Barack Obama: News

29 Apr 2024

Joe Biden

Joe Biden 'most unpopular US President' in 7 decades

Ahead of the United States presidential polls slated to be held in November, President Joe Biden has emerged as the least favored president in seven decades, a recent Gallup poll has said.

22 Feb 2024


Meet celebrity kids who dropped their famous surnames

A famous surname might often act as a key to success for the kids of celebrities, but not everyone wants to continue with their legacy names.

09 Feb 2024

Joe Biden

Report says Biden 'willfully' retained classified documents; he hits back

A special counsel investigation has accused United States (US) President Joe Biden of "wilfully retaining and disclosing classified materials" regarding Afghanistan's military and foreign policies.

02 Jan 2024


Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus gets jail in Bangladesh: Here's why

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus to six months in jail.

Vivek Ramaswamy stands out at first Republican presidential debate

Indian-American entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, a GOP candidate in the 2024 United States (US) presidential race, participated in the first Republican presidential debate on Wednesday (local time).

29 May 2023

Joe Biden

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why President Joe Biden's son may face serious charges

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) may press "serious charges" against Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden's son, former US Attorney General William Barr said.

30 Mar 2023

Elon Musk

Elon Musk surpasses Barack Obama as Twitter's most-followed person

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has become the most-followed person on the microblogging site, surpassing Barack Obama, the former President of the United States (US).

06 Aug 2022


Barack-Michelle Obama introduce Netflix docu 'Descendant' at African-American film fest

Former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening night of the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) on Friday.

07 May 2022


Havana: 22 killed after 'gas leak' blast rips hotel apart

A massive explosion struck one of Cuba's most luxurious five-star hotels, killing at least 22 people and injuring 74 others.

27 Apr 2022


Why several high-profile Twitter users lost followers after Musk's buyout

The question many had after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter was announced was: "How will the users respond to this change?"

22 Jul 2021


HBO drops three-part 'Obama' documentary trailer, reveals its release date

HBO has recently dropped the trailer of a documentary, Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union.

08 Mar 2021

Bill Clinton

This year's Oscar documentary race has two ex-US Presidents' connections

The Academy Awards aka Oscars are touted as Hollywood's and the world's most prestigious film awards.

25 Feb 2021


Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen team up with Spotify for podcast

Spotify has signed up two behemoths in American political and entertainment culture to collaborate on a podcast.

24 Jan 2021

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga, Barack Obama's discussion has netizens guessing about content

United States' President Joe Biden's inauguration was an unprecedented event, but with minimal guest attendance.

07 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Disgraceful, horrific, distressing: World leaders condemn chaos at US Capitol

Leaders from across the world denounced the violence at the United States Capitol, saying that the mayhem was in sharp contrast to the democratic values of the nation.

23 Dec 2020


Viola Davis's Ma Rainey's wigs were made of horse hair

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is out on Netflix.

02 Dec 2020

White House

#ComicBytes: The time when a group of pets defeated Thanos!

Here is a fascinating story for you.

30 Nov 2020

Michelle Obama

Guess who Barack Obama wants to play him on celluloid?

It's little wonder that Drake's ascent from a Canadian Jewish background through his popular wheelchair-bound role of Jimmy Brooks to rap legacy is indeed a success story that Started From The Bottom.

27 Nov 2020

Donald Trump

Obamas partner with Netflix for comedy series on Trump

Former US President Barack Obama and ex-First Lady Michelle Obama's production house has partnered with Netflix to produce a comedy series on President Donald Trump.

26 Nov 2020

Aaron Finch

#ComicBytes: What makes Miles Morales the Ultimate Spider-Man?

For many years, Peter Parker was the most recognizable Spider-Man in Marvel. But, since the entry of Miles Morales, things have changed.

18 Nov 2020

Jimmy Kimmel

Former President Barack Obama to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

The tall, dark, and handsome former US president will be back on TV again.

