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Obama, Modi announce nuclear 'breakthrough'

In a glow of bonhomie, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Sunday, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. Obama

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Obama, world leaders head to Saudi to offer condolences

US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday, testimony to Riyadh's important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist militancy.

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Obama to cut short India visit, fly to Saudi

US President Barack Obama will cut short his visit to India on Tuesday to fly to Saudi Arabia, following the death of King Abdullah, sources in the Indian capital familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The White House could no

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US, not China, must write trade rules: Obama

President Barack Obama said the US and not China must write trade rules for Asia and called on Congress to give the White House a freer hand to close trade deals. Obama, who is pushing to overcome resistance to so-called fast-trac

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Obama to hold global security summit on Feb 18

US President Barack Obama will invite allies to a February 18 security summit in Washington to try and prevent violent extremism, US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday after meeting his European counterparts in Paris. The

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Obama vows response to N Korea over Sony attack

President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in Ameri

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Chuck Hagel resigns as US defence secretary

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan.

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G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change

Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.

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Obama pledges $3bn for climate fund

President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion US contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia.

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US immigration plan offers relief for tech sector

US President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is expected to include some modest changes to make it easier for technology companies to retain high-skilled workers frustrated by long and unpredictable waits for green cards.

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