US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

  • Barack Obama jumps queue at famous barbecue joint where no one cuts the line, but pays for the two people he jumped ahead of July 11, 2014

    US President Barack Obama apologetically jumped the queue at a famous barbecue joint in Austin, where no one cuts the line, so he could order takeout for his official travel party and paid for the two people he jumped ahead of. After a campaignstyle speech in Austin yesterday to raise money...
  • Obamas tour Mandela's island jail July 1, 2013

    Cape Town: US President Barack Obama and his family visited South Africa's bleak former prison of Robben Island on Sunday to pay tribute to exinmate Nelson Mandela, now critically ill in hospital. Obama was expected to later cite the legacy of Mandela, who was imprisoned on the windswept island for...
  • Obama announces steps to push for Guantanamo's closure May 24, 2013

    United States President Barack Obama announced steps to push for the close of Guantanamo detention center. Obama had repeatedly vowed to close the camp during his 2008 presidential campaign. ...
  • Mississippi man arrested, accused in ricin letters: FBI April 18, 2013

    Oxford: A Mississippi man was arrested on Wednesday, accused of sending letters to President Barack Obama and a senator that tested positive for the poisonous ricin and set the nation's capital on edge a day after the Boston Marathon bombings. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said the man was...
  • Early test shows ricin in letter sent to Obama: FBI April 17, 2013

    Washington: The FBI says preliminary tests on a letter sent to President Barack Obama indicate the presence of poisonous ricin. The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field tests can be unreliable, creating false positives. The letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. It comes the...
  • Obama calls Boston bombings 'act of terror' April 16, 2013

    Boston: US President Barack Obama admitted on Tuesday that the twin bombings in Boston were an "act of terror" and that the country's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the incident. Obama, who had refrained from using the word "terror" in his earlier address after the blasts, said the...
  • Connecticut shootout: Victim's mother pleads for gun control April 13, 2013

    Washington: Holding back tears, the mother of a six yearold boy, who was murdered alongside 19 other children in Connecticut four months ago, made a passionate plea from the White House for Americans and their leaders to embrace her call for stricter gun control laws. In a significant departure from...
  • Watch: Obama lets an 8yearold take his place as April Fool's joke April 2, 2013

    US President Barack Obama did not pass a chance to play a prank on April Fool's day. Obama called for a press statement and let an 8yearold take his place! ...
  • Does Satan in History Channel's 'The Bible' series look like Barack Obama? March 19, 2013

    New York: History Channel's new series 'The Bible' has created a furore after the actor portraying Satan's role in a recent episode reportedly resembled US President Barack Obama. The devil was played by actor Medhi Ouzaani, and the similarity could be a casting coincidence. Right-wing commentator Glenn Beck was one of...
  • Obama writes history with autopen May 28, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has made history by using an autopen an automatic signing machine from an ocean away to sign a legislation into law hours before expiry. And stirred a new controversy. Originally, there had been a plan in place to have a White House aide handcarry...
  • Obama calls for international response on Libya February 24, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that the United States strongly condemns the use of violence on protesters in Libya and said a unified international response was forming. "The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable," Obama said in his strongest and most direct statements to date...
  • Obama's daughter practices Chinese with Hu January 21, 2011

    Washington: Talk about a high level language exchange. US President Barack Obama's nineyearold daughter, Sasha, wanted to test her developing Chinese skills this week while Hu Jintao was in town. Just whom did she want to practice them with? The Chinese president himself, according to a White House official who recounted the...
  • 'Bahut dhanyavad', says Obama on warm welcome November 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Bahut dhanyavad. This is how US President Barack Obama thanked people of India for the warm welcome and hospitality he and American First Lady Michelle Obama received during their India visit. The 'thank you' in Hindi during his 35minute address at the Central Hall of Parliament was received...
  • Over 200 CEOs coming to India with Obama October 29, 2010

    Washington: With trade high on his agenda, some 200 odd top US business chiefs, including soft drink giant Pepsico's Indiaborn CEO Indra Nooyi, are expected to join US President Barack Obama on his India visit next month. Also expected are Honeywell CEO David M. Cote, who cochairs the IndiaUS CEO Forum...
  • Obama meets Chinese premier, ends productive' visit November 18, 2009

