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‘Obama & other Muslims not welcome here’

LOS ANGELES: A grocery shop in the US state of New Mexico came under fire for posting controversial signs — including one that reads “Obama & other Muslims Not welcome here” — on its storefront. The store, located in the tiny town of Mayhill, about 265km south-east of Albuquerque, has reportedly been posting such signs…

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January 4, 2017

 

‘Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on hands’

Washington: US President Barack Obama declared Friday that Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime and its Iranian and Russian backers are responsible for the slaughter of civilians in Aleppo, with “blood… on their hands.” “The world as we speak is united in horror at the savage assault by the Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian allies…

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December 17, 2016

 

Obama asks for ‘full review’ of 2016 election process

Washington: President Barack Obama has requested a review of all cyberattacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle, the White House said Friday, amid allegations of Russian interference. “The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process,” said Lisa Monaco, Obama’s homeland security…

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December 9, 2016

 

Snowden says he does not expect pardon from Obama

Edward Snowden says he does not expect a pardon from US President Barack Obama which would spare the fugitive whistleblower from a toughened approach when Donald Trump takes power. “I’m not counting on it,” Snowden said in an interview published by Yahoo News on Monday. The former National Security Agency contractor leaked thousands of classified…

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December 5, 2016

 

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

LIMA: US President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour. His historic presidency and charisma have made Obama a rock star on the international scene, even at times when the daily grind…

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November 21, 2016

 

Google may face policy setbacks under Trump

Alphabet Inc’s Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company’s battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say. Google had close ties with outgoing Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration, and its employees donated much…

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November 18, 2016

 

Obama hails ‘excellent conversation’ with Trump at White House

WASHINGTON: Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump held a 90-minute transition meeting in the Oval Office Thursday, with the outgoing president vowing his support after an “excellent conversation.”  Obama pledged his administration would “do everything we can to help you succeed, because if you succeed, then the country succeeds.” Trump said the pair “discussed…

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November 10, 2016

 

Obama to host Trump at White House

WASHINGTON: A triumphant Donald Trump heads to the White House Thursday for talks with President Barack Obama on securing a smooth transition of power and steading nerves after an election that shocked the world. Forty-eight hours after Trump’s upset win, the 70-year-old president-elect will get a chance to measure the drapes ahead of his January…

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November 10, 2016

 

Obama congratulates Trump, invites him to W. House

US President Barack Obama called Donald Trump, his newly-elected successor, Wednesday to congratulate him on his victory and invited him to the White House for talks on Thursday. Obama also called Hillary Clinton, his onetime secretary of state and fellow Democrat, to express his “admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country,” White…

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November 9, 2016

 

Obama to Trump: ‘Stop whining’ about rigged vote

NEW YORK: President Barack Obama on Tuesday slapped down Donald Trump’s claim that the 2016 presidential race is rigged, telling the Republican nominee to “stop whining” and get on with his campaign. The withering riposte, in language usually used to scold a moody teenager, came on the eve of the third and final presidential debate…

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October 19, 2016

 

Obama: ‘Mosul will be a difficult fight’

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama warned Tuesday of a tough battle ahead as Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition advance on Mosul to wrest the city from the Islamic State group. Obama said the push to liberate the northern city, the jihadists’ last stronghold in Iraq, now in its second day, was a “major step…

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October 18, 2016

 

Obama warns ‘democracy itself’ at stake in US election

US President Barack Obama warned Friday that American “democracy itself” is on the ballot in November’s presidential election, as White House concern grows about the lasting impact of Republican Donald Trump’s scorched-earth campaign. At a fiery campaign event for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, Ohio, Obama trashed Trump as a dictator-in-the-making, but also voiced concerns about…

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October 14, 2016

 

Obama decries ‘wild west’ media landscape

PITTSBURGH: President Barack Obama on Thursday decried America’s “wild, wild west” media environment for allowing conspiracy theorists a broad platform and destroying a common basis for debate. Recalling past days when three television channels delivered fact-based news that most people trusted, Obama said democracy require citizens to be able to sift through lies and distortions….

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October 14, 2016

 

Trump lashes out at ‘disloyal’ Republicans

WASHINGTON: Embattled presidential hopeful Donald Trump lashed out against “disloyal” Republicans in a ranting tweetstorm Tuesday, deepening a split that threatens the future of the 162-year-old party. Declaring himself unchained from party strictures, the White House nominee berated Republican leaders for offering “zero support” and promised a bareknuckle 28-day campaign against Hillary Clinton. Trump called…

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October 12, 2016

 

Republicans urged not to support Trump as presidential candidate

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has urged senior Republicans to withdraw their endorsement of Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. At a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, he said it did not make sense to denounce Trump’s controversial remarks while still backing him for the White House. Obama mocked Trump for his loss of nearly…

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October 12, 2016

 

15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines

WASHINGTON: Fifteen years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, President Barack Obama and the American military have dug in for a long campaign that defies rigid timelines and easy barometers of victory. On October 7, 2001, in response to the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom to dislodge the Taliban and…

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October 7, 2016

 

Obama delays Clinton rally as Florida hurricane looms

President Barack Obama has postponed a planned campaign event for Hillary Clinton in the pivotal swing state of Florida as powerful Hurricane Matthew barrels toward the Sunshine State, the White House said. Obama had been due to appear near Miami on Wednesday, trying to help the Democratic nominee solidify her poll lead over Republican Donald…

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October 4, 2016

 

DiCaprio, Obama to talk climate change

WASHINGTON: Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio was due at the White House Monday to discuss climate change with President Barack Obama before the screening of the actor’s new documentary on the devastating effects of global warming. DiCaprio, who won the 2016 best actor Academy Award for “The Revenant,” has been an environmental activist for years. He will…

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October 3, 2016

 

Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed a bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia, risking a fierce public backlash and rare congressional rebuke. While expressing “deep sympathy” for the families of the victims, Obama said the law would be “detrimental to US national interests.” The White House tried and failed to have the…

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September 24, 2016

 

Obama to Clinton before presidential debate: ‘Be yourself’

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama had a bit of advice Friday for Hillary Clinton, his Democratic Party’s White House nominee, who soon faces Republican rival Donald Trump in the first presidential debate. Asked what suggestions he might offer Clinton ahead of the debate Monday, the president told ABC News: “Be yourself and explain what motivates you.”…

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September 23, 2016

 

PM seeks preferential trade access to US market to boost bilateral trade

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday sought preferential trade access to the US market to boost bilateral trade between Pakistan and United States.

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September 23, 2016

 
 
 
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