13 Nov 2020

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul lacks "aptitude" to master a subject: Obama in memoir

Former US President Barack Obama, in his new memoir A Promised Land, mentioned Congress ex-President Rahul Gandhi, writing that he seemed "eager to impress" but lacked the "aptitude or passion" to master a subject.

03 Nov 2020

Donald Trump

Trump or Biden? US elections headed for a tight finish

As the world watches who the United States will pick as its next President, the latest opinion polls indicated on Monday that the contest is headed for a nail-biting finish, with the margin between White House hopeful Joe Biden and incumbent Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump shrinking.

20 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

Kamala Harris formally accepts Vice-Presidential nomination, rips into Trump's tenure

The Democratic Party of the United States formally declared Kamala Harris, a first-time Senator from California, as its Vice-President candidate on the third night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

25 Jul 2020


CarryMinati's YouTube channel hacked, hackers asked for Bitcoin donations

Just days after the notorious Twitter hack, wherein the micro-blogging accounts of some of the world's leaders were compromised, the YouTube channel of Indian social media celebrity CarryMinati has been hacked.

11 May 2020

Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump for 'SNL' finale

Alec Baldwin once again reprised his famous imitation of US President Donald Trump on the recently-concluded season finale of Saturday Night Live this weekend.

28 Apr 2020


Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' to release on Netflix this May

Netflix has announced its latest collaboration with the Obamas: Becoming, a documentary film that chronicles former US First Lady Michelle Obama's journey during her blockbuster book tour.

27 Jan 2020


Grammys 2020: Billie Eilish sweeps awards; Stars remember Kobe Bryant

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night.

27 Jan 2020

White House

Michelle Obama wins Grammy award for 'Becoming' audiobook

The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama added yet another feather in her cap, as she won her maiden Grammy award.

Spouses of H-1B visa holders can continue working in US

A United States court has refused to strike down an Obama-era visa regulation which permits the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work, albeit temporarily.

12 Jul 2019


Five famous and successful alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad to know about

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education.

10 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit the mark of 10 million followers on Twitter today.

29 Jun 2019


SRK has a special message for Suhana, on her graduation

It's a cocktail of emotions when one realizes that their children have grown up and that they have grown older with them.

23 Jun 2019


Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

Political connotations aside, the current Modi 2.0 government is quite tech savvy and know their social media game well.

01 May 2019


Kal Penn to be in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'?

Indian-American actor Kal Penn took the Twitter by storm recently, when he posted a 45-second video of his, where he's seen impersonating a Gujarati 'Ladies Bhai'.

24 Apr 2019

West Bengal

From Mamata's kurtas to anger-management, 7 things Modi told Akshay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat down for a free-wheeling conversation with actor Akshay Kumar on Wednesday where he touched many subjects, beyond politics.

30 Jan 2019

US President

US presidential-hopeful Kamala Harris' CNN townhall creates massive record

Indian-origin presidential hopeful Kamala Harris' town hall on CNN with an average of 1.957 million viewers got the network its highest ratings ever for such an event with an individual election candidate, according to the network.

20 Dec 2018

Merry Christmas

Barack Obama turns Santa Claus for sick children, spreads joy

The world is no stranger to Barack Obama's love for children.

02 Dec 2018


Six politicians who professed their love for their wives, unabashedly

Politicians are mostly vocal about everything: their party, its policies, opposition and their follies.

19 Nov 2018


Nissan, Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over corruption charges

Japanese car giant Nissan is preparing to oust its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, after finding evidence of corruption.

10 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.

10 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

In memoir, Michelle Obama speaks about IVF, pregnancy and marriage

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' delves deep into her years in the White House, her marriage with Barack, her disdain for President Donald Trump, miscarriage and giving birth to daughters Sasha and Malia through IVF.

01 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

US envoy: Trump declined R-Day invite because of 'scheduling issue'

US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, recently said President Donald Trump's inability to participate as the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations next year was a "purely scheduling issue".

