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Trump signs executive order on Obamacare (Lead)

Washington |Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
Within hours of taking the oath of office, US President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfil one of his most impassioned campaign promises; repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the Obamacare.... read..
 

Trump's new @POTUS account included Obama's 2009 inauguration picture

Washington |Saturday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
Twitter's official POTUS and FLOTUS handles on Friday changed their profile images to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. But Trump's @POTUS handle briefly had a banner photo from Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.... read..
 

Obama hails power of hope in farewell to staff, supporters

Washington |Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
Former US President Barack Obama thanked his staff and supporters on Friday as he and his family prepared to leave Washington following the inauguration of Donald Trump.... read..
 

Trump to eliminate Obama's Climate Action Plan: White House website (Lead)

Washington |Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 AM IST
Shortly after US President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, the newly updated White House website said the new administration will eliminate the Climate Action Plan, the centrepiece of former President Barack Obama's climate legacy that aims ... read..
 

Kim-K bids goodbye to Obama, post photos of Kanye, North with Obama

Washington D.C. [USA] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Looks like Kim Kardashian is sad to see Barack Obama bidding adieu to the people as President of The United States of America.... read..
 

DeGeneres, other LGBTQ stars thank Barack Obama

Los Angeles |Saturday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Popular American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and other LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) stars have compiled a 'thank you' video for Barack Obama for everything he achieved on behalf of their rights during his presidency.... read..
 

Obamas launch The Foundation after exiting White House

Washington |Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
As Michelle and Barack Obama left the White House with the highest ratings ever, they unveiled The Obama Foundation, that aims to facilitate projects "all over the city, the country and the world".... read..
 

Trump signs executive order on Obamacare

Washington |Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfil one of his most impassioned campaign promises; repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the Obamacare.... read..
 

Trump era begins with Obamacare rollback, protests (Second Intro Roundup)

Washington |Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Donald Trump began his presidency with a series of seismic policy interventions, starting with the repeal of Barack Obama's healthcare policies, initiating a new US missile defence system and ushering in a new period of American protectionism.... read..
 

President Trump signs executive order to repeal Obamacare

Washington [USA] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump on his first day in the Oval Office signed an executive order declaring that the official policy of his administration will be "to seek the prompt repeal" of Obamacare.... read..
 

Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON | Saturday, Jan 21 2017 IST
President Donald Trump signed his first executive order, heading into the Oval Office shortly after his inaugural parade to direct agencies to ease regulations associated with Obamacare, the signature healthcare law of his predecessor that Trump has vowed... read..
 

Trump, in Oval Office, signs first executive order on Obamacare

WASHINGTON | Saturday, Jan 21 2017 IST
President Donald Trump signed his first executive order in the Oval Office shortly after his inaugural parade ended, directing agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare as the US Congress determines how to repeal and replace the h... read..
 

Ellen pays heartfelt tribute to President Barack Obama

Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
To commemorate President Barack Obama's final day in office, Ellen DeGeneres spent a few minutes of the latest episode of her talk show, saying goodbye to him and First Lady Michelle Obama.... read..
 

Obama posts emotional farewell letter on Facebook (Lead)

New York |Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
As Donald Trump sets to take oath as the 45th President of the United States, outgoing President Barack Obama shared an emotional farewell letter on the social networking site Facebook.... read..
 

Cheering as Obamas, Trumps arrive at US Capitol for inauguration ceremony

Washington |Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Applause and cheering went up as outgoing President Barack Obama crossed the stage to shake hands with Donald Trump, as the latter prepared to become the 45th President of the US.... read..
 

White House posts one last image encapsulating Obama's eight-year legacy

Washington D.C. [United States] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Despite the inauguration ceremony for incoming president, Donald J. Trump in full swing, the White House posted one last powerful image and thanked the world for the support towards the Barack Obama Government for the past eight years.... read..
 

Obama posts final tweets as POTUS

Washington |Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
As Donald Trump was set to be sworn in as the 45th President of the US, outgoing President Barack Obama used his last few hours on the POTUS Twitter account to post a few final tweets.... read..
 

Trump asks 50 Obama appointees to continue (Lead)

Washington |Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
US President-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration officials to remain in their roles in order to "ensure the continuity of government", his incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.... read..
 

Obama posts farewell letter on Facebook

New York |Friday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
As Donald Trump is just a few hours away from becoming US' 45th President, Barack Obama took to Facebook, shared his farewell letteron Facebook.... read..
 

Today, Narendra Modi will be the Most Followed Leader of State as Barack Obama leaves office

New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Today at approximately 10:30 p.m. Indian Standard Time/ 12 Noon Eastern Standard Time in the United States as Barack Obama leaves office and Donald Trump becomes the U.S. President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the most followed leader of stat... read..
 

'You made me a better president': Obama tells Americans in thank you letter

Washington D.C. [United States] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has praised the American people for making him 'a better president' and 'a better man'.... read..
 

50 top Obama officials to work for Trump administration

Washington |Friday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST
About 50 top officials who have been working in outgoing US President Barack Obama's administration will continue serving in those positions for Donald Trump's incoming government, future White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday.... read..
 

Trump asks nearly 50 Senior Obama holdovers to remain in their posts

Washington D.C. [United States] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that nearly 50 senior Obama administration appointees have been asked by President-elect Donald Trump to remain in their posts after his inauguration in order to ensure continuity in the government.... read..
 

Democrats, Republicans thank Obama in last moments of presidency

Washington |Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
With Barack Obama's presidency in its final minutes, numerous House and Senate Democrats, along with Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senate Republicans took to social media to thank the 44th President of the US.... read..
 

