President Barack Obama abruptly ended his golf outing and sped in his motorcade to his compound today after he learned a child of a friend was injured while playing on the beach.
Newly enshrined among the world's great peacemakers, President Barack Obama offered a striking defence of war.
The couple who crashed President Barack Obama's first state dinner are peddling their story to broadcast networks for hundreds of thousands of dollars, a television executive says.
President Barack Obama is considering setting a provisional target for cutting the United States' huge greenhouse gas emissions, removing the greatest single obstacle to a landmark global agreement to fight climate change, writes Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington.
Prime Minister John Key has thanked United States President Barack Obama for agreeing to proceed with talks on a regional free trade agreement.