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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Read More

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Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip
Iran Leader Asks Muslims to Supply Arms to Palestine, Calls Israel ‘Rapacious Wolf’

By IBTimes AU

A national leader from Iran has asked the Muslims to supply arms to Palestine so that Hamas can fight Israel well. (3:36 pm)

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington June 25, 2014.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
EU & U.S. Announce Further Sanctions against Russia

By IBTimes AU

The United States and the European Union announced stricter sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, July 29. (1:26 pm)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka exchanges handshakes with team coach Ottmar Hitzfeld
Fist Bump is More Hygienic Than Handshakes

By IBTimes AU

Before he accepted his Democratic nomination in 2008, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama congratulated each other with the fist bump. This gesture has been used in the sports world for many years. (12:50 pm)

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Russian President Putin visits the Trinity Lavra monastery with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, in Sergeiv Posad
White House Hints More European Sanctions Against Russia

By IBTimes AU

There could be further sanctions against Russia in Europe, the U.S. government indicated. The White House feared that Vladimir Putin’s government might further get engaged in cross-border intrusion. (Jul 29)

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A Malaysian air crash investigator (R) inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Rozsypne, Donetsk region, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived
Australians Praise PM Tony Abbott for MH17 Response But Still Angry at Budget

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has received the public's support for his active role and leadership in the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster. The results of a News Corp poll revealed 48 per cent of respondents believe Mr Ab... (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, G20, TONY ABBOTT

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North Korea Demands That China Take Down Kim Jong Un’s Viral Dance Video – Report [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

Kim Jong Un’s dancing has infuriated North Korea. The reclusive nation demanded China to take down a viral video that sees its supreme leader digitally manipulated into dancing. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, UKRAINE

U.S. President Barack Obama buys an ice cream in the Grand Ole Creamery in St. Paul, Minnesota, June 26, 2014.
National Ice Cream Day: Most-Ordered Flavors and Toppings by Americans [See Photos]

By IBTimes AU

In view of the National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July, an analyst from USA-based online food ordering company GrubHub revealed the most ordered flavors and toppings by Americans. (Jul 22)

A part of the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777
Malaysian Prime Minister Issues Official Statement Following Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash

By IBTimes AU

Following the confirmed missile attack and subsequent crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which killed 298 people on board, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak took to his social media sites to express his sentiments. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, UKRAINE

An armed pro-Russian separatist takes pictures
Photos from the Crash Site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 In Ukraine

By IBTimes AU

Another tragedy has befallen a Malaysia Airlines flight only months after the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. This time, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was flying to Malaysia from Amsterdam ... (Jul 18)

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File photo of journalist and director of film "Documented", Jose Antonio Vargas, posing for a photograph in Los Angeles
Pulitzer Winning Immigration Activist Jose Vargas Detained at U.S. Airport

By IBTimes AU

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at a U.S. airport on Tuesday, July 15. (Jul 16)

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