Barack Obama

Michelle Obama hosts star-studded birthday party for president Barack Obama

One day after turning 55, the president was treated to a private celebration in Washington D.C. planned by nobody other than his wife and First Lady Michelle Obama.

While the top secret gathering appeared to be a social-media free event, many famous guests couldn't help but share their excitement with fans both before and after the party.

Obama slams Trump just two days after branding him unfit

But for all his talk of terrorism, Russia and other geopolitical challenges, the underlying argument he wanted to make was clear: it's a serious business being commander-in-chief and the Republican who wants his job isn't fit for the Oval Office.

Obama ridiculed Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the election system could be rigged, called on the candidate to act like a president since he's soon to be briefed on confidential information and implied that he didn't believe the billionaire businessman could be trusted with America's nuclear codes.

IS weakening but still a threat - Obama

As the jihadist group lost ground, he said, there were signs it was shifting to attacks abroad.

"The possibility of a lone actor or a small cell that kills people is real," he said, adding that networks in the US could be activated.

Mr Obama was giving an update to reporters after a Pentagon meeting.

Separately, he strongly denied that a $400m (£305m) cash payment to Iran was a ransom for the release of American prisoners in January.

PNG and Vanuatu entrepreneurs to attend 2016 global summit

Vavine Nadesalingam and Hubert Namani from Papua New Guinea, including Dawna Horton from Vanuatu and the United States and Haroun Rashid, will attend the event, which will take place from June 22-24 in Silicon Valley, California.

Obama goes on tirade against Trump

Obama's extraordinary denunciation of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was about far more than a personal intervention on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the ugly general election campaign.

The commander in chief's fury, which seethed out of him in a stunning soliloquy on live television, amounted to a moment of historic significance: a president castigating one of the two people who could succeed him as beyond the constitutional and political norms of the nation itself.

Orlando gay nightclub shooting 'act of terror and hate' - Obama

Americans were united in grief, outrage and "resolve to defend our people", he said.

Omar Mateen, 29, killed 50 people and wounded 53 at the Pulse club before being shot dead by police.

The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack, but the extent of its involvement is not clear.

A statement on its affiliated Amaq news agency said that an IS "fighter" was responsible.

NBC News reported that Mateen had called the emergency services before the attack and swore allegiance to IS.

Barack Obama says Muhammad Ali 'fought for us'

Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period.

If you just asked him, he'd tell you.

He'd tell you he was the double greatest; that he'd "handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail".

But what made The Champ the greatest - what truly separated him from everyone else - is that everyone else would tell you pretty much the same thing.


'I keep a pair of his gloves'

Like everyone else on the planet, Michelle and I mourn his passing.

Obama in Hiroshima calls for 'world without nuclear weapons'

Obama said that "71 years ago on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed."

"A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city, and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself," the President added during his address at the site of the first nuclear bombing.

Obama was not expected to apologize for the U.S. action to hasten the end of World War II and he did not during his 20-minute-long remarks.

Obama slams 'anti-intellectual' Trump campaign, saying 'ignorance is not a virtue'

Mr Obama did not specifically name the brash New York real estate developer during his remarks at a Rutgers University graduation ceremony in New Jersey, but it was clear he was referring to the candidate who is running on a slogan of "Make America Great Again!"

The President told students not to pine for an American golden age of years past, saying, "the good old days were not all that good", as he pointed out problems with racial discrimination, poverty and lack of equality for women.

19 minutes in a car with Obama

Seinfeld approaches the Oval Office from the outside, taps on the window, and takes the president for a short spin on the South Lawn in a 1963 Corvette Stingray.

Then the pair retires to a staff dining room in the basement of the White House for some coffee and conversation.