Barack Obama


article 28 January 2015 World, United States
No cover-up: Michelle Obama's political message to Saudis

Within moments of arriving in Saudi Arabia, US first lady Michelle Obama causes a Twitter furore by ignoring Saudi Arabia's strict dress code for women.

article 22 January 2015 World, United States
Video shows unarmed man shot dead by police in New Jersey

A new video is released showing a black man being shot dead by US police officers as he steps out of a car with his hands raised. Warning: the video contains distressing images.

post 21 January 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog No Chilcot report on Iraq: absolutely no surprise

No one knows how to delay an urgent inquiry into serious misjudgments, mistakes, and misdoings, than the British 'system'.

post 21 January 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Obama: the president who will not go quietly

it was an unscripted aside that ended up revealing the most in President Obama's State of the Union address: "I have no more campaigns to run."

post 19 January 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog David Oyelowo: Hollywood's problem with powerful black characters

Revealing nominees for its major awards last week, the Academy suffered a massive diversity failure. elcome to post-racial America.

post 16 January 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Is Cameron really planning on 'banning' Snapchat?

David Cameron says he's prepared to strike an "unprecedented" deal to tackle network attacks with Barack Obama in talks at the White House today. But is he planning to "ban" Snapchat?

post 15 January 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Election 2015 - whose side is Obama on?

The UK election debate on the economy is being fought out in Washington today with both Tories and Labour seeking US backing for their rival political ambitions.

post 05 January 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Time to end the special UK 'military relationship' with America?

For the first time in nearly a decade and a half we are not formally at war - but exactly how many "security" or "military" people we have left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan is an imprecise matter.

post 30 December 2014
How 2014 unfolded - in tweets

In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.