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I ‘absolutely’ suffered racism in office – Obama

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has disclosed that he ‘absolutely’ suffered racism in office, adding Americans’ ‘primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign’. “The concept of race in America is not just genetic, otherwise the one-drop rule

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Obama ‘pardons’ one last turkey ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

“This year they had a scheduling conflict,” he deadpanned. The president was joined in the Rose Garden by his young nephews, Austin and Aaron Robinson, instead. He joked that he planned to keep up the tradition during his post presidency.

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Obama presents final Medal of Freedom honors

U.S. President Barack Obama awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States – to 21 key figures at a star-studded ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. Obama presented the prestigious medal

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Account for 300 killed Shi’ites, US tells FG

The United States has called on the Federal Government to account for the deaths of 300 Shi’ite members killed last December. On December 15, 2015, following clashes between members of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria and security forces in

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Obama to meet Xi, European allies next week

President Barack Obama will meet key European allies and China’s Xi Jinping during an upcoming three-country overseas trip, the White House said Friday, hoping to reassure partners after Donald Trump’s shock election. Obama is expected to meet the leaders of

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Nigerians mock TB Joshua for wrong prediction on U.S. election

After Temitope Joshua had predicted on Sunday a “narrow” win for Hilary Clinton in the just concluded U.S. presidential election, Mrs. Clinton lost to Donald Trump of the Republican Party on Tuesday. Mr. Trump won over 270 electoral college votes

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Obama: ‘Mosul will be a difficult fight’

President Barack Obama warned of a tough battle ahead as Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition advance on Mosul to wrest the city from the Islamic State group. Obama said the push to liberate the northern city, the jihadists’

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US election 2016: ‘Quit whining,’ Obama tells Donald Trump

US President Barack Obama has said Donald Trump’s “continued flattery” of Russia’s president and claims of election rigging are “unprecedented”. At a White House press conference, Mr Obama said he has never seen any US presidential candidate try to discredit

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US officials formally accuse Russia of cyber attacks on political organisations ‘to interfere with the US election

US officials have formally accused Russia of cyber attacks against political organisations in order “to interfere with the US election”. Recent hacked emails are “consistent with the methods and motivation of Russia-directed efforts”, the Department of Homeland Security said. Data

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Peres funeral, attended by Obama, briefly brings Israeli, Palestinian leaders together

Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands during a brief chat and U.S. President Barack Obama gently reminded them of the “unfinished business of peace” at the funeral Friday of Shimon Peres, the last of a generation of Israel’s founding fathers.

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