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Michelle Obama slams Trump in new book

WASHINGTON: Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she can "never forgive" Donald Trump for questioning her husband's American citizenship, saying the president and other "birthers" put her family at risk, in her hotly anticipated new memoir. Obama also says she was surprised that so many American women voted for the "misogynist" Trump over Hillary Clinton, "an exceptionally qualified female candidate," in the 2016 election. The book, "Becoming," hits stores on Tuesday. Obama, 54, will head out on a multi-city arena…

Obama visits Kenyan home to launch youth centre

WASHINGTON: Former US president Barack Obama recounted fond memories of his family home in Kenya  on a visit Monday to launch a state-of-the-art youth centre run by his half-sister. Obama is on his first trip to Kenya since he was president in 2015, when he was unable to visit his ancestral home as his jet was too big to land in the western city of Kisumu, he recalled. "It is a joy to be back with so many people who are family to me, and so many people who claim to be family. Everybody's a cousin!" he joked, to hoots…

Trump questions why Obama did not act on claims of Russian election meddling

LONDON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday questioned why Barack Obama’s administration did not act on allegations of Russian meddling in the US 2016 presidential election. On Friday a federal grand jury said Russia’s military intelligence agency officers covertly monitored computers of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data. “The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administrations,” Trump…

Obama in talks to create shows for Netflix: NYT

WASHINGTON: Former US president Barack Obama is in advanced talks with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Under the terms of a proposed deal, Netflix will pay Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama for exclusive content on the video streaming service, NYT said. The company declined to comment on the report. Obama will not use his Netflix shows to respond to President Donald Trump or conservative critics, and has…