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Obama urges China to rein in North Korea

US President Barack Obama has urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea's "bad behaviour" in a nuclear standoff with the West.

Obama ups pressure ahead of Senate jobs bill vote

President Barack Obama has maintained his attack against congressional Republicans over his jobs bill, upping pressure before it faces a vote.

Obama offers $3-billion debt plan, tax hikes on rich

President Barack Obama laid out a $3-trillion plan to cut US deficits by raising taxes on the rich, but Republicans rejected it as a political stunt.

Obama to propose ‘Buffett Tax’ on millionaires

President Barack Obama, in a populist step designed to appeal to voters, will propose a "Buffett Tax" on people making more than $1-million a year.

Obama’s election machine revs its engines

President Barack Obama has begun a bus tour of the Midwest, focusing on jobs and the economy, and aiming to leave behind doubts about his leadership.

Bin Laden’s luxurious Pakistan compound

US forces found Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale summer resort in Pakistan.

US tornado losses seen in billions

President Barack Obama promised federal aid on Friday to the tornado-ravaged US South, where deadly twisters have killed at least 339 people.

Obama, Congress in deal to avert govt shutdown

US President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached a last-minute budget deal on Friday, averting a government shutdown.

Obama to push cooperation to India Parliament

US President Barack Obama met India's president on Monday ahead of talks with government leaders that will see him address Parliament.

Indian media say Obama visit hitting right notes

Indian media on Sunday hailed US President Barack Obama's decision to ease export controls and support India's membership of powerful nuclear groups.

Obama pushes Israel on settlements, Arabs on ties

Israel should extend its settlement building moratorium and Arab states should move toward normal ties with the Jewish state, Barack Obama said.

Obama to tell UN Mideast talks need world’s support

US President Barack Obama is to make a plea at the United Nations on Thursday for international support for the Middle East peace process.

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