Amid a euphoric welcome to his father's homeland, the US President was greeted by his half-sister Auma Obama.Read the full story ›
Barack Obama says Britain is the USA's most important ally and should remain in the EU to keep its influence.Read the full story ›
The White House has confirmed that it is in the final stages of drafting a plan to close the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The announcement was made by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who confirmed that plans to "safely and responsibly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay" were currently being drafted.
Mr Earnest said closing Guantanamo Bay prison remains a priority and it is a waste to spend more than $100 million per year on a prison holding only 116 detainees. He said terrorists also use Guantanamo Bay as a recruiting tool.
President Obama had promised to close the prison since his first day in office, but has suffered setbacks in Congress.
Earnest said the president has decided to veto a defence spending bill now being negotiated if it includes provisions that would make it harder to close the prison.
More than 80 prominent Britons, including Boris Johnson, Russell Brand and former Government ministers, urge Obama to release Aamer.Read the full story ›
A decades-long ban on photography during official tours around the White House has been lifted, officials have announced.Read the full story ›
It's been a remarkable week for the US President as he enters the final stage of his presidency.Read the full story ›
US President Barack Obama called the same-sex marriage ruling "a victory for America."
"This morning the Supreme Court recognised that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality," Obama told journalists in the White House Rose Garden.
"In doing so they've reaffirmed that all Americans are entitled to the equal protection of the law, that all people should be treated equally regardless of who they are or who they love," he continued.
"This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts - when all Americans are treated as equal we are all more free."
President Barack Obama has called the US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage "a big step in our march toward equality":
President Obama now appeals to Republicans to drop further assaults on healthcare law.Read the full story ›
Obama outwits a heckler when interrupted by a protester shouting about the deportation of gay, lesbian and transgender immigrants.Read the full story ›