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Obama posts video on visit to the Acropolis on Wednesday

The outgoing US President Barack Obama posted a video of his visit to the Acropolis on Wednesday on his personal Facebook account. “On my last overseas trip as president, I finally had the opportunity to visit Greece and take in the beautiful history of this country. Standing at the Acropolis, in the birthplace of democracy […]

Obama praises democracy in his legacy speech in Athens

On Wednesday the US President Barack Obama delivered his legacy speech in the packed out Stavros Niarchos Foundation, following a visit to the Acropolis. Speaking at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre earlier in the day, Obama once again highlighted the need for Greece’s creditors to agree to debt relief, in accordance with the advice […]

In valedictory speech, Obama takes note of values he sought in office

President Barack Obama extolled the strengths of democracy from its Greek birthplace on Wednesday in a valedictory speech aimed at highlighting the values he sought to respect in office and prodding his Republican successor, Donald Trump, to follow suit. On a farewell trip to Europe, Obama tried to reassure allies that core US priorities, including […]

Obama gets crash course in Greek mythology

US President Barack Obama received a crash course in Greek mythology and antiquity at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Obama toured the museum after descending from the hilltop complex where he had lingered at the base of the Parthenon and glanced around at the panoramic view of Athens. Obama was escorted through the museum by […]

Obama’s visit: Fear of globalisation the common thread behind Brexit, Trump votes, Obama says

Brexit and the results of the U.S. presidential election reflected a shift toward populism arising from a growing inequality and people’s concerns over globalisation, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday (15/11/2016), while answering questions during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens. “We have to deal with issues like […]

Athens in lockdown in wake of Barack Obama’s visit

Athens will be in complete lockdown, in the wake of outgoing US President Barack Obama’s official 2-day visit to Greece on Tuesday, November 15. The heightened security measures include restricting access to areas in and around Athens, including the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, the centre of the Greek capital, the Acropolis and the Astera resort in […]

US President Barack Obama to visit Athens in November

The President of the United States of America Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Athens in mid November, according to a statement issued by the White House. President Obama will meet with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on 15 November, with the refugee crisis and economic reforms […]

Obama visit to Athens to focus on debt, refugees and Turkey

The management of Europe’s refugee crisis, the prospects for a Greek debt restructuring, the unpredictable behavior of Turkey, Greece’s role in the broader region and ongoing Cyprus peace talks are the topics expected to top the agenda of talks when US President Barack Obama visits Athens, probably on November 14, the week after he is […]

Greek PM to Meet with U.S. President Obama in Warsaw

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Warsaw. The two leaders will discuss the Brexit repercussions on the European Union, the Greek bailout program, security in the Balkan/Mediterranean region and the migration issue, according to Maximos Mansion. The Greek […]

Obama confident that Greece will overcome its major challenges

US President Barrack Obama appeared confident that despite the major challenges in the past years, Greece emerge stronger and praised the humanitarian efforts and solidarity demonstrated by the Greek people in the refugees crisis. Mr. Obama added that the USA looks forward to further developing and strengthening Greek-American ties and cooperation on all levels, underlining […]

Obama: ‘Greek debt crisis has eased, still lot of economic work to do’

US President Barack Obama said Thursday the Greek debt crisis had “eased” but there was “still a lot of economic work to do.” His comments were made to reporters on the sidelines of a G7 summit in Shima, central Japan. In other comments on Thursday, Obama criticized presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s policy ideas […]

Obama visits Old Havana at the start of historic tour

President Barack Obama and his family are visiting Havana’s old quarter as a three-day-trip to the country which hasn’t seen a US president for decades gets underway. Obama, who has abandoned a longtime US policy of trying to isolate Cuba, wants to make his policy shift irreversible even if a Republican is elected to the […]

Obama outlines moves to tighten gun control

“On Monday, I’ll meet with our Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options. Because I get too many letters from parents, and teachers, and kids, to sit around and do nothing. I get letters from responsible gun owners who grieve with us every time these tragedies happen; who share my belief that the Second […]

Hollande calls Obama on terrorist investigations progress

French President Francois Hollande spoke on the phone with his US counterpart Barack Obama on Thursday on the progress made in the investigations into last week’s Paris attacks and talk about the Syrian crisis, his office announced. The discussion between the two leaders was focused on their military cooperation in Syria and talked about conditions […]

Hollande meeting with Obama, Putin has been scheduled

French President Francois Hollande will travel to Washington on November 24 to meet with Obama and to Moscow on November 26 to meet Putin, to discuss the fight against Islamic State and the situation in Syria, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday. The trips to meet President Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin would […]