US President

  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 13-04-2014 11:41 AM

    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...
  • Barack Obama's daughter Malia absolutely loved his appearance on 'Between Two Ferns', satire talk show gets 15 million hits 15-03-2014 11:30 AM

    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...
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper bets beer case over hockey with Barack Obama. Unfortunately, the US President is yet to pay up 10-03-2014 02:23 PM

    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...
  • Obama looks forward to meeting Pope in near future: White House 15-01-2014 07:05 AM

    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...
  • Bobby Jindal will run for President in 2016: top US senator 23-12-2013 07:18 AM

    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' 05-12-2013 03:09 PM

    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'. ...
  • Indian-American nominated to key administration post by US President 05-10-2013 08:29 AM

    Washington: Indian-American 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...
  • Pentagon ready to strike Syria when Obama orders 05-09-2013 11:45 PM

    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...
  • 'The Butler': Movie on a man who served White House for 34 years 16-08-2013 11:37 AM

    Forest Whitaker-Oprah 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 07-08-2013 07:50 PM

    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...
  • South American leftists rally to Bolivia's side in Snowden saga 05-07-2013 02:33 AM

    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...
  • South Africa: People pray for Mandela's health 01-07-2013 03:57 PM

    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 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 urges Africa to follow spirit of Nelson Mandela 01-07-2013 04:34 AM

    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 three-nation Africa trip, the US leader and his...
  • South Africa: Mandela 'improving' as Obama flies in 29-06-2013 12:58 AM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ailing anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela is doing much better in hospital, his ex-wife 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...
  • Former US President Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year' 11-06-2013 10:01 AM

    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 non-profit National Father's Day Council plans...
  • 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. ...
  • Immigration reform should attract the best: Obama 30-04-2013 11:05 PM

    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",...
  • Watch: Obama jokes about himself at White House dinner 28-04-2013 04:01 PM

    US President Barack Obama was at his funniest best at the White House Correspondents Dinner. While poking fun at himself, he spoke about getting bangs like First Lady Michelle Obama. ...
  • 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...
  • US: Obama makes last ditch push for gun control laws 09-04-2013 03:05 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday made one more push to have strict gun control laws, with back ground checks, through the US Congress where lawmakers are resisting his move. Reminding an audience in Hartford, Connecticut, about the death of innocent people due to several shooting incidents across the...
  • 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. ...
  • US President Barack Obama shows off balancing skills with a football 27-03-2013 12:26 PM

    Kerry was also seen playing soccer with the captain of the Afghan Women's National Soccer team in Afghanistan. ...