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  • Barack Obama to host Iraq PM on April 14, discuss ISIL campaign: White House 1 week ago

    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...
  • 'At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss' - Monica Lewinsky talks about her affair with Bill Clinton and public shaming 1 week ago

    Monica Lewinsky was just another employee at the White House. But her fate was not that of any other employee over there. Monica Lewinsky fell in love with her boss. This may not sound like a very big deal, until you realize that her boss was none other than the...
  • Monica Lewinsky makes a comeback, talks about her relationship with Bill Clinton 1 week ago

    After her involvement in the scandal that rocked the White House and cost Bill Clinton his Presidency, Monica Lewinsky has made a comeback. She spoke openly about the fallout from her relationship with the former US president. It came just as Bill Clinton's wife Hillary is on the verge of...
  • 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...
  • Package containing cyanide received by White House March 18, 2015

    Washington: The White House has received poisonous cyanide packed in an envelope carrying the address of a man who had earlier sent a similar package covered in urine and feces to the US president's official residence, according to the US Secret Service. "On Monday March 16, an envelope was received...
  • White House intruder pleads guilty says US Attorney March 14, 2015

    Washington: The man who intruded the White House in September last year has pleaded guilty to charges of entering the highly protected building with a folding knife after climbing the fence, US Attorney Ronald C Machen said. Omar Gonzalez, 42, formerly of Copperas Cove, Texas, pled guilty in the US District...
  • White House on lockdown after loud bang is heard: Report March 7, 2015

    Washington: The White House was put on lockdown on Saturday after a loud noise was heard on the South Lawn moments before President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday. It said the noise prompted Secret Service agents...
  • Barack Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's visit to India provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries and America is willing to work together with Indian government, the White House has said, a month after the historic trip. "There is an opportunity for us to try to advance the...
  • 'Need to reform madrassa system in Pak' says Pakistani NGO February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Top leaders of 26 Pakistani terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Haqqani network "are products of" madrassas and there is an urgent need to reform all such seminaries, an executive of a Pakistani NGO has said. Addressing the 'White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism' held in Washington last week,...
  • White House appoints DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The White House has formally appointed Dr DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist, Megan Smith- the US Chief Technology Officer- announced through the White House blog. He will hold the position of Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist in the Office...
  • Not at war with Islam but with people who perverted the religion: Barack Obama February 19, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said the US and its allies are not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion, asserting that groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda are desperate for legitimacy by portraying themselves as holy warriors in defense of religion. . "We are not at war...
  • India, over 60 other nations to attend White House summit on terror February 17, 2015

    Washington: Over 60 countries including India will participate in a White House summit on "countering violent extremism" beginning Tuesday in the backdrop of alarming growth of ISIS and recent terrorists' attacks in France and Denmark, senior administration officials have said. While the first two days of the three-day summit are...
  • US hopeful of investing in India's nuclear projects February 10, 2015

    Washington: The US has hoped that its companies would participate in India's nuclear projects as the country has reached an understanding with America about its existing nuclear liability regime. "We believe that we've reached a sufficient understanding, and I think this process will continue. We are hopeful that it will...
  • US has sharp differences with Israel on Iran, says Barack Obama February 10, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he has sharp differences with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the nuclear peace negotiations with Iran, asserting he wants to give diplomacy a chance before thinking about other options which are not attractive for either America or Israel. "I don't want...
  • Obama meets Muslim leaders, discusses extremism challenge February 5, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama met Muslim leaders and discussed a host of issues with them including the efforts required to combat the dreaded IS and its "horrific" acts of terrorism. "The President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Michelle Obama's spokesperson January 31, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to Cyrus Brocha, US First Lady Michelle Obama's spokesperson from the White House talks about Michelle's visit to India. ...
  • White House highlights Obama trip with fun video starring Kal Penn January 30, 2015

    Washington: A video that has popular Indian- American actor Kal Penn riding an auto rickshaw incognito on Delhi streets while sharing his impressions of President Barack Obama's India visit has been posted on the White House website. Kalpen Suresh Modi or Kal Penn as he is popularly known as, was part...
  • Sanjeev Kapoor: I am proud and honoured to cook for the Dabbawalas January 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who treated the famous Dabbawalas -- known for delivering tiffins to over 200,000 customers across Mumbai everyday -- to a special lunch, says their work begins where his work as a kitchen king ends. "I only make food but the other part of my job is...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama cancels Agra visit January 24, 2015

    The White House on Saturday confirmed the cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. ...
  • Barack Obama will embark on a three-day India trip in the evening: White House January 24, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama will be accompanied by a sizable delegation that will include several top officials, as well as First...
  • Last year was Earth's hottest on record: US scientists January 17, 2015

    Cape: Last year was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two US government agencies said on Friday. The White House said the studies, by the US space agency NASA and the National Oceanic...
  • 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...
  • US says should have sent high level official to Paris unity march January 13, 2015

    Washington: The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. Some Republican lawmakers and US media outlets have criticized Obama's administration for not...
  • Should have sent someone with a higher profile to Paris March, says White House January 13, 2015

    The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. ...
  • Rare glimpse of Barack Obama daughter causes online stir January 7, 2015

    Washington: After years of careful White House control over her few public appearances, a mysterious online image of first daughter Malia Obama, 16, has gone viral. The rare glimpse of a personal side of President Barack Obama's daughter Sasha, 14, shows her wearing a tee-shirt printed with the name of the...
  • Barack Obama wears a sparkly tiara December 25, 2014

    US President Barack Obama wore a sparkly tiara with girl scouts who attended the annual White House science fair. The photo was taken in May but the White House photographer released it as a special Christmas treat. ...
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment to release 'The Interview' on Christmas December 24, 2014

    Sony Pictures Entertainment will release 'The Interview' at limited number of theaters on Christmas Day after the White House welcome the decision. So far over 200 independently-owned theaters have agreed to show the film. Sources say the number could go up to 300. ...
  • Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India December 20, 2014

    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...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • 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. ...