North Korea hack was `vandalism` not act of war: Barack Obama
North Korea hack was `vandalism` not act of war: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said North Korea`s hack of Sony Pictures was an act of "cyber vandalism" and not an act of war, according to an interview to air Sunday morning on CNN.

Castro warns won't change communist system despite US-Cuba thaw

Cuban President Raul Castro has said that he is ready to discuss US' move to normalise bilateral relations but warned that the communist system would not be changed in the country.

Obama `unconditionally` condemns New York police killings

US President Barack Obama on Sunday "unconditionally" condemned the killing of two uniformed New York police officers who were gunned down in their patrol car in Brooklyn by a lone gunman.

Barack Obama ignores men, takes questions only from women in year's last press conference
Barack Obama ignores men, takes questions only from women in year's last press conference

It was a different press conference in the history of White House, when US President Barack Obama took questions only from women reporters and refused to answer those put by male ones.

Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won`t change political system

Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, but warned not to expect political change.

US seeks to overthrow Venezuela government: Official

Tighter new US sanctions against Venezuela are aimed to foment violent unrest to try to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, his defense minister said Saturday.

Raul Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won`t change political system

Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, but warned not to expect any major political change as a result of the detente.

ISIS extremist mum luring teenage girls, promising an 'awesome life' as 'jihadi bride'
ISIS extremist mum luring teenage girls, promising an 'awesome life' as 'jihadi bride'

Even as Islamic State (IS) militants are being killed by the US-led anti-terror coalition air strikes, a middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member who had recently joined the ISIS, is luring teenage girls to Syria through Twitter with the promise of an 'awesome life' as a jihadi bride, Daily Mail reported.

Cuban parliament approves restoring ties with US

 Cuba`s Parliament on Friday unanimously approved a government decision to restore diplomatic relations with the United States, which was a long-time foe.

Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack
Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

 President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.

Sony Pictures CEO says had no choice but to pull ''The Interview''

Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyber attack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview."

Indian-American Richard Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry.

I'm not a lame duck: Barack Obama's year-end message to Americans

If U.S. President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday.

Barack Obama says does not anticipate overnight changes in Cuba

President Barack Obama on Friday said the Cuban government still represses its citizens, and that he does not expect overnight changes as a result of normalized relations between Cuba and the United States.

US will respond to North Korea-linked hack on Sony: Obama

President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States will respond to the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures now that U.S. authorities have linked the strike to the North Korean government.

Republican lawmakers, Cuban exiles unite against Barack Obama

Cuban exiles in Miami and Republican legislators from Florida, outraged by the White House`s about turn on Cuba, are preparing to block in Congress President Barack Obama`s decision to establish diplomatic ties with Havana.

Despite billions in aid, US unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan`s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed.

US-Cuba ties thaw, White House open to Castro visit

A US visit by Cuban President Raul Castro is a possibility, the White House said Thursday, a day after he and US President Barack Obama announced a historic bilateral rapprochement.

US Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

 Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama`s plan to normalize US relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House.

Obama signs bill targeting Venezuelan officials

 US President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law a bill slapping sanctions on Venezuelan officials allegedly involved in a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in the South American country.