Barack Obama

Barack Obama breaks Twitter record for most popular tweet
barack obama
In Depth

Barack Obama breaks Twitter record for most popular tweet

More than 3 million people have liked former president's Nelson Mandela quote
16 Aug 2017
Obama Presidential Library: Design concepts revealed
170515-obama.jpg
In Brief

Obama Presidential Library: Design concepts revealed

Former president says his $500 million library in Chicago will transform a troubled area, others see it as an ego trip
15 May 2017
Obama avoids Trump accusations as he returns to spotlight
barack obama
In Depth

Obama avoids Trump accusations as he returns to spotlight

'So, uh, what’s been going on while I’ve been gone?' quips former US president
25 Apr 2017
The first two weeks of President Donald Trump
Trump
In Depth

The first two weeks of President Donald Trump

After just 14 days in office, the billionaire has caused quite a stir around the world
3 Feb 2017
Fake news: Seven bizarre stories that went viral
170131fakenews.jpg
In Depth

Fake news: Seven bizarre stories that went viral

From Pizzagate to Brexit, these are some of the biggest whoppers circulating online
31 Jan 2017
Obama breaks silence to condemn Donald Trump's travel ban
170131obama.jpg
In Brief

Obama breaks silence to condemn Donald Trump's travel ban

Former US president says people are right to protest when 'American values are at stake'
31 Jan 2017
Donald Trump's inauguration: What can we expect?
Donald Trump
In Depth

Donald Trump's inauguration: What can we expect?

New York tycoon's big day is finally here - but protesters 'may end up outnumbering supporters'
20 Jan 2017
Chelsea Manning to be released early by Barack Obama
chelsea-manning.jpg
In Brief

Chelsea Manning to be released early by Barack Obama

US army whistleblower will leave prison in May, after seven years behind bars for passing confidential documents to WikiLeaks
18 Jan 2017
Chelsea Manning to be released early by Barack Obama
chelsea-manning.jpg
In Brief

Chelsea Manning to be released early by Barack Obama

US army whistleblower will leave prison in May, after seven years behind bars for passing confidential documents to WikiLeaks
18 Jan 2017
Chelsea Manning to be released early by Barack Obama
chelsea-manning.jpg
In Brief

Chelsea Manning to be released early by Barack Obama

US army whistleblower will leave prison in May, after seven years behind bars for passing confidential documents to WikiLeaks
18 Jan 2017
'Democracy needs you,' Barack Obama tells farewell rally
President Barack Obama
In Brief

'Democracy needs you,' Barack Obama tells farewell rally

US President warns against rise of 'naked partisanship' and intolerance in final address in Chicago
11 Jan 2017
Obama looks to secure his green legacy
US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with LaFourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph (L) as they look over tar balls at Port Fourchon Beach, Louisiana, on May 28, 2010 before a briefing on
In Brief

Obama looks to secure his green legacy

Outgoing US President divides opinion with a permanent offshore drilling ban in the Arctic and Atlantic
22 Dec 2016
Who is James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, Trump's choice for defence?
James Mattis Trump
In Depth

Who is James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, Trump's choice for defence?

He served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is seen as humble and private – but says it's 'fun' to shoot some people
2 Dec 2016
US election 2016: What are Hillary Clinton's policies?
Hillary Clinton
In Depth

US election 2016: What are Hillary Clinton's policies?

From immigration reform to mental health, here are the Democratic nominee's stances on the big issues
7 Nov 2016
Obama calls for manned mission to Mars by 2030s
wd-mars.jpg
In Brief

Obama calls for manned mission to Mars by 2030s

US President to meet scientists, engineers and students this week to 'dream up ways to find the next frontiers'
12 Oct 2016
Philippines President likens himself to Hitler
160906_rodrigo_duterte.jpg
In Brief

Philippines President likens himself to Hitler

Leader says he would be 'happy' if his campaign against drug dealers was as effective as the Holocaust
30 Sep 2016
Congress overrides Barack Obama's veto on 9/11 bill
wd-obama_dnc.jpg
In Brief

Congress overrides Barack Obama's veto on 9/11 bill

President fears tit-for-tat lawsuits over US bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
29 Sep 2016
Shimon Peres, Israel's 'warrior for peace', dies aged 93
Israeli President Shimon Peres gives a joint press conference with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (unseen) on July 23, 2014 at the presidential compound in Jerusalem. Ban Ki-moon demanded t
In Depth

Shimon Peres, Israel's 'warrior for peace', dies aged 93

US President Barack Obama leads tributes to the 'warrior of peace', who died in Tel Aviv two weeks after suffering a stroke
28 Sep 2016
US announces single largest transfer of Guantanamo inmates
wd-guantanamo.jpg
In Brief

