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Jindal defends Romney visit to Louisiana


September 1st, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) As Mitt Romney visited Louisiana's storm-ravaged coast, the state's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal said he had invited both the Republican presidential nominee and President Barack ... Read more...

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NATO helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, killing 11


August 17th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Seven American service members and four Afghans were killed Thursday when a coalition helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, military officials said, in what was one of the ... Read more...

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US blames Russia, China for Annan mission failure


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan highlights the failure of Russia and China to back strong action against Bashar ... Read more...

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US has a very important relationship with India: White House


July 27th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Despite strident US media criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over India's slowing pace of reforms or opening up, the White House views its relationship ... Read more...

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US Senate panel cuts Pakistan aid over doctor’s jailing


May 25th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Outraged over the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden, a US Senate panel has cut Pakistan's aid by ... Read more...

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US committed to Afghan reconciliation process


March 16th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Washington remains committed to an Afghan-led process towards reconciliation despite Taliban's announcement of suspending talks with the US, the White House said."We support an Afghan-led ... Read more...

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Obama asks America to wean itself off oil


March 8th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Once again attributing rising fuel price to growing demand in countries like China and India and Brazil, President Barack Obama wants America to wean itself ... Read more...

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‘Deficit reduction not by defence cuts alone’


February 29th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has reiterated that the responsibility to reduce the budgetary deficit cannot be borne by the defence sector alone. "No budget ... Read more...

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US condemns death sentence of Iran pastor


February 24th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The White House Thursday condemned the Iranian authorities' reaffirmation of the death sentence for an Iranian pastor."The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports ... Read more...

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India, China boom led to higher fuel prices: White House


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The White House has attributed the rising fuel prices in America partly to the economic boom in countries like India and China and unrest in ... Read more...

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Obama buys his Chinese lunch at restaurant


February 17th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to a restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown to pick up his lunch take-out Thursday during a ... Read more...

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President Kenendy ‘took virginity of intern’


February 5th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Then US president John F. Kenendy took the virginity of a White House intern in a side room a few feet away from where staffers were ... Read more...

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US House passes massive defence budget


December 15th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a massive defence budget, after making changes that the White House called would not constrain the administration's counterterrorism efforts.The ... Read more...

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Jimmy Kimmel to host White House Press dinner


November 1st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) TV personality Jimmy Kimmel has been tasked with hosting the White House Press Dinner next year. The talk show host was selected by the White House Correspondents’ ... Read more...

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White House confirms US drones in Ethiopia


October 29th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The White House on Friday confirmed the existence of US drones in Ethiopia, but said they are not conducting strike missions."The UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) are ... Read more...

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Obama: Steve Jobs among greatest American innovators


October 6th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hailed former Apple CEO Steve Jobs as one of the greatest of American innovators, adding that the world has lost a ... Read more...

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Tackling Haqqani Network job No. 1: US to Pakistan


October 1st, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Placing the Haqqani Network'S tackling at the top of its counter-terrorism agenda, the Us is pushing Pakistan to act against the terror group described as "a ... Read more...

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Will act on our own against terror, US warns Pakistan


September 30th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The US warned Pakistan that it would act on its own as it did against Osama bin Laden and put on its terrorist list five ... Read more...

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Mullen sticks to his guns on ISI links with terror group


September 29th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) The top US military officer stuck to his guns even as the White House and State Department sought to distance themselves from his remarks that ... Read more...

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US calls for vigilance against 9/11 threat


September 10th, 2011 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US security head Friday asked all citizens to be vigilant against potential terror threat surrounding the 10th anniversary of the 9/ 11 terrorist attacks, ... Read more...

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US taking 9/11 threat seriously: Biden


September 9th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the administration was taking seriously a credible but unconfirmed terror threat surrounding the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 ... Read more...

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Obama avoids showdown on speech to Congress


September 1st, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama has agreed to move his much awaited speech on fixing the economy by a day to avoid a political showdown with a ... Read more...

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Obama celebrates 50th birthday with friends, family


August 5th, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is celebrating his 50th birthday with friends and family, the White House said.White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during a ... Read more...

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Obama touts possible bipartisan pact on debt limit


July 20th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday of a possible bipartisan accord that includes both spending cuts and tax increases and allows the US debt limit to ... Read more...

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Obama demands Congress produce `serious’ plan for debt


July 16th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Friday that Congress has very little time left to produce a "serious" plan to reduce the deficit and clear the way ... Read more...

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Strauss-Kahn cannot run IMF: US


May 18th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is facing growing pressure to quit after US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the disgraced head was "not ... Read more...

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Obama wants two-year extension for FBI chief


May 13th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has asked the Congress to pass legislation that would extend the 10-year term of Robert S. Mueller III, the director ... Read more...

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Pakistan will provide US conditional access to Osama’s wives


May 10th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan will allow the US to question or take into custody the three wives of Osama bin Laden only if their "country of origin has been ... Read more...

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No apology for raid to kill Osama: US to Pakistan


May 10th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) The United States has asked Pakistan to undertake a "full investigation" of government connections to Osama bin Laden, bluntly telling Islamabad it will make no ... Read more...

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Obama lays wreath at Ground Zero memorial


May 6th, 2011 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama visited Ground Zero to lay a wreath at a memorial to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attack, days ... Read more...

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Pakistan warns US, India on raids, denies ISI-Qaeda links (Roundup)


May 5th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Faced with American fury and domestic anger, Pakistan Thursday blew hot and cold on Osama bin Laden -- denying links with Al Qaeda and warning ... Read more...

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Needle of suspicion pointing towards Pak Army, ISI over Osama’s support network


May 5th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5(ANI): American and European intelligence officials increasingly believe that active or retired Pakistani military or intelligence officials provided some measure of aid to Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, allowing ... Read more...

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US says it showed “far greater” respect to Osama’s body than he showed to 9/11 victims


May 5th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5(ANI): The respect shown to Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his body was "far greater" than that shown by the most wanted terrorist to the 9/11 and ... Read more...

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We won’t trot out Osama photos as trophies: Obama (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body saying, "We don't trot out this ... Read more...

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US revises story of Osama’s killing; says he was not armed


May 4th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was not armed, but put up resistance during the US raid, US officials say offering a revised narrative about the ... Read more...

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