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Obama battles sanctions push post Jan. 20 Iran nuclear deal agreement
Washington, Jan. 13 : US President Barack Obama's administration reportedly continued to battle new U.S sanctions push that could prove risky for the Iran-U.S nuclear pact, even as Iran and six world powers agreed on the terms for implementing the nuclear deal.
Barack Obama hails agreement to implement deal on Iran n-programme
Washington, Jan 13 : US President Barack Obama Sunday welcomed an agreement to start implementing an interim deal on Iran's nuclear programme from Jan 20, but vowed to veto any legislation imposing new sanctions on the Islamic republic hereafter.
World leaders offer condolences over ex Israeli PM Ariel Sharon's ...
Washington, Jan. 12 : U.S President Barack Obama joined other world leaders in expressing their sorrow on the demise of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Sharon dedicated his life to Israel: Barack Obama
Washington, Jan 12 : US President Barack Obama Saturday sent his condolences to the family of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon and to the Israeli people over his death while describing Sharon as a leader "who dedicated his life to the State of Israel".
Obama wants 2014 to be 'year of action' for economy
Washington, Jan 12 : US President Barack Obama Saturday urged Congress to make 2014 a "year of action" for the economy, making the federal unemployment benefits extension the first item on the agenda.
Obama to unveil NSA surveillance reforms
Washington, Jan 11 : US President Barack Obama will unveil his proposals to reform the National Security Agency's surveillance programmes next week, the White House announced.
Obama jokes on getting dreadlocks after presidency is over
Washington, Jan 10 : US President Barack Obama recently joked that he may get dreadlocks after he is done with the presidency.
Obama announces 'promise zones' to tackle poverty
Washington, Jan 10 : As part of his efforts to focus on income inequality and poverty in the country, US President Barack Obama Thursday announced five "promise zones".
Obama extends international space station operation until 2024
Washington, Jan 9 : US President Barack Obama has promised to keep international space station's laboratory in orbit, at least until 2024, which is a four-year extension, according to NASA officials.
White House defends Biden, Obama over former Pentagon chief's memoir
Washington, Jan 9 : The White House Wednesday continued to defend Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama amid an escalating controversy over former defense secretary Robert Gates' new memoir.
Obama presses for unemployment benefits extension
Washington, Jan 8 : US President Barack Obama stepped up pressure on the Congress to extend unemployment benefits by approving the bill which has just cleared procedural hurdle in the Senate.
Obama played 46 golf rounds in 2013
Washington, January 7 : Barack Obama has let his golf game swing in his second term of being the President of United States of America, as he has played golf a staggering 46 times in 2013.
Obama pushes for jobless benefits extension
Washington, Jan 5 : US President Barack Obama Saturday urged Congress to extend unemployment benefits for millions of unemployed Americans, saying inaction of Congress will lead to self-inflicted wound for the economy, Xinhua reported.
NYT, Guardian push for Snowden clemency
Washington, Jan. 3 : The New York Times and The Guardian have reportedly published editorials calling on US president Barack Obama to make a clemency deal with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and bring him back to the country.
Majority of uninsured Americans rate Obamacare negatively
Washington, Jan 3 : Nearly six in 10 uninsured Americans who have visited a health insurance exchange website under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul in December say their experience was negative, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.
Barack Obama is hard core 'Breaking Bad' fan
Washington, Dec. 31 : US President Barack Obama loves watching crime drama 'Breaking Bad' as a way to unwind after a hard day's work.
Obama, Hillary most admired people in America
Washington, Dec. 31 : President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman in America, a new poll has found.
US phone companies refuse to store data for NSA
Washington, Dec. 29 : President Barack Obama's plan to curb the National Security Agency's mass storage of phone data is already facing resistance.
'Abandoned' American abducted in Pak calls US for help
Johannesburg, Dec. 27 : An American development worker, who was kidnapped in Pakistan by Al-Qaeda more than two years ago, has appealed to President Barack Obama to negotiate his release, saying he feels "totally abandoned and forgotten".
The worst of times for Obama and India ties (2013 In Retrospect)
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Dec 25 : Much like US-India relations, US President Barack Obama had a roller coaster ride in the year gone by, as he scored a couple of successes abroad, but fumbled with the ball in the rollout of his signature healthcare law.
Two Indian Americans researchers get US presidential award
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Dec 24 : President Barack Obama has named 102 researchers, including two Indian-Americans, as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest US honour for young professionals in these fields.
Obamacare sign-up deadline extended to Christmas Eve
Washington, Dec 24 : The Obama administration Monday extended the sign-up deadline for healthcare plans under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul through Tuesday.
Obama warns of ending support to South Sudan
Washington, Dec 22 : US President Barack Obama Saturday urged factions in South Sudan to resolve conflict through peaceful negotiations, while warning that the use of force to seize power would end support from the US and global community.
Obama uses gunmen to keep daughters from dating!
Islamabad, Dec 22 : US President Barack Obama has revealed that even though his daughters, Malia and Sasha, are "very sensible" about dating, he still keeps an eye on them with the help of gunmen.
Obama insists 2013 not worst year of presidency
London, Dec. 21 : US President Barack Obama has reportedly denied that 2013 was the worst year of his presidency, even as the biggest mass surveillance programmes in the history of the nation were exposed along with a government shutdown and a botched rollout of the healthcare website.
Obama hints at 'another way of skinning the 'snoop-data' cat'
Washington, Dec. 21 : US President Barack Obama has reportedly pointed to possible changes in the way the country's spy agency collects massive amounts of Americans' phone data for surveillance purpose.
Obama hopes 2014 to be a breakthrough year
Washington, Dec 21 : US President Barack Obama, after the end of his fifth year in the White House, Friday rejected 2013 as the worst year of his tenure, and expected 2014 to be "a breakthrough year for America".
Obama says not to negotiate over debt ceiling
Washington, Dec 21 : US President Barack Obama Friday said that he would not negotiate with his Republican rivals over raising the federal government's debt ceiling and the fiscal brinksmanship should not be repeated.
White House says Obama would veto Iran sanctions bill
Washington, Dec. 20 : President Barack Obama would veto a bill threatening new sanctions on Iran, White House has said.
US soldiers sent to South Sudan
Washington, Dec 20 : US President Barack Obama has sent 45 US soldiers to South Sudan to protect its nationals and embassy there amid the African nation's volatile security situation.