Free Press Journal
  • While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuke force

    Washington : The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia.

  • Obama’s parting words: ‘We’re going to be OK’

    Washington: In his parting message before Donald Trump takes over, President Barack Obama on Thursday assured Americans that “we’re going to be OK” but vowed to protect US’ “core values” and speak up against issues like discrimination, muzzling of press freedom and rounding up of young immigrants. “At my core I think we’re going to be OK,” Obama said as he concluded his final news conference at the White House. “We just have

  • Relationship with Pakistan extraordinarily complicated: US

    Washington : Describing the US’ ties with Pakistan as “extraordinarily complicated”, the Obama administration, on Wednesday, hoped that the incoming Trump government would deepen its security and counter-terrorism cooperation with Islamabad to make America a safer place.

  • Top aide in frequent contact with Moscow

    Washington : Trump’s national security adviser and Russia’s ambassador to the US have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior US official said. After initially denying that Michael Flynn and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak spoke December 29, a Trump official said that the transition team was aware of one call on the day President Obama imposed

  • Thanks Michelle, daughters

    Chicago : An emotional Barack Obama used his farewell speech to thank his wife Michelle for the sacrifices she made for his political dreams, calling her his “best friend” and a “role model” for the new generation, reports PTI. “Michelle – for the past twenty-five years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend,” Obama said in front of thousands of his supporters with the First

  • VP Biden to Trump: ‘Grow up’

    Washington : Vice President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up.”

  • Deport Afghan female pilot to Afghanistan, say activists

    Kabul : A group of activists has requested US President Barack Obama to reject asylum application of Afghanistan’s first female pilot, Captain Niloofar Rahmani, and deport her to the war-torn country. The activists insisted that the first fixed-wing female pilot does not face any kind of threats, Khaama Press here reported on Friday, according to IANS. “Rahmani, who filled an asylum application in the US, does not face any threat in the

  • It’s time for US to move on to bigger and better things: Trump

    Washington: Amid series of punitive actions against Russia by the Obama administration, President-elect Donald Trump has said that it’s time for the US to “move on” to “bigger and better things” as he decided to meet top intelligence officials next week “to be updated on the facts” on alleged Russian hacking during the presidential elections.

  • Obama admin plans new sanctions against Russia

    Washington : The outgoing Obama administration is planning a series of fresh sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in cyber hacking into servers and emails of American political parties and leaders in the run up to the general elections, multiple media reports have said. Quoting unnamed senior administration officials, CBS News and CNN said the new set of sanctions is likely to target the Russian intelligence agency and its official. US officials

  • Pushing back on Israel, Kerry defends Obama’s UN vote

    Washington: Stepping into a raging diplomatic argument, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday staunchly defended the Obama administration’s decision to allow the UN Security Council to declare Israeli settlements illegal and warned that Israel’s very future as a democracy is at stake.

  • Says Obama would never have defeated him this time

    Washington : US President-elect Donald Trump has said even Barack Obama would have lost against him in the presidential race. “President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, O-Care, etc,” Trump said in a tweet. Trump’s tweet to his more than 17 million followers came after in a CNN podcast, President Obama said a message that

  • US defends the decision, Israel dubs it ‘ ‘

    Washington/ Gaza City : The US has defended its decision to refrain from vetoing a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building in Palestine, saying the unusual step was taken only after all negotiating options to pursue a two-state solution were exhausted. President-elect Donald Trump meanwhile slammed the outgoing Obama administration for abstaining from voting. “As to the UN, things will be different after Jan 20th,” he tweeted.

  • Donald Trump declares ‘Let it be a nuclear arms race’ with Russia

    Washington: US president-elect Donald Trump’s tweet for strengthening and expansion of country’s nuclear arsenal is indicating a major policy change as against the Obama administration which had pushed for reduction and ultimately elimination of nuclear weapons.

  • Don’t see any diminution in bilateral ties with India: US

    Washington, Asserting that India is an important partner for the US, the outgoing Obama Administration has said that it does not see any “diminution in the strong bilateral relations” that the two countries have enjoyed till date.

  • Medico fired for calling Michelle ‘monkey face’

    Los Angeles : A US doctor has been fired after calling First Lady Michelle Obama “monkey face” and saying she spoke in “poor ebonic English”, weeks after a police officer was fired for posting her racist Facebook memes. Michelle Herren, a paediatric anaesthesiologist, was fired from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine where she held an unpaid faculty position.