BARACK OBAMA

  • Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse. Lawmakers this week urged Obama to bar people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from entering the...
  • Watch: Barack Obama talks about his credit card getting declined Yesterday

    Recently, US President Barack Obama's credit card was declined while he was out for dinner at a restaurant in the Big Apple with his wife Michelle Obama. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Obama recounts what happened. ...
  • US President appoints a 'czar' to streamline the administration's response to Ebola Yesterday

    The World Health Organisation has admitted to lapses in its response to the spread of EBOLA in West Africa. As the ebola scare haunts the US, President Barack Obama has appointed a "czar" to streamline the administration's response to the deadly disease. ...
  • Barack Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York cafe 2 days ago

    Washington: The Secret Service is charged with protecting the president, but who's watching his wallet? When his credit card was declined last month while dining in New York, President Barack Obama wondered if he had become a victim of identity theft. "It turned out, I guess I don't use it enough," Obama...
  • Barack Obama names Ebola czar, Kerry calls for global response 2 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday named an "Ebola czar" to coordinate the US response to the deadly virus, as Secretary of State John Kerry called for collective global action to deal with the raging health crisis. Attorney Ron Klain was appointed as an "Ebola czar" by Obama to coordinate the...
  • Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from West Africa to US 3 days ago

    Washington: Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the US from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective. The administration spent the day trying anew to tamp...
  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town 3 days ago

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • Indian American named to lead US civil rights division 4 days ago

    Washington: Indian-American lawyer Vanita Gupta has been chosen to lead US justice department's civil rights division charged with enforcing laws that prevent discrimination and inequitable practices in housing, education and employment. Named Acting Assistant Attorney General Wednesday, the first South Asian American lawyer to get the job, is expected to be...
  • Ebola outbreak: US nurse endangers 132 others 4 days ago

    Second US nurse affected by Ebola faces flak for breaking travel restrictions and endangering 132 others. US President Barack Obama has said that at the earliest ebola outbreak will be controlled which is a raging epidemic in West Africa. ...
  • Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, US, russia, hostility, meddling 4 days ago

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow. Speaking ahead of his visit to EU aspirant Serbia on Wednesday and key talks with EU leaders, Putin minced no words, demanding that Washington take Moscow's interests into account. The Russian...
  • Obama, foreign military chiefs coordinate Islamic State plans 4 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday told military leaders from more than 20 countries working with Washington to defeat Islamic State that he was deeply concerned about the radical group's advances at the north Syrian town of Kobani and in western Iraq. But Obama did not hint any changes to what...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey 4 days ago

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • Modi visit a success, now time to execute things: US officials October 10, 2014

    Washington: Describing the recent US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "highly successful", two top Obama administration officials have said it is time for the new Indian government to execute policies that create conducive environment for investments. "The proof is going to be in the pudding," said US Commerce Secretary...
  • Ebola scare: US adds extra level of airport screening October 9, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach - an extra level of screening at five major US airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and...
  • Plan to name popular Hawaiian beach after Obama is a wash-out October 8, 2014

    A Honolulu City Council proposal to name a popular Oahu beach after the first Hawaii-born U.S. president, Barack Obama, has been withdrawn after the plan met with little enthusiasm from the public, its sponsors said on Tuesday. Council Chair Ernest Martin and co-sponsor Stanley Chang introduced a resolution last week to...
  • Myanmar says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners October 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar on Tuesday pledged to release thousands of prisoners a month before a Southeast Asian summit, which US President Barack Obama and other leaders from outside the region are expected to attend. President Thein Sein pardoned 3,073 prisoners for the sake of "peace and stability" and "the rule of law",...
  • US working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban October 7, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. The first patient diagnosed with the disease on US soil, Thomas Eric Duncan, remained in critical condition in...
  • British journalist's father pleads Islamic State to release his son October 4, 2014

    London: The 81-year-old father of the British journalist John Cantlie, who was captured by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, on Friday pleaded with the Sunni radical group to release his son. In a nearly five minutes video, Paul Cantlie made the heartbreaking appeal sitting in a hospital bed. His voice...
  • Pune-educated Stanford professor wins US National Medal of Science October 4, 2014

    Washington: Thomas Kailath, a Pune educated Indian-American engineering professor at Stanford University, is one of the recipients of the US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama. Kailath is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India's high civilian awards and is a member of major science...
  • Obama condemns 'brutal murder' of British national killed by Islamic State October 4, 2014

    Washington:US President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the "brutal murder" of British national Alan Henning, and vowed to bring to justice those who were responsible for it. "The United States strongly condemns the brutal murder of United Kingdom citizen Alan Henning by the terrorist group ISIL," Obama said. Henning worked to help...
  • Beheading video another example of Islamic State brutality: US official October 4, 2014

    Washington: The White House has said that a video showing the apparent execution of British hostage Alan Henning was yet another example of the "brutality" of the Islamic State group. President Barack Obama's top counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monaco said Washington was taking steps to confirm the authenticity of the tape. "If it...
  • Modi's US visit extremely successful, energised ties: White House October 3, 2014

    Washington: The US visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "extremely successful" and his summit talks with President Barack Obama gave both leaders an opportunity to share their vision for the bilateral relationship and energized the strategic partnership, the White House said. During the private dinner that Obama held on...
  • Barack Obama expresses interest in yoga October 3, 2014

    Washington: Impressed by the "energy and vigour" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to the US despite being on fast, President Barack Obama has expressed his interest in yoga, officials have said. While the First Lady has been instrumental in introducing yoga inside the White House, Obama appeared...
  • US economy is now healthier, poised to lead and succeed: Barack Obama October 3, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that the once-shattered US economy was now "healthier" and had made "steady" and "real" progress over the past few years, President Barack Obama has said that it was America and not India or China that was the most attractive investment destination in the world. "Because of all these things,...
  • With Senate at stake, Barack Obama touts economic gains October 3, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday told voters that he and Democrats succeeded in pulling the US economy back from the brink of collapse during the Great Recession but acknowledged it was still tough going for the middle class. He spoke at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in a suburb...
  • Can work together with India to build sustainable future, says US October 2, 2014

    Washington: The "enhanced strategic partnership" announced by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a major development in the collaboration between the two countries in energy and sustainable development, the US has said. "Our partnership is robust, reliable, enduring and expanding. We can together build a clean sustainable...
  • Obama, Modi meet reflects depth of strong Indo-US ties: White House October 2, 2014

    Washington: Meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflects the "depth of strong relationship" between the two democracies of the world and their leaders, the White House has said. Modi wounded up his five-day-long visit and returned home "thanking America" and saying, it was a "successful...
  • The Modi-Obama joint editorial and bilateral meet: What they mean for India October 1, 2014

    The much-anticipated joint editorial by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was published in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey discussed the key points of the editorial with former Diplomats G Parthasarthy and...
  • Iran must not be 'threshold nuclear power': Netanyahu to Obama October 1, 2014

    Washington: A skeptical Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday directly warned US President Barack Obama not to accept any Iran deal that would allow Tehran to become a "threshold nuclear power." Netanyahu and Obama renewed their often prickly relationship in the Oval Office, meeting for the first time since their...
  • PM Modi returns home after hectic US visit October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the Capital on Wednesday night after a five-day visit to the US. Modi left Washington on Tuesday at the end of his visit and returned home on a Special Air India plane after a brief transit halt in Frankfurt. ...