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Barack Obama joins Europe to expand sanctions on Russia

Peter Baker, Alan Cowell and James Kanter President Barack Obama announced expanded sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, just hours after the European Union imposed its most sweeping measures yet penalising Moscow for its role in supporting...

US President Barack Obama sleepwalks into history

US President Barack Obama has come under fire for his absence during recent world events, including the MH17 attack and Gaza invasion.

Matt Lewis President Barack Obama has emotionally checked out of his job a couple of years early, it seems.

Barack Obama to meet Central American leaders about migrant crisis

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Lisa Lerer US President Barack Obama will meet the leaders of three Central American countries next week in Washington as part of US efforts to stem a flood of children coming across the Mexican border.

Central America leaders to ask Barack Obama for plan to stem child exodus

Guatemalan children caught in Mexico while trying to migrate into the United States.

Gustavo Palencia Central American leaders will ask US President Barack Obama to support a regional development and security plan to stem the tide of illegal child migrants to the United States at a meeting this week,...

Fractured Ukraine shows neither Barack Obama nor Vladimir Putin are in control

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Paul McGeough When Vladimir Putin told Barack Obama by phone of the downed Malaysian aircraft the real lesson for these two powerful men was that they are not in full control.

Barack Obama offers help for Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine as world leaders react

US President Barack Obama offered any assistance possible.

Lauren Raab After a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, officials scrambled to offer condolences and to figure out who was aboard the plane and whether it was shot...

Barack Obama asks Congress for more than $2b to curb child migrant crisis

US President Barack Obama will today ask Congress for funds to help stop illegal child immigrants crossing the American-Mexican border.

Steve Holland President Barack Obama asks Congress for more than $US2b to tackle illegal immigration on its southern border.

US President Barack Obama orders 'surge' to speed up migrant deportations

A US Customs and Border Protection officer helps two boys as they join hundreds of  immigrant children being processed and held at a placement centre in Arizona.

Alan Gomez As children from Central America keep pouring across the south-western border of the United States, the Obama administration announced on Friday that it would respond with a "surge" of immigration...

Barack Obama forced to address deaths, cover-up claims as Veterans Affairs scandal grows

Review: US President Barack Obama at the press conference where he addressed the Veterans Affairs scandal.

Nick O’Malley US President Barack Obama has been forced to address allegations that as many as 40 military veterans died while waiting for treatment at a Veterans Affairs facility and that administrators sought to...

Pollution in the US: Barack Obama poised to take major action

Nick O'Malley The Obama administration will announce the most significant environmental action of its period in office on Monday, declaring massive cuts in the amount of carbon-dioxide emissions from the nation's...

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin talk for first time since Ukraine crisis

Presidents hold informal talks amid the worst crisis in ties between the United States and Russia in decades over the unrest in Ukraine.

Emotional Barack Obama honours D-Day sacrifice to 'endure for eternity'

Patrick Sawer Barack Obama led world leaders on Friday in paying tribute to the thousands of troops who gave their lives to liberate Western Europe from the Nazis.

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Forecast calls for frosty climate-action talks between Tony Abbott and Barack Obama

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Nick O'Malley As Tony Abbott and his caravan of industry leaders makes its way south from Canada to New York and on to Washington, DC, the gulf between the PM's approach to climate change and that of Barack Obama...

Barack Obama makes first visit to an Indian reservation as president

Katie Zezima Barack Obama has made his first visit to an Indian reservation as President.

Barack Obama nominates Michael Rogers as next boss of NSA

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The Obama administration is nominating Michael Rogers, head of US Fleet Cyber Command, as the new head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and US Command at a moment when US surveillance practices...

US denies John Kerry and Barack Obama split on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Munich Security Conference.

Lesley Wroughton The Obama administration has defended its policy on Syria and disputed media reports that Secretary of State John Kerry told a group of US politicians the country's Syrian policy was not working.

US debt ceiling legislation signed by Barack Obama without fanfare

President Obama: Signed  legislation raising the debt ceiling limit until March 2015.

On a long holiday weekend in a desert resort area in southern California, Barack Obama put his signature on the legislation without fanfare.

US President Barack Obama to meet Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama

US President Barack Obama will meet Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday, in an encounter likely to draw the ire of China.

US preparing for full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Barack Obama warns Hamid Karzai

Frustrations: Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US President Barack Obama last year.

Steve Holland The US President has told the Pentagon to prepare for the possibility that the United States will not leave behind any troops in Afghanistan after its troop drawdown at the end of this year.

Barack Obama launches program to improve odds for black, Latino boys

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Nick O’Malley In a personal speech in which he discussed his absent father and drug use, Barack Obama has launched an initiative to help keep young black men out of poverty, in school and out of prison.