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Bobby Jindal defends Romney on offshore investments


July 9th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal, whose name often figures among Mitt Romney's likely running mates, has defended the presumptive Republican presidential nominee against attacks over ... Read more...

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First Lady Rejects ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image


January 13th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US First Lady Michelle Obama says America should judge her for who she is. Michelle was on CBS’ This Morning show on Thursday where she also spoke ... Read more...

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‘Facebook in talks to hire former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Facebook, the popular social networking website, is in talks to hire former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the New York Times reported on Monday.The newspaper said ... Read more...

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“Egypt is free!”: Nation celebrates as Mubarak resigns


February 12th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned from the presidency on Friday after weeks of massive anti-government protests, the country's vice president said, an announcement hailed by millions around the ... Read more...

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We are witnessing history unfold in Egypt: Obama


February 11th, 2011 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Keeping a close watch on developments in Egypt as speculation mounted that President Hosni Mubarak would step down Thursday night, US President Barack Obama said "we are ... Read more...

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Egypt situation very fluid: US


February 11th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) Amid mounting speculation of Hosni Mubarak likely to quit as president Thursday night, the US described the situation in Egypt as "very fluid"."We're watching a very fluid ... Read more...

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US steps up pressure on Cairo to end pro-democracy protests


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Cairo, Feb.10 (ANI): The Obama administration has stepped up its criticism of Egypt's leadership after pro-democracy protests entered the 16th consecutive day on Wednesday against the 30-year-long rule of President Hosni Mubarak.Spokesman ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama has not smoked in a year


February 9th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US First Lady Michelle Obama has told reporters that she is proud of the President because he has not smoked cigarettes for almost a year now.During ... Read more...

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US criticises Egyptian regime over slow pace of reform


February 9th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) As Egypt continued to be roiled in turmoil, the United States criticised the embattled Cairo regime, calling comments by Vice President Omar Suleiman that Egypt is ... Read more...

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US backing Mubarak’s “consigliere” Suleiman in Egypt transition moves


February 8th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.8 (ANI): The Obama administration appears to be backing Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, and expects him to play a pivotal role in a still uncertain transition process in that country.After ... Read more...

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Egypt faces a ‘bumpy’ transition: US


February 8th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) The US has signalled its backing for a more deliberate approach to political negotiations in Egypt with White House saying its key ally faces a ... Read more...

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Obama stops short of asking Mubarak to quit (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Short of asking embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to quit, President Barack Obama has served notice on a key ally that the transition of power ... Read more...

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Assassination attempt on Egypt vice president: Report


February 5th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) An assassination attempt on Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman has failed, but it left two of his bodyguards dead, a media report said.The attempt to kill Suleiman ... Read more...

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Egyptian VP target of assassination attempt that killed two bodyguards


February 5th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5(ANI): Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman was recently the target of an assassination attempt, in which two of his bodyguards were killed.According to Fox News, a senior Obama administration official ... Read more...

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American media crew carjacked, threatened with beheading in Egypt


February 4th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 4(ANI): A group of angry Egyptian men carjacked an ABC News crew and threatened to behead them in the latest and most menacing attack on foreign reporters trying to cover ... Read more...

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Now, Muslim Brotherhood calls for Mubarak’s exit for Egypt’s interim govt


February 4th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 4(ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood, the largest opposition group in Egypt, has issued a statement asking President Hosni Mubarak to step aside and pave way for a transitional government."We demand that ... Read more...

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Egypt crisis: US foreign policy in recast mode


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): With the Obama administration strongly condemning the violence against demonstrators in Egypt and calling on President Hosni Mubarak to speed up his exit from power, experts are suggesting that ... Read more...

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US not taking any sides on Egypt crisis: Gibbs


February 1st, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): In wake of massive protests in Egypt, the United States has made it clear that it is not determining whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should leave office amid ... Read more...

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Egypt crisis: US sizing up ex-IAEA chief El-Baradei


February 1st, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.1 (ANI): The Obama administration is reportedly sizing up the leadership potential of former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed El-Baradei, even as it simultaneously assesses the impact of a ... Read more...

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Obama appeals against violence in Egypt


January 30th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has reiterated his appeal to the protesters on Egyptian streets to restrain from violence in the mass protests being staged to demand stepping ... Read more...

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Former Reporter Jay Carney To Replace Robert Gibbs, To Be Named Press Secretary


January 28th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vice President Joe Biden's communication director Jay Carney is all set to assume responsibilities as the Press Secretary of White House, it has been reported. ... Read more...

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Obama’s Q-A session on YouTube


January 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama touched on a variety of topics, from legalisation of marijuana to civil unrest in Tunisia and Egypt, during a wide-ranging, online 'virtual town ... Read more...

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Obama discusses US’ goals for Afghanistan, Pakistan in year 2011


January 28th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28(ANI): US President Barack Obama discussed American goals for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the year 2011 during a meeting with senior officials at the White House, as he gears ... Read more...

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Former journalist Jay Carney to take over from Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary


January 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): The US Vice-President's Communications Director Jay Carney is all set to replace Robert Gibbs as the next White House press secretary.The BBC quoted Gibbs as saying ... Read more...

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International community strongly condemns Moscow terror attack


January 25th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The international community on Monday strongly condemned the suicide bombing which killed at least 34 people at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport, calling it inhumane and unacceptable.NATO Secretary General ... Read more...

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Obama preparing kids to take on Indians, Chinese in global economy


January 21st, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) President Barack Obama remains focused on creating jobs and preparing American children for competing against the Chinese and the Indians and a whole host of different countries, ... Read more...

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Obama likely to seek re-election: White House


January 21st, 2011 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is likely to run for re-election in 2012, a White House spokesman has said. "I think it is likely that is going to ... Read more...

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Unlike Manmohan, Chinese president gets cold reception in US


January 20th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) After the pomp and glitter of a state dinner at the White House, Chinese President Hu Jintao headed for a chilly reception in the US ... Read more...

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Chinese president’s US trip focused on business


January 19th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao began a four-day state visit to the US clearly focused on business, much like his host President Barack Obama's trip to ... Read more...

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Chinese President Hu proposes four points to improve US relations


January 18th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday proposed four points to improve U.S. relations, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.The Chinese leader spoke about his proposal for improving ... Read more...

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Obama, Zardari discuss counter-terrorism efforts, Pak’s Blasphemy Law


January 15th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14(ANI): US President Barack Obama and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari discussed about the war or terror, promotion of regional stability and Pakistan's controversial Blasphemy Law during their "closed ... Read more...

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Obama’s ‘embrace’ of India led to leap in economic ties : US


January 15th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Describing US President Barack Obama's November trip to India as a full "embrace" of India as a great power and partner, US officials say the ... Read more...

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Zardari-Obama meeting to focus on US-Pak ties, terrorism, economic reforms


January 14th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who is in Washington to attend a memorial service for late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, will have a "closed press" meeting with US President ... Read more...

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Obama “hell-bent” on weakening America: Sarah Palin


January 8th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Sarah Palin, a possible Republican contender for the 2012 presidential bid, is of the opinion that US President Barack Obama is "hell-bent on weakening America" by pushing ... Read more...

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Obama Administration’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Steps Down


January 6th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Press Secretary of Obama Administration, Robert Gibbs announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down from his post and would leave the White House to become ... Read more...

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