Barack Obama

Trump renounces ex-butler after he called for Obama's murder

Trump renounces ex-butler after he called for Obama's murder

Washington D. C., May 13 : United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has disavowed his former butler Anthony Senecal, after he posted on Facebook that he wants President Barack Obama to be killed.

According to CNN, Anthony Senecal, who served as Trump's butler for 17 years wrote in a Facebook post that Obama "should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term," according to Mother Jones, which first reported on Senecal's post.

Senecal, 84, confirmed he wrote the post to CNN, but disputed one point, "I think I said hung.


Obama to become first U.S. President to visit Hiroshima

Obama to become first U.S. President to visit Hiroshima

Washington DC, May 11 : The White House announced that President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the site of the U. S. atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, Japan.

According to CNN, the visit fulfills a wish Obama had expressed early in his presidency to visit the location where thousands of Japanese civilians were killed in a nuclear blast at the end of World War II.

However, the White House has asserted that the United States does not owe Japan a formal apology for using the atomic bomb in August 1945, instead, officials say that the visit will serve as a reminder of the horrific destruction that nuclear weapons can inflict.


US elections are not a 'reality' show: Obama to Trump

US elections are not a 'reality' show: Obama to Trump

Washington D. C., May. 7 : United States President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Republican nominee Donald Trump asking him to not treat the contest for the US presidency as a mere 'reality' show and called on the voters to examine the business mogul's records.

According to CNN, the President asked reporters and voters yesterday to deeply scrutinize at the record Trump, who became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee this week.


Obama commutes sentences of 58 more federal prisoners

Obama commutes sentences of 58 more federal prisoners

Washington, May 6 : US President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 58 more federal prisoners, seeking to add momentum to his drive to allow earlier releases of men and women serving lengthy terms for drug offences.

The newly announced commutations on Thursday brought the total number of commutations to 306 which Obama issued since taking office over seven years ago, Politico reported.

More than two years ago, the Obama administration launched a "Clemency Initiative" that prompted more than 36,000 prisoners to request assistance filing applications for commutations.

Obama aides hoped thousands of prisoners would have their sentences shortened through the initiative.


Obama in Canada in late June for N America summit

Obama in Canada in late June for N America summit

Washington: US President Barack Obama will travel to Ottawa next month for a "Three Amigos" North American summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President

Enrique Pena Nieto, the White House said today The White House said Obama will also address a joint session of parliament while in the Canadian capital for the June 29 summit.

"The summit is further recognition of the value of a more integrated North America to advance the security and prosperity of the continent," a White House statement said.

"It also highlights the importance of continuing to strengthen the bilateral and trilateral ties between United States, Canada, and Mexico."

The last "Three Amigos" summit was hosted by Pena Nieto in 2014 in Toluca, Mexico.(PTI)


Obama recalls Osama's raid, says wanted to strike hideout before May 2

Obama recalls Osama's raid, says wanted to strike hideout before May 2

Washington, May 3 : U. S. President Barack Obama has said that he wanted to send Navy SEALs into Pakistan to strike at Osama bin Laden but waited until all members of his team had a chance to have their say.

President Obama and key members of his inner circle spoke to CNN's Peter Bergen about the raid that killed the mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the fifth anniversary of the May 2, 2011 raid.

"On decisions like this, you're leaning in a certain direction. I had been inclined to take the shot fairly early on in the discussions. But you hold back the decision until you have to make it. And in the end, what I had very much appreciated was the degree to which we had an honest debate," Obama said.


Sighed with relief only after Bin Laden's body reached Afghanistan: Obama

Sighed with relief only after Bin Laden's body reached Afghanistan: Obama

Washington D. C., May. 3 : Speaking candidly about the severity of the risks involved in the operation to take out 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, United States President Barack Obama said that it was only after the terrorist's dead body landed on Afghan soil safely did the celebrations begin and states that it was a 'uniquely complicated' operation with high stakes.

Speaking exclusively to CNN on the fifth anniversary of bin Laden's death, Obama said that his advisors had raised the issue of the major risks involved in the top secret operation but added that he didn't consider aborting the mission, even when it started with a downed helicopter.


Obama, Merkel 's push for Trans-Atlantic trade deal in Germany

Obama, Merkel 's push for Trans-Atlantic trade deal in Germany

New York, Apr. 25 :United States President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have made a joint pitch for deeper trans-Atlantic trade. They vowed to complete a vast US-European Union trade pact that could spur much-needed economic growth.

