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Obama, Saudi prince discuss Iraq, Syria at key meeting

President Barack Obama and the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Friday discussed ways to support Iraqis in their fight against Islamic State militants and the importance of a political transition in war-torn Syria, the White House said.

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Obama to meet Saudi deputy crown prince

US President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince on Friday and the two are expected to discuss conflicts in the Middle East including the campaign against Islamic State, a White House spokesman said on Thu

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Saudi prince seeks to promote business on US visit

Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince held a full day of meetings with US lawmakers on Wednesday, part of a visit aimed at restoring frayed ties with Washington and promoting his plan to wean the kingdom away from oil revenue.

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US Senate passes $602bn defence authorization bill

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a $602 billion defence authorization bill, despite President Barack Obama's threat to veto the annual policy measure over issues including a ban on closing the Guantanamo Bay military pri

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Boxing great Muhammad Ali fought for us: Obama

President Barack Obama paid tribute on Saturday to boxer Muhammad Ali, saying his fight for racial justice and religious tolerance "shook up the world" and was an inspiration. "Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And t

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Modi gets rare honour to address joint US Congress

US President Barack Obama will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington next month to discuss security and other issues and the Indian leader will be granted the rare honour of addressing both houses of Congress.

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Obama to Trump: 'This is not a reality show'

US President Obama warned that occupying the Oval Office "is not a reality show," in a swipe at the presumptive Republican nominee for the presidency Donald Trump. US President Barack Obama warned on Friday that occupyin

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Obama torches Trump at press dinner

US President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents' dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner D

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Obama pushes for trade deal with EU

US President Barack Obama said on Sunday he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office, but warned that time was running short. Obama has pushed to c

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Obama to send 250 more US troops to Syria

President Barack Obama plans to send as many as 250 more US troops to Syria, bringing the total American presence on the ground to 300 to help fight Islamic State militants, US officials said on Sunday. The decision, which a US of

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