Obama warns India over religious divisions

2015-01-27 15:38

President Obama has warned India it would not succeed if it splintered along religious lines, sounding a note of caution after two days of mostly upbeat talks with the country's Hindu leader.

Obama to propose protecting US Arctic wildlife refuge

2015-01-26 16:32

President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska’s Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 5 million hectares, an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the coast.

Indian president slams nation's failures

2015-01-26 13:07

President Pranab Mukherjee gave a stern assessment of India 65 years after it declared itself a republic, criticising parliamentary dysfunction and the overuse of decrees.

Obama announces nuclear 'breakthrough' on India trip

2015-01-25 16:30

In a glow of bonhomie, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade.

Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

2015-01-25 10:05

President Barack Obama has opened a three-day visit to India aimed at turning his personal chemistry with PM Minister Narendra Modi into progress on the climate change, defence and economics.

Bear hug with Modi gets Obama's India trip off to warm start

2015-01-25 09:49

Signalling his determination to take relations with the US to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug the US president.

Obama hails late Saudi king as warm and candid

2015-01-23 14:56

US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah as a bold leader and valued friend who made an enduring contribution to Middle East peace.

India cleans up for Obama Taj Mahal trip

2015-01-23 11:15

India's Taj Mahal and its surrounding area will be cleaned ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Obama taking message to Republican heartland

2015-01-22 14:35

President Barack Obama is heading to the conservative US heartland to promote his plans for bolstering the middle class, a day after delivering a defiant State of the Union speech to the Republican-led US Congress.

White House cool on planned Netanyahu speech

2015-01-21 22:55

The White House has reacted icily to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to address Congress, an appearance sure to intensify opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran.

US, not China, must write trade rules: Obama

2015-01-21 12:00

President Barack Obama says the United States must write trade rules for Asia and called on Congress to give the White House a freer hand to close trade deals.

Obama strikes defiant tone in big SOTU speech

2015-01-21 10:11

President Barack Obama has greeted the new Republican-led Congress with defiance in his State of the Union address, calling for his opponents to end their resistance against key decisions he has made during his term.

President Obama's State of the Union address

2015-01-21 07:21

US President Barack Obama gave his first speech of the year with the Sate of the Union address.

Iran sanction talks begin in the senate

2015-01-20 13:09

Congress and President Barack Obama are on a fast track toward confrontation over sanctions on Iran.

Islamist threat 'evolving, more dangerous'

2015-01-19 14:55

European security officials are scrambling to meet a changing and more complex threat from jihadists – made clear in the deadly Paris attacks.

McCain tries to define his legacy - report

2015-01-19 12:46

John McCain is waging another campaign, this time to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old has rebounded as the chairperson of the senate armed services committee.

Obama, Cameron meet as terror fears rise

2015-01-16 08:55

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron are to meet at the White House, as fears grow around the rising presence of terrorism in Europe and the West.

US Secret Service axes senior officials after lapses

2015-01-15 11:08

The US Secret Service will remove four senior officials while another has opted to retire, the latest shake-up after a series of security lapses at the agency charged with protecting the US President Barack Obama.

Obama, Cameron vow to fight Islamist extremists

2015-01-15 08:39

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron have vowed a united front on Wednesday against the threat posed by Islamist extremists and their 'distorted ideology'.

Politician slams Obamas for letting their girls listen to 'toxic' Beyoncé

2015-01-14 11:48

A former governor has accused Barack and Michelle Obama of double standards in their parenting for letting their girls listen to Beyoncé.

Lawmaker says sorry over Obama, Hitler tweet

2015-01-14 07:34

Republican Randy Weber has apologised for a tweet that compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler to make a point related to the Paris terrorist attacks.

Obama to push for new cybersecurity legislation

2015-01-13 21:15

President Barack Obama will propose new legislation aimed at fostering increased sharing between government agencies and the private sector to help improve cybersecurity.

Obama pushes for cyber security laws

2015-01-13 14:37

US President Barack Obama will announce a renewed push for cyber security legislation after recent headline-grabbing attacks.

Obama signs terrorism insurance renewal

2015-01-13 09:13

President Barack Obama has signed into law a renewal of a federal programme credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after its collapse in the aftermath of 9/11.


