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Barack Obama says Donald Trump is ‘rattling’ world leaders – The Guardian


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Barack Obama says Donald Trump is 'rattling' world leaders
The Guardian
Barack Obama has said foreign leaders are “rattled” by Donald Trump and that he understands their unease given the Republican presidential nominee's ignorance of global affairs. Speaking at the G7 summit in Ise-Shima, central Japan, Obama said his …
'They're rattled': US President Barack Obama claims world leaders are uneasy about rise of Donald TrumpSouth China Morning Post
Barack Obama says world leaders 'rattled' by Donald TrumpEconomic Times
Barack Obama denounces Donald Trump's 'ignorance of world affairs'Livemint
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 12:41 pm

Taliban violence will continue despite new leadership: Barack Obama – Deccan Chronicle


Deccan Chronicle

Taliban violence will continue despite new leadership: Barack Obama
Deccan Chronicle
Ise-Shima, Japan: The Taliban is unlikely to come to the table for peace talks with the government of Afghanistan "anytime soon", despite the organisation's new leadership, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday. Obama told reporters in Japan
Barack Obama Hails Taliban Leader's Killing As Insurgents Seek SuccessorNDTV

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 11:06 am

Barack Obama rebuked by Japanese leader over alleged killing by US national – Telegraph.co.uk


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Barack Obama rebuked by Japanese leader over alleged killing by US national
Telegraph.co.uk
Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, delivered a pointed rebuke to President Barack Obama ahead of the opening of the Group of Seven summit in Japan, demanding that he deal "seriously" with violent crimes committed by Americans here.
US President Barack Obama regrets Okinawa murder in JapanDeutsche Welle
North Korea a 'big worry for all of us', Barack Obama says after nuclear testsABC Online
Japan's PM slams Barack Obama for 'despicable' murder of Okinawa womanDaily Mail
Daily News & Analysis –ABC News –India.com
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 10:34 am

White House evades UFO question as Barack Obama ‘moves close to X-Files revelation’ – Mirror.co.uk


White House evades UFO question as Barack Obama 'moves close to X-Files revelation'
Mirror.co.uk
This is the moment a White House spokesperson dodges a question about the Roswell incident – only to be warned: "You're not going to get off easy like that." White House press correspondent April Ryan quizzed press secretary Josh Earnest about the …

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 8:47 am

Barack Obama visits Hiroshima: What else has the US not apologised for? – The Independent


The Independent

Barack Obama visits Hiroshima: What else has the US not apologised for?
The Independent
This week, President Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, the Japanese city that the United States nearly destroyed with a nuclear bomb in 1945. While the bombing is estimated to have killed as many as 150,000 people
Barack Obama goes to Hiroshima while Australia stops worrying and loves the bombThe Sydney Morning Herald
President Obama's Visit to Hiroshima Stirs Mixed EmotionsNBCNews.com
Atomic bomb survivors to attend Hiroshima event for Barack Obama visitEconomic Times
Tyler Morning Telegraph –The Guardian
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 8:43 am

Administration of US President Barack Obama praises Indian Muslims – Economic Times


Economic Times

Administration of US President Barack Obama praises Indian Muslims
Economic Times
WASHINGTON: The US has been successful in engaging with India on tracking money used by radical groups to penetrate into the country, the Obama Administration has said as it praised Indian Muslims for demonstrating a great deal of "resilience" against …

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 7:40 am

Barack Obama and family to swap White House for 8200-square-foot mansion – Telegraph.co.uk


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Barack Obama and family to swap White House for 8200-square-foot mansion
Telegraph.co.uk
Where to go after living at the world's most famous address for eight years? It appears that an 8,200-square-foot house in the upscale Washington DC neighborhood of Kalorama is the answer. When the Obamas leave the White House in January they will …
The Swanky DC Mansion Where The Obamas Are Living NextDaily Caller
Barack Obama has picked mansion two miles from White House as post-Oval Office digsThe Independent
Is This Where The Obamas Are Living After The White House?Refinery29
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 3:56 am

