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Obama to hold final news conference on Wednesday – White House

WASHINGTON: Outgoing President Barack Obama will hold his final news conference as U.S. leader on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the briefing room at the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. He offered no specific time for the event. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Walsh)… Read More »

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Thursday (Jan 12) announced the repeal of a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy. The end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which allowed any Cuban who… Read More »

Obama admits underestimating impact of Russian hacking

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that he “underestimated” the impact misinformation and hacking could have on democracies, a remark that follows an intelligence report on Russian meddling in the US presidential vote. In a pre-taped interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Obama denied underestimating Russian President Vladimir Putin, who US intelligence agencies say ordered a… Read More »

Obama offers Turkey's Erdogan condolences on nightclub attack – White House

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Tuesday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to offer his condolences for those killed and wounded in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on Dec. 31 for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, the White House said in a statement. Obama also welcomed Turkey’s efforts to facilitate… Read More »

Obama, Japan's Abe to show solidarity in Pearl Harbor visit

HONOLULU: President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will use a symbolic joint visit to Pearl Harbor to highlight the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance on Tuesday, weeks before Republican Donald Trump takes over at the White House. Obama, who is on vacation in Hawaii, and Abe will meet to discuss ties between… Read More »

Obama says 'will take action' against Russia for interfering in US election

WASHINGTON: United States’ President Barack Obama said “we need to take action and we will” against Russia for interfering in the US election. This after US three officials said on Thursday (Dec 15) that Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the US presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to… Read More »