Bush

  • George W Bush's book about father titled '41' September 3, 2014

    New York: The title of former US President George W Bush's book about his father will feature a number, not a name. Crown Publishers announced Wednesday that the book about former President George HW Bush will be called "41: A Portrait of My Father." The elder Bush was the country's 41st...
  • Watch: George W Bush takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, dares Bill Clinton August 21, 2014

    Washington: Former president George W Bush took the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Lou Gehrig's disease research, and challenged his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton to do the same. "To you all that challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice...
  • Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks' August 2, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the September 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques." "We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some...
  • George W Bush writes book about father July 31, 2014

    New York: His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George HW Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on...
  • 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 semi-independent regions...
  • US lawmakers seek to honour Modi with address to Congress June 21, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once denied a visa to enter the United States over massacres of Muslims, is expected to receive the honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress during a visit to Washington in September. California Republican Ed Royce, chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign...
  • Kerala: College magazine with anti-Modi remarks withdrawn June 16, 2014

    Guruvayur: Faced with legal action and protests from BJP, the Sree Krishna College here on Monday withdrew its campus magazine which contained unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting of the College Staff Council, which took the decision, also decided to recall the copies of the magazine already...
  • Kerala: 9 students arrested for anti-Modi remarks in campus magazine June 15, 2014

    Guruvayur: Nine students of the Sree Krishna college were on Sunday arrested in the case pertaining to their campus magazine containing unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, police said. Those arrested, and let off on bail soon, included Student Editor of the magazine, its sub-editors and editorial advisory...
  • Former US President George WH Bush skydives for 90th birthday June 13, 2014

    Maine: Former President George HW Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home, fulfilling a goal he made five years ago after a similar jump even though he can no longer use his legs. The nation's 41st president jumped from a helicopter...
  • Kanye West slams Kim's exes in his new track April 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: In his brand new song, singer Kanye West has slammed socialite-fiancée Kim Kardashian's former lovers Kris Humphries and Reggie Bush. The track, which also features rapper Future, is titled "I won". Football player Bush and Kim were in a relationship for about two years and it came to an end...
  • Portraits by George W Bush go on display April 6, 2014

    Former President George W Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness of the late Czech playwright and President Vaclav Havel, are part of an...
  • US shifting to clean, surgical action for rooting out terror: American author January 18, 2014

    The US has under President Barack Obama shifted from its policy of invading countries to root out terrorism to a "clean, surgical" action to take out terrorists, thus transforming the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from an espionage organisation to a paramilitary force for lethal targeting of terror masterminds, says American...
  • Denial of visa to Modi amounts to 'immature diplomacy', says BJP December 27, 2013

    BJP on Friday hit out at the US for denial of visa to Narendra Modi, saying to proclaim the Gujarat Chief Minister guilty even when there was no evidence against him despite several probes amounts to "immature diplomacy" and sets a precedent for a "reciprocal" response. The BJP's attack came a...
  • US: NSA releases more documents on surveillance records of Al-Qaida December 22, 2013

    Washington: The director of national intelligence declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorised to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program, after the Justice Department complied with a...
  • Passenger awakes to find himself locked in plane December 10, 2013

    As the captain of an oil platform supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico, Tom Wagner is no stranger to bumps and other movement while he sleeps. So when he nodded off on a flight from Louisiana to Houston, it was no surprise that the landing bounce didn't wake him. "That's the...
  • Obama, Bush, Clinton going to South Africa next week for Mandela memorial December 7, 2013

    President Barack Obama and his two immediate predecessors, George W Bush and Bill Clinton, will all travel to South Africa to attend memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader who died on Thursday. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will be joined on Air Force One by Bush and...
  • Before Manmohan Singh's US trip, India rushes to ready nuclear deal September 22, 2013

    India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure. Under the proposed deal, India would contract Toshiba's (6502.T) US nuclear unit...
  • Russia warns US not to repeat the 'past mistakes' in Syria August 26, 2013

    Russia warned the United States on Sunday against repeating past mistakes, saying that any unilateral military action in Syria would undermine efforts for peace and have a devastating impact on the security situation in the Middle East. The Russian Foreign Ministry said its statement was a response to US actions to...
  • Barack Obama limits use of US drone strikes May 24, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama outlined plans on Thursday to limit the use of US drone strikes against extremists abroad and took steps aimed at breaking a deadlock on closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison. In a major foreign policy speech after two weeks of fending off domestic scandals, Obama limited the...
  • Iraq War 10th anniversary: Watch the iconic moments of the conflict March 17, 2013

    Sunday, March 17, marks 10 years since the beginning of the Iraq war, during which the NATO forces overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein after a brutal conflict. ...
  • George HW Bush family emails, photos 'hacked' February 8, 2013

    Houston: A hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family, including both former presidents, and a spokesman for George HW Bush said a criminal investigation is underway. The Smoking Gun website said the hacker, who went by the online moniker "Guccifer," gained access to...
  • Obama's counterterrorism advisor defends drone strikes February 8, 2013

    Washington: CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones on February 7 under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing. On a second controversial topic, he said that after reading a classified intelligence report on harsh interrogation techniques, he does not know if waterboarding has yielded useful...
  • US: George HW Bush may leave hospital soon January 14, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Former US President George HW Bush, who has been hospitalized in Houston since November, may be released from the facility in the coming days, a family spokesman said on Sunday. "We are hopeful that the president can be discharged this coming week, but we're still taking everything one...
  • Will Wall Street and Barack Obama bridge their divide? January 3, 2013

    The demonisation of the financial industry is not limited to the US. It's a global phenomenon. In the US, the need to bail out the banking industry was a very difficult political decision for Democrats in particular. The entire country was suffering in the recession. There was the notion that...
  • US Congress approves wire-tapping of foreigners for 5 yrs December 29, 2012

    Washington: The US Congress has approved a five year extension of sweeping Surveillance laws to allow American spy agencies to wire-tap suspicious foreign citizens without warrants. The classified George Bush era Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was approved Friday by the Senate by a 73-23 vote after lawmakers shot down attempts...
  • US: Desert Storm commander H Norman Schwarzkopf dies December 28, 2012

    Washington: Truth is, retired Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander's reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla, at age 78 of...
  • US: Barack Obama, lawmakers to discuss fiscal cliff December 28, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama and lawmakers are launching a last-chance round of budget talks days before a New Year's deadline to reach a deal or watch the economy go off a "fiscal cliff." Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet congressional leaders from both parties at the White House...
  • US: George Bush senior shifted to intensive care unit December 27, 2012

    Houston: Former President George HW Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever," but he is alert and talking to medical staff, his spokesman said on December 26. Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman in Houston, said in...
  • Bush received multiple warnings before 9/11: NYT September 12, 2012

    New York: Months before the 9/11 attacks, former US president George Bush had received multiple briefings by intelligence agencies warning of an "imminent" attack on US soil by al Qaeda but he did not take prompt action that could have prevented the tragedy, an op-ed in 'The New York Times'...
  • Jeb Bush: Republican statesman or 2016 candidate? June 23, 2012

    Miami: He's the non-candidate they never stop talking about. Ever since Jeb Bush left the Florida governor's mansion in 2007 with favourable ratings after two terms, speculation has swirled about his political future. The chatter has only gotten louder this year amid the Republican Party's "veepstakes" - despite Bush's repeated insistence that...