GEORGE W BUSH

  • George W Bush says brother Gov Jeb Bush should run in the 2016 presidential contest October 3, 2014

    Washington: Former Florida Gov Jeb Bush wants to be president. That's according to his brother, former President George W Bush, who recently encouraged him to enter the 2016 presidential race during a private conversation at an event honoring veterans. "I think he wants to be president," George W. Bush said in...
  • George W Bush's book about father titled '41' September 3, 2014

    New York: The title of former US President George W Bush's book about his father will feature a number, not a name. Crown Publishers announced Wednesday that the book about former President George HW Bush will be called "41: A Portrait of My Father." The elder Bush was the country's 41st...
  • Watch: George W Bush takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, dares Bill Clinton August 21, 2014

    Washington: Former president George W Bush took the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Lou Gehrig's disease research, and challenged his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton to do the same. "To you all that challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice...
  • Portraits by George W Bush go on display April 6, 2014

    Former President George W Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness of the late Czech playwright and President Vaclav Havel, are part of an...
  • US shifting to clean, surgical action for rooting out terror: American author January 18, 2014

    The US has under President Barack Obama shifted from its policy of invading countries to root out terrorism to a "clean, surgical" action to take out terrorists, thus transforming the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from an espionage organisation to a paramilitary force for lethal targeting of terror masterminds, says American...
  • US: NSA releases more documents on surveillance records of AlQaida December 22, 2013

    Washington: The director of national intelligence declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorised to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for alQaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program, after the Justice Department complied with a...
  • Obama, Bush, Clinton going to South Africa next week for Mandela memorial December 7, 2013

    President Barack Obama and his two immediate predecessors, George W Bush and Bill Clinton, will all travel to South Africa to attend memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader who died on Thursday. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will be joined on Air Force One by Bush and...
  • Before Manmohan Singh's US trip, India rushes to ready nuclear deal September 22, 2013

    India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure. Under the proposed deal, India would contract Toshiba's (6502.T) US nuclear unit...
  • Barack Obama limits use of US drone strikes May 24, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama outlined plans on Thursday to limit the use of US drone strikes against extremists abroad and took steps aimed at breaking a deadlock on closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison. In a major foreign policy speech after two weeks of fending off domestic scandals, Obama limited the...
  • Iraq War 10th anniversary: Watch the iconic moments of the conflict March 17, 2013

    Sunday, March 17, marks 10 years since the beginning of the Iraq war, during which the NATO forces overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein after a brutal conflict. ...
  • Obama's counterterrorism advisor defends drone strikes February 8, 2013

    Washington: CIA Directordesignate John Brennan strongly defended antiterror attacks by unmanned drones on February 7 under close questioning at a protestdisrupted confirmation hearing. On a second controversial topic, he said that after reading a classified intelligence report on harsh interrogation techniques, he does not know if waterboarding has yielded useful...
  • US: Barack Obama, lawmakers to discuss fiscal cliff December 28, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama and lawmakers are launching a lastchance round of budget talks days before a New Year's deadline to reach a deal or watch the economy go off a "fiscal cliff." Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet congressional leaders from both parties at the White House...
  • US: George Bush senior shifted to intensive care unit December 27, 2012

    Houston: Former President George HW Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever," but he is alert and talking to medical staff, his spokesman said on December 26. Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman in Houston, said in...
  • Bush received multiple warnings before 9/11: NYT September 12, 2012

    New York: Months before the 9/11 attacks, former US president George Bush had received multiple briefings by intelligence agencies warning of an "imminent" attack on US soil by al Qaeda but he did not take prompt action that could have prevented the tragedy, an oped in 'The New York Times'...
  • Jeb Bush: Republican statesman or 2016 candidate? June 23, 2012

