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Obama urges Israel against building Jewish settlements
Jerusalem, March 22 : US President Barack Obama called on the Israeli government Thursday to stop building settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, saying continued settlement activity was "counterproductive" to peace.
Obama appeals for Israel-Palestine peace
Jerusalem, Mar 21 : U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday appealed to the young population of Isarel to choose peace with the Palestinians.
Chemical weapons would be Syria 'game changer': Obama
Tel Aviv, March 21 : US President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was "deeply skeptical" of Syrian government claims that its opponents used chemical weapons in the civil conflict there.
US would take action if chemical weapons "Red Line" crossed in Syria, ...
Washington, Mar 20 : Reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, if true, would mean US President Barack Obama's threshold for taking military action to end country's civil war has been met, American officials have said.
Obama in Israel for first visit as US president
Tel Aviv, March 20 : US President Barack Obama arrived onboard Air Force One at the airport of Tel Aviv in Israel Wednesday, starting his first visit as US president to the Jewish nation that is a staunch ally.
Russian fundamentalists sue US, want Alaska back
Moscow, March 17 : US President Barack Obama must have known that his support of gay marriage would bring him trouble. But of all possible repercussions, a demand to roll back Alaska's 1867 sale to the US was one he was unlikely to have seen coming.
Obama fantasizes about hanging out in Israel wearing fake mustache
London, Mar. 15 : President Barack Obama just wants to be a regular tourist and hang out in Israel.
Barack Obama compares wife Michelle to Beyonce
Melbourne, March. 15 : US President Barack Obama has said that his wife is like pop diva Beyonce, as she's had such a positive influence on his style.
Iran 'over a year away' from developing nuke weapon: Obama
Washington, Mar 15 : US President Barack Obama has said Iran is more than a year away from developing a nuclear weapon.
Michelle makes me tidy up, says President Obama
New York, March 14 : US President Barack Obama has admitted that his wife Michelle makes him keep everything in order.
Worldwide image of U.S. dips considerably, finds poll
Washington, Mar. 14 : Worldwide approval of U.S. leadership has declined considerably during President Barack Obama's second term at the White House, a new poll has found.
Obama asks Sultan of Brunei to 'do some shopping to strengthen U.S. ...
Washington, Mar. 13 : President Barack Obama joked about the Sultan of Brunei's great wealth as the Asian leader visited the White House on Tuesday.
Obama to meet corporate leaders to discuss ways to strengthen cyber ...
Washington, Mar. 13 : President Barack Obama will be meeting corporate leaders to discuss efforts to improve cyber security in private industries amid rising concern about hacking attacks from China.
US warns China to stop 'unprecedented' wave of cyber attacks against ...
London, Mar 12 : US President Barack Obama's most senior security aide has said that Beijing must take action to stop the 'unprecedented' wave of cyber-attacks against America.
US says it 'fervently' supports India's rise
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 12 : Describing forging deeper partnerships with emerging powers as a key pillar of US strategy for the Asia-Pacific, a top aide of President Barack Obama says Washington not just accepts, but fervently supports India's rise.
Obama in global trade talks to sway India, China?
Washington, March 9 : President Barack Obama has initiated a global round of trade talks encompassing Europe and potentially much of Asia, but with a potential to influence major economies, notably China, India and Brazil, according to a media report.
Obama's spy master confirmed after 13-hour Senate filibuster
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 8 : President Barack Obama's nominee as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) received Senate approval after the White House clarified its drone policy satisfying a Republican senator who had held up the vote with a 13-hour filibuster.
Rodman says Kim Jong-un wants 'basketball, not war' with Obama
London, Mar 4 : Dennis Rodman, who is known as the 'bad boy' of basketball, has returned from North Korea with a message from its leader Kim Jong-un for President Barack Obama - 'lets talk about basketball'.
Obama mixes Star Wars and Star Trek metaphors
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Mar 2 : President Barack Obama mixed Star Wars and Star Trek metaphors as he explained why he could not force the Republicans and Democrats to a deal to replace the forced spending cuts that kicked in Friday.
US hit by deep spending cuts
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Mar 2 : With no deal in sight, President Barack Obama signed an order hours before the midnight deadline to kick in USD 85 billion in what he called "dumb" spending cuts that could hurt the US economy.
Hagel strongly committed to India-US strategic partnership: Pentagon
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Feb 28 : As Chuck Hagel took over as Barack Obama's new defence secretary amid a controversy over his comments on India's role in Afghanistan, Pentagon - the US defence department headquarters - said that Hagel will work to strengthen ties to India.
Obama praises courage of Rosa Parks
Washington, Feb 28 : President Barack Obama Wednesday praised the courage of Rosa Parks at a ceremony in the US Capitol where he dedicated the statue in honour of the civil rights activist.
Economy will suffer if spending cuts take effect: Obama
Newport News (Virginia), Feb 27 : President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the US economy and national security will suffer if a set of automatic spending cuts takes effect later this week.
Hagel confirmed as defence secretary; critics play India card
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Feb 27 : After a bruising political fight, President Barack Obama finally got Chuck Hagel confirmed as defence secretary by the Senate even as a new controversy erupted over his nominee's "distorted views" on India.
Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley lead Republican charge against Obama
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Feb 26 : With no deal in sight on mandated across-the-board forced spending cuts, President Barack Obama painted a grim picture only to be accused by Republicans, led by two Indian-American governors, of scaremongering.
Obama urges smart government spending cuts
Washington, Feb 26 : US President Barack Obama has urged lawmakers to adopt smart government spending cuts to reduce economic uncertainty and bolster economic growth.
US, Japan discuss additional sanctions against North Korea
Washington, Feb 23 : US President Barack Obama and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met here Friday for talks that included the possibility of imposing new sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for Pyongyang's recent test of a nuclear device.
Automatic budget cuts threaten economy: Obama
Washington, Feb 20 : President Barack Obama warned Tuesday of danger for the US economy if Congress doesn't act to stop the so-called budget sequester: a set of spending cuts set to take effect March 1.
US general named to head NATO retires
Washington, Feb 20 : The general named by US President Barack Obama as the next supreme commander of NATO relinquished his appointment and is retiring from the Armed Forces, the White House said Tuesday.
Obama plan: ploy, decoy, ruse or just backup?
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Feb 19 : As President Barack Obama's leaked plan to put America's 11 million illegal immigrants, including some 250,000 Indians, on a path to citizenship, generated a storm, White House insisted it was just a "backup plan."