PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

  • 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...
  • Actress Emma Watson urges more men to fight for gender equality March 9, 2015

    London: British actress Emma Watson urged more men and boys on Sunday to take a stand for women's rights and be proud to be feminists in a bid to add momentum to a global campaign to unite men and women for gender equality. Watson, 24, a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women,...
  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's brother Akbaruddin has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing his clothes often and trying hard to impress US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India on Republic Day. Ridiculing Modi, Akbaruddin said, "He (Modi) changed his dress four times...
  • Modi 'persuaded' by the US to resume dialogue with Pakistan: Aziz February 15, 2015

    Srinagar: The US is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reaching out to Pakistan on Saturday with his decision to send Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, according to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister's foreign Affairs Advisor. Aziz believes that Modi was "persuaded" by the US and others to resume the dialogue...
  • Modi a megalomaniac, addressing US President 'Barack' "improper": Digvijaya Singh January 27, 2015

    Bhopal: The blossoming chemistry between the two might have led Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address US President Barack Obama by his first name during their joint media interaction on Sunday, but Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh is not impressed and finds it "improper". One of the fiercest critics of Modi,...
  • Maintained sustained dialogue with Saudis to promote free speech: Obama to Fareed Zakaria January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said his country has maintained sustained dialogue with Saudi Arabia and all other countries on promoting free speech. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Obama said, "What I found effective is to apply study-consistent pressure. Even we are getting business done that...
  • USA will enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years, says President Barack Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Monday announced measures to enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years. He also announced a public-private partnership for investments in India. Speaking at the Indo-US CEO Forum on Monday evening, Obama said the US companies are ready to help India in...
  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi reveal nuclear breakthrough aimed at lasting strategic ties January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade and deepening defence ties, steps both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. India and the US struck a deal that could open the door for...
  • Obama visit: US President raises toast to Indo-US 'dosti' at Rashtrapati Bhavan January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stories of success could happen only in their respective countries. "My story could only happen in the US and your story could only happen in India," said Obama while raising a toast at the banquet...
  • Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo attended 'Selma' screening at the White House hosted by President Obama January 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama hosted a private screening of the historical drama film 'Selma' at the White House. It was attended by a string of celebrities. Guests at the Friday night screening included media mogul Oprah Winfrey, hip-hop artist Common, director Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo (who plays Martin Luther...
  • 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 campaignstyle speech in Austin yesterday to raise money...
  • Barack Obama shops for wife and daughters at Gap, says his goal was to make sure that he 'didn't completely screw up' March 13, 2014

    President Barack Obama took on a daunting task on Tuesday: shopping for clothes for his wife and daughters during a brief stop at a Gap store while raising money for Democrats in New York. Obama was in New York to attend fundraisers aimed at building up campaign war chests for this...
  • 'You break your nose right before a State of the Union address': Obama bemoans growing 'older and creakier' February 17, 2014

    Like most Americans of a certain age, President Barack Obama is starting to complain about the aches and pains of getting older. Obama told retired National Basketball Association star Charles Barkley in an interview that aired on Sunday that he was limiting his basketball playing to about once a month because...
  • Watch: 'Fake' interpreter for deaf at Nelson Mandela's funeral made up his own sign language December 12, 2013

    Johannesburg: As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker. The incident, which outraged deaf people and signlanguage interpreters...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to be screened for Barack Obama at White House November 5, 2013

    New York: The Nelson Mandela biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton. The Weinstein Company tells The Associated Press that Obama will screen the film on Thursday at the White...
  • Obama and Republicans search for a deal on US fiscal impasse October 13, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders inched toward resolving their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to agree on the length and terms of a shortterm deal to increase the US debt limit and reopen the government. Obama met Senate Republicans at the White House and spoke by phone...
  • Obamas tour Mandela's island jail July 1, 2013

    Cape Town: US President Barack Obama and his family visited South Africa's bleak former prison of Robben Island on Sunday to pay tribute to exinmate Nelson Mandela, now critically ill in hospital. Obama was expected to later cite the legacy of Mandela, who was imprisoned on the windswept island for...
  • Obama announces steps to push for Guantanamo's closure May 24, 2013

    United States President Barack Obama announced steps to push for the close of Guantanamo detention center. Obama had repeatedly vowed to close the camp during his 2008 presidential campaign. ...
  • US suspects Syria used chemical weapons against rebels April 26, 2013

    Washington: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the US intelligence community believes that the Syrian government used sarin gas on a small scale against the rebel forces that are trying to overthrow President Bashar alAssad's government. The disclosure created a quandary for US President Barack Obama, who has set the use...
  • Mississippi man arrested, accused in ricin letters: FBI April 18, 2013

    Oxford: A Mississippi man was arrested on Wednesday, accused of sending letters to President Barack Obama and a senator that tested positive for the poisonous ricin and set the nation's capital on edge a day after the Boston Marathon bombings. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said the man was...
  • Early test shows ricin in letter sent to Obama: FBI April 17, 2013

    Washington: The FBI says preliminary tests on a letter sent to President Barack Obama indicate the presence of poisonous ricin. The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field tests can be unreliable, creating false positives. The letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. It comes the...
  • Obama calls Boston bombings 'act of terror' April 16, 2013

    Boston: US President Barack Obama admitted on Tuesday that the twin bombings in Boston were an "act of terror" and that the country's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the incident. Obama, who had refrained from using the word "terror" in his earlier address after the blasts, said the...
  • Boston Marathon blasts: Homegrown terrorists suspected April 16, 2013

    Boston: FBI and Homeland Security agents carried out searches at a highrise apartment building in Boston seeking clues to unravel the plot behind the twin blasts, suspected to have been carried out by homegrown terrorists, which killed three people and injured over 150 during the Boston Marathon. Early on Tuesday, investigators...
  • Connecticut shootout: Victim's mother pleads for gun control April 13, 2013

    Washington: Holding back tears, the mother of a six yearold boy, who was murdered alongside 19 other children in Connecticut four months ago, made a passionate plea from the White House for Americans and their leaders to embrace her call for stricter gun control laws. In a significant departure from...
  • Watch: Obama lets an 8yearold take his place as April Fool's joke April 2, 2013

    US President Barack Obama did not pass a chance to play a prank on April Fool's day. Obama called for a press statement and let an 8yearold take his place! ...
  • Does Satan in History Channel's 'The Bible' series look like Barack Obama? March 19, 2013

    New York: History Channel's new series 'The Bible' has created a furore after the actor portraying Satan's role in a recent episode reportedly resembled US President Barack Obama. The devil was played by actor Medhi Ouzaani, and the similarity could be a casting coincidence. Right-wing commentator Glenn Beck was one of...
  • Women's Day: Obama signs Violence Against Women Act March 8, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has signed into law the new Violence Against Women Act, which he termed "very important" and representing the positive progress of the country. "One of the great legacies of this law is that it didn't just change the rules; it changed our culture. It empowered...
  • Michelle Obama picks Kors dress for election night November 8, 2012

    New York: As Michelle Obama stepped on stage with her husband in Chicago today, she accepted her role not only as first lady but fashion tastemaker for four more years this time, wearing a Michael Kors magenta silk chine pintucked dress. As Mrs Obama joined President Barack Obama, she sported a...
  • Clint Eastwood's 'chair' act gets media attention September 2, 2012

    Los Angeles: Months of careful planning for the Republican National Convention were hijacked by actor Clint Eastwood as traditional and social media erupted in a frenzy of scratched heads and parodies that experts said largely overshadowed presidential contender Mitt Romney's moment in the spotlight. Eastwood's rambling, unscripted address at Thursday's convention...