Downing of Ukraine helicopter `disturbs` US

The White House expressed concern Thursday that pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine were using advanced weapons "from the outside" after they shot down an army helicopter killing 12 soldiers.

White House calls China`s actions in Vietnam dispute provocative

White House calls China`s actions in Vietnam dispute provocative

India, China must be responsible to combat climate change: US

Moments after releasing a report on the impact of climate change in the US, the White House has said it is essential that countries with high carbon emission, such as Indian and China, be responsible in addressing this major challenge.

US not engaged in a Cold War with Russia: White House

The United States is not locked in a Cold War with Russia, the White House has said asserting that the situation and ground realities are now quite different from those of the earlier era.

US slams Turkey`s Twitter ban

The United States on Friday hit out at Turkey`s banning of the online social network Twitter and urged Ankara to restore access to what it called "basic communication tools."

US welcomes Tymoshenko`s release, monitoring situation

The US today welcomed the release of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from a prison hospital but said it was closely monitoring developments in the Central Asian country.

Obama proposes USD 1 billion climate protection fund

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 to respond to Bieber`s deportation petition

The White House is going to respond to the petition that calls for Justin Bieber`s deportation.

US orders departure of staff from South Sudan

The US Tuesday ordered its non-emergency personnel to leave South Sudan, voicing deep concern about the worsening situation in the country.

US lauds EU decision to slap terror tag on Hezbollah militant arm

The White House has applauded the European Union`s decision to blacklist Lebanon`s military group Hezbollah for being a threat to global stability.

Assad will never rule all of Syria again: White House

Bashar al-Assad will never rule all of Syria again, the White House has said, asserting that his iron-clad rule was now over.

How White House Spokesman fended prickly press questions 10,000 times

White House spokesman Jay Carney has evaded responding to a question an estimated 9,486 times in his 444 briefings, since he took the podium in February 2011, a review has revealed.

White House mum on delivering ‘bags of cash’ to Hamid Karzai

White House press secretary Jay Carney has declined to comment on a report that the CIA has regularly delivered bags of cash for more than a decade to Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s office.

Comply with international obligations: US to North Korea

Arguing that North Korea will achieve nothing by threats or provocations, the US said that Pyongyang should choose the path of peace.

‘No info on use of chemical weapons by Syrians`

The US Tuesday said that it has no information about Syrian rebels using chemical weapons as claimed by President Bashar Assad`s regime and warned that the any use of such arms is "unacceptable".

`Women adequately represented in Obama administration`

Women are adequately represented in the Obama administration including those in the top Cabinet level positions, other senior administrative and judiciary positions.

Cyber attack on White House: `No breach of classified system`

The White House has said that it has experienced a "spear phishing attack against an unclassified network".

America`s relationship with China is very complex: White House

The White House said Washington`s relationship with Beijing is a "complex" one wherein the 2 countries have areas of co-operation and disagreement.

`Challenges in road to historic transformation in Middle East`

The historic transition currently being experienced in some Middle East and N African countries is unlikely to be smooth, a top Obama aide said.

Impossible to stop offensive content: White House

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that it was puzzling to some around the world that offensive speech is permitted in the US.