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US condemns shelling of Gaza UN school

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 02:17

The White House today condemned the shelling of a UN-run school in Gaza where displaced Palestinians were sheltering from an assault by Israeli forces on Hamas militants.

White House warns climate inaction could cost US billions

White House warns climate inaction could cost US billions

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 22:11

Delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the US USD 150 billion per year, the White House warned today in a report on the economic consequences of inaction on climate change.

US senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:55

A new Senate proposal to curb the government`s bulk collection of Americans` telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.

EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions: White House

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 01:38

The White House says it expects the European Union to impose new sanctions this week against Russia, including against key sectors of the Russian economy, and that the United States will implement additional measures as well.

North Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:25

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Modi visa issue `a thing of past`: Biswal

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 15:14

Now that US President Barack Obama has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House, the visa issue associated with him is a thing of past, a top American official has said.

An Obama dinner invite for a differently-abled Indian girl

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00

Next week, US President Barack Obama and his wife will host 12 differently-abled people from all over the world, including one from Mumbai, for an exclusive dinner at the White House.

Snoop Dogg smoked cannabis at White House

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:29

Rapper Snoop Dogg admits he smoked cannabis in the bathroom of the White House after tricking security guards.

Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:33

A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat.

Israel must take `even greater steps` to protect civilians: White House

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 01:56

Israel must do more to protect civilians caught up in the crossfire of its assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the White House said Monday.

Central America to ask for US aid to stem immigration

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 04:25

The leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala plan to ask US President Barack Obama for help funding projects to stem immigration during White House talks next week.

Obama sees Afghanistan set for democratic transfer of power

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 07:41

US President Barack Obama has said Afghanistan will witness the first democratic transfer of power in its history if the two presidential candidates agree to abide by the results of the internationally supervised ballot auditing.