Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began

By Chris Kenning CHICAGO, Apr 23 : Former US President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye. Obama will meet youth leaders and promote community organising near the same South […]

Obama lawyers move fast to join fight against Trump

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Mar 13 : When Johnathan Smith resigned from the US Justice Department on Inauguration Day, he looked forward to spending time with his infant son, but that plan unraveled a week later when President Donald Trump unveiled his explosive foreign travel ban. Within two weeks, Smith had a new job as […]

Trump claims Obama wiretapped him during campaign; Obama refutes it

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Mar 5 : US President Donald Trump accused predecessor Barack Obama of wiretapping him during the late stages of the 2016 election campaign, but offered no evidence for an allegation which an Obama spokesman said was “simply false”. Trump made the accusation in a series of early morning tweets just weeks […]

Obama denies Trump claim he wiretapped him during campaign

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Mar 4 : A spokesman for Barack Obama today rejected claims by US President Donald Trump that the then-president had wiretapped Trump in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, saying it was “simply false.” Trump made the accusation in a series of tweets, without citing evidence, just […]

Trump alleges wire tapping by Obama during campaign

By Brendan O’Brien Undated, Mar 4 : US President Donald Trump today accused former president Barack Obama of wire tapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation. “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election […]

Obama suggests US embassy move to Jerusalem could be ‘explosive’

By Jeff Mason and Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Jan 19 : President Barack Obama suggested that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem could have “explosive” results and said he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning. Yesterday US President-elect Donald Trump has promised to re-locate the embassy to […]