US announces single largest transfer of Guantanamo inmates

Fifteen detainees transferred to the UAE as Obama seeks to make good on campaign promise
16 Aug 2016
US strikes at Islamic State in Libya
020816-wd-sirte.jpg
In Brief

US strikes at Islamic State in Libya

Air raid on terrorist group's positions in Sirte came at request of unity government and was authorised by Barack Obama
2 Aug 2016
Michelle Obama's convention speech: The highlights
Michelle Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention
In Depth

Michelle Obama's convention speech: The highlights

Universally acclaimed address put 'Hillary Clinton in the mainstream and Trump far outside it', say critics
26 Jul 2016
Baton Rouge: Call for calm after three officers are killed
160718-baton-rouge-shooting.jpg
In Brief

Baton Rouge: Call for calm after three officers are killed

US President Barack Obama says focus should be on uniting country after Gavin Long opens fire in Louisiana
18 Jul 2016
Key moments of the EU referendum campaign - in pictures
A mural on a derelict building in Bristol shows Donald Trump sharing a kiss with prominent Brexiter Boris Johnson
In Depth

Key moments of the EU referendum campaign - in pictures

From Boris kissing Trump to tea-swilling poll clerks - the images that define the vote
26 Jun 2016
Obama stirs debate with Hiroshima visit during G7 summit
160527-obama-shizo-abe.jpg
In Depth

Obama stirs debate with Hiroshima visit during G7 summit

US president will not apologise for devastating 1945 bombing during his historic trip
27 May 2016
US poised to publish secret file on Saudi Arabia and 9/11
wd-911-160426.jpg
In Depth

US poised to publish secret file on Saudi Arabia and 9/11

Classified 28-page report could link Saudi government with Twin Tower hijackers
26 Apr 2016
Obama and Castro lock horns during historic visit to Havana
160322-obama-castro.jpg
In Brief

Obama and Castro lock horns during historic visit to Havana

Leaders clash over human rights and trade before sharing a very awkward handshake
22 Mar 2016
Barack Obama criticises David Cameron for Libya 's*** show'
160311-cameron-obama.jpg
In Brief

Barack Obama criticises David Cameron for Libya 's*** show'

US President speaks out during interview – but White House insists it 'deeply' values UK's contributions
11 Mar 2016
Iran frees ten US sailors detained in Persian Gulf
US Navy
In Brief

Iran frees ten US sailors detained in Persian Gulf

Incident comes as US and Tehran attempt to finalise nuclear agreement
13 Jan 2016
US gun sales hit 20-year high as Obama announces crackdown
guns1.jpg
In Brief

US gun sales hit 20-year high as Obama announces crackdown

Barack Obama dubbed 'best firearm salesman' in the US as fears over regulation spark buying frenzy
6 Jan 2016
Tearful Obama announces tightening of gun control
President Barack Obama
In Brief

Tearful Obama announces tightening of gun control

Emotional US President to target background check loopholes
6 Jan 2016
TPP: controversial trans-Pacific trade deal finally reached
Japan Prime-Minister Shinzo Abe
In Brief

TPP: controversial trans-Pacific trade deal finally reached

US and Japan among countries to agree largest trade pact in two decades
6 Oct 2015
Edward Snowden joins Twitter with jokes aplenty
edward-snowden01.jpg
In Depth

Edward Snowden joins Twitter with jokes aplenty

US whistleblower pokes fun at former bosses on micro-blogging site
30 Sep 2015
Pope Francis in the US and Cuba – five highlights
Pope Francis and Barack Obama
In Brief

Pope Francis in the US and Cuba – five highlights

Pontiff's week-long tour has included a warning on climate change and a meeting with a young devotee
24 Sep 2015
Morrissey: Barack Obama is white on the inside
morrissey.jpg
In Brief

Morrissey: Barack Obama is white on the inside

Former Smiths singer criticises president over his response to deaths of black men at police hands
21 Aug 2015
Louisiana shooting: gunman opens fire on cinema audience
Lafayette Shooting
In Brief

Louisiana shooting: gunman opens fire on cinema audience

Attack comes as jurors decide to keep execution on table for Colorado cinema killer James Holmes
24 Jul 2015
Why has Barack Obama failed to control firearms?
A pistol is fired at a US gun show
In Depth

Why has Barack Obama failed to control firearms?

US citizens, 5 per cent of the world's population, own as many as half of its privately held guns
24 Jul 2015
The Week Footer Banner