Grammy Awards 2019: Crowd Erupts in Cheers As Michelle Obama Makes a Surprise Appearance

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening address at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday and was met with a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd. Reuters Updated:February 11, 2019, 9:56 AM IST Image courtesy: Reuters Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening address at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday and was met with a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd. Grammy host Alicia Keys kicked off the show by inviting…

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Found Barack ‘Weirdly Elegant’ on First Meeting, Never Thought Would Date Him, Says Michelle Obama

New Delhi: Michelle Obama found future-husband Barack refreshing, unconventional and weirdly elegant when she saw him for the first time but not once did she think about him as someone she would want to date. Barack Obama also turned up late when he went to meet Michelle for working as her associate at a Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin in 1989. “Despite my resistance to the hype that had preceded him, I found myself admiring Barack for both his self-assuredness and his earnest demeanour. He was refreshing, unconventional, and…

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Obama Brands Trump’s Border Deployment Plan a ‘Political Stunt’

Miami: Former president Barack Obama has decried as a “political stunt” Donald Trump’s plan to send thousands of US soldiers to the Mexican border to block migrants from entering the country. In a rousing speech to a Miami crowd on Friday as he campaigned for fellow Democrats ahead of next week’s midterm elections, Obama said the Republican administration was “even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border”. Trump, who has placed immigration at the heart of his party’s election effort, has persistently…

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Suspect Who Mailed Bombs to Obama, Clinton and Other Trump Critics Arrested From Florida

US investigators have arrested a suspect in Florida in connection with 12 suspicious packages and pipe bombs sent to critics of Donald Trump in a days-long spree that has inflamed the United States ahead of key midterm elections. The Republican commander-in-chief congratulated law enforcement Friday for what he called an “incredible, incredible job” as US media identified the suspect as Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man with a criminal history. “These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country,” Trump told an event at the White House, confirming…

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Hours After Potential Pipe Bombs Sent to Hilary and Obama, Suspicious Package Found Near Office of Top Democrat

Police said the office of Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had been evacuated, although it was not known if she was in her office at the time. AFP Updated:October 24, 2018, 11:54 PM IST Image for representation only. Miami: Florida police on Wednesday said they are investigating a suspicious package near the offices of Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, hours after authorities intercepted potential explosives intended for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Local media showed images of a bomb squad unit from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed it was…

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CNN Office in New York Evacuated Over Suspicious Package Similar to Those Sent to Obama, Hillary

CNN reporters broadcasted from the street outside their bureau in a bustling part of Midtown near Central Park, saying they heard the fire alarm and the lights went off, before they walked down the stairs. AFP Updated:October 24, 2018, 8:33 PM IST Image for representation US news network CNN announced on its screens on Wednesday that it had evacuated its New York bureau over a suspicious package similar to those addressed to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. New York police confirmed to AFP that its officers had been called to…

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Obama Did Nothing Despite FBI’s Advise on Russian Meddling in 2016 Elections, Says Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has alleged that his predecessor Barack Obama had done nothing despite being advised by the FBI on likely Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential elections. He was responding to a question on the Russian meddling in the US elections after a rally in Nevada Saturday, ahead of next month’s midterm polls. Russia, however, has denied the allegations. “I’ve already said that. I always say this and you’ve heard me say this many times… President Obama was contacted by the FBI in September, long before the…

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Obama Says Trump is ‘the Symptom, Not the Cause’ of Division

Urbana: Former President Barack Obama said Friday his successor, President Donald Trump, is “the symptom, not the cause” of division and polarization in the US Trump, the former president said, is “just capitalising on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.” His comments came during a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he accepted an ethics in government award. The remarks served as Obama’s first steps into the political fray ahead of the fall campaign. While he has endorsed candidates and appeared at fundraising events, he…

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‘I Forgave My Girlfriends Too’: Philippines’ Duterte Issues Bizarre Apology for Cursing Obama

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to former US president Barack Obama for calling him a “son of a whore” in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations’ long alliance. Duterte lobbed the insult in response to steady criticism from the United States over his violent drug crackdown, which has been a target for international condemnation. However, the Philippine president said his nation’s relationship with America has since improved under President Donald Trump, who he described as a “good friend” who “speaks my language”. “It would be appropriate…

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From Obama to Bush, Tributes for McCain Echo With Criticism of Trump

Washington: John McCain’s daughter opened his memorial service by posing her father’s legacy as a direct challenge to President Donald Trump, setting a tone that echoed the senator’s own fighting spirit as former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush eulogised him Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral. Bush and Obama, both challenged by McCain in their bids for the White House, drew on the senator’s legacy at home and abroad to talk of the nation’s values in remarks that at times seemed a clear rebuke of Trump and his…

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