Obama reveals daughters Malia and Sasha both took part in anti-racism protests this summer ‘without any prompting’ from him or Michelle, and admits: ‘I couldn’t have been prouder’

‘Just remember, this country was founded on protest: It is called the American Revolution, and every step of progress in this country, every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals has been won through efforts that made the status quo uncomfortable.

Obama meets foreign military chiefs to discuss Isis strategy

“It is very important, quite aside from trying to show Americans that he’s [Obama is] leading, that he shows other countries he’s committed,” Cordesman said, adding that the defence officials from abroad were in many cases more involved in setting policy than their US military counterparts.

Megxit: The Final Chapter? Removal van arrives at empty Frogmore Cottage seven months after Harry and Meghan left UK for LA… as Princess Eugenie moves in

Buckingham Palace said it could not comment on whether Princess Eugenie and her husband are going to be paying rent on the Crown Estate property – and if so, to whom – or how long the arrangement was due to last.

Indian Super League: Stoppage time penalty hand Mumbai win over FC Goa

With less than a quarter to go, Mandar Rao Dessai squandered a great chance. Le Fondre’s low shot was met by the left-back, but with just the keeper at his mercy, his touch proved too heavy, sending the ball over the post.

Who is in YOUR Christmas bubble? And what exactly ARE the rules? Three-household limit is set to stir up family feuds over five-day festive break as relatives vie to be on the invite list (or left OFF it)

Andrew Hayward, professor of infectious diseases epidemiology at University College London, and a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), warned easing measures would lead to increased transmission and a possible ‘third wave’ of infection. 

New President Hassan Rouhani makes the unimaginable imaginable for Iran

Yet the election also led to unusually strong calls for negotiation. Twenty-nine former diplomats, military commanders and national security specialists sent a letter to President Obama asserting that Rouhani’s emergence presents a “major potential opportunity to reinvigorate diplomatic efforts.” In another letter, nearly one-third of the members of the US House of Representatives urged Obama […]

White House extends olive branch as Iran president Rouhani inaugurated

The stance from Congress is at odds with that of the Obama administration, which has pursued a softer line on Iran as it transitions the presidency. Rouhani has pledged to follow a “path of moderation” and promised greater openness over Iran’s nuclear program. The White House appears willing to give the president a chance to […]

Biden’s Cabinet Likely to Get US Mired in More ‘Forever Wars’, Analysts Say

Though when he initially entered office, Obama indeed promised to step away from George Bush’s “global war on terror” approach and replace it with his doctrine of “retrenchment”, including restoring strong ties with traditional US allies, it turned out that he did not abandon waging wars. In 2016, President Trump even called Obama and Clinton […]

‘Angel moms’ respond to critics of White House event

MICHELLE ROOT, ANGEL MOM: Sarah had just graduated from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. She was out celebrating with friends. On her way home stopped at a stoplight. Edwin Mejia who was drinking and driving, street racing, his blood alcohol was .241, rear ended Sarah going 70-plus miles an hour. He had come to our […]

Progressive groups want ‘squad member’ Rashida Tlaib in Biden cabinet

“This is not a third Obama term because we face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden told NBC News. “President Trump has changed the landscape, it’s become ‘America first,’ which meant America alone.”