Barack Obama

Barack Obama's tweet after Charlottesville violence is the most ‘liked’ in history

Barack Obama's tweet after Charlottesville violence is the most ‘liked’ in history

 Charlottesville in Virginia witnessed violent protests as a white supremacist, alt-right clashed with leftist protestors over the removal of a Confederate statue.

Aug 16, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

Sudan invited to US-Egyptian military exercises: Ministry

In July, the United States postponed for three months a decision on whether to permanently lift sanctions on Sudan over its human rights record and other issues.

Aug 11, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
Indian-born US federal judge orders new searches for Clinton's Benghazi emails

Indian-born US federal judge orders new searches for Clinton's Benghazi emails

 An Indian-born federal judge in the US has ordered the State Department to search more emails which Hillary Clinton sent or received about 2012 Benghazi attack.

Aug 11, 2017, 07:49 AM IST
Barack Obama calls for calm as polling begins in Kenya

Barack Obama calls for calm as polling begins in Kenya

Former US President Barack Obama called for calm in Tuesday's general elections in Kenya, where there are concerns over a possible resurgence of violence stemming from political and ethnic tensions.

Aug 08, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff

Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff

Amid a major diplomatic retaliation unseen since the Cold War era, Russia urged the United States today to show the "political will" to repair ties.

Aug 01, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi unlikely to attend UNGA session in September

The summit was the only forum when Modi and Sharif had come face to face during their visit for the UN General Assembly. 

Jul 26, 2017, 12:22 PM IST

US Republicans' push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the US Senate.

Jul 24, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
No touching: Canadian Governor-General breaks protocol with hand on Queen Elizabeth

No touching: Canadian Governor-General breaks protocol with hand on Queen Elizabeth

David Johnston, who is the British queen's representative in Canada where she is head of state, joined the likes of former US first lady Michelle Obama in breaching unspoken rules of behaviour when meeting the monarch.

Jul 20, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
US puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

US puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

The US government said it was targeting 18 entities and people for supporting what is said was "illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity."

Jul 18, 2017, 23:21 PM IST

Despite setback in relations, Cuba to continue dialogue with United States

Castro said that Trump's decisions ignored large sectors of the US and most Cuban emigrants in support of lifting the embargo and normalising bilateral ties, and merely satisfied a small group in Florida.

Jul 15, 2017, 11:11 AM IST

Donald Trump's visit to Britain to be delayed until 2018: Source

Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invitation when she visited Washington just days after Trump's inauguration in January, but a date has yet to be set.

Jul 11, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Donald Trump, with Vladimir Putin, predicts 'positive things' for US, Russia

Donald Trump, with Vladimir Putin, predicts 'positive things' for US, Russia

Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, had notoriously strained ties to Putin, and Trump has expressed an interest in a better US-Russia relationship.
 

Jul 07, 2017, 23:00 PM IST

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

The decision to delay the plan for six months was made on the eve of a deadline set by Mattis's predecessor, Ashton Carter, during Barack Obama's administration.

 

Jul 01, 2017, 09:20 AM IST

Despite hacking charges, US tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service

As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB`s alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

Jun 30, 2017, 15:34 PM IST

Donald Trump picks Indian American Krishna R Urs to be ambassador to Peru

The appointment of Urs, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, would have to be approved by the Senate.

Jun 29, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Barack Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has invited the Obamas to visit the Bogor Palace in West Java during their nine-day trip in Indonesia, where Obama lived for several years as a child.

Jun 28, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump to welcome PM Modi at the White House

President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump to welcome PM Modi at the White House

The US side is likely to be represented by Vice President Mike Pence, Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor Lt Gen H R McMaster.
 

Jun 26, 2017, 22:07 PM IST
Barack Obama did not act against Russia as he was sure of Hillary Clinton's win: Donald Trump

Barack Obama did not act against Russia as he was sure of Hillary Clinton's win: Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump has alleged that the former administration failed to take action against Russia for election meddling, as it was confident of Hillary Clinton`s win.

Jun 26, 2017, 21:35 PM IST
Donald Trump attacks Barack Obama over Russia and elections: "He colluded"

Donald Trump attacks Barack Obama over Russia and elections: "He colluded"

In December, Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention in the election and to deliver a report before he left office on Jan. 20.

 

Jun 26, 2017, 20:43 PM IST

White House forgoes traditional dinner commemorating Ramadan

Last year, then Presidential candidate Trump told an ABC News interview that he would be open to continuing the tradition of hosting the dinner if he were in the White House.

Jun 26, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

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