US-Israeli military, intelligence ties strong despite ‘all the noise’: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama says “despite all the noise and hullabaloo” the United States and Israel are still close allies and the recent anti-Israel UN resolution has not damaged the military, intelligence ties between Washington and Tel Aviv. The UN Security Council voted 14-0 last month to pass Resolution 2334, which demanded an immediate end to… Read More US-Israeli military, intelligence ties strong despite ‘all the noise’: Barack Obama

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Barack Obama awards Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at surprise send off party

Some few hours ago, out-going US President Barack Obama surprised his VP, Joe Biden with a surprise send-off party at the White House where he presented him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. A teary-eyed Biden accepted the medal where Obama jokingly said, ‘This also gives the Internet one last chance… Read More Barack Obama awards Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at surprise send off party

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Donald Trump set to repeal many of Obama’s laws and policies as soon as he takes office

The US president-elect is yet to be sworn in but he is already taking a wrecking ball to Obama’s legacy. This is according to his chief press secretary, Sean Spicer who made a series of revelations during an appearance on ABC’s This Week. Spicer told host, Jonathan Karl, that the future Commander-in-chief will ‘sign a… Read More Donald Trump set to repeal many of Obama’s laws and policies as soon as he takes office

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Donald Trump praises Vladimir Putin for delaying any retaliation against the US after Pres. Obama’s sanctions

Russian president Vladimir Putin has decided not to retaliate against the US for expelling 35 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions on two of the country’s intelligence agencies on Thursday. He made this statement after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the country planned to expel 35 U.S. diplomatic staff from Moscow and close two facilities… Read More Donald Trump praises Vladimir Putin for delaying any retaliation against the US after Pres. Obama’s sanctions

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US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations

The US has expelled 35 Russian diplomats as punishment for alleged interference into the presidential election. It will also close two Russian compounds used for intelligence-gathering, in Maryland and New York, as part of a raft of retaliatory measures. President Barack Obama had vowed action against Russia amid US accusations it directed hacks against the… Read More US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations

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Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign. “We need to take action and we will,” he told US radio station NPR. Russia stands accused by the US of hacking the emails of the Democratic Party and a key Hillary Clinton aide,… Read More Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

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Obama says he may comment as citizen on Trump’s presidency

US president Barack Obama has said he may speak out after leaving office if he feels his successor Donald Trump is threatening core American values. By convention, former presidents tend to leave the political fray and avoid commenting on their successors. Speaking at a news conference at the Apec summit in Lima, Peru, Mr Obama… Read More Obama says he may comment as citizen on Trump’s presidency

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Trump election: Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

US President Barack Obama has urged his successor Donald Trump to stand up to Russia if it deviates from US “values and international norms”. Speaking in Berlin, Mr Obama said he hoped the US president-elect would “not simply take a realpolitik approach” to dealing with Russia. He also warned against a cyber arms race, saying… Read More Trump election: Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

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Barack Obama warns of rise of ‘crude nationalism’

Barack Obama has warned of a “rise in a crude sort of nationalism” following the Brexit and US presidential votes. Speaking in Greece on his final foreign trip, he said: “We have to guard against… tribalism built around an ‘us’ or a ‘them’.” He said the US was painfully aware of the danger of divisions… Read More Barack Obama warns of rise of ‘crude nationalism’

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