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Obama begins to construct his legacy with Cuba move
By Elvira Palomo, Washington, Dec 18 : Without the pressure of having to contest another election and with two more years left of his term, US President Barack Obama has begun to construct his legacy with the historic turn towards Cuba.
Cuban exiles hit out against Obama
Miami, Dec 18 : US President Barack Obama's historic speech announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic ties with Havana has failed to convince Cuban exiles living in Miami who received the news as a bolt from the blue.
Obama's decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba met with ...
Washington, Dec 18 : As United States President Barack Obama hailed a "new chapter" in U.S. relations with Cuba following a five decade-long political standoff; reactions in Miami were split, mostly along generational lines.
Obamas recall their encounters with racism
Washington, Dec 18 : The US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have opened up about their encounters with racism.
President Obama names 'Boyhood' his favorite movie of 2014
Washington, Dec 18 : US President Barack Obama has revealed that 'Boyhood' was the best film he saw this year.
Republicans slam Obama for Cuba decision
Washington, Dec 18 : The leading Republican in the US House of Representatives Wednesday slammed President Barack Obama's decision to resume full diplomatic ties with Communist-ruled Cuba as a "mindless" concession to a dictatorship.
Obama announces new Cuba policy to normalise relations
Washington, Dec 18 : US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced a historical, new policy toward Cuba, in a move to normalise relations and end more than five decades of estrangement between the two countries.
Security agencies on high alert after Peshawar attack
New Delhi Dec. 17 : With the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issuing a nationwide alert in the wake of a ghastly attack at a school in Pakistan, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Wednesday assured that all necessary steps were being taken to ensure the safety of U.S. President Barack Obama ...
White House says Obama will sign bill imposing new sanctions on ...
London, Dec 17 : The White House has said that the United States President Barack Obama will sign a bill imposing a slew of new sanctions on Russia despite reservations.
Obama, Kerry condemn Taliban as 'depraved' for 'gut-wrenching' ...
Johannesburg, Dec 17 : United States President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have condemned the barbaric attack in a school in Peshawar saying that the terrorists have shown their "depravity" by carrying out a "gut-wrenching" massacre.
US Senate confirms Blinken as number two at State Department
Washington, Dec 17 : The US Senate has confirmed Antony Blinken, deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, as number two at the State Department replacing William Burns.
Federal judge rules Obama immigration measures unconstitutional
Washington, Dec 17 : A federal judge in Pennsylvania Tuesday ruled unconstitutional President Barack Obama's recent executive action to temporarily protect from deportation more than five million undocumented foreigners.
Ahead of Obama visit, US security team visits Agra
Agra, Dec 17 : A 40-member team comprising US security advisers, representatives of the two houses and journalists visited the Taj Mahal in Agra to access security arrangements and logistics, ahead of the US President Barack Obama's India visit Jan 26.
Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill
Washington, Dec 17 : US President Barack Obama intends to sign into law a bill that will ratchet up sanctions on Russia and provide additional assistance to Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday.
US condemns Pakistan school attack
Washington, Dec 16 : US President Barack Obama has condemned in the strongest possible terms Tuesday's attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, that claimed scores of lives, mostly those of children.
Obama admits 'small IS victories' may mean prolonged US engagement in ...
Washington, Dec 16 : While warning the Islamic State (IS) that they may be amassing some quick victories but the United States' "reach is long," President Barack Obama admitted that these victories may mean that the nation's engagement there will be prolonged.
White House says Sony Pictures apology 'appropriate' post 'Obama ...
Washington, Dec 14 : The White House has termed the apology issued by Sony Pictures executives for sending "derogatory emails" about President Barack Obama as "appropriate" after they were leaked following a cyber attack on the Hollywood studio.
Harry Styles rubbishes rumor of having affair with Barack Obama
Washington, Dec 13 : Harry Styles has responded to the reports that he had an affair with Barack Obama after US tabloid National Examiner featured the story in one of their covers.
After Putin trip, US unhappy, but no change in Obama's India plans
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Dec 13 : The US is unhappy over India doing "business as usual" with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India which remains an "important partner."
US Senate committee approves three years of limited force against IS
Washington, Dec 12 : In an attempt to redefine United States' war on terror, the Senate has passed a new authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) that would limit President Barack Obama's ability to use ground troops.
Obama says "Putin does not have good cards" in feud with West over ...
Washington, Dec 12 : United States President Barack Obama has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin "does not have good cards" and that he has not played them as good as the western media sometime gives him credit for, in his fight with the west over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
Sony Pictures' Scott Rudin, Pascal apologise post 'Obama racist slur' ...
New York, Dec 12 : Producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal have reportedly apologized after a string of Sony Pictures emails compromised during the recent cyber attack revealed a slew of racially-charged messages exchanged between the two targeting President Barack Obama.
Obama to sign Venezuela sanctions bill
Washington, Dec 12 : US President Barack Obama plans to sign into law a bill expanding sanctions on Venezuelan officials accused of violently oppressing protests against the country's leftist government, the White House said Thursday.
Al Qaeda blames Obama for death of hostages in Yemen
Sanaa, Dec 11 : Al Qaeda terrorists Thursday blamed US President Barack Obama for the deaths of two foreign hostages in Yemen and claimed that it was the result of "political hostility and war against the Muslims".
Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as US envoy to India
Washington, Dec 10 : The US Senate has confirmed Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next American ambassador to India, making him the first Indian-American envoy in New Delhi.
'Modi-Obama summit helped reignite US business interest in India'
New Delhi, Dec 9 : Did Prime Minister Narendra Modi's summit meeting with US President Barack Obama in September signal a paradigm shift in bilateral ties? Was it a ground-breaking moment in Indo-US ties that had seen a slump over the years? Experts, including former diplomats, do not think it was ...
Obama meets Prince William, discusses 'long and special relationship'
Washington, Dec 9 : US President Barack Obama met Britain's Prince William and discussed with him "the long and special relationship" between the two countries, the White House said.
Obama says U.S.' 'deeply rooted' problem of racism would take time to ...
Johannesburg, Dec 08 : United States President Barack Obama has said that it would take time to tackle the 'deep rooted' problem of racism and bias in the country.
Kennedy Center awards honour Tom Hanks, Sting, Al Green
Washington, Dec 8 : Actor Tom Hanks, singer-song writer Sting and soul and gospel singer Al Green have become the latest Kennedy Center honorees, along with comedian Lily Tomlin and ballerina Patricia McBride, in a ceremony attended by US President Barack Obama.
Modi third most popular leader on Twitter after Obama, Pope Francis
Washington, Dec 07 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the third most popular leader on Twitter after U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, according to Twiplomacy, a Web site that tracks the use of Twitter.