US President-elect Barack Obama promised to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison set up to house terrorist suspects, adding, however, that it would "take some time" before the camp was closed.
The latest news from President-elect Barack Obama is on FRANCE 24. Watch how he faces the country's massive economic challenges, courts basketball fans and prepares for his mother-in-law to move into the White House.
Barack Obama repeats his call for swift action on the economy as he gets his own character in the next issue of Spiderman comics. He also enters art history with his portrait now being hung in London's National Portrait Gallery.
Number 583 in The Amazing Spider-Man series will see the well-know super-hero attend Barack Obama's inauguration day, according to publisher Marvel. The comic book will be on sale on January 14, one week before Obama takes up office.
A panel of 21 Illinois state senators voted unanimously to recommend impeachment of Governor Rod Blagojevich, after FBI agents arrested the Democrat in December on charges he conspired to commit fraud and solicit bribes.
The world-famous red, white and blue portrait of President-elect Barack Obama, designed by Shepard Fairey, has been acquired by the Smithsonian Institution and will be on show at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
Americans are buying up guns and ammunition in record numbers since Obama was elected in November fearing the Democratic president might restrict gun ownership. Some 12.7 million background checks were reported in 2008.
US President-elect Barack Obama called on lawmakers to approve his economic stimulus plan, which includes a 1,000-dollar tax cut for working families. Listen to Obama's speech on the economy at George Mason University
in Fairfax, Virginia.