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Constant vigilance, preparedness must for nuclear security: PM
25th March 2014 Constant vigilance, preparedness must for nuclear security: PM HAGUE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday stressed constant vigilance and preparedness at the national level as well as international cooperation, which were necessary to strengthen the nuclear security. “Let me clarify that there is no such...
Obama: Finding missing plane a top US priority
20th March 2014 Obama: Finding missing plane a top US priority WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama says finding out what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is a top priority for the U.S. In his first public comments on the mind-boggling disappearance, Obama said Wednesday that every available U.S....
Obama presidential library search kicks off
1st February 2014 Obama presidential library search kicks off WASHINGTON: The formal process to build a library housing President Barack Obama´s presidential records and artifacts began Friday with the formation of a new foundation, launched by top supporters with Obama´s blessing, that will develop and build the...
Obama praises leadership of Morocco’s Mohammed VI
23rd November 2013 Obama praises leadership of Morocco’s Mohammed VI WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama praised the “leadership” of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Friday after holding wide-ranging talks with the North African monarch for the first time at the White House. In a joint statement released by the...
Obama warns Defense Dept. civilians of furloughs during shutdown
1st October 2013 Obama warns Defense Dept. civilians of furloughs during shutdown WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama told U.S. troops in a televised message  that they will remain on “normal duty status” during a government shutdown that began on Tuesday, but warned civilian  Defense Department employees of possible furloughs. “I know...
Obama rejects Putin claim on Syria chemical weapons attack
16th September 2013 Obama rejects Putin claim on Syria chemical weapons attack WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that Syrian rebels were responsible for an Aug. 21 chemical gas attack but, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, he welcomed Putin’s diplomatic role in the crisis. Obama,...
Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria
5th September 2013 Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria WASHINGTON: A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.The vote Wednesday was 10-7, with one senator voting present. The full...
Obama says will take longer than August for immigration reform
17th July 2013 Obama says will take longer than August for immigration reform WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Tuesday said it was unlikely that the Republican-led House of Representatives would pass immigration reforms before lawmakers leave Washington for a month-long break in August. In television interviews taped with four Spanish-language newscasts,...
Congress delaying US aid to Syrian rebels
9th July 2013 Congress delaying US aid to Syrian rebels WASHINGTON: Congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because of fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and the arms might end up in the hands...
U.S. suspends trade benefits for Bangladesh over safety
28th June 2013 U.S. suspends trade benefits for Bangladesh over safety WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday cut off longtime U.S. trade benefits for Bangladesh in a mostly symbolic response to dangerous conditions in that country’s garment industry that have cost more than 1,200 lives in the past year....
What’s in Obama’s plan to combat global warming?
26th June 2013 What’s in Obama’s plan to combat global warming? WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s wide-ranging plan to combat global warming would for the first time put limits on carbon pollution from new and existing power plants. Obama on Tuesday announced plans to reduce domestic carbon dioxide emissions by 17...
Obama defends Internet snooping program
18th June 2013 Obama defends Internet snooping program WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama sought Monday to allay fears about secret US intelligence programs, rejecting comparisons with the policies of his predecessors George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The Obama administration has been on the defensive since last...
Kerry to meet Hague for Syria talks
12th June 2013 Kerry to meet Hague for Syria talks US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his British counterpart William Hague on Wednesday to discuss Syria as Washington struggles to organize a peace conference to end the conflict. Plans to bring together the Syrian regime...
‘Obama’ surfs Internet from Chinese cafe: report
29th May 2013 ‘Obama’ surfs Internet from Chinese cafe: report BEIJING: President Barack Obama appears to be a regular customer of a Chinese Internet cafe, reports said, after the manager forged an identity card in the US leader’s name to help surfers avoid China’s web rules. The card...
Obama’s drone rules leave unanswered questions
25th May 2013 Obama’s drone rules leave unanswered questions WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can...
Obama’s new spymaster makes history
28th March 2013 Obama’s new spymaster makes history President Barack Obama has named the first female director of the Secret Service, signalling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated agency, which has been marred by a recent prostitution scandal. The Secret Service, charged with...
India fueled unrest in Pakistan, says Chuck Hagel
27th February 2013 India fueled unrest in Pakistan, says Chuck Hagel WASHINGTON:  In a sharp contrast to US view on India’s role in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama’s newly elected Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan in the war-torn country....
Nato to bid farewell to Panetta, seeks new military chief
21st February 2013 Nato to bid farewell to Panetta, seeks new military chief BRUSSELS: US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will get a fond farewell from his Nato colleagues at a two-day meeting beginning on Thursday, as the alliance faces a difficult withdrawal from Afghanistan and looks for a new supreme military...
Obama hands secret drone war guidelines to lawmakers
7th February 2013 Obama hands secret drone war guidelines to lawmakers In a reversal, President Barack Obama will hand lawmakers classified documents outlining the legal justification for drone strikes which kill US citizens abroad who are conspiring with al Qaeda. An administration official disclosed the move on Wednesday on...
Hilary says she doesn’t see “getting back into politics”
30th January 2013 Hilary says she doesn’t see “getting back into politics” WASHINGTON – Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday cast doubt on speculation she might run for the White House in 2016. In an interview taped for National Public Radio, Clinton was asked what questions she...
Algeria siege death toll climbs past 80
21st January 2013 Algeria siege death toll climbs past 80 The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas refinery in the Sahara has climbed past 80. Algerian forces searching the plant for explosives have found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured it is unclear...
Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel as defense secretary
7th January 2013 Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel as defense secretary WASHINGTON— Defying congressional opposition, President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, setting up a potentially contentious confirmation fight over the former Republican senator’s views on Israel and Iran. The president will announce Hagel’s...
Drone strikes decreased in Pakistan in 2012: Report
28th December 2012 Drone strikes decreased in Pakistan in 2012: Report WASHINGTON: US drone strikes against militants decreased in Pakistan’s tribal regions for the second year in a row but intensified in Yemen, according to figures compiled by a Washington think tank. In Pakistan, 46 strikes were carried out...
Obama won’t accept new tax offer from Republican leader
16th December 2012 Obama won’t accept new tax offer from Republican leader WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republican leader of the U.S. the House of Representatives to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a...
Kerry to take over from Clinton: TV
16th December 2012 Kerry to take over from Clinton: TV WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has chosen Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as US secretary of state, news networks CNN and ABC reported Saturday. CNN cited a Democratic source who had spoken to Kerry, while ABC mentioned...
IMF’s Lagarde warns against US fudge on fiscal cliff
9th December 2012 IMF’s Lagarde warns against US fudge on fiscal cliff The United States needs to raise taxes and cut spending to address the looming fiscal cliff, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Sunday, warning that anything less would undermine economic confidence. With President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers stuck...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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