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Report: Majority of Nobel Jury 'Objected to Obama Prize'

The controversy over President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award continues -- and the AFP reports...

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 10:41 AM ET | Comments (24)

Nobel Jury Defends Obama Decision

OSLO (AP) - The Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize is defending its choice amid criticism that the U.S. president has not done enough to deserve the award.

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 10:28 AM ET | Comments (43)

Odds Against Obama Winning the Nobel? As High as 25-to-1

Online betting sites placed the odds against Obama winning the Nobel Prize.

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 03:13 PM ET | Comments (3)

In a Surprise, Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO - President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 05:44 AM ET | Comments (4)

President Will Travel Next Month to Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore

President Obama will travel to four Asian countries next month, but will skip over his childhood stomping grounds of Indonesia.

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 04:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Indonesia Trip Set for 2010

While all eyes domestically are on President Obama's big decision about whether to increase forces in Afghanistan, the president and administration are also making some moves involving other nations.

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 01:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

As IOC Vote Nears, Celebrity Is the Name of the Games

The talk surrounding Chicago's campaign for the 2016 Summer Games in recent weeks has been over whether President Obama would lobby personally for the bid, not the specifics of the city's compact, lakefront venue plan.

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 03:23 PM ET | Comments (2)

Obama to Make Olympic Pitch

President Obama will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark on Thursday to lend his weight to efforts to land the 2016 summer Olympics for his adopted hometown of Chicago, the White House said Monday.

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 08:39 AM ET | Comments (67)

Obama Lands in Ghana

President and Michelle Obama landed tonight in Accra, Ghana, a capital city abuzz with anticipation over the first presidential visit to sub-Saharan Africa, according to reports in the local press.

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 07:41 PM ET | Comments (6)

Obama Defenders Emerge in Photo Flap

A Washington Times reporter who was there says "I did not see anything from my perspective that looked like the president checking out anyone."

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 06:42 PM ET | Comments (7)

Obama Shakes Hands with Gaddafi

Obama is the first U.S. president to shake the hand of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 05:48 PM ET | Comments (20)

The Scoop on Obama's Gift to Pope Tomorrow

By William Wan What do you get for a man whose possessions include leadership over...

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 03:27 PM ET | Comments (5)

Obama Tours Earthquake Damage with Berlusconi

Obama toured the damage from April's earthquake.

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 02:13 PM ET | Comments (3)

Russian Press Takes Cool Tone Toward Obama

On the second day of Barack Obama's first official visit to Russia, much of the Russian press reacted skeptically to the much anticipated "reboot" of U.S.-Russian relations.

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 02:37 PM ET | Comments (4)

White House Twitterati Keep Patter Going in Moscow

By Garance Franke-Ruta A number of the members of the traveling White House press corps...

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 01:51 PM ET | Comments (1)

First Lady, Daughters Make Russian Debut

First lady Michelle Obama arrived in the Russian capital Monday wearing a bright coral dress, jacket and flats that splashed color into a teeth-chattering, overcast afternoon.

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Arrives in Moscow for Summit with Medvedev

The Obama family arrived in Moscow this morning for the president's summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 10:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reaction in America Enthusiastic, With Caveats

President Obama's Cairo address to the Muslim communities of the world reverberated back in the United States, where some Muslim leaders hailed it as a breakthrough, rebalancing international relationships, as well as an affirmation of American Muslims. Others thought the president could have gone further.

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 12:37 PM ET | Comments (3)

Obama's Middle East Trip a Balancing Act

President Obama's visit to the Middle East, which begins today, will test the administration's relationship with Israel's new leadership and the president's promise to reach out to the Arab world as the region struggles to find peace.

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM ET | Comments (14)

Mexican Press: Obama Made Good Impression, But Few Promises

By Liz Heron The day after President Obama's first official visit to Mexico, the country's...

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 01:11 PM ET | Comments (15)

A Plea to Obama from Father of Detainee

he father of a detainee at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan sent a letter this week to President Obama pleading for his son's release, writing that "my heart aches when I consider the terrible and degrading treatment he has been forced to endure."

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 11:15 AM ET | Comments (26)

In Turkey, Obama Pleases Both Secular and Religious

A scan of the major Turkish newspapers suggests that Obama was able to improve Turks' opinion of the United States overall.

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 12:33 PM ET | Comments (8)

President Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq

President Obama made a surprise visit to Iraq Tuesday afternoon.

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 10:27 AM ET | Comments (6)

Turkish Media Praise "Helal Obama"

On President Obama's second day in Turkey, the country's top newspapers are examining expectations for his visit and noting the effect of Obamamania on a population that has been deeply skeptical of the U.S. in previous years.

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 02:27 PM ET | Comments (39)

Michelle Obama Returns Early to Washington

President Obama's European adventure continues, but his wife has decided to get off the ride.

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM ET | Comments (30)

Obama Stands by Views on Armenian Killings, But a Word Is Absent

As a candidate, Barack Obama pledged that as president he would label the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman government more than 90 years ago a "genocide." Today, during his first presidential visit to Turkey, he declined to do so.

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 11:11 AM ET | Comments (132)

The News from France

By Liz Heron On the day Barack Obama meets with world leaders in Strasbourg, the...

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 03:50 PM ET | Comments (3)

Sleepless in Strasbourg

By Garance Franke-Ruta Jet lag, a jammed schedule, the eyes of the world upon you...

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 10:57 AM ET | Comments (1)

A View of the G-20 from Across the Pond

By Liz Heron British media is focusing significant attention on the U.S.-Britain partnership's pursuit of...

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 01:21 PM ET | Comments (8)

Twittering the President's Europe Trip

The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear is in London with the president. Follow Shear's Twitter...

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 11:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Summitry Comes Amid Deeping Global Economic Woes

President Obama departed the United States Tuesday morning, bound for a series of meetings with European leaders aimed at restoring health to the global economy, confronting terrorism and reparing relations with allies abroad.

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 12:21 PM ET | Comments (24)


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