Barack Hussein Obama II, born August 4, 1961, is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first black US president. He defeated Republican rival John McCain in the general election of 2008, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate in October 2009. He was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
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We can't just cut our way to prosperity
US President Barack Obama in his state of the union address
99 per cent of illegal substances come from China
World Anti-Doping Agency chief David Howman on the role the mainland plays in drugs in sport
I plan to break with this black-or-white, appeasement-or-antagonism approach and advance a more balanced North Korea policy
South Korea's President-elect Park Geun-hye on her plans to create a pan-Korean economic community.