Obama, on a farewell visit to Germany as President, is trying to counter public skepticism about a trans-Atlantic trade deal with Europe, while also facing down criticism from the 2016 presidential candidates of a pending Asia- Pacific trade pact, reports Guardian.

President Obama made the statement in Hanover yesterday, where he will inaugrate the Hanover Messi fair along with German Chancellor on Monday.

Obama said, "the majority of people still favour trade. They still recognize, on balance, that it's a good idea."


Barack Obama dismisses North Korea proposal on halting nuke tests

Barack Obama dismisses North Korea proposal on halting nuke tests

New York: A day after North Korea's foreign minister said that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said on Sunday that Washington isn't taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would "have to do better than that."

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, interviewed yesterday by the AP, also defended his country's right to maintain a nuclear deterrent and warned that Pyongyang won't be cowed by international sanctions. And for those waiting for the North's regime to collapse, he had this to say: Don't hold your breath.


Prez Obama asked George Clooney for basketball

Prez Obama asked George Clooney for basketball

Washington D. C., April 21 : Not only Oscar, private basketball games with President was also quite memorable for George Clooney.

For his ninth cover story for Esquire, the 54-year-old actor spoke about his relationship with President Barack Obama, reports E! Online.

"We played here in L. A. I did a fundraiser here with him, and he said, 'What are you doing tomorrow morning?'" he described the magazine.

"I go, 'What time?' He goes, '5:30. You wanna play some hoops?' And I go, 'Yeah.' And he goes, 'All right, we'll set it up. You got any of your friends want to play?'" Clooney added. (ANI)


Barack Obama to head to London to warn against Brexit

Barack Obama to head to London to warn against Brexit

Washington: US President Barack Obama will head to London next week to join the international chorus of leaders imploring Britain not to leave the European Union.

The White House said yesterday the president will arrive in Britain on April 21 for a three-day visit, just two months before the country votes in an referendum on the issue.

"He will make very clear that this is decision for the people of the United Kingdom to make," Obama's close foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters.

"But we have no closer friend in the world and if we are asked our view as a friend, we'll offer it."

Rhodes said Obama would be "very straightforward and candid as a friend as to why the US believes that it is good for the UK to remain in the EU."


Who gets to see `GoT` first? It's President Obama

Who gets to see `GoT` first? It's President Obama

Washington D. C., April 14 : President Barack Obama will get to know Jon Snow's fate before everyone else.

During a recent ' Game of Thrones' premiere, David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed the news that the US President wanted the episodes of their ultra-secret show ahead of their debut on HBO, reports the Entertainment Weekly.

The news is that he will be seeing the upcoming series before anyone else does.

Weiss said, "Yes, He's the leader of the free world."

Last month, HBO confirmed that, for the first time ever, critics and reviewers wouldn't receive early copies of the episodes.

For the rest of the world, 'GoT' returns on April 24. (ANI)


Hillary Clinton emails careless but did not jeopardise security: Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton emails careless but did not jeopardise security: Barack Obama

Washington: The Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton did not "jeopardise" national security, but was "careless" in managing her emails when she was Secretary of State, the US President Barack Obama said today as he promised an independent probe in the controversy.

"I continue to believe that she has not jeopardised America's national security. Now what I've also said is that -- and she has acknowledged -- that there's a carelessness, in terms of managing e-mails, that she has owned, and she recognises," Obama told Fox News in an interview.

Obama was responding to a question on an ongoing FBI probe into the emails and private email server which Clinton hosted at her home when she served as the Secretary of State in the first term of Obama Administration.


Obama reveals 'worst mistake' of his Presidency

Obama reveals 'worst mistake' of his Presidency

Washington D. C., Apr. 11 : In a surprising revelation, United States President Barack Obama said that the worst mistake of his presidency was the sheer lack of planning by his government in the aftermath of the 2011 toppling of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

CNN quoted the President from his interview to Fox News saying, "probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya,"

In a statement to CNN, a National Security Council spokesman tried to justify Obama's remarks, reassuring that the alliance between the United Kingdom and United States remains strong.


Hope to have a process on releasing drone strike info: Barack Obama

Hope to have a process on releasing drone strike info: Barack Obama

Washington: US President Barack Obama hoped to have a formalised process of conducting drone strikes and releasing annual information on it to the public by the time he leaves office next January.

"My hope is that by the time I leave office, there is a not only an internal structure in place that governs these standards (for drones) that we've set, but there's also a institutionalised process whereby the actions that the US government takes through drone technology are consistently reported on an annualised basis, so that people can look," Obama said in his remarks at the University of Chicago.


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