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  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan 18 hours 39 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan 18 hours 39 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • PM Modi thanks Barack Obama for writing article on him in Time magazine Yesterday

    Toronto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked Barack Obama for writing a profile on him in Time magazine, terming the US President's words as "touching and inspiring". "Dear Barack Obama your words are touching and inspiring. Thanks TIME," Modi tweeted and provided a link to the article in the magazine...
  • US President Barack Obama praises Narendra Modi, calls him India's reformer-in-chief Yesterday

    New York: In a sign of warm personal friendship, US President Barack Obama has written a profile for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Time magazine as it named the Indian leader among the 100 most influential people in the world. In the profile titled 'India's reformer-in-chief', Obama has described Modi's life...
  • Obama to honour Satya Nadella with 'Champion of Change' award Yesterday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the 'Champions of Change' award for bringing about change within his company to support working families. "Microsoft recently announced that over the next year it will make changes to ensure that a wide variety of suppliers that...
  • Iran President dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal 2 days ago

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed pressure from the US Congress over a preliminary deal on the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program, saying that Tehran is dealing with world powers - not American lawmakers. In a speech to tens of thousands of Iranians in the northern city of Rasht,...
  • Barack Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced on Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalise relations between the two countries. The terror designation has been a stain on Cuba's pride and a major stumbling block for...
  • Barack Obama not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton in her US presidential poll bid 3 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is not ready to formally endorse his ex-secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in her bid for the presidency because it is possible that other hopefuls for the post will appear, including other "friends" of the chief executive, the White House. A day after Clinton, who was...
  • Hillary Clinton will make an excellent president, says Barack Obama 5 days ago

    Hillary Clinton would make a fine US president, Barack Obama told reporters on the eve of the expected launch of her candidacy for the Democratic Party's nod in 2016. Obama beat Clinton who is vying to become the first woman president of the United States for their party's nomination in...
  • Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet, launch new era of US-Cuba ties 5 days ago

    US president Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro for the first time after diplomatic relations between the two nations were restored earlier this year. Castro praised Obama, saying the US President is an honest man with humble roots. ...
  • Barack Obama says Hillary Clinton would make an 'excellent president' 6 days ago

    Panama City: Hillary Clinton would make a fine US president, Barack Obama told reporters on the eve of the expected launch of her candidacy for the Democratic Party's nod in 2016. Obama beat Clinton who is vying to become the first woman president of the United States for their party's...
  • Barack Obama meets Raul Castro in highest level US-Cuba talks in decades 6 days ago

    Panama City: President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together on Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations. In a small conference room in a Panama...
  • News 360: Naxals strike again, 7 policemen killed, 12 others injured in Chhattisgarh 6 days ago

    Seven policemen were killed while 10 others were injured in an ambush by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the worst-affected Pidmel-Polampalli area of the district when a squad of state police STF was out on operations around noon. ...
  • Obama, Castro shake hands as US, Cuba seek better ties 1 week ago

    Panama City: US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands on Friday at a summit in Panama, a symbolically charged gesture as the pair seek to restore ties between the Cold War foes. A photograph showed Obama and Castro, both wearing dark suits, chatting in a small group...
  • Barack Obama to meet Cuba President Raul Castro on Saturday 1 week ago

    US President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Cuba President Raul Castro on Saturday at a historic Summit of the Americas. ...
  • Obama reiterates support for India as UNSC member April 8, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama has reiterated US support for India's membership of a reformed UN Security Council as he considers it a foreign policy priority to continue to strengthen India-US relationship. "What the President said was that he said in the context of a reformed Security Council that the President would...
  • Barack Obama says Iran could cut nuke time to near zero in 13 years April 8, 2015

    Washington: Iran could have the capabilities to build a nuclear bomb almost immediately after the first 13 years of the emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday. The Republican leader of the US House reacted tersely, arguing that Obama had just confirmed what critics of the deal have...
  • Barack Obama promises 'tough conversation' with Arab allies over security: New York Times April 6, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama said he would have a "tough conversation" with America's Gulf Arab allies in which he would promise strong U.S. support against external enemies but tell them they must address internal political challenges. In an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman published on Sunday, he said...
  • Diplomacy is the best course with Iran: Barack Obama April 4, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Saturday that diplomacy was the best option to deal with Iran's contested nuclear programme, two days after the conclusion of a framework agreement with Tehran. Iran and six world powers determined the outlines of a landmark agreement which would curb Iran's nuclear program and...
  • I have a crush on Barack Obama: Azealia Banks April 4, 2015

    Los Angeles: Rapper Azaelia Banks says she has a huge crush on US President Barack Obama. Banks, 23, spoke about her admiration for Obama in an interview with Billboard magazine. "He's so fine. Those big white teeth and ears hanging off his head?" Banks gushed. Banks also discussed her perfect...
  • Email accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at G20 summit March 30, 2015

    London: An email by the Australian immigration department accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leading British daily reported on Monday. An employee mistakenly sent the passport numbers, visa...
  • PM Modi, Kailash Satyarthi among world's greatest leaders: Fortune March 27, 2015

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi have been named among the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune magazine in its annual list of "extraordinary" men and women transforming business, government and philanthropy. Modi is ranked 5th on the 2015 roster of 'World's Greatest Leaders'...
  • Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani vows new chapter in US ties March 26, 2015

    Washington: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani professed deep gratitude to the American people for their service and sacrifice in a protracted war in Afghanistan, but warned of extremism's persistent threat in a speech to US lawmakers. Addressing a rare joint meeting of Congress one day after President Barack Obama...
  • India under Modi's leadership driving optimism across South Asia: US March 25, 2015

    Washington: The US has said India's resurgence under the new leadership was driving energy and optimism across South Asia and the two countries were now "indispensable partners" in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. "If there is one overarching positive trend that is driving the energy and optimism...
  • Barack Obama to host Iraq PM on April 14, discuss ISIL campaign: White House March 23, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will host Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi next month and discuss political and security issues, including the campaign against militant group ISIL in the violence-torn country. Obama and Abadi's meeting would take place on April 14, the White House said. "The Prime Minister's visit underscores the...
  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani admits ISIS gaining influence in his country March 23, 2015

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has admitted that in an attempt to takeover, the ISIS is gaining influence in his country. The Afghan President will meet with US President Barack Obama on Monday. ...
  • Architect of modern Singapore and its first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91 March 23, 2015

    Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state's rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial center. US President Barack Obama described Lee, who ruled Singapore for three...
  • Barack Obama says it is now 'hard to find a path' on Israeli-Palestinian peace March 22, 2015

    Washington: In a fresh rebuke to Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama said the Israeli leader's pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it "hard to find a path" toward serious negotiations to resolve the issue. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Obama also scolded Netanyahu over...
  • Obama hosts student film festival at the White House March 21, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama said the film festival he hosted at the White House Friday is probably the only one ever featuring a director with a loose tooth. The 15 films featured at the second annual event were made by students age 6-16 who were chosen from among some 1,500 entries...
  • Mr Obama, India has shown the world its diversity is the essence of its unity March 19, 2015

    Recently the President of the USA Barack Obama in a 25 minute speech at a National Prayer breakfast while praising India as an incredibly beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity, lamented it was also a place where in past years religious faiths of all types have on occasion, been targeted...