Barack Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill, says White House

The White House on Friday said US President Barack Obama will sign the Russia sanctions bill as it again appealed to Moscow to "end its occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea and cease support for separatists in eastern Ukraine".

Pope praises the diplomacy of US-Cuba accord

Pope Francis praised the "small steps" of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the US and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

Govt taking steps for security ahead of Obama's visit: Rajnath Singh

In the wake of terror attack in Peshawar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the government is taking all possible steps for security during the ensuing visit of US President Barack Obama.

India welcomes resumption of US-Cuba ties

 India Thursday welcomed the resumption of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba after more than 50 years.

India hails US move to revive diplomatic ties with Cuba

India on Thursday welcomed the US' decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after a gap of more than five decades.

Delhi Police on alert: BS Bassi

The Delhi Police is on alert to avert any terror attack following intelligence inputs issued to states, Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Thursday.

Obamas recall their encounters with racism

 The US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have opened up about their encounters with racism.

Cuba's Raul Castro hails new era of "living together" with US

Cuban President Raul Castro hailed a landmark exchange of prisoners with the United States on Wednesday and praised US President Barack Obama as the two countries agreed to normalize relations after more than five decades of hostility. 

US-Cuba thaw marks end of `hard Castro-ism`
US-Cuba thaw marks end of `hard Castro-ism`

The decision by the United States and Cuba to renew diplomatic relations marks the end of "hard Castro-ism" on the communist island and a victory for pragmatic diplomacy, analysts said.

Cubans in Miami slam `betrayal` after historic move

Cubans in Miami`s Little Havana reacted with anger -- and a sprinkling of hope -- to President Barack Obama`s dramatic bid Wednesday to end a half-decade Cold War with the communist-ruled island.

'I'm free,' says American after five years held in Cuba

The messages from Alan Gross had grown increasingly ominous. In May, on his 65th birthday, the former U.S. aid worker said he would rather die than spend another birthday in a Cuban prison. Two weeks ago, his wife said he was "literally wasting away."

Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, offers "unwavering support" after attack

US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday to express condolences and "unwavering support" after Taliban militants attacked a school, killing 132 students.

Key points in Obama`s shift in Cuba policy

US President Barack Obama announced Wednesday he was ending the decades-old US policy of isolation toward Cuba, saying it has "failed."

Raj Shah announces to leave the Obama Administration

The highest ranking Indian- American in the Obama Administration, Raj Shah on Wednesday announced to step down as Administrator of USAID in mid-February next year after receiving high-praise from the President.

Obama, Castro declare historic breakthrough in ties
Obama, Castro declare historic breakthrough in ties

US President Barack Obama said Wednesday a "new chapter" had been opened in Washington`s ties with Cuba, saying it was time to end an "outdated approach" that had failed to move relations forward.

Barack Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.

Russian ruble rebounds slightly after record plunge

 Russia scrambled Wednesday to halt a run on the ruble, selling billions of reserves to prop up the currency in the worst economic crisis of President Vladimir Putin`s 15 years in power.

Terror alert in Delhi ahead of Barack Obama's visit
Terror alert in Delhi ahead of Barack Obama's visit

The Home Ministry has issued a high alert following inputs of a possible terror attack in two hotels of the national capital and on New Delhi-Agra highway, reports said on Wednesday.

Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

Russia`s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phone call early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible.

Obama holds National Security Council meeting to discuss Pakistan

 President Barack Obama met his National Security Council team at the White House to review potential holiday threats and discuss America's security posture in Pakistan in view of the horrific terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar that left 141 dead, mostly children.