George W Bush

Abbas to meet with Bush in Washington

Abbas to meet with Bush in WashingtonWashington  - US President George W Bush will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday to discuss the Middle East peace process, the White House said.

The two men will focus on negotiations with the Israelis as well as developing the Palestinian economy, viable institutions and security forces in the West Bank, spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Iraqi journalist hurls his shoes at `Dog’ Bush in Baghdad

Iraqi journalist hurls his shoes at `Dog’ Bush in BaghdadBaghdad (Iraq), Dec. 15: Outgoing UD President George W. Bush was pelted with two shoes on Sunday during a press conference here, but managed to duck both.

According to The Sun, an Iraqi TV journalist hurled the shoes at Bush during a joint press briefing with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the signing of a troop withdrawal agreement.

Muntadar al-Zeidi, a TV reporter with an Iraqi-owned station based in Egypt, hurled the shoes, yelling in Arabic: "This is a farewell kiss, dog."

United Nations has been "too slow" in Darfur, Bush says

United Nations has been "too slow" in Darfur, Bush says Washington - US President George W Bush said Wednesday he was frustrated by the slow pace of the United Nations in building a peacekeeping force to halt the violence in Sudan's Darfur region.

"The pace of action out of the United Nations is too slow," Bush said after meeting a leading human rights activist for Darfur, Halima Bashir.

Bible is probably not true, says George W Bush!

US President Bush arrives in Berlin on farewell trip to GermanyLondon, Dec 9 : US President George W Bush has said his belief that God created the world is not incompatible with scientific proof of evolution.

The Bible is “probably not” literally true and that a belief that God created the world is compatible with the theory of evolution.

Bush lights last national Christmas tree

Bush lights last national Christmas treeWASHINGTON, Dec. 4 - George W. Bush kicked off his last Christmas season as president of the United States by lighting the national Christmas tree in Washington Thursday.

"Today we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the National Christmas Tree lighting," Bush said in brief remarks. "In times of calm, and in times of challenge, Americans have gathered for this ceremony. The simple story we remember during the season speaks to every generation."

Bush condemns Mumbai attacks, "ready to assist India"

President-GeorgeWashington  - US President George W Bush has condemned Wednesday's series of terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai, which have killed at least 101 people, and said that the US "stands ready to assist and support the Indian government."

"The United States condemns this terrorist attack and we will continue to stand with the people of India in this time of tragedy," White House press secretary Dana Perino said. "President Bush offers his condolences to the Indian people and the families of the innocent civilians killed and injured in the attacks."

Bush to bid farewell to Asian leaders at summit

Bush to bid farewell to Asian leaders at summitWashington - US President George W Bush will participate in his last scheduled summit this weekend, bidding farewell to a group of East Asian and Latin American nations at a gathering in Peru.

Despite Bush's unpopularity abroad, he leaves office with some successes in relationships across the Pacific, including a period of stability and maintaining the status quo in China-Taiwan relations and of building ties with Vietnam.

Bush welcomes G20 leaders for critical financial summit

George W BushWashington- US President George W Bush greeted leaders from the world's 20 top economies on Saturday for an historic summit aimed at stabilizing the financial system and halting a global economic slide.

Bush, in a brief statement, said he was pleased with the early results after leaders held a working dinner Friday night, but again warned against nations restricting free markets and trade as a result of the financial crisis.

Bush welcomes G20 leaders for critical financial summit

Bush sees progress on visa-free travel for Lithuanians Washington- US President George W Bush greeted leaders from the world's 20 top economies on Saturday for an historic summit aimed at stabilizing the financial system and halting a global economic slide.

Bush said he was pleased with the early results after leaders held a working dinner at the White House Friday night, but again warned nations against restricting free markets and trade as a result of the financial crisis.

Gregarious Bush reserves very business-like greeting for Rudd

George W. BushMelbourne, Nov 15 : US President George W Bush greeted world leaders with big smiles and pats on the back, but Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had to make do with a brief handshake and a relatively stony face as the pair posed for photographers and TV crews.

