BARACK OBAMA

  • Barack Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance Yesterday

    Chicago: President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the President at the...
  • More US troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots Yesterday

    Ferguson: Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot to...
  • Barack Obama urges people of Ferguson to react peacefully 2 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama urged the people of Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday to react peacefully to a grand jury's decision not to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, and for police to show restraint. Obama spoke in the White House briefing room shortly after...
  • Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as US defence secretary 2 days ago

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm...
  • Barack Obama's visit to India indicative of strong bilateral ties: American officials 2 days ago

    Washington: The proposed visit of US President Barack Obama to India in January 2015 is indicative of the "robust nature" and "health" of the bilateral ties, senior American administration officials have said. "It is entirely indicative of the robust nature and health of the relationship, and very good personal ties and...
  • Chuck Hagel resigns as US defense secretary 3 days ago

    Washington: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago. Obama announced the resignation at a White House event with Hagel at his side. Hagel will remain in the job until a...
  • Barack Obama says he 'bent over backwards' on immigration reform 3 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he "bent over backwards" over the immigration reform, so as to give the Congress and in particular the Republican leadership, an opportunity to help fix the broken system. "If you look at the history, I have issued fewer executive actions than most of...
  • Hillary Clinton would be a great president: Obama 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today said Hillary Clinton would be a formidable Democratic candidate and a great president if she decided to run for the 2016 election. Clinton, the former Secretary of State and the former First Lady, is widely expected to run for the 2016 presidential election, but hasn't...
  • Arun Jaitley slams Congress for hurting economy, 'in power and as opposition' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for enhancing India's stature globally with his successful three-nation visit even as he accused the Congress of damaging the economy both while in government and as an opposition party. He also said he was "deeply disappointed" with...
  • Barack Obama immigration plan riles Republicans, clashes loom 5 days ago

    Washington: Barack Obama's Republican rivals heaped scorn on his plans to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation, as the US president went on the road to defend the bold measures. The controversial overhaul provides three-year relief for millions of undocumented people who have lived in the country...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional situation. "The...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, informs of his India visit 5 days ago

    Islamabad: US President Barack Obama on Saturday telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and informed him about his forthcoming visit to India, as the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and the regional situation. The Pakistan Prime Minister's Office said that President Obama informed Sharif of his forthcoming visit to India in...
  • News 360: Obama to attend India's R-Day celebrations 6 days ago

    In a major step which will further help cement diplomatic ties between India and the United States of America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at next year's Republic Day celebrations, which was readily accepted by the latter. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • US President Barack Obama accepts PM Modi's invite to attend Republic Day celebrations 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major step which will further help cement diplomatic ties between India and the United States of America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at next year's Republic Day celebrations, which was readily accepted by the latter. Obama...
  • Modi invites Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at 2015 Republic Day celebrations. PM tweeted about the invite sent out to Obama. "This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over...invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to...
  • Immigrants work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs: Barack Obama 6 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has announced sweeping changes to the country's immigration policies. "Will make it easier for skilled workers and graduates to stay. Most of these immigrants have been here for a long time. Immigrants work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs," said Obama. ...
  • Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrant 6 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday bypassed Congress to announce the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation that will protect 5 million illegal workers from deportation and may benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian techies seeking legal permanent status. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a...
  • US President Barack Obama felicitates Indian-American scientist 6 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has felicitated Indian-American scientist Thomas Kailath with the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology. Kailath, 79, received the National Medal of Science at a White House function on Thursday. "Thomas Kailath came to this country from India at the age...
  • PM Narendra Modi had an extraordinarily successful visit: US official 6 days ago

    Washington: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit as "extraordinarily successful", a top official in the Obama administration has said US-India relationship has come "a remarkable distance". "We've just had the extraordinarily successful visit of Prime Minister Modi here to the United States, and an agenda that is working across...
  • We are and will always remain a nation of immigrants: Barack Obama 6 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has announced sweeping changes to the country's immigration policies. He has used executive power to shield five million undocumented immigrants. The changes will offer many a chance to stay temporarily in the country for three years, as long as they pass background checks and pay back...
  • Barack Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders 6 days ago

    Washington: Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration on Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the US illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the...
  • Barack Obama to announce major immigration reform on Facebook 1 week ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has opted for Facebook as a platform to inform Americans about his executive actions on fixing the country's "broken" immigration system. The executive actions, to be announced on Friday, is expected to benefit millions of the estimated 11 million undocumented workers. According to Pew Research Center, those...
  • PM Modi crosses 25 million followers on Facebook, becomes second most followed after Obama November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has crossed 25 million (2.5 crores) followers on Facebook, making him the second most followed politician in the world after the United States of America President Barack Obama. In a statement, the Facebook has confirmed it. PM Modi also have over eight million followers on...
  • Barack Obama will not change policy against paying ransom for hostages November 19, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama, who has ordered a comprehensive review of US policy governing efforts to free American hostages, still opposes the payment of ransoms, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama ordered the review last summer in light of the increasing number of US citizens taken hostage by the Islamic...
  • West Africa nowhere near end of Ebola crisis: Barack Obama November 19, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that West Africa was still "nowhere near out of the woods" in its fight against Ebola. Obama spoke on Tuesday at the White House while meeting with his national security and public health teams on Ebola, Xinhua reported. "As long as the outbreak continues...
  • Grand welcome for US President Obama while Russia's Putin leaves G20 hastily November 17, 2014

    The G20 summit concluded on Sunday. While a grand welcome was accorded to US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left earlier than expected after getting snubbed by other countries over the Ukrainian affair. ...
  • US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony...
  • ISIS beheads another American November 17, 2014

    ISIS on Sunday released a video showing the brutal execution of US aid worker Peter Kassig. US President Barack Obama has confirmed the killing and termed it as 'pure evil'. ...
  • Barack Obama grieves death of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig November 17, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has grieved the gruesome murder of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig by the dreaded IS terrorist group and termed his beheading as an act of pure evil. "ISIL's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own," Obama said in...