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Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but other obstacles loom

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration approved TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists who had sought for years to block it.

Mar 24, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch coasting toward Senate showdown

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, after two smooth days at his confirmation hearing, will cruise into Wednesday's session with any questions about his prospects likely shifting from the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

I might not be here 'if it wasn't for Twitter': Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is defending his frequent and often incendiary use of Twitter by saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the "dishonest" press.

Mar 16, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

Sunny Pawar meets President Barack Obama

Indian child actor Sunny Pawar, who is getting rave reviews for his performance in "Lion," met president Barack Obama ahead of Inauguration Day.

Jan 17, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

'No grace period for US ambassadors appointed by Obama'

The unusual decision by the transition team could also mean that some of the top US embassies around the world will be left without an ambassador for months, as Trump replaces them with new appointments.

Jan 06, 2017, 18:35 PM IST

Trump aide Conway dismisses US sanctions against Russia

The White House on Thursday unleashed a barrage of punishment against Moscow over alleged interference in last month's presidential election.

Dec 30, 2016, 22:50 PM IST

US expels 35 Russian agents, slaps sanctions over hacking

The executive order issued by Obama provided additional authority for responding to certain cyber activity that seeks to interfere with or undermine US election processes and institutions, or those of its allies or partners.

Dec 30, 2016, 21:33 PM IST

Donald Trump speaks to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, earns China's wrath

United States President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday,  a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before he takes office. 

Dec 03, 2016, 10:44 AM IST

Barack Obama visits Greece amid hopes he will argue for debt relief

"Greece has gone through very challenging and dramatic times over the last several years," Obama, the first U.S. president to visit Greece since Bill Clinton in 1999, said during a meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Nov 15, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

Trump, Clinton focus on crucial states as they scramble to finish

The final 48-hour programs of both campaigns suggest that the race is closer than either side admits.

Nov 06, 2016, 18:54 PM IST

India growing at 8 pc, why US is not: Donald Trump asks supporters

Trump's remarks at an election rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, came hours after latest figures showed the American economy grew 2.9 per cent in the third quarter this year.

Oct 29, 2016, 01:01 AM IST

Will no longer respond to Donald Trump, says Hillary Clinton

"I do not even think about answering (Trump) any more," Clinton told the media on Saturday while travelling from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia as she made campaign stops in both cities located in Pennsylvania.

Oct 23, 2016, 11:53 AM IST

Obama blasts Trump's 'demeaning, degrading' comments on women

"Are we really going to risk giving Donald Trump the power to roll back all the progress we've made?" Obama asked.

Oct 10, 2016, 04:45 AM IST

Obama orders US economic sanctions on Myanmar lifted

The White House says Obama signed an executive order lifting the sanctions today.

Oct 08, 2016, 00:43 AM IST

Obama faces prospect of first veto override on Sept 11 Saudi bill

Congress passed the Saudi bill in reaction to suspicions, denied by Saudi Arabia, that 9/11 hijackers were backed by the Saudi government.

Sep 23, 2016, 23:39 PM IST

15th anniversary of 9/11: President Obama honors 3000 lives lost in attack

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Sep 12, 2016, 00:14 AM IST

OMG! See how Obama ignores Xi Jinping and welcomes PM Modi at G20 Summit – Viral Video

But Obama instead welcomed PM Modi, who was just a few feet away, with a hearty smile and handshake.  

Sep 08, 2016, 19:29 PM IST

US, China join climate deal in 'turning point' for planet

The move by the world's two biggest polluters is a major step forward for the 180-nation accord, which sets ambitious goals for capping global warming.

Sep 03, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

Obama denounces Baton Rouge police shooting as `work of cowards`

President Barack Obama condemned as "cowardly" a shooting that killed three police officers and wounded three more in the Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge.

Jul 18, 2016, 11:14 AM IST

Obama orders flags at half-staff after Nice attack

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the US has offered the French authorities "any assistance that they need to conduct their investigation."

Jul 15, 2016, 23:16 PM IST