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Obama torches Trump at his final Washington correspondents’ dinner

Obama torches Trump at his final Washington correspondents’ dinner

WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents’ dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.…

Obama, as a friend, tells Britain: don’t turn your back on the EU

Obama, as a friend, tells Britain: don’t turn your back on the EU

LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain’s place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward…

Obama returns to law school to argue for his Supreme Court pick

Obama returns to law school to argue for his Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama returns on Thursday to the University of Chicago Law School where he once taught to make the case for his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, centrist appellate judge Merrick Garland.   The town…

Obama: U.S. ramps up intelligence cooperation, to review IS fight at summit

Obama: U.S. ramps up intelligence cooperation, to review IS fight at summit

  By Jeff Mason   WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) – The United States has ramped up intelligence cooperation and will review international efforts to combat Islamic State militants after the Brussels attacks during a nuclear summit with world leaders next…

Obama wins over Cubans with straight talk and humility

Obama wins over Cubans with straight talk and humility

By Nelson Acosta and Frank Jack Daniel   HAVANA, March 23 (Reuters) – Lucila Morales stared in amazement at the flickering image of U.S. President Barack Obama on her old TV set on Tuesday, as he extolled democracy and political…

Obama to meet Castro face-to-face on historic Cuba trip

Obama to meet Castro face-to-face on historic Cuba trip

By Daniel Trotta and Matt Spetalnick   HAVANA, March 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democratic reforms while hearing…

No peace in Syria till Assad steps down, says Obama

No peace in Syria till Assad steps down, says Obama

Washington, February 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama once again renewed his call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, saying there is no alternative to his removal.   Obama also called on Russia and the Syrian government to…

Honoring Holocaust heroes, Obama warns against rise of intolerance

Honoring Holocaust heroes, Obama warns against rise of intolerance

WASHINGTON, January 28 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned on Wednesday against the rise of religious intolerance in veiled criticism of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an event to honor men and women who helped save Jews from peril…

Fight against Islamic State not World War 3, says Obama in last State of the Union address

Fight against Islamic State not World War 3, says Obama in last State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, January 13 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama knocked Republican presidential candidates for anti-Muslim rhetoric and accused critics on Tuesday of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech aimed at setting an optimistic tone for his last…

Obama praises families of San Bernardino victims

Obama praises families of San Bernardino victims

SAN BERNARDINO, December 19 (AP): Opening Christmas vacation on a somber note, President Barack Obama said meeting with the loved ones of 14 holiday revelers who were fatally shot two weeks ago in Southern California was a reminder “of what’s…

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