His statements marked the opening of the defence’s case, which suffered a blow earlier in the day when the presiding military judge said President Donald Trump had not damaged Bergdahl’s chances of a fair sentence.
Former US President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.
Many of Obama’s comments appeared to be thinly veiled swipes at Trump, whose combative style and inflammatory rhetoric have led to frequent controversy and stoked political tensions.
The deal worked out by Republican senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic senator Patty Murray would meet some Democratic objectives, including reviving the subsidies for Obamacare.
His decision is likely to please those among his political base who detest the Obamacare system, which many Republicans have attacked for years as an unneeded government intrusion in Americans’ healthcare.
The party was unable to win enough support from its own senators for a bill to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act and decided not to put it to a vote.
Trump’s actions have appeared to halt years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation.
Josefina Vidal, who oversaw the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, and the signing of 22 agreements between US and Cuba after decades of Cold War enmity, is now ambassador to Canada.
Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan announced the launch of the Sayyad 3 missiles with improved altitude and range, as a response to arms acquisitions by its middle east neighbours.
It was the second time Trump certified Iran’s compliance with the agreement since he took office in January, despite criticising it during his campaign as “the worst deal ever.”
A Syrian artist has created images to show world leaders what they would look like if they weren’t born with the privileges they have.
The sanctions which were placed on part due to Sudan’s human rights record, was temporarily lifted by Barack Obama, but the decision to make it permanent has been deferred by the “very concerned” Trump administration.
Despite mass rallies by radical Muslims and the jailing of a Christian politician for blasphemy, Joko Widodo maintained that Indonesia practices pluralism.
Trump’s revised approach calls for stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists
Many feel that reversing former President Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba could drive the country to become dependant on Russia and China again.
Trump signalled in January that he planned to dramatically widen the net of illegal immigrants targeted for deportation, but his administration has not publicised its efforts to reopen immigration cases.
In a thinly veiled reference to Trump’s ‘US-Mexico wall’, Obama said the world was shrinking and it was not possible to stay isolated from troubles abroad.
Donald Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of the country’s large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
Oscar Lopez Rivera was arrested in 1981 and charged with “seditious conspiracy” for his role in a variety of Armed Forces of National Liberation activities.
Intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning spoke out ahead of her release after spending nearly seven years in prison before being granted clemency by Obama.
James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence under Obama, and Sally Yates, who was deputy attorney general, will testify in the Trump-Russia probe.
The NSA collected 151 million records of Americans phone calls even though it had warrants to spy on only 42 terrorism suspects in 2016.
The halt is among the most substantial changes to US surveillance policy in years and comes as digital privacy remains a contentious issue across the globe.
Conservation groups and native American tribal representatives slammed the looming order on monuments, suggesting it would be fought in court.
Obama has largely stayed out of the public eye since leaving office in January despite efforts by Trump and his administration to undo much of Obama’s legacy
The state department replaced the post with a statement saying its intention “was to inform the public about where the president has been hosting world leaders.”
Trump’s policies have not only brought the world to the verge of war, but are also affecting global humanitarian and environmental programmes negatively.
Trump will be reviewing and creating new measures regarding areas available for offshore oil and gas exploration, changing some Obama-era regulations.
With control of over 43% of Afghan territory, many experts believe the Taliban are the fundamental threat to the US-backed government of President Ashraf Ghani.
The protest was against the Trump administration’s proposal to cut US federal science funding and its scepticism towards climate change.
US’s airstrike against Russia’s ally Syria has added another point in the list of tensions between the two.
The opposition to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline continues as farmers and landowners move to derail the project, reopened after Trump’s approval.
At the same time, a broad campaign against UN peacekeeping is also being waged in the Security Council by ambassador Nikki Haley.
The Saudi establishments were accused of having “aided and abetted” the attacks through a variety of “activities in support of al Qaeda” in the years leading up to them.
With Neil Gorsuch aboard, the court has five conservative justices and four liberals, a majority that could be pivotal in deciding a range of issues including abortion and gun control.
The US missile strike in Syria will unite Russia’s technology with China’s money and muscle and is not good for regional or world peace.
The US military’s attack on a Syrian airforce base sets a worrying precedent of brashness and uncertainty in how the Trump administration may handle future crises in international relations.
Moscow offered an alternative explanation: that the poison gas belonged to rebels and had leaked from an insurgent weapons depot hit by Syrian bombs.
Western countries blamed Syrian armed forces for the recent gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in a rebel-held area of Idliib.
Trump’s executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan will not impact the policies of other countries, but moving money away from climate research will.