US PRESIDENT

  • Barack Obama exudes confidence in Secret Service to protect the First Family September 23, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has exuded confidence in the ability of the Secret Service to protect the First Family in the wake of two intrusions at the White House that raised concern over its security. "The Secret Service does a great job, and I'm grateful for the sacrifices that...
  • White House intruder had huge stash of ammunition, court hears September 23, 2014

    Washington: A homeless man who triggered a security alert when he jumped the White House fence and ran into the building with a knife had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard on Tuesday said. Former US Army soldier Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested on Friday after...
  • PM Narendra Modi to get rockstar reception in New York, likely to draw huge crowds September 23, 2014

    New York: It is a rock 'n' roller's dream to "sell out The Garden," but for a foreign politician to pack New York City's most famous sports and entertainment arena is another thing entirely. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his first trip to New York as leader of the world's most...
  • ISIS releases new video showing explosion and acts of terror September 18, 2014

    ISIS releases a new video showing explosions and acts acts of terror. The video ends with a message that the fighting has just begun. The video also appears to be ISIS' response to US President Barack Obama's threat. ...
  • Barack Obama to meet Ukrainian President at White House September 18, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama would meet his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the White House, the White House said. "The visit will highlight the United States' firm commitment to stand with Ukraine as it pursues liberal democracy, stability, and prosperity," the White House said. Obama looks forward to discussing...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • Barack Obama asks Americans to devote themselves to social service September 13, 2014

    Washington: Giving a clarion call to his countrymen to devote themselves to voluntary social service, US President Barack Obama said he would not be in the position he is now if it was not for service to others. "I would not be standing here if it were not for service...
  • 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...
  • Tonywinning play 'All the Way' breaks Broadway sales record June 24, 2014

    Reuters: "All the Way," the Tony Awardwinning drama starring Bryan Cranston as U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, broke a box office record when it grossed over $1.4 million in a week, more than any new straight play in Broadway history, producers said on Monday. The play by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan...
  • Barack Obama remembers his dad on Father's day June 15, 2014

    US President Barack Obama remembers his father and reveals how to make it special for all the fathers across the world. He said, "I know how important it is to have a dad in your life, because I grew up without my father around. I felt the weight of his...
  • 90yearold exUS president to make parachute jump June 12, 2014

    Kennebunkport: Former US President George H W Bush can no longer use his legs, but he is not letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is on Thursday. "It is a wonderful day in Maine...
  • Will miss working with you on daytoday basis: Obama to Manmohan Singh May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Saturday called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon after he demitted office and said he was one of the few public leaders whom he "admired" and that he would "miss" working with him on "daytoday basis." During the farewell telephone call, Singh noted that...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' April 13, 2014

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than...
  • Barack Obama's daughter Malia absolutely loved his appearance on 'Between Two Ferns', satire talk show gets 15 million hits March 15, 2014

    New York: President Barack Obama's appearance on the 'Between Two Ferns' satirical online talk show this week has reached 15 million views almost at Justin Bieber levels. The website Funny or Die said Friday that Obama's interview with Zach Galifianakis, posted Tuesday, will likely beat Bieber's record of 17.8 million views...
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper bets beer case over hockey with Barack Obama. Unfortunately, the US President is yet to pay up March 10, 2014

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh on...
  • Obama looks forward to meeting Pope in near future: White House January 15, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is looking forward to meet Pope Francis in the near future, the White House said today, without giving details of the meeting. "The President looks forward to meeting with the pope in the near future," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. "I do not have...
  • Bobby Jindal will run for President in 2016: top US senator December 23, 2013

    Washington: Top Republican leader and current Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal is planning to run for President in 2016, a top US Senator from his home State has said. "I do think, he (Jindal) will run. He is being running. He would be a significant candidate," Senator David Vitter told...
  • Snapshot: Barack Obama seen shopping for Jhumpa Lahiri's book 'The Lowland' December 5, 2013

    US President Barack Obama was seen shopping with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Washington on November 30, 2013. The book he is getting bagged is author Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland'. ...
  • IndianAmerican nominated to key administration post by US President October 5, 2013

    Washington: IndianAmerican Arun M Kumar has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a key administration post, making him in charge of international trade at a critical juncture, when the US is looking to increase it's export. Arun M Kumar, till recently a partner and member of the Board of Directors...
  • Pentagon ready to strike Syria when Obama orders September 5, 2013

    Washington: Anticipating a military strike against Syria, the Pentagon has deployed a series of naval assets, including four destroyers and one amphibious ship in the Middle East, to accomplish a "robust and agile" attack. The deployment came after US President Barack Obama last week announced his decision to go for a...
  • 'The Butler': Movie on a man who served White House for 34 years August 16, 2013

    Forest WhitakerOprah starrer 'The Butler' is inspired from a man who has served the White House for 34 years. Eugene Allen has served eight US Presidents and bore witness to some of the most powerful figures and tumultuous times in the US history. ...
  • In rebuke, Obama cancels Moscow summit with Putin over Snowden's extradiction August 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision reflected both US anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow's stubbornness...
  • South American leftists rally to Bolivia's side in Snowden saga July 5, 2013

    Cochabamba: South America's most outspoken leftist leaders will meet in Bolivia on Thursday to rally behind Bolivian President Evo Morales, whose plane was diverted in Europe this week on suspicions that fugitive US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was aboard. The presidential gathering in Cochabamba, Bolivia where Morales began his...
  • South Africa: People pray for Mandela's health July 1, 2013

    The world is praying for Nelson Mandela's health, who remains critical, but stable. On Sunday, people from all age groups gathered outside the hospital where Mandela is currently battling for life, wishing for speedy recovery. ...
  • 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 urges Africa to follow spirit of Nelson Mandela July 1, 2013

    Cape Town: President Barack Obama said on Sunday the United States would help propel Africa along a path of prosperity and peace, and urged the continent to follow the example of Nelson Mandela. In South Africa on the second leg of a threenation Africa trip, the US leader and his family...
  • South Africa: Mandela 'improving' as Obama flies in June 29, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ailing antiapartheid leader Nelson Mandela is doing much better in hospital, his exwife Winnie said on Friday, as US President Barack Obama arrived for a visit that will pay homage to a man he calls his "personal hero". The faltering health of the first black president of South...
  • Former US President Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year' June 11, 2013

    New York: He's been commander in chief, Time magazine's 1993 man of the year, had hopes of becoming "First Laddie" of the United States and now former US President Bill Clinton is in line for a new title 'Father of the Year'. The nonprofit National Father's Day Council plans to...
  • 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. ...
  • Immigration reform should attract the best: Obama April 30, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that the country's immigration reform, currently underway, should be able to attract "the best and the brightest" people from across the world "in a legal fashion". "We should make sure that we are cracking down on employers that are gaming the system", Obama...