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Income inequality 'defining challenge' for US: Obama
Income inequality ‘defining challe...

Income inequality ‘defining challenge’ for US: Obama

Washington – President Barack Obama Wednesday said incom! e inequality is the “defining challenge” for the US while a growing middle class is the engine of the country’s economic prosperity. Speaking during an event hosted by the Washington-based think tank the Center for... read more »

Kerry visits Israel amid reports of faltering Israeli-Palestinian talks
Kerry visits Israel amid reports of falt...

Kerry visits Israel amid reports of faltering Israeli-Palestinian talks

Jerusalem – Amid reports of Israeli-Palestinian talks losing momentum, US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel late Wednesday. Kerry has arrived in a bid to push forward negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, which appear to be stuck, mainly due to Israel’s ongoing... read more »

Obama names acting Pentagon deputy chief
Obama names acting Pentagon deputy chief

Obama names acting Pentagon deputy chief

Washington – US President Barack Obama has named Christine Fox, the former chief programme and budget analyst with the department of defence, to serve as Pentagon’s acting deputy secretary, a senior official said Tuesday. Fox will take over as acting deputy secretary of defence... read more »

US condemns shelling of Russian embassy in Damascus
US condemns shelling of Russian embassy ...

US condemns shelling of Russian embassy in Damascus

Washington – The Obama administration has denounced the shelling of the Russian embassy Thursday in the Syrian capital of Damascus, calling for all perpetrators to be held accountable. “The US co! ndemns the shelling today that hit the Russian Embassy compound in Dama! scus and... read more »

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Historic deal limits Iran's ability to make a bomb: Obama

Historic deal limits Iran’s ability to make a bomb: Obama

Washington – As ! Iran and six world powers struck a historic deal early Sunday over Tehran’s nuclear programme, US President Barack Obama said it includes “substantial... read more »

Obama names acting Pentagon deputy chief

Iran deal ‘important first step’: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama says a nuclear deal with Iran is an “important first step” toward addressing the world’s concerns over the Islamic republic’s disputed nuclear... read more »

U.S. spied on Netherlands from 1946 to 1968: Snowden documents

U.S. spied on Netherlands from 1946 to 1968: Snowden documents

The United States spied on the Netherlands from 1946 to 1968, the Dutch NRC newspaper quoted Snowden documents as showing on Saturday. It was not clear who was bugged, when it was or with... read more »

Obama says not worried about personal safety

Obama says not worried about personal safety

Washington – President Barack Obama has said he is not much worried about his own safety, while reflecting on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy half a century ago. Obama... read more »

U.S. honors JFK on 50 years after assassination

U.S. honors JFK on 50 years after assassination

WASHINGTON – People across the United States came to honor former U.S. President John F. Kennedy on Friday, the day marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Dallas, Texas. President... read more »