JOE BIDEN

  • A sin taking PM Modi for dinners, lunches when he is fasting: Joe Biden October 1, 2014

    Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit despite his fast, US Vice President Joe Biden said, "PM is fasting and we keep taking him to dinners and lunches. As we Catholics seem to say, that's an occasion for sin. We appreciate the fact that he has spent so much time with...
  • Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden June 22, 2014

    Washington: As Iraq edges toward chaos, US Vice President Joe Biden is having a quiet moment of vindication for a grim forecast that was dismissed by the Bush administration. In 2006, Biden was a senator preparing for a presidential campaign when he proposed that Iraq be divided into three semiindependent regions...
  • Putin says will be hard to work with Ukraine's new leaders May 21, 2014

    Shanghai: President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday it will be hard for Russia to build relations with Ukrainian leaders who come to power while fighting persists in the country's east. In the latest in a string of comments from Moscow casting doubt on the legitimacy of a presidential election scheduled for...
  • Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked April 23, 2014

    Kiev: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack. Lavrov's comments came a day after US Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with promises of support for the...
  • Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more US help April 23, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's government has formally ended an Easter truce and is relaunching the "active phase" of an "anti-terrorist operation" to eliminate armed pro-Russian separatist groups in the east, First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema said on Wednesday. Yarema, who has a role in security matters, told reporters on the sidelines of...
  • Joe Biden warns on Ukraine accord as Russia refuses to be rushed April 23, 2014

    Moscow: US Vice President Joe Biden told Russia on Tuesday that "time is short" for action on defusing the crisis in eastern Ukraine, but Moscow refused to be rushed, saying it could handle any tougher economic sanctions the West might impose. Ukraine's acting president called for a government operation against pro-Russian...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides April 13, 2014

    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 east...
  • Joe Biden says Venezuela 'concocting' bogus stories March 10, 2014

    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 questions,...
  • Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85 January 12, 2014

    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 November 30, 2013

    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 socalled notices...
  • Barack Obama to observe 12th anniversary of 9/11 September 11, 2013

    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 the...
  • Obama administration announces new steps crub import of military surplus weapons August 29, 2013

    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 proposals...
  • Manmohan Singh to visit White House on September 27 August 21, 2013

    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 archrival Pakistan. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for...
  • Joe Biden in Mumbai to focus on USIndia trade partnership July 24, 2013

    Mumbai: US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Mumbai late Tuesday night. During his Mumbai visit, he will focus on the USIndia 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 July 23, 2013

    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 Biden...
  • BJP will create mutual goodwill, trust with US: Rajnath July 23, 2013

    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 longterm strategic partner and "not merely as a transactional" relationship. Besides strongly raising India's concerns over H1B...
  • US business groups urge Biden to ask India to change policies July 23, 2013

    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 doing...
  • Joe Biden likely to meet PM today, to discuss nuclear issues, trade July 23, 2013

    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 4day visit today July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: US Vice President Joe Biden will reach Delhi on Monday evening for a fourday 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...
  • US Vice President Joe Biden to arrive in Delhi on Monday July 21, 2013

    Washington/New Delhi: Arriving in India on Monday on a fourday 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...
  • IndiaUS naval ties have hit the 'big time': US admiral July 20, 2013

    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 navytonavy ties as "solid and...
  • US Vice President Joe Biden to visit India in July June 25, 2013

    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 shared...
  • There is misinformation about US' surveillance programme: John Kerry June 24, 2013

    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...
  • US welcomes Syrian Oppn's decision to attend Rome Summit February 26, 2013

    Washington: The US has welcomed the Syrian Opposition leaders' decision to attend the Rome Summit, as it insisted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go. Syrian National Coalition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib has said that the opposition groups will attend the Friends of Syria conference in Rome on February 28. ...
  • Hillary Clinton tops Obama as most popular US politician February 9, 2013

    Washington: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most popular US politician, surpassing fellow Democrats President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as well as leading Republicans, a national poll found. Sixtyone per cent of American voters approve of Clinton, a possible US presidential candidate for 2016, while 34...
  • US: Joe Biden undecided on 2016 presidential run January 23, 2013

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden on January 23 said he is still undecided about running for the 2016 presidential elections, a prospect that may entail a clash with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party nomination. "There are a whole lot of reasons why I wouldn't run. I haven't made...
  • Live blog: Barack Obama's 2nd presidential inauguration January 21, 2013

    US President Barack Obama will take the oath of office on Monday, January 21, to be sworn in for a second term as the 44th president of the United States. Follow this live blog to experience the pageantry behind one of America's most timehonoured traditions. Between the hours of 7:30 PM...
  • Biden's gaffe; calls himself 'proud president of US' January 20, 2013

    Washington: Joe Biden, who was on Sunday sworn in as the US Vice President for a second term, made a gaffe hours ahead of his oath ceremony by calling himself "proud president of the United States". "I'm proud to be president of the United States," Biden told his supporters at...
  • Local group takes on gun violence after Newtown massacre January 15, 2013

    Newtown (Connecticut): Relatives and neighbors of children killed in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, one month ago launched an initiative on Monday to help curb gun violence in America. "On Friday, December 14th, I put two children on the bus and only one came home. I pray that...
  • US: Obama to outline gun control measures this week January 15, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that he would outline the gun control measures by the end of this week. In his last press conference of his first term, Obama told reporters on Monday that from the Vice President Joe Biden he has received a list of "sensible, common...