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Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holiday

Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holiday

Barack Obama took his wife and daughters to the ancient Borobudur temple on Java on Wednesday on a family vacation to Indonesia, where the former US president spent part of his childhood. The Obamas arrived in the city of Yogyakarta in central Java and headed straight to explore the Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple built […]

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Obama on private holiday in Indonesia

Obama on private holiday in Indonesia

Jakarta – Former United States President Barack Obama flew into the resort island of Bali Friday night on a family holiday trip to Indonesia. Local online media quoted Bali Police spokesman Hengky Widjaja as saying that Obama and his family came to the island in a private aircraft. He said the visitors were staying at […]

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Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Washington – Barack Obama slammed his successor President Donald Trump on Thursday (Jun 1) for pulling out of the Paris climate deal, warning that the move would see the United States “reject the future.” “The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created,” […]

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Obama unveils presidential library designs

Obama unveils presidential library designs

Chicago – Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the vision for his presidential library in Chicago, a modern, $500 million project he hopes will be a training ground for future leaders housed in the city that launched his career. Speaking on the city’s south side near the center’s future site, the former President Obama revealed drawings […]

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Barack Obama to spend a month in French Polynesia

Barack Obama to spend a month in French Polynesia

Papeete – Barack Obama arrived Wednesday in French Polynesia where he will spend a month at a luxury resort frequented by Hollywood stars, according to local TV channel Tahiti Nui TV. The former US president landed on the tourist island Tahiti without his family before going to Marlon Brando’s privately owned retreat Tetiaroa atoll, which […]

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Obama launched cyberwar to sabotage N. Korea missile program

Obama launched cyberwar to sabotage N. Korea missile program

Washington – Former US president Barack Obama in 2014 launched a cyberwar against North Korea’s missile program but it has failed to make significant gains, The New York Times reported Saturday. The United States still cannot effectively counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, the newspaper said following a months-long investigation, based on interviews with […]

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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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