Barack Obama

Obama "deliberately destroyed" US-Russia relations, Lavrov says

Outgoing US President Barack Obama "deliberately destroyed" relations with Russia, Moscow's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said in a Thursday interview, expressing his country's readiness to work...

Obama scrambles to reassure leaders at last summit before Trump

US President Barack Obama is likely to spend most of his time at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit, opening Saturday, trying to reassure the world about his successor, Donald...

Obama meets embattled EU leaders against backdrop of Trump win

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday hosted a meeting of European leaders with outgoing US President Barack Obama, who was on his last trip to the continent before handing over to president-...

Obama on farewell tour: EU needs to be "cultivated and fought for"

The European Union is one of the world's greatest political achievements and should not be taken for granted, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday after his final bilateral meeting with...

Germans should appreciate Merkel, Obama says ahead of final talks

Chancellor Angela Merkel represents "great credibility" and the people of Germany should appreciate her, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday ahead of his last bilateral meeting with the...

Obama reassures Europe over NATO, Trump presidency

America isn't going anywhere, assured US President Barack Obama in Athens Tuesday, as he used his final international tour to soothe worries in Europe over the incoming administration of Donald...

Obama kicks off European reassurance tour in birthplace of democracy

US President Barack Obama stressed the ties between the United States and Greece - as well as those between the US and Europe - at the start of a four-day tour of the continent Tuesday.

Obama says Trump committed to "robust NATO relationship"

Just before leaving on his final international trip as US president, Barack Obama on Monday said president-elect Donald Trump had expressed a commitment to NATO and the transatlantic alliance...

After calling it a "disaster," Trump says parts of Obamacare are OK

Aspects of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law should be kept intact, Donald Trump has said in an interview, after spending months calling for its complete repeal.

Pentagon: Closing Guantanamo still a priority

Closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison remains a priority for US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Thursday, acknowledging there was little time left to do so...

Trump and Obama trade compliments in presidential transition talks

Donald Trump called President Barack Obama "a very good man" and said he would seek his counsel as he prepares to become president at a White House meeting Thursday that marked the first time the...

Obama congratulates Trump as Clinton says she's "sorry"

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday invited president-elect Donald Trump to the White House, vowing to have a smooth transition between their presidencies, despite their "significant...

Obama congratulates Trump and invites him to White House

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday made a congratulatory phone call to his successor Donald Trump and invited him to the White House following his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton.

Clinton to hold final rally with Obamas, family in Philadelphia

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is to make her final push before Tuesday's elections at a rally next week in the key state of Pennsylvania joined by party luminaries, including...

Obama response to FBI director's move: "We don't operate on innuendo"

US President Barack Obama Wednesday made his first comments on the FBI decision to tell Congress about the discovery of emails that could be related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton's...