President Barack Obama

US Secret Service Buying 'Sarcasm Detector'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Secret Service have a new remit, they'll be protecting the President against the potentially deadly effects of sarcasm. Thankfully though, they're...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Beyoncé Dismisses Rumours Of Affair With Barack Obama As 'Absurd'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Are Beyonce and Barack Obama dangerously in love? The short answer – no, they are not. In the wake of their own president being surrounded by sca...

A Selfie Too Far?!

Edward Adoo | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Edward Adoo

Is this a new trend? Will we now see Selfies being taken at memorials and funerals? Nelson Mandela's memorial to many was viewed as a celebration therefore in some sense it was essential to capture that special moment and Selfie to remember the time, moment and it's significance.

Barack Obama, David Cameron, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Their 'Selfie' Behaviour

Daniel Warner | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

If Obama, Cameron and Thorning -Schmidt were inspired to whip out their camera phones and start clicking away then why wasn't Naomi Campbell somewhere in that stadium, in full hair and make up, being held aloft in front of a wind machine by Bono and Charlize Theron?

Nelson Mandela Memorial Sign Language Fake In Gifs

The Huffington Post | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

The sign language interpreter used during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was a fraud, in concerns raised by the British Deaf Association. Sout...

President Obama 'Not Allowed' An iPhone

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

He might have access to the world's most powerful military, the nuclear launch codes and a very big, impressive desk. But President Obama does not hav...

David Cameron Ousted From No. 10

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's diminishing influence means he is no longer one of the world's most powerful people, according to Forbes magazine's annual list. T...

Gary Younge: 'What Do I Tell My Son After Trayvon Martin's Murder?'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

The American government isn't working. By a strange quirk of the country's political system, the Republican Party was able to shut it down and brin...

The University of Warwick vs. the United States of America: a Democratic Showdown.

Samuel Walker | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Walker

Initially, there may seem to be few similarities between the University of Warwick and the USA, apart from: a. I've been to both, and b. they're both inexplicably fond of large financial corporations...

The US-Iranian-Syrian Diplomatic Dance

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The destruction of Syrian chemical weapons (CW) has started. In a breakthrough moment in Iran-US relations, the two Presidents talked on the phone and the foreign ministers sat down to discuss Iran's nuclear programme. Though the connection has received little comment in the western news media, these two welcome developments are deeply linked and close to inter-dependent.

Noam Chomsky Exclusive: A Conversation on the Waning of American Power

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jason Holmes

As Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for the past 58 years, Chomsky has long courted controversy with his criticism of the legitimacy of American power from his position on the American left...

Is The 'Special Relationship' Between The UK And The US Over?

The Huffington Post Uk | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

America may have once been Britain's closest ally, but now, it seems, the so-called "special relationship" between the UK and the US has come to an en...

'A US Strike On Syria Would Benefit Al-Qaeda'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK

The Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister has said a US strike on Syria would be the equivalent of "support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates." Faisal Mekda...

In Going To Congress, Obama Has Boxed in His Enemies

Bonnie Greer | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

Obama sees Syria as one of the definitions of his presidency. But Syria is the battleground for a 21st Century proxy war. Iran, Saudi Arabia, many major players are there. And there is something else: Obama can't afford to do a 'W' and go in with all guns blazing. The president's past, steeped in vociferous opposition of the Iraq War, won't allow it.

Obama's Egypt Crisis

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

No matter how hard he tries to focus on his domestic agenda, the president is plagued by a never-ending stream of international crises demanding his attention. And right now Egypt is clearly front and centre.

People of the World - Look at Berlin

James Davis | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Davis

Standing before the Brandenburg Gate this Wednesday, Obama will no doubt again make use of Kennedy's towering rhetoric. But this time the mood is different; the promise of 2008 itself already lost to history.

'As Long As It Takes' (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

US president Barack Obama has spoken of his "gratitude" to rescuers who raced to help some of the thousands of people caught up in a deadly storm he d...

WATCH: Daniel Day Lewis Playing Barack Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

In what at first appears to be the greatest make up job ever, Daniel Day Lewis describes the difficulties of playing President Barack Obama in an upco...

Polvaulting - The Future of Satire?

Patrick Cash | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Tech
Patrick Cash

The Polvaulting story is not a straightforward relaying of the facts. It takes the bare premise of the facts as its starting point and then builds a surreal but humorous play on hypothesis around them; of what might happen if a rogue American General gave the order to attack North Korea.

Pictures Of The Day: 21st March 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

WATCH: Obama Promises 'Unwavering Support' For Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Making his first official visit to Israel, US president Barack Obama has pledged his commitment to the security of the country and stressed the need f...

Plea To Barack Obama Over British Guantanamo Detainee

PA | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

A 20,000-strong petition will be presented to US President Barack Obama to urge the release of a British detainee at Guantanamo Bay who has been held ...

Biden And Cameron In Downing Street Talks

PA | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Politics

US vice president Joe Biden has held talks at Downing Street amid renewed warnings from the Obama administration that it does not want Britain to leav...

Mehdi Hasan

The Road Forward: UK Politicians Try To Claim Obama As Their Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Politics

LONDON -- In March 2012, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne jetted off to the United States for a series of meetings a...