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President Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton, set to campaign with her

President Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton, set to campaign with her

Washington D. C., June 10 : United States President Barack Obama officially endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and said that never has there ever been someone so qualified to hold the office.

According to CNN, Obama made the declaration in a video saying, "I want those of you who have been with me since the beginning of this incredible journey to be the first to know that I'm with her. I am fired up. And I can't wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary."

Obama will campaign with Clinton next week in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Clinton thanked Obama for his endorsement in a tweet saying, "Honored to have you with me, @POTUS. I'm fired up and ready to go!"


Clinton trolls Trump on Twitter: 'Delete your account'

Clinton trolls Trump on Twitter: 'Delete your account'

Washington: "Delete your account." Hillary Clinton's snarky tweet to her White House rival Donald Trump was among the funniest of the campaign. Almost as funny as it was awkward.

The message by the 68-year-old secretary of state -- actually penned by a young staffer, a Clinton aide told AFP -- was in response to the latest broadside by Trump, who had commented on how "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary" yesterday.

Social media ate it up, and within 90 minutes the message was retweeted 145,000 times, making it "now the most retweeted tweet of the campaign!" according to Clinton's social media director Alex Wall.

With "Delete your account," Clinton, who has struggled to connect with young voters, embraced the quick-witted dry humor of America's millennials.


Clinton begins vice presidential search

Clinton begins vice presidential search

Washington, June 9 : Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she would consider "the most qualified people" for the vice president's position -- which would include women.

Now that she has clinched the party's presidential nod, Clinton on Wednesday told CNN that she was turning her attention to selecting a running-mate ahead of the party's convention in Philadelphia on July 25.

"I'm looking at the most qualified people, and that includes women, of course, because I want to be sure that whoever I pick could be president immediately if something were to happen -- that's the most important qualification," Clinton said.


Obama believes Sanders made Clinton 'better candidate'

Obama believes Sanders made Clinton 'better candidate'

Washington, June 9 : US president Barack Obama said that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' new ideas and energy have helped the Democratic party and made Hillary Clinton, the first woman to clinch the bid for US presidency, "a better candidate".

"It was a healthy thing for the Democratic Party to have a contested primary. I thought that Bernie Sanders brought enormous energy and new ideas. And he pushed the party and challenged them. I thought it made Hillary a better candidate," Obama said on Wednesday night during an interview with comedian Jimmy Fallon.

NBC channel released some parts of the interview, which is scheduled to be aired on Thursday, in which the president goes over some recent aspects of the electoral race.


Want India, US to become forces of good: Modi

Want India, US to become forces of good: Modi

Washington, June 8 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the India-US relations have gone way beyond diplomacy and now it is at a stage where the two countries can be forces of good for the world.

"The US was first curious about India but now our shared values have led us to think together about what we can do for the world," he said at a reception organised after his address to a joint sitting of the US Congress.

"I want the combined power of India and US to become a force for the good in the world," he said.

The reception was jointly organised by the House of Representatives, Senate and the India Caucus.

"From combating global warming to terrorism, there is much that India and the US can do together by pooling resources," Modi said.


Washington witnessing reforms introduced by PM Modi, says Ed Royce

Washington witnessing reforms introduced by PM Modi, says Ed Royce

Washington D. C, June 9 : Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership, Ed Royce, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Wednesday said Washington is witnessing reforms introduced by the Prime Minister in India.

Recalling his Gujarat visit during the Bhuj earthquake, Royce said his memory about Prime Minister Modi is of a Chief Minister who brought order out of a chaos in his state.

Royce lauded Prime Minister Modi for his efforts on the ground during his stint as the chief minister, adding: "We watched the enormity of perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit of the people in Gujarat."


Modi departs US for Mexico

Modi departs US for Mexico

Washington, June 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Mexico for the fifth and final leg of his five-nation tour after wrapping up his visit to the US.

"After two days of a fruitful USA visit, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Mexico," the PMO tweeted on Thursday.

"Thank you again America! A successful visit ends as PM @narendramodi takes the long way home, via Mexico City," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Modi arrived in the US on Monday from Switzerland on his second bilateral visit after his visit in September 2014.

He and US President Barack Obama held bilateral talks following which a number of agreements signed, including one on US firm Westinghouse building six nuclear power plants in India.


