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Obama basketball jersey sells for US$120,000

According to Heritage Auctions, The number 23 jersey belonged to 18-year-old Obama while he was a senior at Punahou high school in Hawaii, where he lived at the time.

Barack Obama’s shadow hangs over Democratic debate

Front-runner Joe Biden frequently invokes Obama in his defence although the former president has been largely silent over the 2020 election debates.

Pele meets with Obama in Brazil

Obama is in Sao Paulo for a digital innovation conference and met up with Brazil football great Pele.

Jho Low slapped with another charge in US

The US Justice Department says, to win influence, the fugitive financier gave RM89 million to a musician friend and that some of this money ended up as campaign donations for former president Barack Obama’s re-election bid.

Obama, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg pay tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle

The 21,000-capacity Staples Centre, a sports and pop concert venue, was packed with fans wearing white and blue for the three-hour memorial.

Princeton’s Krueger, ex-economic aide to Obama, dies at 58

Alan Krueger's family said that he took his own life.

Barack Obama surprise guest at Michelle Obama’s book show

When the conversation shifted toward Mrs. Obama's feelings about her husband, Jarrett announced a "special guest" and Barack Obama came on stage carrying a bouquet of pink roses for his wife.

Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

The former first lady slams US President Donald Trump in her new book, recalling how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to 'block it all out'.

Michelle Obama announces stadium tour to support ‘Becoming’

Obama and Live Nation will donate 10% of every show’s tickets to local charities, schools, and community groups in each city the tour visits.

Duterte apologises for cursing Obama

The Philippine president called the former US president 'son of a whore' in 2016.

Two presidents honour McCain at funeral as Trump heads to golf...

Trump was notably absent at John McCain's momentous funeral, leaving the capital to head to his golf club in Virginia just when eulogies to McCain were being delivered.

Australia to deny US whistleblower Chelsea Manning entry visa

Australian law allows the immigration minister to deny anyone a visa if they do not pass a character test, a broad criteria that affords the government sweeping powers.

Obama dips into US midterm election with first endorsements

Obama's office said the list was heavy on young and diverse state-level Democrats because the former president "hopes to help current and aspiring Democratic leaders establish themselves, build their profiles, and lead their communities."

Obama urges Kenyan leaders to soothe ethnic tensions

Former US President Barack Obama also called upon Kenyan leaders to continue their struggle against corruption.

Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth despite chorus of discontent

When Donald Trump meets Queen Elizabeth next week, he will become the 12th U.S. President that the monarch has met during her 66 years on the throne, the longest in British history.

Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal

They hope to cultivate and curate stories to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples around the world

Obama centre in Chicago to include replica Oval Office

The Obama Center is set to be built in Chicago.

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in South Africa in July

The Nelson Mandela Foundation had been seeking someone of African descent to deliver a message about democracy.

Some US states press ahead on climate change goals, despite Trump

US President Donald Trump has taken an axe to the environmental regulations he inherited from his predecessor Barack Obama, cutting dozens of rules ranging from fracking on public land to protections for endangered species.

Netflix hires Obama security aide

Susan Rice is now part of Netflix's board of directors.

Obama shares parenting tips with New Zealand PM Ardern

Ardern, who is expecting her first child in June, held discussions with Obama after he received a traditional Maori welcome.

Dotcom bid to force Obama into New Zealand court fails

The High Court in Auckland rejected an application from Dotcom to force Obama to testify, saying it was based on hearsay evidence and "appears at best speculative".

Megaupload founder asks Obama to appear in NZ damages case

Dotcom is wanted by US law enforcement authorities on copyright and money-laundering allegations related to Megaupload, which was shut down in 2012 while Obama was president.

Michelle Obama memoir ‘Becoming’ set for publication in November

Michelle Obama, a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, will also read for the audio edition of the book.