Malia Obama set to work with H'wood producer Harvey Weinstein

Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Malia Obama, who earlier interned on the HBO show 'Girls,' is set to work with the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.... read..
 

Obama holds final press conference as President

Washington |Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Barack Obama held his last press conference as the President of the US to offer an assured outlook for a country governed by Donald Trump who is slated to take charge on Friday, a media report said.... read..
 

In last press conference, Obama offers caution on friendlier ties with Russia

Washington [USA] | January 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama in his final White House presser offered a cautious note on developing friendlier ties to Moscow, saying a constructive US-Russia relationship is "in America's interest and the world's interest."... read..
 

Obama makes parting call to Modi, thanks for support

New Delhi | Thursday, Jan 19 2017 IST
With less than 48 hours to go before he hands over charge to President-elect Donald Trump, outgoing US President Barack Obama today rang up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership in strengthening Indo-US ties. "The Prime Min... read..
 

Obama calls Modi to review US-India ties

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two reviewed the significant progress in India-US relationship, an official statement said.... read..
 

Obama makes farewell call to Modi, thanks him for partnership (Lead)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Hours before he exits the White House, US President Barack Obama made a farewell call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, thanking him for his partnership and to review bilateral cooperation in various fields, including defence and civil nuclear energy.... read..
 

In final press conference, Obama reflects on time in office (Lead)

Washington |Thursday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Barack Obama addressed his final press conference as President of the US on Wednesday, two days before Donald Trump's inauguration. He reflected on his time in office and promised to speak out if he felt that the "core values" of the country were threaten... read..
 

Obama suggests US embassy move to Jerusalem could be 'explosive'

By Jeff Mason and Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 19 2017 IST
President Barack Obama suggested that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem could have "explosive" results and said he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning. Yesterday US President-elect Donal... read..
 

Obama dials Modi to say goodbye

New Delhi | Thursday, Jan 19 2017 IST
With less than 48 hours before he hands over charge to President-elect Donald Trump, outgoing US President Barack Obama placed a phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convey his best wishes for growing bilateral ties. "Prime Minister recei... read..
 

Obama expresses gratitude towards PM Modi for strengthening Indo-U.S. ties

New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked him for his support and contribution to the Indo-U.S. ties.... read..
 

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 AM IST
President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he is commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of sharing classified materials with WikiLeaks.... read..
 

President Barack Obama celebrates Michelle Obama's birthday in sweet throwback

Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
President Barack Obama recently took to social media in a sweet throwback picture to wish his wife Michelle Obama as she turned 53.... read..
 

Obama surprises press secretary Josh Earnest on his last day

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the White House daily press briefing to praise his spokesman Josh Earnest.... read..
 

Obama appoints 2 Indian-Americans to senior administration posts

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
With only hours to go until he leaves the White House, President Barack Obama appointed two Indian-Americans to key administration positions.... read..
 

Obama to hold final press conference today -White House

WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Jan 18 2017 IST
President Barack Obama will hold his final press conference as president today, the White House said. The press conference will be held at 2:15 ET (19:15 GMT). Obama is set to leave office on Friday when he will be succeeded by Republican President-elect ... read..
 

Obama commutes prison sentence for Chelsea Manning (Lead)

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted the majority of the remaining prison sentence of Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.... read..
 

Chelsea Manning set to release on May 17 after Obama grants clemency

Washington D.C. [United States] | January 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
United States President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of former U.S. army soldier and whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who was convicted to 35 years imprisonment for leaking thousands of US government documents to WikiLeaks.... read..
 

Obama welcomes Chicago Cubs to White House

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
US President Barack Obama on Monday welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House to pay tribute to them for the World Series they won last November after a 108-year championship drought, and spoke about the power sports has to unite a divided country.... read..
 

Indian actor Sunny Pawar meets Barack Obama

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Indian child actor Sunny Pawar met President Barack Obama at the White House to raise awareness for the #LionHeart campaign.... read..
 

Moving van spotted outside Obama's new home

New York |Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
A pack-and-mover company van has been spotted outside the new home of the outgoing first family of the US, as President Barack Obama prepares to leave the White House on January 20.... read..
 

Obamas' move to new home underway

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 4:45:06 PM IST
US President Barack Obama family's move to their new home in Washington, D.C., appears to be underway, according to a news report.... read..
 

Lavrov says Obama tried to stop Japan improving ties with Russia

MOSCOW | Tuesday, Jan 17 2017 IST
The Obama administration tried to stop Japan improving ties with Russia and receiving President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. Putin visited Japan in December. Russia and Japan signed numerous economic deals during Puti... read..
 

Democrats call for action to prevent Obamacare repeal

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Democratic leaders joined hundreds of protesters in Los Angeles in rejecting the plan of President-elect Donald Trump and Republican congressmen to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), calling upon the public to take action to prevent that move.... read..
 

Trump can't be worse than Obama: Venezuela President

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said "we have to wait" to see how US President-elect Donald Trump performs in the White House and that he did not think he could be "worse" than his outgoing American counterpart Barack Obama.... read..
 

In his 'very isolating job,' Obama found comfort in books

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Considered to be the most powerful position in the world, the US presidency, says outgoing incumbent Barack Obama, is "very isolating," adding that during the eight years of his tenure, he found comfort in books.... read..
 

Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare

WASHINGTON | Monday, Jan 16 2017 IST
US President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everyone," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published yesterday night. Trump did not give the Post specifics about his proposals to re... read..
 

Obama says UN vote didn't rupture US-Israel relations

WASHINGTON | Monday, Jan 16 2017 IST
US President Barack Obama played down fallout from a US abstention on a United Nations resolution last month demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, saying it did not trigger a significant break in relations with Israel. Relations b... read..
 
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