    Miami: He's the noncandidate they never stop talking about. Ever since Jeb Bush left the Florida governor's mansion in 2007 with favourable ratings after two terms, speculation has swirled about his political future. The chatter has only gotten louder this year amid the Republican Party's "veepstakes" despite Bush's repeated insistence that...
  • Indian Nmarket: US wants levelling playing field December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has stressed the need for "levelling the playing field" for foreign and domestic companies in the country's civil nuclear industry. During his visit, Burns held wideranging talks with Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Monday and also stressed the importance of continuing the...
  • Former US President George Bush in Mumbai November 7, 2011

    Mumbai: Former US president George W Bush arrived in Mumbai on Monday evening on a "personal visit" and checked into the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in South Mumbai. "A private jet carrying Bush and his entourage landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport sometime back. He is in Mumbai for some...
  • 10 years later: Is India the US' next option in Afghanistan? October 15, 2011

    With PakistanUS relations hitting a new low, does India remain the next best option before the US? ...
  • 10 years later: Is India the US' next option in Afghanistan? October 12, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar. Tonight the IndiaAfghanistan strategic partnership just signed. Does it mean India is actually ready for a leadership role in Afghan Security and more importantly is India becoming the US next option in Afghanistan? In fact...
  • Hope & heroism: Obama hails post9/11 resilience September 12, 2011

    Washington: Ten years after the nation was unified in horror, US President Barack Obama honored the legacy of the September 11 victims on Sunday by personally tracing the trail of the terrorist attacks, proudly declaring that the decade since has proven "America does not give in to fear." At ground zero,...
  • 9/11 memorial: Obama quotes from the Bible September 11, 2011

    On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama read a passage from the Bible....
  • Tears and emotions at 9/11 memorial service September 11, 2011

    Americans came together on Sunday to remember those who lost their lives a decade ago in the 9/11 terror attacks. ...
  • 9/11: US pays haunting but hopeful tribute September 11, 2011

    New York: Invoking refuge and strength, President Barack Obama read a biblical passage as the names of the September 11 dead echoed across a transformed ground zero on Sunday, a haunting but hopeful tribute to mark a decade since the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Standing behind bulletproof glass and...
  • 'Felt a sense of closure with Osama's death' July 28, 2011

    New York: Recalling that walking through the wreckage of 9/11 was like "hell" for him, former President George W Bush has said that he felt "a sense of closure" when he learned about the killing of Osama bin Laden. "From the air it looked like... a giant scar. But when...
  • ExPentagon chief Robert Gates to author two books July 20, 2011

    New York: Former Defence Secretary Robert Gates will pen two forthcoming books firstly a memoir expected to be released in 2013 and another about his philosophy on leadership, his publisher said on Tuesday. Gates, 67, departed as Pentagon chief in June after four and a half years serving under former...
  • US warned Pakistan it would come to get Osama May 11, 2011

    Washington: The United States repeatedly told Pakistan that Washington would send American forces into that country if it had evidence that Osama bin Laden was hiding there, according to current and former US officials. The message that the United States would not hesitate to send American operatives into Pakistan to get...
  • 10 years on, kids revisit 9/11 with George Bush May 6, 2011

    Here are some school students who were with former President George Bush when news was received of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. ...
  • Bush declines Obama's invitation to Ground Zero May 4, 2011

    Washington: Former President George W Bush has declined an invitation from President Barack Obama to attend a New York ceremony on Thursday to mark the killing of Osama bin Laden, Bush's office said. "He appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his postpresidency to remain largely out of the spotlight," said...
  • Historians question White House presidential bios April 5, 2011

    New York: Doris Kearns Goodwin has read a lot of upbeat material about American presidents, but some of the entries on the White House website were so sunny that they reminded her of the happy talk at Boston Red Sox games. "When we go to the ballpark, they'll put on the...
  • Bush drops Switzerland trip amid protests February 6, 2011

    Washington: Former US president George W Bush has cancelled his trip to Switzerland after human rights activists threatened legal action over allegations that he sanctioned the torture of terrorism suspects in custody. The New Yorkbased Center for Constitutional Rights and several European human rights groups said they were planning to lodge...