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Barack Obama leaves Oval Office for last time

Barack Obama leaves Oval Office for last time

Washington – Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Friday left the Oval Office for the last time, before welcoming his successor Donald Trump to the White House. Obama walked into the Oval Office holding a letter, which he left on the Resolute desk, a 19th century gift from Queen Elizabeth that is made from the […]

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Obama slams Congress for blocking Guantanamo closure

Obama slams Congress for blocking Guantanamo closure

Washington – US President Barack Obama delivered an angry parting shot at Congress on Thursday, berating Republicans for blocking his efforts to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The facility “never should have been opened in the first place” Obama said in a scathing two-page letter on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s […]

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Obama warns Trump against threatening core US values

Obama warns Trump against threatening core US values

Washington – Barack Obama vowed to speak up if Donald Trump threatens core US values and reassured Americans “we’ll be okay” on Wednesday (Jan 18), in a political swansong after eight years as president. During his final press conference and public appearance before Trump’s inauguration on Friday, the 55-year-old said he was stepping back but […]

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Trump ‘needs to learn how to cry’ from Obama

Trump ‘needs to learn how to cry’ from Obama

Paris – Donald Trump has one big lesson to learn from outgoing US President Barack Obama — he needs to learn to be cool about crying. “If he could squeeze one tear out during his inauguration” on Friday, “people will turn around quite quickly their feelings towards him”, British behavioural expert Judi James told AFP. […]

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North Korea tells Obama to get ‘packing’

North Korea tells Obama to get ‘packing’

Seoul – North Korea denounced outgoing US President Barack Obama for blacklisting leader Kim Jong-Un’s sister over human rights abuses, urging him to concentrate on “packing” as he exits the White House. The US Treasury Department last week added seven individuals — among them Kim’s younger sister Yo-Jong — to America’s growing list of North Koreans […]

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Trump ‘won’t be worse than Obama,’ says Venezuela’s president

Trump ‘won’t be worse than Obama,’ says Venezuela’s president

Caracas – Venezuela’s socialist leader said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was the victim of a global “hate campaign” and could not be worse than outgoing Barack Obama. On the campaign trail, the conservative Trump criticized Venezuela’s ruling Socialists for oppressing their own people, but Maduro refrained from firing back in his first […]

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‘Yes we can’: Obama’s complex legacy

‘Yes we can’: Obama’s complex legacy

Washington – After winning the White House with a call to embrace “the audacity of hope,” Barack Obama knows his place in the history books will be measured against the outsized hopes his 2008 election sparked in the United States and abroad. Beyond his wide smile, his legendary Hawaiian sense of calm and his drama-free […]

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Obama admits Trump transition ‘unusual’

Obama admits Trump transition ‘unusual’

Washington – US President Barack Obama has admitted that the transition period leading to Donald Trump’s inauguration has been “unusual” and warned that the CEO’s “improvisational” style might not translate well to the presidency. In excerpts of an interview with the CBS news program “60 Minutes” released on Friday, Obama laid bare some of the […]

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Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters

Chicago – President Barack Obama wiped away tears as he paid tribute to his teenage daughters and to Michelle Obama, his “best friend,” at the emotional close of a farewell address in his adoptive city of Chicago Tuesday. “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the south side, for the past 25 years, you have not only […]

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Obama hits Russia for election meddling

Obama hits Russia for election meddling

Washington – President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United States. Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putin’s government for allegedly trying to tilt the […]

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