Have introduced Bill to designate India as 'Special Global Partner of U.S.': Congressman Engel

Have introduced Bill to designate India as 'Special Global Partner of U.S.': Con

Washington D. C., June 9 : Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a reception jointly organised by the House and Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and the India Caucus here on Wednesday, Congressman Eliot Engel said Congressman Joseph Crowley and he had on Thursday introduced a Bill to designate India as a 'Special Global Partner of the United States'.


Modi`s address to U.S. Congress `high point` in Indo-US ties: Jay Panda

Modi`s address to U.S. Congress `high point` in Indo-US ties: Jay Panda

Washington, D. C., June 9 : BJD MP Baijyant Panda, who is also the chairman of India-US Forum of Parliamentarians ( IUPF), has said the feedback he got after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to a joint session of the U. S. Congress suggested that it was a 'high point' in the relationship between both the nations.

"It was a historical day for the people of both the countries. In last 15 to 18 years, the India-US relations have improved, but everyone here is of the view that today was a high point in the ties," Panda told ANI.


Indian diaspora gives thumbs-up to PM Modi`s address

Indian diaspora gives thumbs-up to PM Modi`s address

Washington D. C, June 9 : The Indian diaspora on Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the joint meeting of the United States Congress, where he called for a closer security relationship between both the countries.

"It was a very impressive speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He got 65 applauds in an hour and over four standing ovations by the members. There is nothing that was untouched, ranging from economy to terrorism to nuclear deal, everything was there," said an Indian woman.

Ajay Banga, the CEO of MasterCard, said the speech of Prime Minister Modi clearly underlined the relationship between India and United States.


Completing two-day visit to US, PM Modi takes off for Mexico

Completing two-day visit to US, PM Modi takes off for Mexico

Washington D. C., June 9 : After successfully concluding his two-day visit to United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for the final leg of his five-nation tour to Mexico.

"After two days of a fruitful USA visit, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Mexico," tweeted the Prime Minister's Office.

Ministry of External Affairs official Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also tweeted, "Thank you again America! A successful visit ends as PM @narendramodi takes the long way home, via Mexico City."

Prior to his departure, the Indian Prime Minister attended a Congressional reception hosted jointly by Foreign Relation Committees (House and Senate) and India Caucus (House and Senate).

Just before the Congressional reception, he met the Indian Community Members.


India, U.S. can do a lot together for world, says PM Modi

India, U.S. can do a lot together for world, says PM Modi

Washington D. C., June 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India and the United States should come closer and become stronger, and through their shared values do something for the benefit of the world.


Congressmen applaud PM Modi`s US Congress address

Congressmen applaud PM Modi`s US Congress address

Washington D. C., June 9 : United States Congressmen on Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the joint session of the U. S. Congress at Capitol Hill, saying the bilateral relations between the two countries can only get better.

Rodney Davis, U. S. Congressman, praised Prime Minister Modi's speech, saying he was impressed with his message of working together to eradicate terrorism.

"It was a very good speech by Prime Minister Modi, his points on terrorism was the highlight. I was very impressed by his message of cooperation, his message of working together to eradicate terrorism and helping us to make sure that we free the world from those who want to kill civilians," Davis told ANI.


US condemns 'cowardly' Tel Aviv attack

US condemns 'cowardly' Tel Aviv attack

Washington: The United States has denounced a mass shooting in a nightspot in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv that left at least four people dead.

The State Department yesterday dubbed this latest in a series of assaults by alleged Palestinian extremists a "horrific terrorist attack."

"We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and our hopes for a quick recovery for those wounded," spokesman Mark Toner said.

"These cowardly attacks against innocent civilians can never be justified. We are in touch with Israeli authorities to express our support."

Two men from the occupied West Bank had opened fire at patrons at sidewalk cafes across the street from Israel's military headquarters.


Obama vetoes legislation to thwart financial adviser rule

Obama vetoes legislation to thwart financial adviser rule

Washington: President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation designed to nullify Obama administration rules that will require financial professionals to put their client's best interest first when giving advice on retirement investments.

Obama says that some firms have steered clients into products that had higher fees and lower returns, which he says costs families about USD 17 billion a year.

Republicans say the regulations will make it more expensive for smaller businesses to provide retirement savings plans to their employees, resulting in less advice and fewer choices for many consumers.


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