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Obama urges young voters to 'reject cynicism and xenophobia'

US President Barack Obama urged young people not to "pull back" from the world and to reject cynicism and xenophobia during a Q&A in London.

Obama's comments came after he faced criticism from leading Brexit campaigners, who branded him an irrelevant "lame duck", over a speech he made supporting the UK's membership of the EU.

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President Obama speaks to young people in London

Obama spoke of the special relationship between the US and Britain Credit: Sky pool

President Barack Obama has urged young people to reject calls for isolationism or xenophobia at a special meeting with young people.

The US leader will be also taking questions from the crowd in Westminster.

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