It was the first time the pair have met in person since the controversial leaking of a phone conversation between both men last month, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The normally gregarious Bush gave Rudd a very business-like greeting at the entry to the White House.

Bush wishes next president well, keeps low profile

President George W BushWashington, Nov 5: A low-profile President George W Bush watched the election results from his White House residence, while hosting a birthday party for his wife, Laura.

Even before one vote was counted, this result was clear: The presidential race was a verdict on the two-term President as much as candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.

“May God bless whoever wins tonight," the president, who is suffering low approval ratings, told friends and advisers by his side.

Both Obama and McCain positioned themselves as agents of change -- that is, change from Bush.

Economic crisis will not deter US foreign aid

Economic crisis will not deter US foreign aid Washington - President George W Bush said Tuesday the United States must remain committed to providing assistance to developing countries despite economic turmoil at home.

Bush gave the keynote address at the White House's Summit on International Development in Washington, touting his administration's achievements while reminding the gathering that combating poverty abroad is vital to US national security interests.

US stocks surge to start week on talk of stimulus

US stocks surge to start week on talk of stimulus Washington - Wall Street stocks rose sharply on Monday amid indications that a second fiscal stimulus package could be on the way to boost the faltering US economy.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in congressional testimony that another stimulus package "seems appropriate." White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said that President George W Bush was keeping an "open mind" to the idea.

An economic stimulus package passed in February spent 152 billion dollars, most of it through tax credit checks sent to individual taxpayers.

Bush, Berlusconi pledge to stave off broader economic fallout

George W. BushWashington- US President George W Bush and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi met on Monday vowing to take steps to prevent broader economic fallout caused by the financial crisis and to ensure US and European government continue to cooperate.

Bush: Countries will work to avoid broader economic fallout

US President George W BushWashington- US President George W Bush said Saturday that the world's economic powers will work closely together to overcome the financial crisis and create a plan toward recovery.

"We will stand together in addressing this threat to our prosperity," Bush said. "We will do what it takes to resolve this crisis, and the world's economy will emerge stronger as a result."

Bush seeks "common policy" with Europe on finance crisis

Bush seeks "common policy" with Europe on finance crisisWashington - US President George W Bush on Thursday called for a "common policy" between the United States and Europe to address the financial crisis that has threatened the world's economy.

Bush, meeting with Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic, said he discussed "our common desire to work with our European friends to develop a best as possible common policy."

Bush says rescue benefits won't be fast; country braces for bumps

Bush sees progress on visa-free travel for Lithuanians Washington: After Congress gave final approval to the emergency finance rescue package, US President George W Bush popped next door to the pillared Treasury building to shake hands with his treasury secretary Henry Paulson.

In the photo image used on front pages across the US on Saturday, the two men are grinning in obvious relief over the passage that ended a grim two-week-long economic cliffhanger.

The staid treasury building serves as a backdrop in the photos, as it does on all US paper currency.

President Bush hails passage of Indo-US nuclear deal by Senate

US President George W BushWashington, Oct 2: US President George W Bush today hailed the Senate's approval of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal and said that it would strengthen global efforts to stall the spread of nuclear weapons.

In a statement Bush said, "This legislation will strengthen our global nuclear nonproliferation efforts, protect the environment, create jobs, and assist India in meeting its growing energy needs in a responsible manner."

He also said that he was looking forward to sign the bill into law and continue to strengthen the US-India strategic partnership.

Barack Obama, not John McCain, toes George Bush’s policy of carrying out military action inside Pak

Barack Obama and John McCainNew York, Sept 27: Going by party lines, Republican Party’s presidential candidate John McCain should be strictly following his partyman and US President George Bush’s policy of attacking Pakistan to root out terrorism, but during the first presidential debate it was Democrat Barack Obama who appeared to toe Bush’s policy.

George Bush issues warning to Americans on Wall Street meltdown

US President George W BushWashington, Sept. 25: U. S. President George W. Bush appealed to the nation Wednesday night to support a 700 billion dollar plan to avert a financial meltdown on Wall Street.

He also invited both major presidential candidates – John McCain and Barack Obama to join him and Congressional leaders at the White House on Thursday to forge a bipartisan compromise.




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