30 Oct 2018


Trump won't attend India's 70th Republic Day parade. Here's why

US President Donald Trump will be unable to participate as Chief Guest of India's Republic Day 2019 celebrations due to scheduling constraints, White House confirmed.

30 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

Michael Moore shares footage of mail-bomb suspect at Trump's rally

Michael Moore is an American director with films like 'Fahrenheit 9/11' that explored how the Bush government exploited media to justify middle-eastern invasions.

29 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

Trump might not be chief guest for Republic Day 2019

US President Donald Trump is unlikely to accept India's invitation to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations, sources said yesterday.

27 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

Mail-bomb suspect Sayoc worked as male stripper, had criminal past

The arrest of 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr., the man suspected of having sent mail bombs to several Trump critics including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, has raised more questions than it has answered.

25 Oct 2018


Hollywood legend Robert De Niro receives suspicious package

On the back of suspicious packages containing bombs being sent to the Clintons, Obama, and others, a similar package has been sent to a restaurant owned by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro.

10 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

Obama was 'impotent' about South China Sea, says Trump

US President Donald Trump today slammed his predecessor Barack Obama for being "impotent" and not stopping China from expanding its influence in the South China Sea, saying the Chinese Navy was now posing a confrontational challenge for the US in the disputed region.

04 Oct 2018


Obama wishes Michelle on anniversary; Twitterati drools over their love

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have been giving us couple goals since long.

03 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former US President Barack Obama for calling him a "son of a whore" in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations' long alliance.

18 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

Bomb that killed 40 Yemeni children supplied by US: Report

The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in Yemen was sold by the US under a State Department deal with Saudi Arabia.

09 Aug 2018


'The Old Man & The Gun' marks Robert Redford's retirement

'The Old Man & The Gun', which will mark veteran Hollywood star Robert Redford's retirement from acting, is slated to release in India on September 28.

06 Jul 2018

Donald Trump

Trump announces resignation of scandal-tainted environment body chief Scott Pruitt

US President Donald Trump today announced the departure of his environment-chief, Scott Pruitt, who faced ethics scandals over his spending and conduct in office.

22 May 2018


Barack and Michelle Obama to produce content for Netflix

Former US President and First Lady Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a production deal with Netflix under which they would produce films and series for the video streaming service.

10 May 2018

North Korea

Trump to welcome freed Korean Americans' return to US

US President Donald Trump is promising "quite a scene" when three Korean Americans detained in North Korea return to mainland US after more than a year in prison; their freedom is a bonus from the warming of relations between the longtime adversaries.

09 May 2018

North Korea

Trump's decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear-deal, a mistake: Obama

President Trump's decision to walk away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a mistake, former US President Barack Obama said, asserting that the deal negotiated by his administration had worked in rolling back Iran's nuclear program.

24 Apr 2018

Bill Clinton

Ex-US President HW Bush hospitalized a day after wife's funeral

Former US President George HW Bush (93) has been hospitalized to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a day after his wife Barbara Bush's funeral, family spokesperson Jim McGrath said.

21 Apr 2018


This Indian from MIT won most promising economist award

Parag Pathak, a professor of Economics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has won the prestigious John Bates Clark award for academic contributions from a young economist.

17 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial: Judge

A US judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military, saying it's unclear whether recent changes to his administration's policy are constitutional.

13 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

Trump wanted ex-FBI director to investigate pee-tape to pacify wife

James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), makes startling revelations in his book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," due to release on April 17.

04 Apr 2018


Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN Human Rights Chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of Philippines leader's deadly drug-war.

30 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

90% of work-permits given to H-1B visa-holders' spouses are Indians

The United States has given work permits to over 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, 90% of whom are Indians.

29 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin, nominates WH doctor as replacement

US President Donald Trump today fired his Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician, Admiral Ronny Jackson as his replacement.