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LIVE: Obama is back for first speech since leaving office

LIVE: Obama is back for first speech since leaving office Chicago, United States | AFP | After several months off largely out of the public eye, former US president Barack Obama returns to center stage Monday, giving a speech in his adopted hometown of Chicago that — theoretically — will …

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Barack Obama returns

Chicago, United States | AFP |  Having largely remained silent since Donald Trump succeeded him as US president in January, Barack Obama will make his first public appearance on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. The former president will participate in a discussion with students from Chicago schools on …

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Trump’s slurs – and praise – of Obama go back years

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump’s love-hate attitude towards predecessor Barack Obama goes back a decade, a volatile mixture of admiration and scurrilous disrespect that helped launch the provocative billionaire’s own political career. Trump was a main purveyor of the “birther” conspiracy theory that the nation’s …

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Obama eases Sudan sanctions, prompting anger

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Barack Obama on Friday took the controversial step of easing economic sanctions against Sudan, trying to improve relations with a country whose leader is accused of war crimes and links to terror. Obama informed Congress that he will lift trade and investment …

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Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech

Washington, UNITED STATES | AFP | Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency Tuesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters felled by Donald Trump’s shock victory. Obama’s last trip on Air Force One will be a pilgrimage to his adoptive hometown, where he …

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US set to move against Russia over vote meddling

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Barack Obama’s administration is poised to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia over its cyber-meddling in the US election, reports said Wednesday. Obama has all but accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering an audacious cyber hack that many Democrats …

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Trump slams ‘inflammatory’ Obama

Palm Beach, United States | AFP | US President-elect Donald Trump poured kerosene on a simmering dispute with Barack Obama Wednesday, accusing him of derailing a smooth transition with “inflammatory” statements and “roadblocks.” Ever since the November 8 election, Trump and Obama have tried to bury political differences in favor …

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