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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

Articles About Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi talk at the National Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall in Washington September 30, 2014.
14,000 People Register For Free Tickets To Indian PM Narenda Modi’s Nov 17 Address At Allphones Arena In Sydney

By IBTimes AU

Indian migrants in Australia are looking forward to the visit Down Under of Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi in November. The PM will attend the G20 conference in Brisbane and address a joint session of the Australian Parliament in Canberra. (10:04 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, NEW YORK, G20, TONY ABBOTT

U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in early voting at a polling station in Chicago
'Don't Touch My Girlfriend:' Chicago Man ‘Warns’ US President [Video]

By IBTimes AU

A Chicago man warned U.S. President Barack Obama in good humour against touching his girlfriend. How Obama replied is even more interesting. (2:36 pm)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at a news conference
New Zealand SAS Training Of Iraqi Forces 'Possible'; John Key May Follow Tony Abbott

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand may possibly send its SAS to train and advise Iraqi forces following Australia's lead. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, AFGHANISTAN

Cars and Trucks pass through electronic gateway in Melbourne
US-Canada Border Delays Hurting Business: Canada Business Council Demands 'Hackathon' To Solve The Problem

By IBTimes AU

Border delays are hurting Canadian enterprises and if the solution is viable, it can be examined in detail. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, WHITE HOUSE

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing
US Drops Weapons to Kurds in Syria Despite Turkey’s Opposition

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. Air Force dropped 27 bundles of supplies to Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobani. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, WHITE HOUSE

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Speaks At A Luncheon In Sydney
New Zealand Troops Deployed Against ISIS A 'Long Way Off'

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand PM John Key has insisted that the meeting with Mr Obama in Washington which was attended by the defence chief was a regular meeting. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key After The General Election In Auckland
New Zealand Role in ISIS Fight Under Speculation Ahead of UN Security Council Vote

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's role in the ongoing fight against ISIS remains to be seen as the UN decides if the country gets a seat in the Security Council. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, INTERNATIONAL LAW, UNITED NATIONS

Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden, listens via video conference as U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) holds a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Cabinet Room of
Ebola Comes to the U.S.: Tests Come Out Positive in Second Texas Health Worker, Hunt for Other 132 Passengers Start

By IBTimes AU

The CDC may need to rework some of its guidelines after the dreaded west African Ebola virus has successfully infected its second American victim right inside the U.S. homeland. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: WHITE HOUSE, INFECTION

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Speaks During The Launch Of A Student Mobility Program
G20 Becomes Largest Security Operation In Australian History

By IBTimes AU

G20 on November 15 and 16 will be attended by world leaders. Police warned about infiltrators in the said event as well. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, G20, TONY ABBOTT

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner
ISIS Talks with Obama May Signal New Zealand's Imminent Decision to Join Fight

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's military chief is expected to attend a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