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US prisoners leave Iran, arrive in Germany

Three Iranian-Americans arrived in Germany after leaving Tehran on Sunday in a prisoner swap following the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran. Three Iranian-Americans arrived in Germany after leaving Tehran on Sunday

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Obama pardons Iranians of sanctions violations

President Barack Obama pardoned three Iranians charged with sanctions violations as US authorities moved to drop charges or commute prison sentences on Saturday for five other men, part of a stunning and secretly negotiated deal that saw four Am

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Obama launches mission to cure cancer 'once and for all'

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to undertake a historic push to develop a cure for cancer, tapping Vice President Joe Biden to lead the effort. Obama, in the last State of the Union address of his presidency, said Ame

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Obama knocks Republicans for anti-Muslim rhetoric

President Barack Obama knocked Republican presidential candidates for anti-Muslim rhetoric and accused critics on Tuesday of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech aimed at setting an optimistic tone for his last year in office.

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US forms task force to fight online militants

The Obama administration on Friday announced a new task force to counter online propaganda as the US tries to crack down on the unprecedented use of the Internet by jihadists. The Obama administration on Friday sent its top nation

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Obama, wiping tears, makes new push for gun rules

Wiping back tears as he remembered children killed in a mass shooting, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered stricter gun rules that he can impose without Congress and urged American voters to reject pro-gun candidates. Obama

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Obama plans unilateral US gun control steps

President Barack Obama, frustrated by Congress' inaction on gun control, will meet with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss ways of reducing gun violence unilaterally through measures that do not require congressional appr

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Obama administration agrees $1.8bn arms sale to Taiwan

The Obama administration formally notified Congress on Wednesday of a $1.83 billion arms sale package for Taiwan, including two frigates, anti-tank missiles, amphibious assault vehicles and other equipment, drawing an angry response from China.

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Climate pact best chance to save the planet, says Obama

US President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the landmark climate accord reached in Paris as strong and historic, calling it the best chance to save the planet from the effects of global climate change. "Today the American pe

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Obama asks for review of fiance visa programme

President Barack Obama has asked the US Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to review the K-1 fiance visa programme that was used by a couple responsible for a mass shooting in California last week, a White House official sa

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