Obama tells Greeks it`s time to make tough decisions

 US President Barack Obama weighed in Monday on the Greece crisis, telling Greeks they need to make tough choices to save their country from a default and possible messy euro exit.

G7 says concerned about tensions in East and South China Seas

The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations said on Monday they were concerned about tensions in the East and South China Seas and called for countries to abide by international law.

Obama says Putin on doomed drive to recreate Soviet glories

US President Barack Obama accused President Vladimir Putin of wrecking Russia`s economy in a doomed drive to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire and G7 leaders said they could step up sanctions against Moscow if violence in Ukraine escalated.

G7 warns Russia of more sanctions, pledge strong action to fight climate change
G7 warns Russia of more sanctions, pledge strong action to fight climate change

World leaders Monday warned Russia it would face stepped-up sanctions for its "aggression" in Ukraine, as they wrapped up a G7 meeting also pledging strong action to fight climate change.

Twitteratis poke fun at Obama and Merkel's 'The Sound of Music' photograph​
Twitteratis poke fun at Obama and Merkel's 'The Sound of Music' photograph​

As US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel took some time out during the G7 Summit on Monday for a chat, one particular moment between the discussions seemed to have caught the eye of photographers and the Twitterati.

US lacks "complete strategy" to help Iraq fight IS: Obama

President Barack Obama, reprising a phrase that caused uproar in Washington last year, said on Monday the United States does not yet have a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi security forces to reconquer territory seized by Islamic State fighters.

G7 summit: Obama, Hollande reach agreement on Ukraine crisis, Iran nuke deal
G7 summit: Obama, Hollande reach agreement on Ukraine crisis, Iran nuke deal

United States President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande have reportedly agreed on some of the world`s most pressing issues, including the imposition of sanctions on Russia in the light of its actions in Ukraine and the need to curb Iran`s nuclear ambitions, the White House said.

Obama did not say strong dollar a problem: US official

A US official today disputed a French source's account that President Barack Obama had told his allies at a G7 summit the strong dollar posed a "problem".

Iran court resumes trial of Washington Post journalist: Fars

An Iranian court on Monday resumed the trial of jailed Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian on espionage charges, Iran`s semi-official Fars news agency reported.

US government challenges Chinese tourist's injury claim

 The US government is defending itself against a Chinese tourist's USD 10 million injury claim with the testimony of a surprising witness- a border agent the government initially fired and charged criminally in the case.

Obama says stay, but some Cameron MPs prepare to back UK exit from EU

More than 50 lawmakers in Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservative Party launched a campaign to back Britain`s exit from the EU unless he can get it to adopt radical reforms, even as U.S. President Barack Obama argued in favour of staying.

Obama says G7 to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama said Group of Seven (G7) leaders meeting in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday would discuss standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine amid an upsurge in violence there that monitors have blamed on Moscow-backed separatists.

Obama says G7 must stand up to Russian `aggression` in Ukraine
Obama says G7 must stand up to Russian `aggression` in Ukraine

The leaders of Germany and the United States hammered home a tough line on Russia Sunday at the start of a G7 summit dominated by crises in Ukraine and Greece.

Obama gives touching speech at funeral of Biden's son

 US President Barack Obama delivered a heartfelt eulogy at the deeply emotional funeral of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who died a week ago of brain cancer. He was 46.

Barack Obama heads for G7 summit focused on Ukraine

President Barack Obama left Washington late Saturday headed for a G7 summit in southern Germany focused on violence in eastern Ukraine.

Obama admin not done enough to build ties with India: Perry

A top US Republican presidential candidate has alleged that the Obama administration has not given enough time and effort to build a relationship with India.

US lauds Narendra Modi's active diplomatic efforts

Through his active diplomatic efforts in the last one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is signalling that India will be a player on the global stage for years to come, according to a top American diplomat.

Obama committed to intensifying India-US relations: White House

US President Barack Obama is committed to further intensifying relationship with India and the recent visit of a top American defence official is reflective of the depth of the ties, the White House has said.

G7 summit to discuss wars, jihadists, Grexit fears

The Bavarian Alps venue may look tranquil, but global turmoil -- from Ukraine to Islamist militants and the Greek crisis -- dominates the agenda of the G7 summit, which is being held without Russia.

US to press European allies on sanctions against Russia

US President Barack Obama is going to urge European Union (EU) leaders to continue sanctions against Russia at the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) meeting, officials said.