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  • Obama issues inaugural call for unity

    Obama issues inaugural call for unity

    WASHINGTON, Jan 22, 2013 (AFP) - President Barack Obama inaugurated his second term Monday with an ardent call for unity, but warned his foes their "absolutism" must not thwart action on climate, immigration and gun control.

    January 22, 2013
  • Obama takes oath of office to begin 2nd term

    Obama takes oath of office to begin 2nd term

    WASHINGTON, Jan 21, 2013 (AFP) - US President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday to begin his second term at a simple ceremony stripped of the hope and historic promise that greeted his inauguration four years ago.

    January 21, 2013
  • Romney breaks silence in bitter broadside

    Romney breaks silence in bitter broadside

    AFP - Mitt Romney, in his first remarks since an unexpectedly lopsided election loss to Barack Obama, blamed his defeat Wednesday on "gifts" showered by the president on his female, African-American and Hispanic supporters.

    November 15, 2012
  • Hard choices in Afghanistan for Obama

    Hard choices in Afghanistan for Obama

    KABUL, Nov 10, 2012 (AFP) - As he celebrated re-election, US President Barack Obama spoke of his desire to "shape a peace" in his second term, but he faces huge challenges in Afghanistan, where he must end his country's longest war.

    November 10, 2012
  • Hu warns of 'collapse' at start of congress

    Hu warns of 'collapse' at start of congress

    BEIJING, Nov 8, 2012 (AFP) - China's president Thursday warned the Communist Party faces "collapse" if it fails to clean up corruption and called for an economic revamp as he opened a congress to inaugurate a new slate of leaders.

    November 08, 2012
  • Triumphant Obama heads into Washington battle

    Triumphant Obama heads into Washington battle

    WASHINGTON, Nov 8, 2012 (AFP) - President Barack Obama returned to the White House on Wednesday emboldened by his stunning re-election and challenging his Republican opponents to work with him to avert a looming fiscal crisis.

    November 08, 2012
  • Imran Khan asks Obama to end US drone attacks

    Imran Khan asks Obama to end US drone attacks

    GURGAON, India, Nov 8, 2012 (AFP) - Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan said Wednesday he hoped President Barack Obama would "give peace a chance" and stop US drone attacks now he had been re-elected.

    November 08, 2012
  • Obama win good news for Pakistan flag-makers

    Obama win good news for Pakistan flag-makers

    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Nov 8, 2012 (AFP) - Many Pakistanis fear President Barack Obama's re-election will mean a surge in America's unpopular drone campaign, but for those making and selling US flags to burn at protests this could be good news.

    November 08, 2012
  • How Obama won

    How Obama won

    WASHINGTON, Nov 7, 2012 (AFP) - US President Barack Obama confounded political logic by triumphing over a sluggish economy to win a second term in office.

    November 07, 2012
  • Obama says 'best is yet to come'

    Obama says 'best is yet to come'

    CHICAGO, Nov 7, 2012 (AFP) - President Barack Obama told cheering supporters early Wednesday that "the best is yet to come" for the United States as he stormed to a second term by defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

    November 07, 2012 1 comment
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