A First Look At The Design For The Obama Presidential Center

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – The concept, by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, includes a museum, library, and forum. Barack and Michelle Obama have released the long-awaited design concept for the new Obama Presidential Center, located in Jackson Park in the couple’s native Chicago. Designed by the New York-based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the concept […]

Thank you, Barack Obama tells the American people

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – ‘Thank you,’ Obama tells the American people as he leaves Oval Office for final time on January 20. Just before 9:30 a.m., President Barack Obama left the Oval Office for the final time. As he did, reporters asked, “Feeling nostalgic?” Obama responded, “Of course.” Another reporter shouted, “Any words for the […]

Obama: We’re going to be OK

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – Barack Obama used his departing words as President Wednesday to offer an assured — if not entirely optimistic — outlook for a country governed by Donald Trump. “At my core I think we’re going to be OK,” Obama said as he concluded his final news conference at the White House. “We […]

US President Barack Obama in Greece

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s final foreign tour as president (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Riot police are using tear gas and stun grenades in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting President Barack Obama’s visit to Greece. This, after they tried to enter an […]

Even President Obama is making fun of the Galaxy Note 7

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – Even the leader of the free world won’t spare them from ridicule. In a speech today, President Obama compared Obamacare to a smartphone, noting that when a smartphone (or a law) has a few bugs, you fix it or upgrade it. You don’t just throw it away. Unless it catches fire. Then […]

Obama Meets With Italy’s Matteo Renzi, Blasts Donald Trump

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – The president condemned Trump for arguing the election might be rigged. President Barack Obama met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Tuesday in Washington, where the two leaders expressed their shared commitment to confronting the Islamic State group and the global refugee crisis. But the president spent a large portion of […]

What Obama Did for Tech

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Inevitable or intentional, the last eight years have elevated the profile of IT. People love to blame a president when things go wrong. A target for each man’s Two Minutes Hate, the age-old practice gained a convenient vehicle in the minting of a catchy new colloquialism bearing the current president’s name: “Thanks, Obama,” anyone can […]

Microsoft, Facebook, Google, other tech giants answer Obama’s refugee plea

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – President Obama says 51 US companies, including major tech players, will provide money, training and tech to help millions of refugees. Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Accenture are among 51 US companies responding to President Barack Obama’s call to address the global refugee crisis and aid refugees both in America and around […]

President Obama speaks at United Nations

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Obama, in final UN speech, calls for world course correction Obama sought to use his last appearance before the global body to define how his leadership had put the world on a better trajectory over the last eight years. President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that the forces of globalization have exposed deep fault lines across […]

Barack Obama delivers his last 9/11 speech

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 Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – Full text of Barack Obama’s last 9/11 address Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois when, 15 years ago today, terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, changing the world as we know it. Amid the wave of racial clashes and terrorist attacks in the US and […]

The New Cold War: Barack Obama says Putin Meeting was Constructive But Not Conclusive

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – U.S. President Barack Obama says he had a businesslike meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China and spoke with him about Syria, Ukraine, and cybersecurity. Obama told reporters in Hangzhou on September 5 that the two leaders discussed ongoing negotiations between their top […]

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin give each other an icy glare at G20

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The American and Russian presidents, who had talks on Syria, the Ukraine and cyber security, looked like they had forgotten the Cold War had ended Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his US counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou on September 5, 2016. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin […]