Josh Earnest

Relationship with Pakistan extraordinarily complicated: United States

Describing the US' ties with Pakistan as "extraordinarily complicated", the Obama administration today hoped that the incoming Trump government would deepen its security and counter-terrorism cooperation with Islamabad to make America a safer place.

Jan 18, 2017, 20:06 PM IST

Barack Obama believes relationship with India worth investing, says White House

US President Barack Obama has deeply invested in strengthening Indo-US ties in the eight years of his administration as he believes that there are profound diplomatic and economic benefits in doing so, the White House has said.

Jan 05, 2017, 09:11 AM IST

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest a 'foolish guy': Donald Trump

President Barack Obama has said the US will retaliate against Russian hacking aimed at interfering in the US election.

Dec 16, 2016, 11:52 AM IST

Resolve differences through diplomacy: US to India, Pakistan

We have long urged India and Pakistan to find ways to resolve their differences, not through violence, but through diplomacy, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily news conference.

Sep 24, 2016, 02:15 AM IST

Michelle Obama passport scan appears online in apparent hack

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he can't confirm whether the passport scan and internal White House communications disclosed today are authentic. 

Sep 23, 2016, 02:05 AM IST

White House says Obama briefed on Dallas shooting

US President Barack Obama, who is attending a NATO summit in Warsaw, has been briefed on the killing of police officers in Dallas during a protest against police shootings of black men.

Jul 08, 2016, 12:53 PM IST

'Next prez would have to make tough decisions on Afghanistan'

 As US President Barack Obama probably made his final policy decision on Afghanistan by retaining 8,400 troops in the war-torn country by the end of his presidency next January, the White House said the next president will have to make some 'substantial weighty' decisions on the US' current relationship with Afghanistan.

Jul 07, 2016, 12:08 PM IST

US federal judge rules in favour of Republicans against 'Obamacare'

The decision will remain on hold, however, and Obamacare will remain in place since the government will file an appeal.

May 13, 2016, 07:38 AM IST

Brazil's institutions 'durable' enough to withstand crisis: US

The 55-22 vote effectively ended 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's largest country, brought down amid a deep economic crisis and a still unfolding corruption scandal centered on the state oil giant Petrobras.

May 13, 2016, 03:22 AM IST

Obama to call for nuclear weapons-free planet in Hiroshima: White House

Obama would be the first American president to visit Hiroshima - the site of the first nuclear attack by the US on Japan - later this month. 

May 11, 2016, 07:01 AM IST

Obama asks for intensification of anti-ISIS efforts

During the meeting, Obama was briefed on ongoing US and coalition efforts to degrade ISIS' hold in Iraq and in Syria while also checking ISIS' ambitions for expansion outside those countries

May 11, 2016, 06:46 AM IST

Progress in Afghan has made US safer; still work to do: White House

Tremendous progress achieved in Afghanistan has made the US safer, but still a lot of work has to be done in the war torn country for the advancement of national security interests, the White House has said, a day after a Taliban bomb blast in Kabul killed 30 people.

Apr 20, 2016, 07:52 AM IST

NATO is critical to security of United States: Barack Obama

Stoltenberg said NATO is as "important as ever".

Apr 05, 2016, 07:48 AM IST

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.

Apr 05, 2016, 06:14 AM IST

Donald Trump calls for boycott of Apple products amid FBI feud

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple products until the tech giant agrees to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attacks.

Feb 20, 2016, 14:30 PM IST

Next US President to decide on Afghan troop level

The US would draw down troop levels in Afghanistan to about 5,500 by the end of this year and after that any decision in this regard would be taken by the next US president, the White House said on Wednesday.

Jan 28, 2016, 02:45 AM IST

White House says Donald Trump's comments on Muslims disqualify him from presidency

Painting Trump as a "carnival barker" with "fake hair" whose campaign has a "dustbin of history" quality, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said "what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president."

Dec 08, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

Find ways to end terror activities on internet: White House to tech cos

There are some terrorists or potential terrorists, would-be terrorists, who are exploiting encrypted technology to prevent government from being able to have access to their information, says the White House.

Dec 08, 2015, 08:39 AM IST

US President Barack Obama pledges to destroy ISIS in address

U.S President Barack Obama called the mass shooting in California an "act of terrorism" and pledged to destroy ISIS.

Dec 07, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

WH defends Obama's decision to send special forces to Syria

The White House today defended US President Barack Obama's decision to send special operations forces to Syria to counter the Islamic State, saying they would be involved in train-and-advise operations only.

Oct 31, 2015, 01:26 AM IST