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U2's Bono impersonates Bill Clinton

U2 singer Bono has been showing off his best American drawl as he impersonated for Bill Clinton.

As he waited for the former US president on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Bono began a striking impersonation of Mr Clinton.

To the obvious delight of the audience the U2 frontman described how Clinton "thought he was one his roadies" the first time they met before listing their humanitarian achievements.

When Mr Clinton did arrive the Irish singer leapt back in to his own seat as the former president said he "must be really easy to make fun of."

Update: Clinton responds with Bono impression

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Bill Clinton 'envious' of George Bush Snr's socks

Former US President Bill Clinton has tweeted this photo of himself with his predecessor George Bush Snr.

The pair have lunch together every year in the state of Maine, where Mr Bush owns a large estate on the coast.

Former US President Bill Clinton (L) with his predecessor George Bush Snr
Former US President Bill Clinton (L) with his predecessor George Bush Snr Credit: Twitter/@billclinton

Mr Clinton drew attention to his host's "western cactus" themed socks, of which he said he was "envious".

George Bush's 'western cactus' socks
George Bush's 'western cactus' socks Credit: Twitter/@billclinton

Bill Clinton 'covers' Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines

Former US President Bill Clinton may be better known for playing the saxophone than his singing, but thanks to YouTube user baracksdubs that could be a thing of the past.

Thanks to some clever editing, Clinton has taken on one of the sounds of the summer, Robin Thicke's controversial hit Blurred Lines.

It is not the first time baracksdubs has got creative with a President and a chart topper - previous clips include Barack Obama singing Daft Punk's Get Lucky, LMFAO's Sexy and I Know It and Carly Rae Jepson's Call Me Maybe.

Watch: Obama 'performs' Daft Punk's Get Lucky

Oprah to receive America's highest civilian honour

President Barack Obama is to bestow America's highest civilian honour on Oprah Winfrey and former president Bill Clinton.

The pair will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony at the White House later this year.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Credit: Reuters

The medal is presented to individuals who have made "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours."

Ms Winfrey and Mr Clinton will join 14 other recipients, including activist Gloria Steinem and former senator Richard Lugar. Also being honoured is Ben Bradlee, the editor who oversaw Washington Post coverage of Watergate.

Former senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut in space, will receive the medals posthumously.

President John F Kennedy created the medal of freedom in an executive order signed 50 years ago. The White House says more than 500 people have been presented with the honour to date.

US presidents past and present celebrate Father's Day

The White House has tweeted this photo of US President Barack Obama with one of his daughters to celebrate Father's Day.

US President Barack Obama with one of his daughters
US President Barack Obama with one of his daughters Credit: The White House

The Clinton Foundation followed suit by tweeting this photo of former US President Bill Clinton with daughter Chelsea.

Former US President Bill Clinton with daughter Chelsea
Former US President Bill Clinton with daughter Chelsea Credit: Twitter/@billclinton

Send your Father's Day photos to yourstory@itn.co.uk

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Former US presidents unite to honour George W Bush

President Barack Obama has praised George W Bush at the dedication of the former president's library for showing strength and resolve in the days after the September 11 attacks and said if Congress passes immigration reform "it will be in large part thanks to the hard work" of his predecessor.

US President Barack Obama stands alongside former presidents George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed

Mr Obama spoke along with all four living former presidents in a rare reunion honouring one of their own at the opening of the George W Bush Presidential Centre.

Mr Bush, the country's 43rd president, gave a closing speech with tears welling in his eyes."My deepest conviction, the guiding principle of the administration, is that the United States of America must strive to expand the reach of freedom," Mr Bush said.

"I believe that freedom is a gift from God and the hope of every human heart."

Former US President Bill Clinton joins Twitter

Bill Clinton has joined Twitter, although it unclear how much he will be using his new account.

The former US President was signed up during an interview with comedian Stephen Colbert and so far has only sent one tweet:

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Just spent amazing time with Colbert! Is he sane? He is cool! #cgiu

The bio on the account, which has already amassed over 56,000 followers, appears to have been heavily influenced by Colbert: "I am President William Jefferson Billy Jeff Rodham Clinton. Stephen Colbert is my BFF." [Best Friend Forever]

The interview filmed on Saturday in St Louis for at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University and has since been promoting Clinton's new Twitter account:

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Don't forget to follow @prezbillyjeff. I believe that as ex-president, everything he tweets carries the weight of law.

Clinton: Thatcher understood the special relationship

Former US President Bill Clinton said: "I was saddened to learn of the death of Lady Margaret Thatcher. The United Kingdom has lost its first woman Prime Minister, an iconic stateswoman, and a fearless leader.

"The United States has lost one of its dearest friends and most valued allies.

Former US President Bill Clinton Credit: Orlando Sentinel/ABACA

"Lady Thatcher understood that the special relationship which has long united our two nations is an indispensable foundation for peace and prosperity. Our strong partnership today is part of her legacy.

"Like so many others, I respected the conviction and self-determination she displayed throughout her remarkable life as she broke barriers, defied expectations, and led her country.

"Hillary, Chelsea, and I extend our condolences to her family and to the people of the United Kingdom."

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