Sorry, GOP! You can’t sue Barack Obama over transgender bathrooms: ACLU – Raw Story


Raw Story

Sorry, GOP! You can't sue Barack Obama over transgender bathrooms: ACLU
Raw Story
You can't sue Barack Obama over transgender bathrooms: ACLU. Sarah K. Burris · 25 May 2016 at 20:00 ET. President Barack Obama laughs during a meeting in the Oval Office, Jan. 24, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). Don't miss stories.
11 US states file lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's transgender directiveIndia.com
Arizona sues over Obama bathroom directivesazcentral.com
Louisiana, 10 other states sue Obama over transgender bathroom policyNOLA.com
Boston.com –Reuters
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 12:07 am

Barack Obama performs with Vietnam’s Queen of Rap and gives lesson on free speech – The Independent


The Independent

Barack Obama performs with Vietnam's Queen of Rap and gives lesson on free speech
The Independent
Barack Obama knows better than most that global diplomacy requires a variety of skills – the ability to listen, to smile, to stand firm and to compromise. On Wednesday, he showed that if required, he could also turn on the musical skills, when talking
Barack Obama Uses Light Moment With Rapper To Espouse Free SpeechNDTV
Barack Obama drops a beat for a young Vietnamese rapperSBS
Young Vietnamese quiz US President Barack Obama on rap, weed and good looksABC Online
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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 1:52 pm

Barack Obama ‘will reveal alien and UFO details held by the US before he leaves office’ – Mirror.co.uk


Barack Obama 'will reveal alien and UFO details held by the US before he leaves office'
Mirror.co.uk
Barack Obama is close to making a groundbreaking announcement regarding UFO and extra-terrestrial activity before he leaves office, it's been reported. The US President is under pressure thanks to similar disclosure promises made by the campaign of …

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 8:53 am

Obama News – Yahoo!News

In reversal, House backs LGBT rights for federal contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — After party leaders let Republican lawmakers vote as they wished, the House reversed course and approved a measure aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 2:12 pm

APNewsBreak: Rules proposed for school accountability

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, now-Education Secretary John King Jr. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. States would be able to decide how much significance to place on test scores, academic growth, and other measures of performance such as chronic absenteeism, under guidelines the Obama administration is proposing for new school accountability systems in guidelines being released May 26."These regulations give states the opportunity to work with all of their stakeholders, including parents, and educators to protect all students’ right to a high-quality education that prepares them for college and careers, including the most vulnerable students,” said King. “They also give educators room to reclaim for all of their students the joy and promise of a well-rounded educational experience.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 1:54 pm

Vietnam jails four asylum seekers returned by Australia

A court in Vietnam on Thursday jailed four Vietnamese for terms ranging from two to 2-1/2 years each for “organizing others to flee abroad illegally” after Australia sent back their group of asylum seekers, their lawyer said. The 46 asylum seekers were aboard a small vessel intercepted off Australia’s remote west coast last year and were returned to Vietnam as a result of negotiations between the two countries. A spokesman for Australia’s department of Immigration and Border Protection said it was confident the Vietnamese government was upholding its assurance not to prosecute any of the returned people for their illegal departure.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 1:00 pm

Obama: Trump displays ignorance, seeks tweets over solutions

Obama laughs while joking about Trump's personal brand of wine as he delivers remarks to supporters at a DNC event at Gilley's Club in Dallas, TexasBy Matt Spetalnick and Thomas Wilson ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama disparaged U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, saying the billionaire seeks tweets over solutions and has "rattled" foreign leaders with his pronouncements. Obama accused the real estate mogul and former reality TV impresario of making cavalier comments for provocative effect, and he urged all presidential candidates to take the high road in a boisterous and harsh campaign. Weighing in on the race to succeed him with his strongest broadside yet against Trump, Obama said fellow leaders from the Group of Seven nations "are surprised by the Republican nominee".

