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What does Obama find common with Jay-Z?


September 21st, 2012 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama says he has a "bond" with rapper Jay-Z, and there is something they share in common.Obama partied at the 40/40 Club ... Read more...

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Lewinsky set to embarrass Clinton in tell-all book


September 19th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is reportedly going to pen a tell-all book about her affair with Bill Clinton which may reveal her intimate love ... Read more...

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Obama spends hours on his iPad at night


September 12th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Obama is said to stay up to three hours while browsing through the internet as well as watching sports while his wife retires to bed. Despite ... Read more...

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9/11 anniversary: US ramps up security


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) The US ramped up security measures ahead of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Tuesday, said the White House Monday.According to a White ... Read more...

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Policeman in Obama motorcade dies in accident


September 10th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A police motorcyclist in US President Barack Obama's motorcade died in Florida after a serious highway accident, CNN reported Monday.Police and White House officials said ... Read more...

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US issues fuel efficiency standards for cars, trucks


August 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) The US government has finalized record high standards to double fuel efficiency for cars and trucks by 2025.Under the new standards, fuel efficiency will increase to ... Read more...

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Obama condoles Ethiopian PM’s death


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday offered his condolences to Ethiopia over the death of the country's prime minister, Meles Zenawi, and hailed his contribution to ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet gurdwara shooting victims’ families (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to the Sikh Community, US first lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the ... Read more...

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US to unlock unspent infrastructure funds


August 18th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The Obama administration moved Friday to boost construction jobs by making more than $470 million in unspent infrastructure funds available to state governments.The move to ... Read more...

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US ready to aid Iran in quake relief


August 13th, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The White House has expressed condolences over the loss of life in Iran's latest earthquake, and said Washington was ready to help."The American people send the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Obama congratulates Cameron on success


August 13th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday called British Prime Minister David Cameron to congratulate him on the success of the London Olympics."President Obama called Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Clinton to attend late Ghanaian president’s funeral


August 10th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the funeral of late Ghanaian president John Evans Atta Mills who died July 24 following illness ... Read more...

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Interfaith vigils across US for gurdwara victims


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 9 (IANS) In a clear message of solidarity, Americans of all backgrounds and faith held candlelight vigils from coast to coast to mourn the victims of ... Read more...

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Has Mitt Romney chosen David Petraeus as his VP?


August 8th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was rumored that Gen. David Petraeus has being chosen by Mitt Romney as his running mate. General David is the one who guided the American ... Read more...

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Obama offers full support to Sikhs who have enriched US (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Calling Sikhs "a part of our broader American family", President Barack Obama has promised his administration's full support to the response and investigation of Sunday's rampage ... Read more...

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Obama mourns Ghanian president’s death


July 25th, 2012 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has mourned the death of his Ghanian counterpart John Evans Atta Mills at the age of 68, praising his role in ... Read more...

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Obama to visit victims of Batman movie shooting


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will travel to Aurora city in Colorado state to meet the families of victims of Friday's shooting incident where a man ... Read more...

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Beckham sends box of underwear to Obama


July 21st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has been sent a box of 50 pairs of men's underwear by David Beckham, after the footballer learnt Obama and first ... Read more...

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US House passes Pentagon budget


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US House of Representatives Thursday passed next year's massive $607-billion defence bill.The Republican-controlled House approved the measure in a 326-90 vote, after two days ... Read more...

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US commerce secretary steps down after car crashes


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) US Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned after being involved in a traffic accident when he suffered a seizure. President Barack Obama praised him as ... Read more...

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US wants more steps to solve Eurozone crisis


June 5th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The White House has called on the European nations to take more steps to solve the worsening Eurozone crisis, saying the markets view the measures ... Read more...

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US to judge Iran’s deal with IAEA on action


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The potential deal between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog on nuclear inspection was a "step forward", said the White House Tuesday while stressing that the ... Read more...

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Bush to unveil his portrait in White House


May 19th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Former US President George W. Bush will unveil his portrait in the White House later this month, his office said Friday.Bush and former first lady Laura ... Read more...

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US policemen honoured by Obama


May 13th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) America's 34 top police officers were Saturday honoured by President Barack Obama at a ceremony held at the White House.Joined by Vice President Joe Biden, ... Read more...

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Obama urges Congress to act on ‘To-Do List’ to spur economy


May 12th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday pressed Congress to act on a "To-Do List" to create jobs and help restore economic security for the middle class."After ... Read more...

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Obama’s speechwriter gets sitcom job


May 9th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) A former speechwriter of US President Barack Obama has got a new job -- to write a sitcom about family life in the White House.American ... Read more...

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US not to negotiate with Al-Qaeda over hostage


May 8th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The White House has declined to negotiate with Al-Qaeda about an elderly US hostage, kidnapped from Pakistan and being held by the militant group since last ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian tweets picture with Obama


April 30th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian tweeted a picture of her dining with US President Barack Obama at the White House.Kardashian was accompanied by her mother Kris Jenner ... Read more...

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Lohan to dine at White House


April 27th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Lindsay Lohan is all set to attend this year's White House Correspondent's Dinner.President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have invited a varied group ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions on Syria, Iran


April 24th, 2012 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US Monday unveiled new sanctions against Iran and Syria for using "technologies to monitor and target citizens for violence"."I've signed an executive order that ... Read more...

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Jessica Alba to spend birthday in White House


April 14th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba says she plans to spend her 31st birthday at the White House April 28.The actress, who has two daughters - Honor and ... Read more...

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White House releases Obama, Biden’s tax returns


April 14th, 2012 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) The White House Friday released tax returns by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden which revealed that the first family paid $162,074 in ... Read more...

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Swift scared of meeting Michelle Obama


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift, who was honoured for her charity work by Michelle Obama, admits she was terrified at the prospect of meeting the US First Lady.Obama ... Read more...

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White House applauds Myanmar by-election


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The White House has applauded the parliamentary by-election in Myanmar, calling it an important step in the country's democratic transformation."This election is an important step in ... Read more...

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Mali president flees after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A military coup in Mali has forced the country's President Amadou Toumani Toure to flee, Xinhua reported Thursday.Rebel soldiers said that they had removed President Toure ... Read more...

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