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India, China boom pushing fuel prices: White House


Echoing President Barack Obama, the White House has said there is no short term solution to rising fuel prices in America with external factors like booming economies of India, China and Brazil drivin

Afghan Quran row: US tenders apology; calls incident horrific


Led by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the US has apologised to the people of Afghanistan on the 'inappropriate treatment' of the holy Quran by American soldiers at the Bagram Airbase in a central Afg

Violent Afghan protests spread over Quran burning

Hundreds of Afghans threw stones, shouted ‘death to America’ and torched tyres, pouring onto streets on Wednesday for a second day of angry protests against NATO troops for burning copies of the Qura

Obama sings at White House blues show


President Barack Obama broke into song on Tuesday at a White House blues show, as Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger urged a reluctant US leader to step up and sing a few lines.

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US economy on road to recovery: White House


The United States economy is on the road to recovery with stronger job growth expected this year, but income inequality and Europe's debt crisis could still pose challenges, according to a White House

Indian American students to brief Obama on their work

Two Indian Americans are among 30 students who have been invited by the White House to brief US President Barack Obama on their breakthrough research in science, technology, engineering and math.


US candidate Romney releases tax information: report


Under mounting pressure from rivals, US Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney released tax documents disclosing his multi-million-dollar income on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.


Smoke bomb thrown into White House

A smoke bomb was hurled inside the White House complex, prompting the Secret Service to deploy a robot to check it out. President Barack Obama and his wife were not at home, media reports said.

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White House chief of staff to step down: Official

President Barack Obama said on Monday his chief of staff Bill Daley, brought into the White House to repair tarnished ties with big business, was stepping down in an early election-year staff shake-up

Obama to ask U.S. firms to keep jobs at home


President Barack Obama will press U.S. business leaders next week to expand their industries at home rather than outsourcing jobs abroad, extending an election-year push to fight high unemployment.


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