Obama's elder daughter, Malia, graduates from high school

Jun 11, 2016

Obama's elder daughter, Malia, graduates from high school

President Barack Obama marked a big milestone Friday: His daughter Malia graduated from high school. Outside of the media glare, the soon-to-be 18-year-old collected her diploma from the private Sidwell Friends School in Northwest Washington during an outdoor ceremony warmed by sunshine. Her father, ...

For India, joining elite nuclear club a point of pride

| Jun 11, 2016

For India, joining elite nuclear club a point of pride

India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held dream of joining an elite group of nations allowed to control the global trade in nuclear materials, equipment and technology. ...

Obama widens U.S. military role in Afghanistan

Jun 11, 2016

Obama widens U.S. military role in Afghanistan

Far from ending the two wars he inherited from the Bush administration, Barack Obama is wrestling with an expanded set of conflicts in the final months of his presidency, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Libya and Syria, with no end in sight. In Afghanistan, ...

Turnout for California primary estimated at 8.9 million

Jun 11, 2016

Turnout for California primary estimated at 8.9 million

About 8.9 million people, above 49 percent of California’s registered voters, are estimated to have turned out for the state’s presidential primary election last week, according to early projections by state officials. The figures are considered preliminary because 2.4 million ballots out of the ...

Obama backs Clinton, hears Sanders vow to join fight

Jun 10, 2016

Obama backs Clinton, hears Sanders vow to join fight

President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House on Thursday, praising his former secretary of state’s experience and grit, and urging Democrats to unite behind her in the fight against Republicans in the fall. “Look, I know how hard this ...

Hiroshima peace museum puts Obama's paper cranes on display

Jun 9, 2016

Hiroshima peace museum puts Obama's paper cranes on display

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Thursday put on display four paper cranes offered by U.S. President Barack Obama during his historic visit to the atomic-bombed city in May. According to the museum, each of the Obama-handmade cranes is about 7 cm high and ...