George W Bush

Barack Obama hits back at George Bush over his “foolish delusion” remarks

London, Barack ObamaMay 16: Barack Obama, who is on the verge of winning the Democratic nomination, has reacted swiftly after President George Bush assailed him for his professed willingness to engage in diplomacy with terrorists and tyrants.

Bush criticised Obama from the floor of Israel's Knesset on Thursday, and accused him of “foolish delusion” for his willingness to talk to tyrants. He compared it to the misguided Nazi appeasement of two generations ago.

Obama shot back at Bush, accusing him of distorting his position in his address to the Israeli Knesset.

President George Bush pledges to move forward on trade deal with Panama

Washington - US President George W BushUS President George W Bush pledged to move forward on the ratification of a free-trade agreement with Panama Tuesday despite congressional opposition.

Bush said after a meeting with Panamanian President Martin Torrijos: "I assured him that we will do everything in our capacity to move the trade bills - not only the Panamanian bill, but the Colombian bill and the (South) Korean bill."

BJP blasts George Bush for his Indian food habits comment

BJP blasts George Bush for his Indian food habits commentBangalore , May 6 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today came down heavily on U. S. President George Bush for his controversial statement on the food habits of Indians and how they were contributing to the global food crisis.

Talking to ANI after addressing an election rally in the Gandhi Nagar assembly constituency in Bangalore, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu termed the statement as irresponsible.

George Bush’s special wedding gift for daughter - a limestone altar

george w bushWashington, May 6 : US First Lady Laura Bush has revealed her husband and American president George Bush has prepared an extra-special wedding gift for daughter Jenna – a limestone altar.

Speaking during a news conference at the family's Crawford, Texas ranch, where Jenna will wed on May 10, Laura said that it was George’s idea to build the beautiful altar.

"[It] was his idea to build this beautiful limestone altar," People quoted her, as telling the reporters.

"It's the same thing that our house is made of from a local quarry. And they're the ones that made it,” she added.

Bush to attend World Economic Forum meeting in Egypt

george w bushCairo  - US President George W. Bush will be among 12 heads of states and governments to attend the opening session of the World Economic Forum to be hosted by Egypt on May 18, a statement by the organizers said Monday.

Over 1,500 participants from 55 countries will take part in the meeting, which will be opened by Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, organizers from the World Economic Forum said at a press conference in Cairo.

On the fringes of the Sharm el-Sheikh event, Bush will hold meetings with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

Bush says growth, jobs data "not good enough" for US economy

US EconomyWashington  - US President George W Bush on Friday welcomed some better-than-expected economic data released in the past three days but said the United States "could do better."

The Labour Department reported Friday that 20,000 jobs were lost in April, the fourth consecutive month of job losses but well below the 240,000 total jobs shed by the economy in the first three months of the year. The unemployment rate fell to 5 per cent from 5.1 per cent.

On Wednesday, gross domestic product figures showed the economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2008, unchanged from the last three months of 2007.

US and India working to promote democracy: Bush

US and India working to promote democracy: BushWashington, May 2 : US President George W Bush has said his country is working with India to promote democracy and peace throughout Asia.

Addressing a gathering on the occasion of the Asian American Heritage month here, Bush said: "We are working with India to promote democracy and the peace it yields throughout the continent. We are working together to extend the hope of liberty throughout Asia."

President Bush seeks 770 million dollars in new food aid

Washington - US President George W BushUS President George W Bush on Thursday called on legislators to approve 770 million dollars to confront a growing food crisis in the developing world.

The new money would bring to nearly 1 billon dollars the amount of new aid pledged this year by the United States to address rising food costs, which have spread hunger and sparked riots in poorer countries.

"In some of the world's poorest nations, rising prices can mean the difference between getting a daily meal and going without food," Bush said.

President George Bush takes potshots at his successors

Washington, U.S. President George BushApr. 28: At his last White House Correspondents' Dinner, U. S. President George Bush played to the crowd in style, marking the event by striking a series of bizarre poses, conducting a military band and taking a few potshots at his potential successors.

During his speech, Bush expressed surprise that none of the presidential contenders were at the annual dinner.

"Senator McCain's not here. He probably wanted to distance himself from me a little bit. You know, he's not alone. Jenna (Bush's daughter] is moving out, too."

Bush seeks to nudge peace process along in meeting with Abbas

Washington - US President George W Bush met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday seeking to nudge along a peace process bogged down by Israeli settlement plans and violence in the Gaza Strip.

Abbas arrived at the White House and was to urge Bush to pressure the Israelis to halt settlement construction in the West Bank and disputed East Jerusalem.

Israel has announced plans to build hundreds of new homes despite Palestinian warnings it would undermine the peace process revived last year after Bush hosted Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at a Middle East peace conference in November.

Bush meets Calderon, Harper amid tough trade talk from Democrats

Bush meets Calderon, Harper amid tough trade talk from DemocratsWashington  - US President George W Bush was to meet with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts Monday as a testy election season has put a negative spotlight on the three countries' free trade deal.

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have strongly attacked the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for hurting the US economy, and are unlikely to lay off with an upcoming primary in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

Bush, Lee call on North Korea to submit honest nuclear declaration

Washington - George W Bush & Lee Myung-bakUS President George W Bush and his South Korean counterpart, Lee Myung-bak, on Saturday pledged to ensure that whatever declaration North Korea makes about it's nuclear activities is complete and not misleading.

The North Koreans have "made some promises and we'll make a judgement as to whether they have met those promises," Bush said as he and Lee wrapped up a two-day summit at the Camp David presidential retreat outside Washington.

George Bush, Gordon Brown tout "special" US-British friendship

Washington - US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon BrownUS President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met at the White House Thursday hoping to put an end to speculation that relations between the two countries have weakened under the latter's tenure.

Seeking to dismiss those suggestions, Bush and Brown combined to use the words "special," "unique" or "great" or variations of them no less than a dozen times when describing the relationship at a press conference in the Rose Garden.

German reaction to Bush speech "hot-blooded," White House says

George W BushWashington  - The White House on Thursday dismissed as "hot- blooded" Germany's criticism of President George W Bush's vision for combating global warming.

"You're always going to see lots of hot-blooded reaction to anything said on climate, and so you should just be prepared for that," Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman, said when asked of the criticism.

Bush announced Wednesday that he was setting a national goal to halt the growth of US greenhouse-gas emissions by 2025 to combat global warming, an objective that fell short of recommendations made by a UN panel.

Pope, Bush cast aside differences to embrace morality

Washington - President George W Bush and Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI and President George W Bush cast aside their differences to embrace the role of morality and religion in world leadership, while rejecting the manipulation of faith to justify violence.

During his first visit to the White House Wednesday since rising to the papacy three years ago, Benedict in a joint statement reaffirmed along with Bush their "total rejection of terrorism" and called for the humane treatment of suspects in the fight against extremism.

Bush warms to climate change action

Bush warms to climate change actionWashington - US President George W Bush - long known for his denial of the global climate crisis - is to propose a freeze on levels of US greenhouse-gas emissions by 2025 and signal his willingness to allow lawmakers to rein in pollution from power companies, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The policy, to be unveiled later Wednesday in a White House speech, does not make any specific proposals about how to meet the goal.

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