Obama to deliver farewell speech on January 10

US President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the nation on January 10 from his home city of Chicago.

"I'm thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you've changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here," Obama wrote in his statement.

President Obama said he was following the precedent set by George Washington, who penned a farewell address to the American people over 220 years ago. George W. Bush also delivered a farewell address in 2009 from the White House.

"Since 2009, we've faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger," CNN cited Obama as saying.

1640 views

Read on the subject


More World news

Baku strongly condemns London terrorist attack

Baku strongly condemns London terrorist attack

Baku strongly condemns the terrorist attack in London, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry posted on its Twitter page. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of victims. We wish speedy recovery to the injured,” Trend …

Ammunition depot on fire in northeastern Ukraine, sabotage suspected (VIDEO)

Ammunition depot on fire in northeastern Ukraine, sabotage suspected (VIDEO)

Видео

An explosion in the small hours of Thursday triggered a fire and a chain detonation of munitions at a military depot near the city of Balakleya in Ukraine’s Kharkov region, Ukrainian 24 TV reports.

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK

One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by PKK militants at the Gerkitepe Base defense zone in the district of Çukurca in southeastern Hakkari province, the Daily Sabah reported with reference to the Turkish …

Ukraine’s SBU to probe Eurovision contestant from Armenia

Ukraine’s SBU to probe Eurovision contestant from Armenia

Ukraine’s Intelligence agency, the SBU, will probe Armenian singer Artsvik Harutyunyan in order to find out if they had ever violated the country’s laws, the SBU Speaker Yelena Gitlyanskaya …

 Ukraine bans Russia#039s Samoilova from performing at Eurovision

Ukraine bans Russia's Samoilova from performing at Eurovision

Ukraine has barred Russia's Eurovision contestant Julia Samoilova because she performed in Crimea. Samoilova was banned from attending the event because of her "illegal" visit , the Ukrainian SBU …

Oleg Bichiashvili: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway opens great opportunities

Oleg Bichiashvili: "Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway opens great opportunities"

Vestnik Kavkaza spoke with the director of LLC 'Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway', which supervises the BTK railway from the Georgian side

 Steinmeier: Erdogan jeopardizing Turkish-EU ties

Steinmeier: Erdogan jeopardizing Turkish-EU ties

Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier used his first speech as president on Wednesday to warn his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent …

 Lavrov: increased militants’ activity in Syria aimed at disrupting Geneva talks

Lavrov: increased militants’ activity in Syria aimed at disrupting Geneva talks

Increased activity of Syrian militants is aimed at disrupting Geneva talks on Syrian reconciliation, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "Concerning the militants’ attempts to fuel tensions in …

Syrian army repels militant attack in eastern Damascus

Syrian army repels militant attack in eastern Damascus

The Syrian army repelled an attack launched by rebels from the Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, in the al-Maamel area in eastern outskirts of Damascus, SANA reported. Syrian government forces have …

 Erdogan calls on EU to respect human rights

Erdogan calls on EU to respect human rights

Europeans across the world will not be able to walk the streets safely if they keep up their current attitude towards Turkey, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Ankara. "If Europe continues this …

more World news