Archive of 20 January 2009

Barack Obama in Washington DC - image licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License

President Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Obama has been inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States in a truly historic day in Washington.

  • Yo Blair: US-UK relations to improve

    Obama to end UK's zero sum game

    Barack Obama will not make Britain choose between Europe and the US, an expert has predicted.

  • Barack Obama

    UK campaigners pour on the pressure

    President elect Obama has not even sat behind his desk in the Oval Office but he is already facing demands from people urging him to keep his promise and bring change to the world.

  • Guantanamo remains the focus of many activists' efforts

    Protests outside American embassy

    A demonstration will take place this afternoon outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square at the same time as Barack Obama is inaugurated as president of the United States.

  • General Sir Richard Dannatt

    Army operations destroying marriages

    The British army is so overstretched it is ruining the family lives of its personnel, the head of the army has warned.

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