Hillary Clinton says 'tough, arrogant' Putin also capable of 'charm'

Washington, July 26 : Hillary Clinton in a recent interview referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as "tough" and "arrogant" and said that he was also capable of exuding charm.

US closes embassy in Libya, evacuates staff

Washington, July 26 : The United States closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated the staffers to neighbouring Tunisia amid security concerns in the restive north African country, the State Department said Saturday.

An Obama dinner invite for a differently-abled Indian girl

By Quaid Najmi, Mumbai, July 26 : Next week, US President Barack Obama and his wife will host 12 differently-abled people from all over the world, including one from Mumbai, for an exclusive dinner at the White House.

Indian American officials asked about 'your country','your government'

Washington, July 26 : In an extremely awkward incident, a newly elected member of the US House of Representatives mistook two senior Indian American officials of the Barack Obama administration to be from India and asked them questions about "your country" and "your government".

App clicks thief's selfie, gets her arrested

New York, July 26 : An app called Lookout has hunted down a woman thief who stole a smartphone from a woman's car in Florida.

US sanctions against Russia cause spike in sale of AK-47

Washington, July 26 : The sanctions imposed on the maker of AK-47 by the US Treasury Department last week has caused a spike in sale of the popular assault rifle in the country, media reports said Friday.

My 'basketball shot' is broken, says President Obama

Washington, July 25 : President Obama admitted that his "basketball shot is broken" during a surprise lunch stop in Los Angeles.

Indian-origin doctor indicted for running illegal prescription racket

Washington, July 25 : A court in the US has indicted an Indian-origin doctor of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of one patient and harming the health of many others, media reported.

US accuses Russia of firing artillery into Ukraine

Washington, July 25 : The US has accused Russia of firing artillery shells across the border to attack Ukrainian military positions.

US congratulates Iraqis on their new president

Washington, July 25 : The US has congratulated the Iraqis on the election of their new President Mohammed Fuad Masoum.

US House panel supports lawsuit against Obama

Washington, July 25 : The US House Rules Committee Thursday approved a resolution allowing the full House to vote on authorising a lawsuit against US President Barack Obama, accusing him of abusing executive authority.

White House sets $10 bn fund for rural infrastructure

Washington, July 25 : The White House Rural Council Thursday announced a fund of $10 billion to support rural infrastructure projects across the country.

John Kerry to visit India July 30

New Delhi, July 24 : US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit India July 30-Aug 1, the external affairs ministry said Thursday.

ISIS is 'worse than Al Qaeda': US officials

Washington, July 24 : Top U.S officials have reportedly dubbed the militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al Qaeda in its doctrine and ambition and one that has grown into a threat that is worse than Al Qaeda.

Convict struggles to die in botched up US execution

Washington, July 24 : A death row convict in the US snorted and struggled to breathe in a nearly two-hour execution that went horribly wrong, media reported Thursday.

US lifts ban on flights to Israeli airport

Washington, July 24 : The US aviation agency has lifted a ban on the country's flights to an airport in Israel's western port city of Tel Aviv late Wednesday.

US says blame for downed plane lies with Putin

Washington, July 24 : The US said Wednesday that blame for the crashed Malaysian airliner lies directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

US extends ban on flights to Tel Aviv

Washington, July 24 : US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Wednesday that all flights of the country's airlines to Tel Aviv will be prohibited for additional 24 hours over concerns on safety situation.

Tyson to induct Holyfield into boxing hall of fame

Wellington, July 23 : American boxing legend Mike Tyson would introduce his retired compatriot Evander Holyfield into a boxing hall of fame 17 years after the infamous bout bite, with the pair appearing to have made up in a staged advertisement.

EPA apologizes on Twitter for promoting Kim K game

Washington, July 23 : EPA has apologized for promoting 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' game from their official account on twitter.

US approves probes against Chinese tires

Washington, July 23 : The US International Trade Commission (USITC) Tuesday approved the anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations against imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China.

US airlines cancel flights to Israel

Washington, July 23 : Two major US civil aviation giants, Delta Airlines and US Airways announced Tuesday that they have cancelled flights to Israel due to safety and security concerns.

Declassified documents reveal how US military planned surveillance station on Moon

London, July 22 : The US military reportedly had plans to set up a surveillance station on the Moon once, declassified documents show.

Most Americans want US to stay out of conflict-torn countries: Poll

Washington, July 22 : Most American citizens oppose America's direct involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine, a new poll revealed.

Indian-American convicted for paying kickbacks in stock scheme

Washington, July 22 : An Indian-American CEO of two publicly-traded companies has been convicted for paying kickbacks in return for purchases of his companies' stocks, a media report said.

US watch list up by 1.5 mln in last five years

Washington, July 21 : Data retrieved during a civil lawsuit showed that almost 1.5 million people have been added to the United States government's watch list in the last five years and the numbers are increasing with time.

Obama expresses serious concern over Gaza crisis

Washington, July 21 : US President Barack Obama Sunday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing his "serious concern" about growing number of casualties in the Gaza crisis, a White House statement said.

Cancer victim's widow awarded $23 bn in US lawsuit

Washington, July 20 : A court in the US has awarded a widow $23.6 billion in damages in a lawsuit against America's second biggest tobacco company, media reports said Sunday.

Hagel calls Dutch defence minister on MH17 crash

Washington, July 20 : US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called his Dutch counterpart Jeanine Hennis- Plasschaer Saturday and condoled the death of Dutch citizens who lost their lives in the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crash Thursday.

