White House declines to support encryption legislation: Sources

Although the White House has reviewed the text and offered feedback, it is expected to provide minimal public input, if any, the sources said.
 

Pfizer and Allergan scrap $160 billion "inversion" deal

Pfizer and Allergan scrap $160 billion "inversion" deal

US drugmaker Pfizer Inc and Ireland-based Allergan Plc formally announced the scrapping of their $160 billion merger on Wednesday, in a big win for President Barack Obama who has been pushing to curb tax-slashing "inversion" deals.

Obama''s inversion curbs kill Pfizer''s $160 bln Allergan deal

Obama''s inversion curbs kill Pfizer''s $160 bln Allergan deal

U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc agreed on Tuesday to terminate its $160 billion agreement to acquire Botox maker Allergan Plc, in a major victory to U.S. President Barack Obama`s drive to stop tax-dodging corporate mergers.

Destroying ISIS group my top priority: US President Barack Obama

Destroying ISIS group my top priority: US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has said that destroying the Islamic State (ISIS) group remains his "top priority" at a time when the jihadist group continues to lose ground in Iraq and Syria.

Destroying IS group my 'top priority': Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that destroying the Islamic State (IS) group remains his "top priority" at a time when the jihadist group continues to lose ground in Iraq and Syria.

US for a closer, stronger defense ties with India: Ashton Carter

Carter has said that his proposed visit to India is expected to set "new milestone" in the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Barack Obama trashes Donald Trump plan to force Mexico to pay for wall

President Barack Obama on Tuesday dismissed as "half-baked" Donald Trump`s plan to force Mexico to pay for a border wall by holding hostage the money its citizens send home from the United States.

Barack Obama discusses Islamic State threat with Pentagon chief

Obama spoke with reporters after meeting with Carter at the White House.

Fierce Afghan fighting slows NATO training mission: New US commander

The US military presence in Afghanistan will fall from 9,800 at present to 5,500 by the start of 2017, barring a dramatic change of thinking in Washington.

NATO is critical to security of United States: Barack Obama

Stoltenberg said NATO is as "important as ever".

Donald Trump makes late push for support on eve of Wisconsin primary

"If they had worked this hard to stop Obama, Obama wouldn`t have had a chance," Trump said at a rally in Superior, Wisconsin.

US attuned to India's security concerns: White House

Earnest said the goal of the recently concluded Nuclear Security Summit was to eventually create a world without nuclear weapons.

MEA objects to Obama's 'reduce nuclear arsenal' remarks, says US lacks understanding of India's defence posture

MEA objects to Obama's 'reduce nuclear arsenal' remarks, says US lacks understanding of India's defence posture

The Spokesperson was responding to a question on Obama's remarks last week at the Nuclear Security Summit Press Conference.

Priyanka Chopra not sure about attending dinner with Barack Obama at the White House

Priyanka Chopra not sure about attending dinner with Barack Obama at the White House

Priyanka has been invited to dinner with Barack Obama at White House.

Turkey's Erdogan says Barack Obama spoke ''behind my back'' on press freedom

Obama said on Friday after meeting Erdogan on the sidelines of a nuclear summit in Washington that he was troubled by curbs on the press in Turkey and said he had urged Erdogan not to repress democratic debate in his country.

Terrorists will use nuclear weapon if they get it: Barack Obama

Terrorists will use nuclear weapon if they get it: Barack Obama

Terrorist organisations like al Qaeda and ISIS will use nuclear weapons if they ever get hold of it, US President Barack Obama warned on Saturday a day after he hosted leaders from over 50 countries including India for the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS).

PM Modi vows to deploy technology against nuclear terrorism

PM Modi vows to deploy technology against nuclear terrorism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to develop and deploy technology to defend against nuclear terrorism as President Barack Obama called on global leaders to jointly confront the growing threat of the Islamic State.

Parts of the world off-limits for nukes, says Barack Obama

Parts of the world off-limits for nukes, says Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said that global efforts to improve nuclear security have removed from circulation material equivalent to 150 nuclear weapons, safeguarding it from extremists.

US, Philippines hold war games as China flexes muscles

Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers will on Monday launch annual war games that this year are being seen as a show of strength in the face of China`s increasing assertiveness in the region.

Trump doesn't know much about foreign policy: Barack Obama

Trump doesn't know much about foreign policy: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said Donald Trump`s suggestion that Japan and South Korea should consider obtaining nuclear weapons demonstrates the Republican presidential front-runner`s lack of understanding about foreign policy.