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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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A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 2012.
Obama Says Disputed Islands within Scope of US-Japan Security Treaty

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan's defence. (2:24 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA

Air Strikes in Yemen Kill 40 al Qaeda Militants in Two Days
Drone Strikes Alone won't Stamp out al Qaeda in Yemen - Analysts

By Reuters

An intense two days of air strikes on al Qaeda in Yemen may have killed or wounded some of its commanders, but drones alone are unlikely to eradicate the threat the group poses to Yemenis and the West. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, HUMAN RIGHTS

AU Donates $20 Million to Syrian Refugee Children

By IBTimes AU

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced that Australia will provide $20 million to Syrian refugee children in the wake of the Syrian crisis. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, ARIZONA

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is pictured in police custody in Miami Beach, Florida January 23, 2014 in this Miami Beach Police Department handout released to Reuters on March 4, 2014. Bieber was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arr
Justin Bieber Should Be Deported To Canada But President Barack Obama Giving Him Special Treatment?

By IBTimes AU

According to an online petition with hundreds of thousands of signatures, Justin Bieber should be going back home to Canada but immigration law enforcement is not showing its teeth to the young singer. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: JUSTIN BIEBER, COURT, IMMIGRATION LAW

Gabriel Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Death of the Magic Story Teller, World Reactions, Top 5 Works and Top 10 Quotes

By IBTimes IN

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at the age of 87, but his magic survives. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: THE NEW YORK TIMES, MEXICO, NEW YORK, NOBEL PRIZE, CANCER

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and EU High Representative Ashton leave after speaking to the media following a quadrilateral meeting on Ukraine, in Geneva
Four-way Talks Call for End to Ukraine Violence

By Reuters

The US, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine. (Apr 18)

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

File photo of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez waving at reporters in San Vicente del Caguan
Nobel Winner Garcia Marquez, Master of Magical Realism, Dies at 87

By Reuters

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers, died on Thursday. He was 87. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: STORM, MEXICO, NEW YORK, CUBA, NOBEL PRIZE, CANCER

Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis
Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis

By Reuters

Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

At least Two Killed in Clash in East Ukraine, Separatists Say 5 Dead (representational photo)
Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited

By Reuters

Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HUMAN RIGHTS, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

Gold Near Two-week High as Ukraine Tensions Boost Safe-haven Bids
Gold Holds near Three-week High on Ukraine Tensions

By Reuters

Gold was trading near its highest in three weeks on Tuesday as heightened tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine lifted the metal's safe-haven appeal. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, SOUTH AFRICA