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# Obama

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Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton was "schlonged" by Barack Obama in their 2008 race
Yes, it means the same thing over there as it does here.
Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished
An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.
Russian supermarket apologises for product showing Barack Obama as a monkey
A souvenir calendar chopping board featured a photo of the US president, as the youngest in a family of chimpanzees.
Bombs and thousands of bullets found at California shooting suspects' house
Twelve pipe bombs were found in the suspects’ home.
A game changer? Here's what's actually happening at the Paris climate conference
COP21 is seen as the last best chance for the world to stop an environmental disaster.
US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America
“We might as well take down the Statue of Liberty,” said one disgusted Democrat.
9 things we learned from Barack Obama's interview with GQ
The US President says he’s quit smoking
Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees
Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.
Explainer: Who are Islamic State?
What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?
"France is at war" - Francois Hollande
Hollande and Barack Obama have both given addresses in short order this afternoon.
Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns'
The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.
Obama just became the first US President to appear on the cover of an LGBT magazine
And the world is CELEBRATING.
Obama just became the first US President to appear on the cover of an LGBT magazine
And the world is CELEBRATING.
Barack Obama has joined Facebook with a video of him walking in his back garden
But you can’t poke him.
This toddler's Popemobile costume had President Obama cracking up
Simply the best.
Explainer: What in the name of Putin is Russia up to in Syria?
The Russian President doesn’t want to get bogged down in an un-winnable civil war.
This week’s vital property news: Rents have hit an all-time high and the housing crisis is worsening
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
Barack Obama crashed this couple's wedding and hugged the bride
Ah, bless.
No one wants to buy the Obamas' former holiday home
The mansion’s multi-million dollar price tag has already been chopped.
Rupert Murdoch under fire over tweet about 'real black President'
It’s been suggested the media mogul may need a Twitter editor (at the very least).
Obama promises investigation into US hospital airstrike that saw "patients burn to death in their beds"
12 Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) staff members were killed in the attack.
Three people killed in separate US shooting
The shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
They may not get on ... but these two will be working together to fight Islamic State
“I believe that President Obama heard what President Putin had to say,” Russia’s top diplomat said, after their meeting.
Obama slams Russia and Iran for supporting 'child-killing tyrant' Assad
The US president is due to meet Putin for the first time in over two years later today.
Trump says 'We're going to be looking at that', when questioned about 'getting rid' of Muslims
The Republican Presidential candidate also failed to correct the questioner who said Obama was Muslim.
Barack Obama left a lovely comment on this heartwarming Humans of New York photo
It’s a story involving a man, his son, and a load of apricots.
Has Obama been drinking his own urine in a bid to highlight climate change?
The US President is taking part in Bear Grylls’ show in a bid to bring the issue to a wider audience.
We're not taking the drinkable p**s: Barack Obama is doing a survival show with Bear Grylls
It’s all in the name of climate change.
Donald Trump on women, Obama and celebrity dating (yes, really)
Republicans says the darndest things.
Republicans are lining up to pour scorn on Barack Obama's climate change plan
Obama says it’s the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change.
Talk of guns in cinemas and Holocaust ovens, in the desperate battle to unseat Trump
Desperate to make the cut ahead of the first GOP debate, one low ranking contender has been smashing up his mobile phone on Youtube.
People in Kenya are naming their kids Air Force One in honour of Obama's visit
Why not just Barack?
Barack Obama has been greeted by his family in Kenya
The US President has said that he will be speaking out about gay rights during his trip.
WATCH: Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral for Charleston church leader
He said the Charleston shooter was “blinded by hatred.”
Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing racism
The US President was speaking on a comedian’s podcast.
Israeli minister's wife apologises for 'stupid' tweet about Obama
The talk-show host tweeted a joke comparing the US President to a cup of weak, black coffee.
The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State
The militant group has made a number of gains in recent months.
Obama approves extra 450 military to take-on ISIS, gets instantly hammered by Republicans
Obama has approved the deployment of 450 more US military trainers to Iraq.
Sorry, Obama - George W Bush is more popular than you
Most Americans also rate Bill Clinton highly.
The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now
Intelligence officials have warned the development could jeopardise Americans’ safety.