No chance of beating climate change without India - Obama

2015-01-27 14:00

President Barack Obama has warned that the world doesn’t "stand a chance against climate change" unless developing countries such as India reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

Fidel Castro: I don't trust the US

2015-01-27 07:38

Fidel Castro has said in a letter attributed to him that he does not trust the US, nor has he spoken with representatives from the country.

Device, possibly drone, found on White House grounds

2015-01-26 15:48

A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, has been found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama was in India.

Obama, Cameron condemn Japan hostage murder

2015-01-25 14:05

US President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the killing of two Japanese hostages by the ISIS, announced in a video that has not yet been officially authenticated.

Abe 'speechless' after video claims ISIS hostage dead

2015-01-25 10:05

Japan’s PM says he is “speechless” after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist ISIS has been killed.

US, Cuba move a step closer toward embassies

2015-01-23 14:56

Still at odds over human rights, the US and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement.

Obama heads to India to breathe ‘filthy ‘air

2015-01-23 12:58

When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air.

US Senate: Yes, climate change is real

2015-01-22 14:47

In a surprise move, US Senate Republicans have joined Democrats in acknowledging that climate change is real.

Obama picks Brian Deese as senior climate adviser

2015-01-22 13:16

President Barack Obama will name Brian Deese, an economic aide who has worked with him since his 2008 run for president, as his new senior adviser on climate.

US sees credible chance for Iran deal

2015-01-21 22:26

The US believes there is a "credible chance" of reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear programme in the coming months, a top State Department official has said.

US lawmakers pay ‘pencil’ tribute to Paris victims

2015-01-21 11:16

Dozens of US lawmakers pay tribute to the victims of the Islamist attacks in Paris by holding up pencils during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.

Europe, France to unveil anti-terror plans

2015-01-21 08:26

French and European officials are set to unveil details of anti-terror measures to counter threats of new attacks and strengthen co-operation in the wake of deadly shootings in Paris.

Obama urges new war powers

2015-01-21 06:15

Washington stands side-by-side with victims of terror around the world, US President Barack Obama has vowed, asking lawmakers to give him updated war powers to defeat Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

US, Cuba set for historic talks

2015-01-19 15:43

The US and Cuba will hold their highest level talks in decades, ditching decades of Cold War-era hostility to pave the way to reopen embassies and normalise ties.

EU hails 'serious' Iran nuclear talks

2015-01-19 13:41

Negotiators for Iran and six global powers striving to reach a complex deal on Tehran's nuclear programme had 'serious and useful' discussions in Geneva and will meet again next month, the EU say.

Obama speech to call for closing tax loopholes

2015-01-18 17:30

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will propose closing multibillion-dollar tax loopholes used by the wealthiest Americans.

Loosening of embargo to ease Cuba travel, trade

2015-01-15 20:00

The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the US embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

Hollande hails 'reborn' Charlie Hebdo as magazine sells out

2015-01-15 09:48

French President Francois Hollande has declared that Charlie Hebdo “is alive and will live on” after its new edition sold out in record time, as al-Qaeda claimed the deadly attack on the satirical magazine.

Obama to create methane limits for gas drilling

2015-01-14 17:51

Obama is to create the first methane limits for gas drilling which aims to cut emissions by nearly half.

North Korea challenges US to prove Sony hack involvement

2015-01-14 08:35

North Korea is insisting it had nothing to do with the cyberattack on Sony Pictures and is challenging the United States to provide evidence of the country's involvement.

Republicans ignore veto threats, attack Obama agenda

2015-01-14 05:47

Defiant congressional Republicans have attacked US President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides, ignoring veto threats and pushing bills to uproot his policies on immigration and Wall Street.

Lawmaker compares Obama to Hitler

2015-01-13 20:08

US Rep. Weber compares Obama to Hitler in tweet criticizing his response to Paris attack

US senate advances pipeline despite Obama veto threat

2015-01-13 11:46

Legislation approving construction of a major Canada-US oil pipeline has cleared an initial Senate hurdle, a victory for newly empowered Republicans angling for a quick veto showdown with President Barack Obama.

US media slates Obama for missing Paris rally

2015-01-12 16:19

US President Barack Obama is facing sharp criticism from American media over not attending a huge Paris solidarity rally in the wake of deadly Islamist attacks.

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