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Cuba casts aside rancor to welcome Obama on historic visit

President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a 48-hour visit, making history by venturing into what was once enemy territory and sparking enthusiasm among Cubans who have seen their Communist government vilify 10 previous U.S. leaders.

Obama cheered in Havana at start of historic Cuba visit

President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island's Communist government after decades.

Guantanamo prisoners, released by Obama, reunite with loved ones

Nine Yemeni men, former Guantanomo Bay prisoners, are welcomed by loved ones in Saudi Arabia.U.S. President Barack Obama's wants to close the controversial detention centre.He's made a deal with the Saudis to take in the Yemenis for resettlement and rehabilitation."By God, I would dream about him at night. I would get up and pray during the night, praise be to God. God answered my prayers 15 years later... 15 years later", said a prisoner.The U.S. military prison in Cuba is infamous for aggressive detention practices and accusations of torture. There are now 80 prisoners left.
April 17, 2016 | 12:02 pm GMT+7

Protesters rally against Obama's free trade accord with EU

U.S. President Barack Obama warned that time is running out for the European Union and the United States to complete a free trade accord, as protesters in Germany march against the plan.
April 25, 2016 | 08:20 am GMT+7

Obama torches Trump at his final Washington correspondents' dinner

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents' dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
May 01, 2016 | 04:16 pm GMT+7

Obama roasts Trump at star-studded dinner

U.S. President Barack Obama draws big laughs as he roasts Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. U.S. President Barack Obama added "comedian" to his resume for a final time on Saturday (April 30) as he drew big laughs in his last appearance at the annual White House correspondents' dinner, a night of playful ribbing of both politicians and the news media."You know I'm going to talk about Trump!" he cried, referring to the Republican presidential front-runner."I'm a little hurt he's not here. We had so much fun the last time. And it is surprising, You've got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras, and he says no," Obama joked. "Is this dinner too tacky for 'The Donald?'"The president also gave a shout-out to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who was in the audience.The black-tie event, which Obama has previously joked is "a night when Washington celebrates itself," brings together journalists and media moguls with Hollywood stars and power brokers from Capitol Hill and beyond.White House hopeful Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe Biden and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde were among the politicos mingling with celebrities, including actress Emma Watson of "Harry Potter" fame and singer Gladys Knight.
May 01, 2016 | 04:44 pm GMT+7

Obama faces looming trade row with China

US President Barack Obama is facing a fresh trade row with Beijing that could inflame the 2016 election race and complicate his farewell visit to China in September.
May 04, 2016 | 11:45 am GMT+7

U.S. Ambassador invites Vietnamese facebookers to suggest schedule ahead of Obama visit

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, has warmed up the atmosphere ahead of the upcoming Obama visit, inviting local facebookers to give advice on where the president should go in the Southeast Asian nation.
May 07, 2016 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

Obama weighs historic decision on whether to lift Vietnam arms ban

President Barack Obama is considering whether to lift the three-decade-old U.S. arms embargo on Vietnam, U.S. officials say, as he weighs calls to forge closer military ties with Hanoi against concerns over its poor human rights record.
May 10, 2016 | 08:07 am GMT+7

Obama to discuss maritime "serious tensions" in Vietnam visit: U.S. official

Obama will address serious tensions in South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea) to ensure rights of all parties and international law are respected and reduce tensions in his first trip to Vietnam this month, said a high-ranking U.S. official.   
May 10, 2016 | 10:23 am GMT+7

Obama to visit Vietnam next weekend

The U.S president will make the first visit to Vietnam on May 22-25, Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. 
May 10, 2016 | 08:28 pm GMT+7

Vietnam says would welcome U.S. accelerating lifting of arms ban

Vietnam would welcome the United States "accelerating" the lifting of a lethal arms embargo, which would reflect trust between the two countries and recognition of its needs to defend itself, its foreign ministry said on Thursday.
May 12, 2016 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

U.S., Nordic nations agree sanctions against Russia should continue

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that he and leaders from five Nordic nations agreed on the need to maintain sanctions against Russia
May 14, 2016 | 09:39 am GMT+7

China hopes U.S., Vietnam ties benefit regional peace

China is happy to see Vietnam normalizing relations with the United States and hopes it benefits regional peace, China said on Friday as the United States considers lifting a three-decade-old arms embargo on Vietnam.
May 14, 2016 | 10:24 am GMT+7

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry to accompany Obama on Vietnam visit

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a Vietnam war veteran, will visit his former foe with President Obama next weekend, the White House has said in a recent statement.
May 15, 2016 | 01:57 pm GMT+7
 
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