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  • North Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    Seoul: North Korea says President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyber attack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." Such North Korean rhetoric during times of high tension with Washington is routine. But...
  • New York Police Department terms the incident as an 'assassination' 20 hours 30 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama has condemned the killing of two New York Police Department Officers in Brooklyn. The alleged killer identified as Imaayel Brinsley later shot himself. NYPD has termed the incident as an 'assassination'. ...
  • North Korea rubbishes US allegations calling them childish 20 hours 33 minutes ago

    North Korea has rubbished US allegations calling them childish. This after US President Barack Obama said they had enough information to prove Pyongyangs role in the audacious cyber attack. ...
  • Recent hack by North Korea an act of cyber-vandalism: Barack Obama 20 hours 49 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama has called the recent hack by North Korea into the networks of technology company Sony, not as an act of war, but as an act of cyber-vandalism. ...
  • Gunman kills two New York police officers in possible revenge attack Yesterday

    New York: A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt. The two New York City Police Department officers, Rafael...
  • Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says had no choice but to pull 'The Interview' Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyberattack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview." Lynton, speaking in a lengthy interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, was responding to...
  • Barack Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck 2 days ago

    Washington: If US President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday. Before boarding Air Force One for a vacation in Hawaii, the President gave a year-end news conference with a spring in his step,...
  • Sony CEO denies having 'caved,' still plans movie release 2 days ago

    Washington: Hit by the worst ever cyber- attack to an American business enterprise, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has denied that the studio had "caved" by scrapping next week's release of its movie 'The Interview', and said it still hoped to release the film. "Actually, the unfortunate part is, in this...
  • Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India 2 days ago

    Washington: Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry. 46-year-old Verma is the first ever Indian-American to be the top US diplomat in New Delhi. He is scheduled to arrive in India ahead of Kerry's visit to Delhi...
  • Obama monitoring cyber attack on Sony closely 3 days ago

    Washington: Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response. But the White House was not ready to...
  • Barack Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill, says White House 3 days ago

    Washington: The White House on Thursday said US President Barack Obama will sign the Russia sanctions bill as it again appealed to Moscow to "end its occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea and cease support for separatists in eastern Ukraine". "The President does intend to sign HR 5859 (Russia sanctions bill)...
  • India welcomes US move to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday welcomed the decision of the US to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after a gap of more than five decades. "India, which enjoys excellent relations with the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba, welcomes the decision by both the countries to re-establish diplomatic...
  • After months of secret talks, US, Cuba restore ties 4 days ago

    The thaw in ties between US and Cuba has been facilitated after 18 months of secret talks hosted largely by Canada and encouraged by Pope Francis. ...
  • America's youngest Surgeon General speaks Kannada at home 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A year after a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh Sathya Nadella has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka has been named as the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one...
  • Indian-origin physician becomes US's youngest Surgeon General 6 days ago

    Washington: 37-year-old Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America by US Senate. He is youngest person and first person of Indian-origin to hold the post. The upper house of US Congress confirmed Murthy's nomination by 51 votes to 43 more than year after...
  • Finding Christmas gift for wife Michelle is a puzzle for Barack Obama too 6 days ago

    Washington: Running America, President Barack Obama can do. But finding a gift for his wife Michelle is a tough one. "She's very fashionable and she looks good. I'm worried about buying her clothes," the President said on the radio show 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest'. "On Christmas Day, she will look at...
  • US unhappy over Putin's India trip, no change in Obama's plans December 13, 2014

    Washington: The US is unhappy over India doing "business as usual" with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India which remains an "important partner." "No. India remains an important partner," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday when asked whether deals...
  • India very important player in climate talks: US December 11, 2014

    Lima: Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Obama's Republic Day visit to New Delhi. "India's obviously a very important player. We don't have anything in the works...
  • CIA misled public on torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. ...
  • CIA misled White House about brutal torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    Washington: The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. The Senate Intelligence Committee's five-year review of 6.3 million pages...
  • Richard Rahul Verma to be US Ambassador to India December 10, 2014

    Washington: The United States senate on Wednesday confirmed by a voice vote the nomination of Richard Rahul Verma as the next US Ambassador to India. Verma, 46, is the first Indian-American to be the US Ambassador to India and is expected to be sworn in shortly. He will arrive in...
  • US President Barack Obama's job rating for handling race relations declines December 9, 2014

    Washington: The approval rating of US President Barack Obama on his handling of race relations has declined by 8 percentage points in the wake of controversial killings of two black men in the country, according to a new opinion poll. Currently, 40 per cent approve of Obama's handling of race relations,...
  • LeT likely to strike Delhi ahead of Obama's January visit, high alert sounded December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital has been put on high alert after intelligence inputs warned of a possible terror strike ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit in January. Intelligence inputs say terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba is likely to carry out attacks in Delhi ahead of Obama's visit for Republic Day celebrations....
  • No shadow of Putin's India visit on Obama trip: US December 6, 2014

    Washington: The US says "now is not the time for business as usual with Russia" but insists Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming India visit would not cast a shadow on President Barack Obama's own trip in January. "Let's wait and see what comes from the visit," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • Obama Administration asked to have conversation with Pakistan on terrorism December 6, 2014

    Washington: Alleging that Pakistan continues to host terrorist outfits, a top US lawmaker has asked the Obama Administration to have honest conversation with the country's leadership over the matter as its role is important in combating these groups and stabilising Afghanistan. The next few months are pivotal for the future of...
  • Barack Obama praises PM Modi for shaking India's 'bureaucratic inertia' December 4, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to shake up the "bureaucratic inertia" in India, less than a month after he described the Indian leader as a "man of action". However, Obama said that this was a long-term project and one would have to see...
  • 'Obama's trip a defining and exciting time in Indo-US relations' December 3, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama will make a "historic visit" to India on the occasion of Republic day, nominee for US Ambassador to India, Richard Rahul Verma has told Senators saying this is a "defining and exciting" time in the Indo-US relationship. "There is no question that this is a defining and...
  • Young people of colour feel not being treated fairly: Obama December 2, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said young people of colour in the nation feel that they are not being treated fairly, conceding it a problem as he initiated steps to streamline the police system on the aftermath of the Ferguson shooting. "I think Ferguson laid bare a problem that is not...
  • Obama's daughters told to 'dress for respect, not a spot at a bar' November 30, 2014

    Washington: A US lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a scathing post to her Facebook account scolding Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and...