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Obama told Putin he has violated international law: White House

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 06:02

Barack Obama told Vladimir Putin that Russia had violated international law with its incursion into Ukraine and warned of US and allied reprisals.

White House warns Russia to avoid `provocative` actions with Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 00:12

The White House warned Russia on Thursday to respect Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity and told Moscow to avoid "provocative" actions with regard to the crisis-hit country.

Obama tells Pentagon to prepare for possibility of leaving no troops in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 22:44

US President Barack Obama has told the Pentagon to prepare for the possibility that the United States will not leave behind any troops in Afghanistan after its troop drawdown at the end of this year, the White House said on Tuesday.

China summons US diplomat over Obama-Dalai meeting

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 18:44

China summoned US Charge d`Affaires and lodged strong diplomatic protest after President Barack Obama met Dalai Lama at White House despite warnings from Beijing that the meeting would damage ties.

US says `outraged` that Ukrainian forces shot protesters

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:14

White House said on Thursday it was "outraged" that Ukrainian forces had turned automatic weapons on demonstrators as a short-lived truce shattered in Kiev.

US govt issues shoe-bomb advisory to airlines

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:06

The US federal government has issued a new advisory to airlines, warning of potential threats of bombs hidden in shoes on inbound flights to the US.

Violence in Kiev `completely outrageous`: White House

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 21:00

The United States on Wednesday called the deadly violence on the streets of the Ukrainian capital "completely outrageous" and renewed its appeal to President Viktor Yanukovych to de-escalate the situation. 

Obama proposes USD 1 billion climate protection fund

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 02:20

President Barack Obama has decided to allocate a USD 1 billion fund to mitigate the impact of climate change, as he inspects farmland parched by drought in California.

White House develops guide to prevent cyberattacks

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 09:59

The White House is hoping to help American industries help themselves prevent cyberattacks.

US House passes debt ceiling limit hike

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 16:24

The US House of Representatives has narrowly approved a bill extending the federal borrowing limit without any string, which the White House described as a positive step in moving away from the political brinkmanship.

Barack Obama praised Francois Hollande as a leader of "courage"

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 15:55

Barack Obama praised France`s President Francois Hollande as a leader of "courage" on Tuesday, and wined and dined his solo guest at a lavish state dinner.

US official apologises for "F**k the EU" comment

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:37

The White House has reportedly hinted at the possibility of Russia`s role in leaking a phone call between American diplomats on YouTube.