Key said today.
Prime Minister John Key says he was invited to the United States nuclear security summit in Washington because US President Barack Obama recognised the importance of New Zealand's anti-nuclear position.
The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction is little talked about today, yet throughout the Cold War years it was an argument advanced by some militarists when confronting anti-nuclear protesters across the globe.
On an Afghanistan trip shrouded in secrecy, President Barack Obama demanded accountability from the country's leaders, greater vigilance against corruption and better governing as he widens America's commitment to the 8-year-old war he inherited and then dramatically escalated.
President Barack Obama has scored the biggest victory of his presidency as Congress approved his signature health care reform bill, bringing near-universal coverage to a wealthy country in which tens of millions of people are uninsured.
It was hardly surprising that by late last week, President Barack Obama, of the United States, appeared to be playing down the so-called "worst crisis since 1975" in relations between his country and Israel.
The Democratic-controlled Congress has handed President Barack Obama a huge victory, extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.
Democratic House leaders predicted today the final tally on President Barack Obama's historic health care bill will meet or exceed the 216 votes required for passage. Still at issue were the votes of a handful of members concerned about the abortion issue.
President Barack Obama accused insurance companies of placing profits over people and said Republicans ignored long-festering problems when they held power as he sought to build support for swift passage of health care legislation stalled in Congress.
President Barack Obama urged Congress today to vote "up or down" on sweeping health care legislation in the next few weeks, endorsing a plan that denies Senate Republicans the right to kill the bill by stalling with a filibuster.
Poll results, congressional head counts and federal deficits aren't the only numbers President Barack Obama has to worry about. Now, he's trying to walk off a marginally high cholesterol count.
United States President Barack Obama hasn't kicked the smoking habit, takes anti-inflammatory medication to relieve chronic tendinitis in his left knee and should eat better to lower his cholesterol, his team of doctors concluded after the 48-year-old's first medical checkup as commander in chief.
The White House says President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will meet at the White House this month.