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Obama torches Trump at press dinner

US President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents' dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner D

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Obama pushes for trade deal with EU

US President Barack Obama said on Sunday he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office, but warned that time was running short. Obama has pushed to c

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Obama to send 250 more US troops to Syria

President Barack Obama plans to send as many as 250 more US troops to Syria, bringing the total American presence on the ground to 300 to help fight Islamic State militants, US officials said on Sunday. The decision, which a US of

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Economy, crises in focus as Obama heads to Germany

US President Barack Obama is set to visit Hanover, Germany on Sunday to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of his closest allies in dealing with a shaky global economy and security crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

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Merkel, Obama back EU-US free trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama said on Saturday they favoured sealing a US-European free trade agreement as it would fuel growth on both sides of the Atlantic. Merkel is expected to discuss the Trans

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Obama calls on British to stay in EU

US President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain's place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking. Fear

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US, GCC vow to work together on IS, conflicts

The United States and its Gulf partners pledged to continue working together to fight Islamic State and de-escalate other regional conflicts, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday, adding that concerns remain over Iran and economic issues i

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Obama starts summit with Gulf leaders in Riyadh

US President Barack Obama and Gulf Arab leaders started talks in Riyadh on Thursday at a summit aimed at forging joint action on perceived security threats from Iran and Islamic State, and at ironing out strains in their alliance.

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Obama: Trump doesn't know much about foreign policy

US President Barack Obama said on Friday that Donald Trump's recent comments that South Korea and Japan should acquire nuclear weapons show the leading Republican presidential candidate is not well informed on international relations.

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World must unite to defeat terrorism, says Obama

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for nations around the world to unite to defeat terrorism, saying the thoughts and prayers of Americans were with Belgium after the attacks in Brussels that killed 34 people. "We must

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