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U.S. coronavirus crisis “failure of democracy” – Obama’s former speechwriter

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David Litt, a former speechwriter for then U.S. President Barack Obama, has said the spread of COVID-19 which has so far claimed nearly...

U.S. COVID-19 cases skyrocket to nearly 1.4 mln in 100-odd days

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U.S. confirmed COVID-19 cases surged to nearly 1.4 million with fatalities exceeding 80,000 in just slightly over 100 days since the country reported its...
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Obama leaves enduring legacy in Africa despite unmet promises

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama whose father was Kenyan left an admirable legacy in Africa despite failing to fulfill his pledges to lift the...
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Obama urges “meaningful debt relief” for Greece ahead of visit

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"People need hope," he stressed in an interview with local daily newspaper Sunday's Kathimerini, underscoring also the need that Greece continues on the path...
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo

Syria cease-fire: U.S. and Russia says new deal cannot hold for long

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Obama, speaking Sunday at the G20 summit in China, said he does not think any new deal would last long enough for a political...
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Brexit vote: Obama Reiterates Ties with Britain

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"It is absolutely true that I believed pre-Brexit vote and continue to believe post-Brexit vote that the world benefited enormously from the United Kingdom's...
Photo taken on Aug. 27, 2016 shows the Xixing Bridge across the Qiantang River in Hangzhou City, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. The 11th G20 summit will be held from Sept. 4 to 5 in Hangzhou. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

White House says Obama-Xi summit seeks to address differences

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On the eve of the G20 summit to be held next week in China, Obama and Xi will hold an "extensive bilateral meeting" on...
© AFP | US President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates and reporters during the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Aug. 30 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- At the upcoming summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, the two sides are to build on...
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) discusses administration plans to close the Guantanamo military prison while delivering a statement at the White House in Washington Feb. 23, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

July 18 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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HOUSTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to avoid making inflammatory rhetoric after the killing of three police officers in the...
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July 16 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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ANKARA/ISTANBUL -- A military statement on Turkish media said Friday the armed forces have fully seized power in the country but President Recep Tayyip...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and corporate tax inversions in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, April 5, 2016. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

June 25 world news summary at GMT 0030

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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the message twice Friday that there was "special relationship" between his country and Britain, which voted...

A new manufacturing hub to be unveiled by the U.S. government

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"Today, I'm proud to announce a ninth hub based in Los Angeles that will design smart sensors to make all types of manufacturing more...
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Obama asks congress to amend gun laws

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday again urged Republican-controlled Congress to pass stricter gun control laws during his visit to Orlando in the wake...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and corporate tax inversions in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, April 5, 2016. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Obama Condemns Florida Shooting

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At least 50 people were killed and 53 others wounded, including a police officer, early Sunday in the shooting at the popular gay nightclub...
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following a trilateral meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., the United States, March 31, 2016. (AFP Photo)

Obama’s Hiroshima trip was no attempt at dis-tempering Japan’s WWII crimes

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At first glance, for a city falling as the first victim to an atomic bomb in human history, a visit by the first sitting...
© AFP | US President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates and reporters during the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Washington-Hanoi relation must not put regional Security in Jeopardy

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Efforts for the improvement of U.S.-Vietnam ties should be driven by common pursuit to benefit the Asia-Pacific region while generating interests to both sides,...

US owes Japan no apology – Obama

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"No, he does not," said Earnest at a press conference when asked whether Obama thinks Japan deserves an apology for the bombing in 1945. Earnest...
AFP/File / Nicholas Kamm The CIA has marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting -- with a five-year delay -- the raid by US special forces on the Al-Qaeda founder's compound in Pakistan

CIA live tweets five years on after raid on bin Laden

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Using the hashtag #UBLRaid, the CIA blasted out updates of the May 2011 strike as if it was unfolding in real time -- in...
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Kremlin Hits Back At Obama Over Russia-West Ties Statement

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"Talking about who presents a threat to whom, I think we should probably not forget the frequent statements we have heard over the past...
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Obama Implores Britain To Remain In The EU

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Standing alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Foreign Office in London, Obama spoke of the impact of an "out" vote in Britain's...
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April 21 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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RIYADH -- U.S. President Barack Obama met on Thursday with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in the Saudi capital Riyadh to...
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US President Attending Gulf Cooperation Council Summit

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This is Obama's fourth visit to the oil-rich kingdom since taking office in 2009. The U.S. president is scheduled to meet with King Salman bin...
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IS plays cautiously in Syria and Iraq whilst gaining grounds world over

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"We have momentum, and we intend to keep that momentum," Obama told reporters after meeting with his national security staff at the headquarters of...

April 19 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed Syria and Ukraine in a phone call on Monday, the White...
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China, U.S. To End Illegal Wildlife Trade

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The ban by the two countries is expected to restrict the import of illegal ivory as hunting trophies mainly from Africa. "I visited China and...
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No Confirmation Hearing For Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

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"As he indicated last week, Grassley explained why the Senate won't be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year," said the lawmaker's office in...
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US President Welcomes Democratic Power Transfer In Myanmar

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Obama spoke by phone on Wednesday with U Htin Kyaw to offer congratulations on his inauguration as Myanmar's President, the White House said in...
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) discusses administration plans to close the Guantanamo military prison while delivering a statement at the White House in Washington Feb. 23, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

April 5 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- NATO continues to be the "cornerstone" of collective defense for the U.S. and Europe, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday. ...
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Pentagon To Transfer Two Gitmo Detainees To Senegal

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The two detainees, both Libyans, are Salem Abdu Salam Ghereby and Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar, and their transfers were approved by...
U.S. President Barack Obama attends a joint press conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kenya, July 25, 2015. Kenya and the U.S. on Saturday reaffirmed their commitment on security cooperation and in the war against terrorism to help prevent future terror attacks in the East African nation. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

Obama to confer with South Korean and Japanese leaders on DPRK

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Obama's meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be held on the margins of the Nuclear Security...