MH17 shot in missile attack from pro-Russian held Ukraine territory: Obama

London, July 19 : United States President Barack Obama has said that the Malaysian airlines plane crash had been a result of a ground-to-air missile attack in the conflict area of Eastern Ukraine that is currently under pro-Russian separatists.

Michelle Obama vows to quit 'French fries'

Washington, July 19 : US President Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama recently swore to take a break from 'French fries.'

US envoy designate says January 5 Bangladesh polls 'undeniably flawed'

Washington, July 18 : United States Ambassador-designate to Bangladesh Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat has described the January 5 general elections in Bangladesh as 'undeniably flawed'.

The company that allows its workers just 6 min bathroom breaks!

Washington, July 18 : A company in Illinois hassles its employees by allowing them just 6-minute bathroom breaks in a day.

US offers help in MH17 crash probe

Washington, July 18 : US Secretary of State John Kerry has said his country is ready to offer help to any international investigation into the Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine that killed 298 people on board.

Strokes among elderly decrease in US

Washington, July 18 : Incidence of stroke among people aged 65 years and above has dropped by over 40 percent during the period 1988-2008 in the US, a new analysis of data shows.

US embassy official arrested at Pakistan airport

Islamabad, July 18 : Pakistan's Airport Security Force (ASF) arrested a US embassy official at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad after recovering loaded 9 mm pistols from him, media reported Friday.

First confirmed case of chikungunya in US

Atlanta, July 18 : The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said that the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the US has been confirmed in a person in Florida.

US judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

Washington, July 18 : A US federal judge has declared the death penalty in the state of California as unconstitutional.

US airlines to stay off Ukraine-Russia border

Washington, July 18 : US airlines have voluntarily agreed not to fly in the airspace near the Ukraine-Russia border, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed Thursday.

US urges Israel to avoid civilians' deaths

Washington, July 18 : The US Thursday urged Israel to do more to protect civilians in its conflict with Hamas militants.

Obama condoles Malaysians over airliner crash

Washington, July 18 : US President Barack Obama Thursday expressed condolences to the people of Malaysia for the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, as well as all the families who lost loved ones in the tragic event.

Poll reveals what Americans think about Jesus' take on issues

Washington, July 17 : A new poll has revealed what Americans think Jesus would feel about the critical issues in their country.

Apple to pay 450 million dollars in U.S. e-book lawsuit

Washington, July 17 : Apple will pay an amount of 450 million dollars as a result of a U.S. lawsuit against it that said that the company had increased the price of e-books.

Americans trust Obama but not his leadership skills: Poll

Washington, July 17 : About half the population of America thinks that President Barack Obama is empathetic and trustworthy but lacks leadership qualities, revealed a new poll.

Influenza patients in US wrongly prescribed antibiotics?

Washington, July 17 : Taking antibiotics does not help patients suffering from influenza, a viral disease, but nearly 30 percent of the flu patients who were treated during the 2012-2013 influenza season in the US may have been prescribed unnecessary antibiotics instead of antiviral therapy, says a study.

US endorses Morocco's plan on Sahara

Washington, July 17 : US President Barack Obama has extended support to Morocco's autonomy plan for the Sahara in line with the policy adopted by the last three US administrations.

US seeks strong partnership with Modi government

By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 17 : Highlighting the critical role that a strong India will play in shaping the Asian landscape, the US hopes to have a "strong and collaborative partnership" with the new Modi government.

US widens sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Washington, July 17 : The US Wednesday escalated sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, targeting firms in the financial, energy, and arms sectors of Russia.

US varsity can use race as factor in admissions: Court

Washington, July 16 : A federal appeals court in the US has ruled that the University of Texas (UT Austin) may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body.

NASA backs humans to find 'life beyond Earth' within 20 years

Washington, July 16 : NASA scientists have revealed that they could find the proof of aliens or habitable planets within 20 years.

Obama, Merkel vow to improve intelligence cooperation

Washington, July 16 : US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have vowed to improve intelligence cooperation between the two countries.

US-based Indian company, new owners of Jamaica Tallawahs

St. George's (Grenada), July 16 : The United States based Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) are the new franchise owners of reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Champions, Jamaica Tallawahs, organisers have announced.

US to invest $11 million to curb HIV

Washington, July 16 : The US government has reviewed the progress of the National HIV-AIDS Strategy in the past four years, and has announced new funding to fight the scourge, media reported Wednesday.

Bobby Jindal still mulling 2016 White House run

By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 16 : Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal will not make a decision about a White House run in 2016 until after November as he tries to make his Republican Party "stop being the stupid party.

Kerry asks Arab nations to press Hamas on ceasefire

Vienna, July 16 : US Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday warned of "great risks" to provoke violence in Gaza as he called on Arab nations to push Hamas to accept a ceasefire.

US targets Norwegian for joining Al Qaeda

Washington, July 15 : The US Tuesday announced it has designated a Norwegian citizen as a terrorist for joining Al Qaedain Yemen.

US agency halts pathogen shipments after security breach

Washington, July 15 : Reacting to anthrax and H5N1 influenza virus shipments from one lab to another in the recent past, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suspended shipments from its high-biosecurity facilities.

Buzz Aldrin fears US may be in 'worst position' of space exploration

Washington, July 14 : Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin has recently shown his concerns over US losing its position at the forefront of space exploration.

Michelle Obama says has 'no bones to pick' with 'good people' Clintons

Melbourne, July 14 : Michelle Obama recently put down the feud talks between her family and the Clintons by calling them "good people" during a recent private Park Avenue meeting.

US Orbital launches second cargo mission to space station

Washington, July 14 : An unmanned spacecraft operated by commercial US space company Orbital Sciences Corp blasted off Sunday for its second cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA TV showed.