    Beijing: US President Barack Obama met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday as he wound up a first visit to China that featured pledges from both nations to develop strategic cooperation on major international issues. "We have had very productive discussions over the last few days," Obama said. "President Hu (Jintao) and...
  • US President meets Hu Jintao in China November 18, 2009

    US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao have emerged to a few common conclusions after their meeting in Beijing. But there were some sensitive issues that were subtly conveyed to each other. ...
  • Taste of India: Obamas serve samosa at envoy meet July 28, 2009

    Washington: Pledging a new era of engagement with the world, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama served chicken samosa among other mouthwatering dishes at a White House reception hosted for scores of ambassadors including new Indian envoy to the US Meera Shankar. Diplomacy has always been critically important to...
  • Spain spots mistake in Obama's speech to Muslims June 5, 2009

    Madrid: US President Barack Obama made a factual mistake on Spanish history in his keynote speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, Spanish commentators pointed out Friday. Obama on Thursday described Islam as having a tradition of tolerance, saying: "We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the...
  • Obama reaches out to Muslims, sparks row in US June 5, 2009

    Washington: President Barack Obama's Thursday speech to the Muslim world has stirred controversy at home. People calling it "a continuation of his detente" and others finding fault with his "studious avoidance" of the word "terrorism". Obama "delivered a sweeping message that was forceful and, at times, scolding," The New York Times...
  • Obama seeks $200mn aid for Pakistan June 4, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has asked the Congress to approve another $200 million to address the emanating "serious humanitarian crisis" in Pakistan. "These funds will provide displaces people in Pakistan with urgent relief and resettlement assistance," Obama said. The request was part of the new supplemental request sent to the...
  • Obama leaves Iraq after brief visit April 8, 2009

    Baghdad: US President Barack Obama left Baghdad after a brief, previously unannounced visit to Baghdad late on Tuesday evening. Obama had spent some four hours in Baghdad, meeting with US forces while also holding talks with Iraqi leaders, including President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki. The visit to Baghdad, previously...
  • Yummy controversy! Obama fried chicken in vogue April 6, 2009

    Two fastfood restaurants in New York City have drawn fire for renaming their establishments "Obama Fried Chicken." Critics say the namings promote racist stereotypes. CNN's Ellyn Marks has the story. ...
  • Obama to appear on Jay leno show on Friday March 20, 2009

    President Obama will become the first sitting president to appear on a latenight TV show on Friday night. ...
  • PM expected to attend G20 summit in April March 11, 2009

    New Delhi: With his health improving fast, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to attend the G20 Summit in London on April 2. This will also be his first meeting with US President Barack Obama. The Prime Minister intends to attend the G20 and preparations are being made in this...
  • Obama's popularity on the decline: Fox News poll February 21, 2009

    Washington: The hype and frenzy around the US President Barack Obama seems to be lowering down as results of a Fox News opinion suggest. According to the poll, one month after Obamas taking over the charge, 60 percent of Americans approve of the job he is doing. It was 65 per...
  • Tech2: Obama 'resignation' email sends trojan malware February 2, 2009

    Criminals wasted no time in integrating US President Barack Obama's inauguration into the latest wave of spam mail seeking to lure hapless surfers. ...
  • Obama wishes Prime Minister quick recovery January 27, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Monday wished "quick recovery" of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had undergone a successful coronary bypass surgery. Obama, in his Republic Day message, said that people of India should know that they have no better friend and partner than the people of the...
  • Watch: Obama wants the White House to be 'wired' January 24, 2009

    It is President Obama's dream a "wired" White House where he can sit in front of his computer, and hear directly from the people.Carol Costello reports. ...
  • Crowd cheers as Obama family becomes the First Family January 21, 2009

    New Delhi: It was a speech that moved billions, Obama's entire inauguration ceremony was an emotional journey from tears to cheers. The boisterous crowd, which booed when outgoing US President George W Bush stepped onto stage fell briefly silent the moment Obama took oath. Then it exploded with loud cheers and...
  • Watch: Obama makes headline news across the globe January 21, 2009

    Obama's historical inauguration has naturally become a headline splashed across newspapers around the world. ...