Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘US President Barack Obama’

Obama raised Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed in our talks: Nawaz Sharif

Obama raised Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed in our talks: Nawaz Sharif

Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is on a visit to Washington, today said US President Barack Obama raised the Mumbai terror attacks and terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed during their talks at White House.
Mr Sharif told journalists after that meeting that the American President had spoken to him about Jamaat-ud-dawa, the banned terror outfit [...]

US writes off French ire over NSA surveillance, says ‘all nations’ spy

Washington: Rejecting French outrage over NSA having monitored over 70 million phone calls in the country, the White House said that “all nations” indulged in spying activities.
However US President Barack Obama called up French counterpart Francois Hollande and assured him that the US was reviewing its intelligence gathering practices.
A statement by the White House said, [...]

PM to meet Barack Obama in US on Sept 27

PM to meet Barack Obama in US on Sept 27

Washington: The White House meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama will be held as per schedule on September 27, despite the latter being busy due to ongoing Syrian crisis.
While no formal bilateral Obama-Singh meeting has been planned on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in St Petersburg, Russia, the two [...]

Obama going to G20 in Russia, calls embassy threat significant

Burbank, California: US President Barack Obama confirmed on Tuesday that he would go to Russia this fall for a G20 summit but expressed disappointment that Russia had granted temporary asylum to former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Speaking on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with host Jay Leno, Obama said Moscow sometimes slips into a Cold [...]

G8 summit: Obama, Putin at odds on Syria but seek end to civil war

G8 summit: Obama, Putin at odds on Syria but seek end to civil war

Enniskillen (UK): Despite having serious differences in their views on Syria at G8 summit, US President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed to a common “peaceful” end to the civil war and push ahead the two day summit in Ireland.
The two day G8 summit held at Lough Erne, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland [...]

Obama to meet Chinese President, sans Michelle

Obama to meet Chinese President, sans Michelle

Washington: US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will on Friday meet in California to discuss trade and cyber attacks.
It is the Chinese President’s first official visit to the US since he assumed office in March.
Some Chinese are, however, disappointed that first lady Michelle Obama won’t be on the trip.
The first lady’s [...]

Cyber security to dominate talks with China: US

Cyber security to dominate talks with China: US

Washington: Cyber security is set to become a standing issue in the US-China relations, adding that the US will push for an open and candid dialogue on this issue, a senior US official has said.
“We expect this to become a standing issue in the US-China relationship given the importance of cyber security to the global [...]

US President Obama sued by Chinese firm

Washington: Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. has sued US President Barack Obama for blocking a wind farm project, claiming that his order gave no detailed explanation.
In a complaint filed Monday in the US District Court here, Ralls Corp. said Obama acted in “an unlawful and unauthorized manner” in issuing the order.
He gave no “reasoned explanation” for his [...]

Obama appoints Indian-American to Class of White House Fellows

Obama appoints Indian-American to Class of White House Fellows

Charlotte (North Carolina): US President Barack Obama has appointed Indian-American neurosurgeon from California, Anand Veeravagu, as one among the 15 White House Fellows.
Veeravagu, a neurosurgeon in training at Stanford University, most recently served as Chief Neurosurgery Resident at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital caring for soldiers returning from Afghanistan with traumatic brain and spinal [...]

Gurudwara shooting: Obama briefed by counter-terrorism advisor

Washington: US President Barack Obama was on Sunday briefed by his counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan on the situation arising out of the attack on worshipers at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin.
President Obama was briefed by Brennan and the White House is seized of the matter, US officials said.
Meanwhile, various groups have condemned the shooting calling it [...]

Obama confident of winning Prez polls

Obama confident of winning Prez polls

Washington: US President Barack Obama has exuded confidence to win against his Republican rival Mitt Romney in upcoming Presidential polls, though conceding that it be a closely contested one.
“If the election were held today, I think it would be close but I think we’d win. And we now have 99 days left. If I can [...]

‘Syria will be held accountable for chemical weapons’

‘Syria will be held accountable for chemical weapons’

Washington: US President Barack Obama has warned Syria’s Assad regime that it would be held “accountable” if it uses its stockpile of chemical weapons.
“Given the regime’s stockpiles of chemical weapons, we will continue to make it clear to Assad and those around him that the world is watching, and that they will be held accountable [...]

Obama meets victims of Colorado shooting

Obama meets victims of Colorado shooting

Aurora: US President Barack Obama on Sunday visited Colorado and met the victims of the Friday shooting at a Denver-area movie theater.
Twelve people were killed and 58 injured as a gunman went on a rampage early Friday during the premiere screening of ‘Dark Knight Rises’, the latest of the Batman series.
Obama held private talks with [...]

Obama confirms use of US drone strikes in Pakistan

Obama confirms use of US drone strikes in Pakistan

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed that US drone aircraft have struck Taliban and Al-Qaeda targets within Pakistan — operations that until now had not been officially acknowledged.
When asked about the use of drones by his administration in a chat with web users on Google+ and YouTube, Obama said “a lot of [...]

Time to stop rewarding firms that ship jobs abroad: Obama

Washington: Stepping up his campaign against outsourcing, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a series of measures that would offer incentives to those firms which will create jobs in the country, a move that may also affect companies in India.
“If you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction [...]

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