George Bush

  • 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...
  • Kerala: College magazine with anti-Modi remarks withdrawn June 16, 2014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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former US President George Bush in Mumbai November 7, 2011

    Mumbai: Former US president George W Bush arrived in Mumbai on Monday evening on a "personal visit" and checked into the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in South Mumbai. "A private jet carrying Bush and his entourage landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport sometime back. He is in Mumbai for some...
  • Indo-US nuke deal had almost collapsed: Rice October 27, 2011

    Washington: The Indo-US nuclear deal had virtually collapsed as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told President George W Bush it was not going to work and the entire administration had given up on it. "I called the President (Bush). 'It isn't going to work. Singh just can't make it happen,' I...
  • Bush says US will never forget Flight 93 September 11, 2011

    Shanksville: Former President George W Bush on Saturday promised that the nation would never forget the heroism of the 40 passengers and crew killed in the crash of hijacked United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. "What happened above this Pennsylvania field was among the most courageous acts in American...
  • Graphic novel outlines raid to capture bin Laden June 29, 2011

    Philadelphia: The daring secret mission to get Osama bin Laden by elite US forces will be told in the pages of a new graphic novel that aims to shed more light - with a bit of creative license - on the event. Written by retired US Marine Capt. Dale Dye and...
  • Shoe throwing a dignified way of political protest? June 7, 2011

    CNN-IBN discusses whether the shoe throwing is a correct form of political protest. ...
  • Shoe'ing politicians away a valid form of protest? June 7, 2011

    After Iraqi journalist spearheaded the shoe throwing revolution, take a look at the other politicians who have been given the boot. ...
  • US, Pak agreed on Osama mission 10 years ago May 10, 2011

    London: In a secret deal struck a decade ago, the US and Pakistan agreed that Washington will carry out a unilateral operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil if he was found there following which Islamabad would vociferously protest the incursion, a media report said on Tuesday. The then military...
  • Reactions to Osama Bin Laden's death May 2, 2011

    Washington: The following is reaction from US politicians and others to the news that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid involving the US military on a compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan: Former US President George W Bush: "This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people...
  • Osama's death a momentous achievement: Bush May 2, 2011

    Washington: Former US President George W Bush, who was in office at the time of the September 11 attacks and famously said he wanted Osama Bin Laden dead or alive, said on Sunday that the death of the al Qaeda leader was a "momentous achievement." "The fight against terror goes on,...
  • Bush book praised in US, criticised overseas November 10, 2010

    Dallas: Autograph-seekers descended on a Dallas shopping center on Tuesday as former US president George W Bush officially kicked off the release of his new memoir, receiving praise for his candor at a hometown bookstore even as his renewed defense of waterboarding as an interrogation tactic was greeted with derision...
  • Bush's memoir to have print run of 1.5M copies October 8, 2010

    New York: Former President George W. Bush's memoir will arrive next month with a huge first printing and an e-book with multimedia extras, Crown Publishers said in a statement Thursday. Decision Points will have a print run of 1.5 million copies, the same number given six years ago for Bill Clinton's...
  • George Bush poisoned during G8 summit: Laura April 29, 2010

    Washington: Laura Bush is suggesting she, her husband and several aides were poisoned during a 2007 visit to Germany for the G8 summit, one of several new details in the former first lady's forthcoming memoir, "Spoken From the Heart." Due to hit bookshelves May 4 but purchased by CNN at a...
  • Chicago: Jailed IITian Buddhi wants to fire his lawyer December 11, 2009

    Chicago: IIT alumnus Vikram Buddhi, convicted for posting alleged hate messages against former US president George Bush, on Thursday said he wanted to fire his lawyer as he appeared in a court in Chicago for his sentencing. Buddhi, who has been in a US federal prison since 2006, told the judge...
  • HT Summit: Leaders talk about their challenges November 8, 2009

    From politicians to celebrities, everyone told about their challenges. ...
  • Watch: George Bush at the HT Summit October 31, 2009

    Former US president George W Bush spoke at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Friday in New Delhi where he addressed a lot of issues ranging from recession, Osama bin Laden and a UNSC seat for India. ...
  • Osama alive: Bush November 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Former US president George W Bush said on Friday that he was sure al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was alive and hiding and that the United States would bring him to justice. Replying to questions after addressing the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Bush said he (Osama) was not...
  • 26/11 moment of clarity for India: Bush October 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Expressing his "deepest condolences" for the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their families, former US president George W Bush on Saturday termed the daring attack a "moment of clarity" for India. Like 9/11 in America, "26/11 served as a moment of clarity" in India, he said...
  • Life has changed, but not my respect for India: Bush October 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Turning on the charm offensive, former US president George W Bush said on Friday that he had been looking forward to coming to India and saying namaste. "I am an old retired guy, so I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts with you," Bush said in his opening...
  • George Bush favours UNSC seat for India October 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Former US president George W Bush favoured a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seat for India, saying on Saturday that India has "arrived" as a strong democratic country in the world. He also wanted India and the US to work together to win the war on terror in Afghanistan...
  • Watch: Shoe-thrower Iraqi Journo freed but fuming September 16, 2009

    After nine months in jail, Muntazar al-Zaidi, the jouranalist who threw his shoe at ex-US President Bush and became a hero for many Arabs, is home free. ...
  • Iraqi journo who threw shoe at Bush released from jail September 15, 2009

    Baghdad: An Iraqi reporter who shot to worldwide fame when he hurled his shoe at then US President George W Bush was released from prison on Tuesday, accusing the Iraqi guards who seized him of beating and electrocuting him. Muntazer al-Zaidi, whose outburst during a news conference last December chimed with...
  • Shoe-throwing Iraq journo to be freed today September 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The Iraqi TV journalist who threw his shoe at former US president George Bush could walk free on Monday. The single action of throwing his shoe at the then US president transformed Muntadhar al-Zaidi into an icon for the Arab world. Bush was unhurt but it deeply embarrassed...
  • 8 yrs since 9/11, has US dealt with terrror well? September 11, 2009

    New Delhi: It has been 8 years since the dark day, the day that many feel changed America and the world forever. While there has been no repeat of 9/11 on American soil, across the world similar spectacular attacks have taken place in the last eight years. Bali, Madrid, London...
  • N-deal not on backburner: ex-CIA offical June 6, 2009

    Washington: A key aide to President Barack Obama has dismissed reports that the new US Administration has kept the nuclear deal with India on the back-burner. Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official who co-chaired an inter-agency committee which formulated Obama's Af-Pak policy, also did not see Robert Einhorn's recent appointment as...