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  • US House approves lawsuit against Barack Obama 12 hours 27 minutes ago

    Washington: A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan on Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a...
  • Barack Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama escalated US economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in US-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the European Union, in a carefully coordinated action, announced targeted new sanctions against...
  • US's Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely 2 days ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck...
  • US President Barack Obama wishes Muslims on Eid 3 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other. "As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes July 22, 2014

    Ukraine: Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled,...
  • Obama dispatches Kerry to Egypt to forge ceasefire on Gaza July 21, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has dispatched his Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to meet with Egyptian and other officials on the volatile situation in the Gaza Strip and seek an immediate cessation of hostilities. The announcement was made by Obama when he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • World in turmoil, but not because of Obama, says John Kerry July 21, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday agreed that "the world is in turmoil" but that is "not the fault of President Barack Obama". "I agree with the analysis to the degree that it says that the world is in turmoil right now, and the world is, because enormous...
  • France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions July 20, 2014

    Paris: The French and Ukrainian presidents on Saturday said that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated". Following a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, President Francois Hollande said the two had agreed "on the importance of establishing the facts"...
  • US lawmakers still questioning Afghanistan drawdown July 19, 2014

    Washington: The Afghan election crisis and unravelling of Iraq have lawmakers and regional allies thinking US President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all US troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White House says Afghanistan is a different situation from Iraq, mired in sectarian violence...
  • Russia says will impose visa bans on US citizens in retaliation July 19, 2014

    Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Moscow would retaliate against the United States' most recent sanctions over Ukraine by denying entry to several US citizens. "Retaliatory measures definitely will be taken. First of all, a similar number of Americans will be prohibited from entering (Russia)," the ministry's spokesman Alexander Lukashevich was...
  • MH17 crash site looks like the biggest crime scene: Investigators July 19, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has called Malaysian plane crash a global tragedy. Obama said that an independent probe is essential. International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine on Friday said that the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by...
  • Obama reaches out to global leaders for investigation on MH17 July 19, 2014

    Washington: Hours after blaming Russia-baked Ukrainian separatists for the shooting down of a Malaysian Airline Plane that killed nearly 300 people, US President Barack Obama has called on his counterparts seeking an impartial international investigation. In separate phone calls with Obama British Prime Minister David Cameroon; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and...
  • Who shot the MH17 Malaysian Airlines plane? July 18, 2014

    All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor July 18, 2014

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  • Russia-backed separatists shot down MH17 plane: Barack Obama July 18, 2014

    Washington: The United States began building a case on Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said evidence so far indicates that Malaysia Airlines...
  • MH17 crash: US calls for credible and unimpeded probe July 18, 2014

    Washington: Shocked by the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, the White House on Friday called for "a full, credible and unimpeded international investigation" into the tragic incident that killed nearly 300 people on board. "The US is shocked by the downing of...
  • Malaysian plane hit by a ground-to-air missile over Ukraine war zone July 18, 2014

    In a major international incident a Malaysia Airlines plane with 298 on board was shot down on Thursday over Eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. All 298 passengers and crew members are feared dead. ...
  • Malaysian plane crash: Obama discusses situation with Malaysian, Ukrainian leaders July 18, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has called Malaysian Prime Minister and his Ukrainian counterpart to discuss the situation of Malaysian plane crash in the war-torn eastern Ukraine that killed nearly 300 people. Obama also had a teleconference with his national security team on Thursday to confer with them the crash of...
  • All about the Malaysian plane MH17 crash in Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Brussels: Here's what is known, and what has been claimed, about Thursday's crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 295 people in eastern Ukraine: THE PLANE A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, which the carrier said was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members on Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After...
  • Malaysian jet crash in Ukraine 'terrible tragedy': Barack Obama July 18, 2014

    Washington: Terming the crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine as a "terrible tragedy", US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that officials were trying to establish if any Americans were on board. "The world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border, and it looks...
  • Barack Obama warns Vladimir Putin of more sanctions over Ukraine crisis July 18, 2014

    Wilmington: President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed a downed passenger plane along the Russian-Ukraine border on Thursday during a phone call prompted by a new round of US economic sanctions against Moscow. Obama doggedly went ahead with a day trip out of Washington as the Ukraine...
  • Gaza humanitarian truce goes into force, hours after tunnel clash July 17, 2014

    Gaza: Palestinians rushed to shops and banks on Thursday as a five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force, hours after the Israeli military said it had fought off gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza. During the ceasefire, air raid sirens went off briefly in southern Israel and the...
  • First lady salutes Grammy Museum, music teachers July 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education. Six million American children attend schools with no art or music classes, she said Wednesday at the museum's inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon. "Arts are...
  • Texas actress sentenced to 18 years for ricin-laced letter to Obama July 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - A Texas actress was sentenced to 18 years in a federal prison on Wednesday on a biological weapons charge for mailing letters containing the toxic agent ricin to President Barack Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control advocate. Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, whose career included...
  • Lawmakers intensify campaign for Modi to address US Congress July 12, 2014

    Washington: Top American lawmakers have intensified their campaign to get Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to address a joint session of the US Congress when he visits the US in September. US President Barack Obama on Friday extended a formal invitation to Modi for a visit to the US, and expressed...
  • Jennifer Lopez posts selfie with Michelle Obama July 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and US First Lady Michelle Obama posed for a selfie at a convention recently. The 'On The Floor' hitmaker introduced Obama as a speaker at the LULAC convention for the League of United Latin American Citizens and seized the opportunity to get a selfie with...
  • Barack Obama jumps queue at famous barbecue joint where no one cuts the line, but pays for the two people he jumped ahead of July 11, 2014

    US President Barack Obama apologetically jumped the queue at a famous barbecue joint in Austin, where no one cuts the line, so he could order takeout for his official travel party and paid for the two people he jumped ahead of. After a campaign-style speech in Austin yesterday to raise money...
  • Obama invites PM Modi to Washington in September July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama is likely to take place in September. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns who met Modi on Friday in New Delhi extended Obama's invitation to the Prime Minister. US Secretary of State John...
  • Obama looking forward to meet Modi in September: US official July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Barack Obama is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, which will be a "valuable opportunity" to renew the strategic partnership and spur trade between the two countries, a senior US official said on Thursday. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns, who met...
  • US warns of more sanctions against Russia July 10, 2014

    Washington: The Obama administration on Wednesday threatened to slap additional sanctions against Russia "very soon", should Moscow fail to "change course" in eastern Ukraine. "We're ready to impose more costs, including targeted sector- specific sanctions, very soon if Russia does not decisively change course and break its support for separatists,"...