LIMA, PERU: US President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour. His historic presidency and charisma have made Obama a rock star on the international scene, even at times when the daily grind of politics dimmed the glow around his election as the United States' first black president in 2008. Obama spoke to both the American people and the world as he gave his final…
US President Barack Obama
WASHINGTON: Obama administration officials have begun considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on Aleppo, including military options, as rising tensions with Moscow diminish hopes for diplomatic solutions from the Middle East to Ukraine and cyberspace, US officials said on Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged countries to "welcome the stranger in our midst" at a summit that drew pledges from 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees.
SEOUL, NORTH KOREA: The country conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, South Korea and Japan said after meteorological agencies reported a surface-level seismic tremor near the North's known test site that indicated it was its most powerful yet.
HANGZHOU, China: US President Barack Obama offered Britain little hope of a fast-track post-Brexit trade deal on Sunday, but said he would work to ensure the economic relationship between the two does not unravel after the British vote to leave the European Union.
ISTANBUL/ANKARA: Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.
DALLAS, UNITED STATES: Dallas police were in a standoff with a suspect on Friday after snipers killed five officers and wounded six, one of the worst mass police shootings in recent US history, during protests against the killing of two black men by police this week.
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: The White House on Friday lifted the lid on one of the most controversial tactics of President Barack Obama's secretive counter-terror campaign, detailing for the first time the number killed in air strikes in countries like Pakistan and Libya.
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: The US President Barack Obama is likely to reveal today (Friday) the number of civilians killed in several US military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took oath as the president.
OTTAWA, CANADA: United States, Canada and Mexico on Wednesday mounted a fierce defence of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite an increasingly acrimonious debate about the value of globalisation.