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.

House sends huge USD 1.1T spending bill to Senate

It's now up to the US Senate to pass a huge USD 1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill after the Obama White House and Republicans joined forces to push it through the House over objections from Democrats that it would roll back bank regulations imposed in the wake of the economic near-meltdown of 2008.

Malaysia summons US envoy over rights criticism

Malaysia has summoned the US ambassador after both he and US Vice President Joe Biden questioned a government decision to retain and strengthen a controversial law limiting free speech, despite earlier pledging to abolish it.

Biden sees ''less than even'' chance of nuclear deal with Iran

US Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday there was a "less than even shot" of a nuclear deal with Iran but that it was still worth pursuing.

Biden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis

US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Time to act on energy security, Biden tells EU

US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday told Europe it was time to act on improving its energy security, warning of Russia`s "track record" in using energy supplies as a weapon.

Biden meets Erdogan seeking to ease strains on Syria

 US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aiming to ease strains over the crisis in Syria and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Russia risks more isolation over Ukraine aggression: Biden

 US Vice-President Joe Biden on a visit to Kiev warned on Friday that Russia risked further isolation over its "unacceptable" aggression in Ukraine.

Ukraine president heckled by relatives of Maidan dead

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was shouted down by angry relatives of 100 protesters killed in Kiev`s "Euromaidan" revolution at a ceremony on Friday to pay tribute to the victims.

Biden in Ukraine talks as Kiev marks Maidan anniversary

US Vice President Joe Biden will meet Ukraine`s leaders Friday as the ex-Soviet country marks a year since the start of protests that toppled a pro-Russia regime and sparked the conflict ravaging the nation`s east.

US Vice President Joe Biden in talks with Ukraine leaders as toll rises in east

US Vice President Joe Biden will meet Ukraine`s leaders Friday on the first anniversary of the protests that toppled the former pro-Kremlin regime, with Kiev hoping for an announcement on further US assistance.

Joe Biden leaves on Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco tour

US Vice President Joe Biden departed Tuesday on a five-day tour of Ukraine, Turkey and Morocco, with the ongoing struggle between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels, as well as fighting in Syria topping his agenda.

Joe Biden warns Russia over Ukraine

US Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia over Ukraine after new columns of tanks, trucks and heavy artillery rumbled towards the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Monday.

US Navy kicked out Biden's son over cocaine use

Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged this year from the US Navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine, a US official said.

US Navy kicked out Joe Biden`s son over cocaine use

Vice President Joe Biden`s son was discharged this year from the US Navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine, a US official confirmed to a news agency on Thursday.

Joe Biden calls Saudi Arabia after diplomatic gaffe

US Vice President Joe Biden called Saudi Arabia`s foreign affairs minister Tuesday and "clarified" his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the Islamic State group, the White House said.

UAE surprised at Biden's remarks, asks for clarification

A surprised UAE has asked US Vice President Joe Biden to clarify his statement after he suggested that America's Middle Eastern allies were partly to blame for aiding the Islamic State militant group.

PM Modi links India-US ties to '120 and 220 volts'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared the relationship between India and the US to that between 120 and 220 volts, underlining the need to harmonise systems in the two nations.

Can't match Modi's 'rock star reception' in New York: Kerry

Hosting visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over lunch at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department here, US Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that whatever he might do, he can't match the "rock star" reception that Modi received from the Indian- American community in New York over the weekend.

'Kem Cho', says Barack Obama to Narendra Modi

"Kem Cho" -- this is how US President Barack Obama welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarati at the doorstep of the White House, ahead of the rare private dinner hosted in his honour.