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 12:25 pm

G7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea, China says don’t ‘hype’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer arrive at Chubu Centrair International Airport in Tokoname, ahead of the G7 summit meetings.By Matt Spetalnick and Tetsushi Kajimoto ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed on Thursday on the need to send a strong message on maritime claims in the western Pacific, where an increasingly assertive China is locked in territorial disputes with Japan and several Southeast Asian nations. The agreement prompted a sharp rejoinder from China, which is not in the G7 club but whose rise as a power has put it at the heart of some discussions at the advanced nations' summit in Ise-Shima, central Japan. "Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe led discussion on the current situation in the South China Sea and East China Sea.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 11:48 am

Obama says expects Taliban to continue strategy of violence under new leader

Taliban new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is seen in an undated photograph, posted on a Taliban twitter feed and identified separately by several Taliban officials, who declined be named.ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he expects the Taliban to continue a strategy of violence following the appointment of a hardline leader, adding that the United States aims to uphold Afghanistan's fragile democratization and prevent its use as a base by Islamic State. "This continues to be an organization that sees violence as a strategy for obtaining its goals and moving its agenda forward in Afghanistan," said Obama, told reporters during a Group of Seven summit at Ise-Shima in central Japan. "In the short-term, we anticipate that the Taliban will continue to pursue an agenda of violence and blowing up innocent people." "Our goal right now is to make sure (Afghanistan's) constitution and democratic process is upheld (and) maintain the counter-terrorism platforms that we need in the region so that al Qaeda and now ISIL are not able to take root and use it as a base to attack us in the United States," he said, using an acronym for Islamic State.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 11:45 am

Hiroshima trip will underscore ‘very real’ conflict risks: Obama

US President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference during the G7 summit in Ise Shima, Japan, on May 26, 2016Ise-Shima (Japan) (AFP) – Barack Obama said Thursday that his historic visit to Hiroshima will underline the dangers of warfare and the need to work towards peace. Obama, who will Friday become the only sitting US president ever to visit Hiroshima — the site of the world's first nuclear bomb — said the August 6, 1945 attack was "an inflection point in modern history". The attack is no longer as present in the modern mind as it was during the decades of the Cold War, said Obama.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 11:05 am

When Will Sanders Start to Help His Party Heal?

Democrats are facing the springtime of their discontent, and maybe the summer too. The recent flurry of national polls showing an unexpectedly close general election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has punctured the Democratic hope that the Republican’s historically high unfavorable ratings would render him uncompetitive. Instead, the polls underscored that Clinton’s own public image is comparably battered after her surprisingly difficult primary race against Bernie Sanders. While the polls show Trump rapidly gaining among Republican voters (if not GOP leaders), Clinton’s general-election position looks to be deteriorating within the key Democratic constituencies that are still drawn to Sanders, particularly among liberals and young people.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 11:00 am

Naming of new Taliban chief seen dimming Obama’s hopes for Afghan peace talks

Taliban new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is seen in an undated photograph, posted on a Taliban twitter feed and identified separately by several Taliban officials, who declined be named.(This version of the May 26 story has been refiled to fix spelling in paragraph 2) By Jonathan Landay and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The selection of a hard-line cleric as the new Taliban chief on Wednesday all but dashes U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes for opening peace talks before he leaves office, one of his top foreign policy goals, current and former U.S. defense and intelligence officials said.The Taliban leadership council tapped Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, a conservative Islamic scholar from the group's stronghold in southern Afghanistan, to succeed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, four days after Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike. U.S. officials had called Mansour a major impediment to peace talks, and some had expressed hope his death would eliminate an obstacle to peace negotiations between the Taliban and the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 10:44 am

The Latest: Obama says G-7 leaders focus on economic growth

From left to right, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, U.S. President Barack Obama, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk out to a family photo event during the first day of the Group of Seven summit meetings in Shima, central Japan, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (Jim Watson/Pool Photo via AP)The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. President Barack Obama says G-7 leaders …

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 10:12 am