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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Read More

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Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis
Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis

By Reuters

Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (8:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited
Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited

By Reuters

Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HUMAN RIGHTS, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

Gold Near Two-week High as Ukraine Tensions Boost Safe-haven Bids
Gold Holds near Three-week High on Ukraine Tensions

By Reuters

Gold was trading near its highest in three weeks on Tuesday as heightened tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine lifted the metal's safe-haven appeal. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, SOUTH AFRICA

Guardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzers for U.S. Spying Coverage
Guardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzers for U.S. Spying Coverage

By Reuters

The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, RUSSIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, JOURNALISM, NEW YORK, ARIZONA

Participants carry the portraits of Korean women who were made sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II, in central Seoul
South Korea, Japan to Hold Rare Official Talks on "Comfort Women"

By Reuters

Senior South Korean and Japanese officials will meet this week to discuss Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday. (Apr 13)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA

Iranian official will not get visa for U.N. ambassadorship - White House
Iranian Official will not get Visa for U.N. Ambassadorship - White House

By Reuters

The United States said on Friday it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, in a rare step that raises questions about how much influence the White House can wield over the world body. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, WHITE HOUSE, NEW YORK, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, INTERNATIONAL LAW

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Woman who Threw Shoe at Hillary Clinton Released from Jail

By Reuters

A woman who threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former U.S. secretary of state was delivering a speech in Las Vegas has been released from jail, and faces possible charges after her arrest for disorderly conduct, officials said on Friday. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: HILLARY CLINTON, GEORGE W. BUSH, COURT

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras
Reporters who Broke Snowden Story Return to U.S. for First Time

By Reuters

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on spy agency analyst Edward Snowden's leaks exposing mass government surveillance, returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since revealing the programs in 2013. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, GERMANY, RUSSIA, JOURNALISM, ATTORNEY GENERAL

Barack Obama
President Barack Obama is Not 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians', Believes Kim is Political Poison

By IBTimes IN

It is no secret that President Barack Obama is not a fan of reality television’s First Family, the Kardashians, as he once said that they are responsible for complicating the American dream by showcasing their over-the-top lifestyle. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES, KIM KARDASHIAN

U.S. Accuses Russia after Putin Warning on Gas Supplies to Europe
U.S. Accuses Russia after Putin Warning on Gas Supplies to Europe

By Reuters

President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Russian gas supplies to Europe could be disrupted if Moscow cuts the flow to Ukraine over unpaid bills, drawing a U.S. accusation that it is using energy "as a tool of coercion". (Apr 10)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE

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