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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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The North Korean regime under Kim Jong-un, has expressed its condolences over the sinking of the South Korean ferry. (Photo: Reuters)
The Softer Side of North Korea? Regime Offers Condolences Over South Korean Ferry Disaster

By IBTimes IN

The North Korean regime under Kim Jong-un, has expressed its condolences over the sinking of the South Korean ferry. (12:40 am)

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Pentagon Dossier to Detail Secretive U.S. Afghan Detainee Policy (Photo: WikimediaCommons/ DavidBGleason)
Pentagon Dossier to Detail Secretive U.S. Afghan Detainee Policy

By Reuters

Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. (9:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS, PAKISTAN, COURT

President Barack Obama begins his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday
Obama to Use Japan Visit to Reassure Asian Allies

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. (9:03 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE

A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 2012.
Obama Says Disputed Islands within Scope of US-Japan Security Treaty

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan's defence. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA

Air Strikes in Yemen Kill 40 al Qaeda Militants in Two Days
Drone Strikes Alone won't Stamp out al Qaeda in Yemen - Analysts

By Reuters

An intense two days of air strikes on al Qaeda in Yemen may have killed or wounded some of its commanders, but drones alone are unlikely to eradicate the threat the group poses to Yemenis and the West. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, HUMAN RIGHTS

AU Donates $20 Million to Syrian Refugee Children

By IBTimes AU

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced that Australia will provide $20 million to Syrian refugee children in the wake of the Syrian crisis. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, ARIZONA

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is pictured in police custody in Miami Beach, Florida January 23, 2014 in this Miami Beach Police Department handout released to Reuters on March 4, 2014. Bieber was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arr
Justin Bieber Should Be Deported To Canada But President Barack Obama Giving Him Special Treatment?

By IBTimes AU

According to an online petition with hundreds of thousands of signatures, Justin Bieber should be going back home to Canada but immigration law enforcement is not showing its teeth to the young singer. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: JUSTIN BIEBER, COURT, IMMIGRATION LAW

Gabriel Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Death of the Magic Story Teller, World Reactions, Top 5 Works and Top 10 Quotes

By IBTimes IN

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at the age of 87, but his magic survives. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: THE NEW YORK TIMES, MEXICO, NEW YORK, NOBEL PRIZE, CANCER

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and EU High Representative Ashton leave after speaking to the media following a quadrilateral meeting on Ukraine, in Geneva
Four-way Talks Call for End to Ukraine Violence

By Reuters

The US, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine. (Apr 18)

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

File photo of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez waving at reporters in San Vicente del Caguan
Nobel Winner Garcia Marquez, Master of Magical Realism, Dies at 87

By Reuters

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers, died on Thursday. He was 87. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: STORM, MEXICO, NEW YORK, CUBA, NOBEL PRIZE, CANCER

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