George W Bush

  • Portraits by George W Bush go on display 06-04-2014 04:12 PM

    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...
  • US shifting to clean, surgical action for rooting out terror: American author 18-01-2014 05:16 PM

    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...
  • US: NSA releases more documents on surveillance records of Al-Qaida 22-12-2013 08:38 AM

    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...
  • Obama, Bush, Clinton going to South Africa next week for Mandela memorial 07-12-2013 01:06 PM

    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...
  • Before Manmohan Singh's US trip, India rushes to ready nuclear deal 22-09-2013 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Barack Obama limits use of US drone strikes 24-05-2013 02:46 AM

    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...
  • Iraq War 10th anniversary: Watch the iconic moments of the conflict 17-03-2013 08:22 AM

    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. ...
  • Indian N-market: US wants levelling playing field 13-12-2011 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has stressed the need for "levelling the playing field" for foreign and domestic companies in the country's civil nuclear industry. During his visit, Burns held wide-ranging talks with Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Monday and also stressed the importance of continuing...
  • Former US President George Bush in Mumbai 07-11-2011 10:24 PM

    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...
  • 10 years later: Is India the US' next option in Afghanistan? 15-10-2011 11:19 PM

    With Pakistan-US relations hitting a new low, does India remain the next best option before the US? ...
  • 10 years later: Is India the US' next option in Afghanistan? 12-10-2011 02:49 PM

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar. Tonight the India-Afghanistan strategic partnership just signed. Does it mean India is actually ready for a leadership role in Afghan Security and more importantly is India becoming the US next option in Afghanistan? In fact...
  • Hope & heroism: Obama hails post-9/11 resilience 12-09-2011 07:30 AM

    Washington: Ten years after the nation was unified in horror, US President Barack Obama honored the legacy of the September 11 victims on Sunday by personally tracing the trail of the terrorist attacks, proudly declaring that the decade since has proven "America does not give in to fear." At ground...
  • 9/11 memorial: Obama quotes from the Bible 11-09-2011 10:36 PM

    On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama read a passage from the Bible. ...
  • Tears and emotions at 9/11 memorial service 11-09-2011 08:34 PM

    Americans came together on Sunday to remember those who lost their lives a decade ago in the 9/11 terror attacks. ...
  • 9/11: US pays haunting but hopeful tribute 11-09-2011 07:59 PM

    New York: Invoking refuge and strength, President Barack Obama read a biblical passage as the names of the September 11 dead echoed across a transformed ground zero on Sunday, a haunting but hopeful tribute to mark a decade since the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Standing behind bulletproof glass...
  • 'Felt a sense of closure with Osama's death' 28-07-2011 10:26 AM

    New York: Recalling that walking through the wreckage of 9/11 was like "hell" for him, former President George W Bush has said that he felt "a sense of closure" when he learned about the killing of Osama bin Laden. "From the air it looked like... a giant scar. But when...
  • Ex-Pentagon chief Robert Gates to author two books 20-07-2011 05:14 PM

    New York: Former Defence Secretary Robert Gates will pen two forthcoming books -- firstly a memoir expected to be released in 2013 and another about his philosophy on leadership, his publisher said on Tuesday. Gates, 67, departed as Pentagon chief in June after four and a half years serving under...
  • US warned Pakistan it would come to get Osama 11-05-2011 07:15 AM

    Washington: The United States repeatedly told Pakistan that Washington would send American forces into that country if it had evidence that Osama bin Laden was hiding there, according to current and former US officials. The message that the United States would not hesitate to send American operatives into Pakistan to...
  • 10 years on, kids revisit 9/11 with George Bush 06-05-2011 10:11 AM

    Here are some school students who were with former President George Bush when news was received of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. ...
  • Bush declines Obama's invitation to Ground Zero 04-05-2011 08:19 AM

    Washington: Former President George W Bush has declined an invitation from President Barack Obama to attend a New York ceremony on Thursday to mark the killing of Osama bin Laden, Bush's office said. "He appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight,"...
  • Historians question White House presidential bios 05-04-2011 04:40 PM

    New York: Doris Kearns Goodwin has read a lot of upbeat material about American presidents, but some of the entries on the White House website were so sunny that they reminded her of the happy talk at Boston Red Sox games. "When we go to the ballpark, they'll put on...
  • Bush drops Switzerland trip amid protests 06-02-2011 08:20 PM

    Washington: Former US president George W Bush has cancelled his trip to Switzerland after human rights activists threatened legal action over allegations that he sanctioned the torture of terrorism suspects in custody. The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights and several European human rights groups said they were planning to...
  • Bush memoir speeds past 2 million sales level 23-12-2010 10:37 AM

    Los Angeles: Crown Publishing Group on Wednesday said the memoir of former president George W Bush, "Decision Points," has sold more than 2 million hardcover and e-book copies since its release in early November. By contrast, former president Bill Clinton's memoir, "My Life," has logged sales of 2.2 million copies...
  • No sniffer dogs at Rajghat, says trustee 03-11-2010 05:37 PM

    New Delhi: No sniffer dog will be allowed into Rajghat before US President Barack Obama visits the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, a mistake committed during then president George W Bush's 2006 visit that sparked a huge row, Rajghat Samadhi Committee's secretary said. "We learn from mistakes and don't repeat them. It...
  • Bush eyes the president and bestselling author's list 08-09-2010 04:04 PM

    Washington: Already in distinctive company as an American president, George W. Bush seeks to join an even more select group: president and top-selling author. Since The New York Times began its weekly lists of bestsellers in 1942, only six of the 13 men who have served as the nation's chief...
  • Combat mission in Iraq is over, says Obama 01-09-2010 07:38 AM

    Washington: Formally declaring that combat mission in Iraq is over US President Barack Obama has said that this milestone should serve as a message to the world that it intends to sustain and strengthen our leadership in the 21st century. "This milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans...