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.
A senior White House official has dropped a heavy hint that President Barack Obama could visit Hiroshima before he leaves office.Friday, 1 May, 2015, 4:43am 3 comments
The United States and Japan "share a concern" about China's activities in the South China Sea, where Beijing has built an air strip and other structures on coral reefs, President Barack Obama said as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the White House. (Photo: Xinhua)
China expressed concern about the latest US-Japanese agreement to bolster military cooperation, warning the two countries that changes must not affect Beijing's standing in the Asia-Pacific region.29 Apr 2015 - 10:00am 9 comments
US president Barack Obama takes aim at Hillary Clinton and John Boehner during Correspondents' Dinner
At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political allies and opponents, including the people running to succeed him.27 Apr 2015 - 8:15am 2 comments
After weeks of aerial surveillance, CIA analysts reached two conclusions about a compound to be targeted in a January drone strike: that it was used by al-Qaeda militants, and, before it was hit, that it had exactly four occupants.25 Apr 2015 - 4:58am 1 comment
Silent grief for family and friends of American aid worker Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto, who U.S. officials say were killed in U.S. drone strikes.
US President Barack Obama defended his efforts to broaden commerce with Asia and Europe and warned that opposition would give China a leg up in setting the rules for international trade.19 Apr 2015 - 7:50am 15 comments
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife were welcomed to the Oval Office by Barack Obama on Thursday, with the president commenting that the American people like the royal family "much better than their own politicians."
US-China relations have quickly become the last thing many business leaders on both sides are willing to discuss publicly, following US president Barack Obama's sharp criticism of Beijing's new rules regarding American tech firms.6 Mar 2015 - 2:53am 1 comment
Barack Obama has criticised China's plans for new rules on American tech firms and urged Beijing to change its policy if it wants to do business with the US.4 Mar 2015 - 1:53pm 4 comments
It has been touted as the most important relationship in the world right now, but managing the intricate ties between China and the United States has been a hit-and-miss process.13 Feb 2015 - 6:04am 3 comments
US President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama are to both attend the US National Prayer Breakfast in Washington this week, a move likely to elicit an angry response from the Chinese government.1 Feb 2015 - 5:24am 4 comments
US President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country where relations between Hindus and minorities have come under strain.28 Jan 2015 - 7:07pm 2 comments
US President Barack Obama's trip to India, in which he displayed a close personal rapport with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has highlighted New Delhi's deep mistrust towards Beijing, analysts say.28 Jan 2015 - 7:07pm 13 comments
At first glance, they might appear unlikely friends or allies. One is a right-wing nationalist and long-time international pariah, while the other is an unabashed liberal and Nobel peace laureate.26 Jan 2015 - 7:16pm 17 comments