Joe Biden

  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides 13-04-2014 05:53 PM

    Slaviansk: Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the...
  • Joe Biden says Venezuela 'concocting' bogus stories 10-03-2014 08:43 AM

    Caracas: US Vice President Joe Biden calls Venezuela's situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government is using "armed vigilantes" against peaceful protesters and accusing it of "concocting false and outlandish conspiracy theories" about the United States. Biden's remarks, issued in writing to a Chilean newspaper in response to...
  • Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85 12-01-2014 09:07 AM

    Called as the bulldozer by Israelis and butcher by the Arabs, former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon passed away on Saturday. He was in a state of minimal consciousness for the past 8 years after suffering a stroke in 2006. He will be laid to rest on Monday at his...
  • US airlines advised to give China flight plans over new defence zone 30-11-2013 07:44 PM

    The United States advised its commercial airlines to notify Chinese authorities of flight plans when travelling through an air defence zone that Beijing established a week ago over the East China Sea, ratcheting up regional tensions. The United States said it expected US carriers to operate in line with so-called...
  • Barack Obama to observe 12th anniversary of 9/11 11-09-2013 07:05 PM

    President Barack Obama will observe the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a moment of silence and a visit to the Pentagon Memorial. Obama on Wednesday will join first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden and members of...
  • Obama administration announces new steps crub import of military surplus weapons 29-08-2013 10:26 PM

    The Obama administration, on Thursday, announced new steps on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations. The administration has failed to find support in Congress for its gun control...
  • Manmohan Singh to visit White House on September 27 21-08-2013 10:25 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is due to meet with US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 27, the White House said on Tuesday. Singh has come under fire in India for quietly trying to restart peace talks with arch-rival Pakistan. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called...
  • Joe Biden in Mumbai to focus on US-India trade partnership 24-07-2013 08:07 AM

    Mumbai: US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Mumbai late Tuesday night. During his Mumbai visit, he will focus on the US-India trade partnership. He is expected to speak at the Bombay Stock Exchange. He will also attend a round table conference with Indian business leaders later in the day...
  • Controversy around Jill Biden's Taj visit avoided 23-07-2013 08:54 PM

    Agra: Timely intervention by the US embassy staff prevented a potential controvery around the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday. The video cameras are not allowed beyond a point in the Taj Mahal but the White House cameraperson kept shooting Jill...
  • BJP will create mutual goodwill, trust with US: Rajnath 23-07-2013 01:05 PM

    Washington: The BJP, if voted to power, will create an atmosphere of "mutual goodwill and trust" with the US, party president Rajnath Singh said in Washington, asking America to look at India as a long-term strategic partner and "not merely as a transactional" relationship. Besides strongly raising India's concerns over...
  • US business groups urge Biden to ask India to change policies 23-07-2013 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: The US business groups on Monday urged Vice President Joe Biden to press India's leaders this week to reverse course on a number of government policies they said unfairly harm US companies that do business in the world's largest democracy. "Unfortunately, many US companies are facing serious issues...
  • Joe Biden likely to meet PM today, to discuss nuclear issues, trade 23-07-2013 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: The United States of America Vice President Joe Biden is likely to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday. Biden is expected to discuss nuclear issues as well as Afghanistan and cooperation in East Asia with Manmohan Singh. He is also scheduled to meet leader...
  • US Vice President to reach Delhi for a 4-day visit today 22-07-2013 09:24 AM

    New Delhi: US Vice President Joe Biden will reach Delhi on Monday evening for a four-day visit. Source said the visit is expected to lay the ground work ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to India later this year. Biden will meet Prime minister Manmohan Singh and leader of Opposition...
  • US Vice President Joe Biden to arrive in Delhi on Monday 21-07-2013 04:22 AM

    Washington/New Delhi: Arriving in India on Monday on a four-day visit, US Vice President Joe Biden is expected to focus on four key areas - trade, energy and climate, defence and regional cooperation - during his talks in Delhi as the US seeks to keep up the momentum in ties...
  • India-US naval ties have hit the 'big time': US admiral 20-07-2013 08:48 PM

    Washington: Ahead of Vice President Joe Biden's maiden visit to India, a top US naval commander has said ties between the navies of the two countries have hit the "big time" as they are conducting coordinated operations. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W Greenert characterised navy-to-navy ties as "solid...
  • US Vice President Joe Biden to visit India in July 25-06-2013 09:55 AM

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden will visit India and Singapore in July to underscore the importance of relations with the two nations, the White House said. In India, Biden will discuss a full range of bilateral, regional and global issues, "with a focus on advancing the prosperity, security and...
  • There is misinformation about US' surveillance programme: John Kerry 24-06-2013 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry defended US surveillance programme saying there is a tremendous amount of misinformation about PRISM. Kerry held his first strategic dialogue with India on Monday after taking office. "PRISM does not look into individual emails, listen to phone calls or look at contents....
  • Something amiss with Obama's youth vote

    Postcards from DC |  Daaman Thandi
    "I am not registered to vote and frankly I don't care," says 19-year-old Sahira Singh, in her 2nd year at George Washington University in Washington...

  • Taliban is not the US' enemy: Biden 20-12-2011 09:55 AM

    Washington: The United States has said that Taliban is not an enemy of America, a move seen as the latest effort of the Obama Administration to send an olive branch to the terrorist outfit that ruled Afghanistan before 9/11. "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That's critical,"...
  • Joe Biden's brother receives anthrax from India 03-10-2011 12:37 PM

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden's younger brother has received a suspicious package in his mail from India, containing a powdery substance, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has ruled as anthrax. Neither the law enforcement authorities nor Biden's brother Francis Biden could say where in India this package...