Obama says farewell from where it all started

Jan 11, 2017

Obama says farewell from where it all started

Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency Tuesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump’s shock election. Obama’s last trip on Air Force One is a pilgrimage to his adoptive hometown, where he will ...

Cuba, U.S. ink oil, toxic spill deal before Trump takes over

Jan 10, 2017

Cuba, U.S. ink oil, toxic spill deal before Trump takes over

Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. U.S. Charge d’Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis, upon signing ...

Obama's unforced errors on foreign policy

Jan 9, 2017

Obama's unforced errors on foreign policy

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When U.S. President Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign policy failure was ...

Nagasaki mayor receives paper cranes, letters from Obama

Jan 7, 2017

Nagasaki mayor receives paper cranes, letters from Obama

The Nagasaki Municipal Government said Friday that Mayor Tomihisa Taue met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and received two paper cranes folded by President Barack Obama and two letters from the outgoing American leader. Taue met with Kennedy at the U.S. Embassy ...