US President Barack Obama

  • Obamas tour Mandela's island jail 01-07-2013 06:19 AM

    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 ex-inmate 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 24-05-2013 09:27 AM

    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 18-04-2013 06:02 AM

    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...
  • Early test shows ricin in letter sent to Obama: FBI 17-04-2013 10:02 PM

    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...
  • Obama calls Boston bombings 'act of terror' 16-04-2013 09:21 PM

    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 13-04-2013 07:53 PM

    Washington: Holding back tears, the mother of a six year-old 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 8-year-old take his place as April Fool's joke 02-04-2013 09:25 AM

    US President Barack Obama did not pass a chance to play a prank on April Fool's day. ...
  • Obama writes history with autopen 28-05-2011 12:35 PM

    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...
  • Obama calls for international response on Libya 24-02-2011 09:18 AM

    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...
  • Obama's daughter practices Chinese with Hu 21-01-2011 07:13 PM

    Washington: Talk about a high level language exchange. US President Barack Obama's nine-year-old 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...
  • Over 200 CEOs coming to India with Obama 29-10-2010 12:06 PM

    Washington: With trade high on his agenda, some 200 odd top US business chiefs, including soft drink giant Pepsico's India-born 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 co-chairs the India-US CEO...
  • US President meets Hu Jintao in China 18-11-2009 04:15 PM

    Both the Presidents have agreed to work together on climate change next year. ...
  • Obama seeks $200-mn aid for Pakistan 04-06-2009 12:30 PM

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  • Obama leaves Iraq after brief visit 08-04-2009 08:11 AM

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  • Yummy controversy! Obama fried chicken in vogue 06-04-2009 12:56 PM

    US President Barack Obama is part of a new controversy, this time over chicken. ...
  • Obama to appear on Jay leno show on Friday 20-03-2009 02:57 PM

    President Obama will become the first sitting president to do so. ...
  • Watch: Obama wants the White House to be 'wired' 24-01-2009 11:47 AM

    He wants to sit in front of his computer, and hear directly from the people. ...
  • Watch: Obama makes headline news across the globe 21-01-2009 12:34 PM

    Obama's historical inauguration has naturally become a headline. ...