Bush understands why Obama prepping now

Bush understands why Obama prepping now

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush understands that Barack Obama must assemble a team and develop strategies before taking office, a Bush spokesman said Friday.

Israelis told to be mindful of Gazans, aid

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Israel has been told to avoid civilian casualties in air raids and to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, a spokesman for U.S. President Bush said Friday.

Bush calls leaders about Mideast, India

CRAWFORD, Texas, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush spent the last day of 2008 in telephone diplomacy, discussing Gaza and tensions between India and Pakistan, a spokesman said.

Bush: Hamas must respect cease-fire

CRAWFORD, Texas, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and his Palestinian counterpart agreed Hamas must respect a cease-fire for it to be lasting, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.

U.S. urges Hamas to stop firing on Israel

CRAWFORD, Texas, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Hamas must stop firing rockets into Israel and work toward a "sustainable and durable" cease-fire, a spokesman for U.S. President Bush said Monday.
Bush visits Walter Reed patients, has MRI

Bush visits Walter Reed patients, has MRI

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush not only visited patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he was a patient himself briefly.
White House official doubts Taliban claim

White House official doubts Taliban claim

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Mullah Omar, the Taliban head in Afghanistan, will likely not renounce his group's violent ways under a new proposed deal, a White House official said Monday.
N. Korea said resuming nuclear plant work

N. Korea said resuming nuclear plant work

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The United States indicated Wednesday it wasn't changing its stance on North Korea despite reports that Pyongyang had resumed construction of a nuclear plant.

U.S.: 'Consequences' for Russia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The White House said Thursday there will be "further consequences" if Russia fails to withdraw from Georgia beyond the end of U.S.-Russian military cooperation.

Bush to Pakistan: U.S. is with you

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush called Pakistan's prime minister Thursday to express solidarity and sympathy after two bombings, the White House said.

White House calls for speedy withdrawal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Russian government needs to speed its withdrawal from the Republic of Georgia, a White House spokesman said Wednesday.

U.S. to work with India on nuke deal

NEW DELHI, July 23 (UPI) -- The United States says it looks forward to working with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government on the still-hanging Indo-U.S. civilian nuclear deal.

Bush treads fine line on Sudan

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's criticism of Sudan is at odds with private meetings with Sudanese officials, dividing experts on the effectiveness of U.S. policy.

U.S., Saudi Arabia to sign agreements

JERUSALEM, May 15 (UPI) -- A White House spokesman said the United States and Saudi Arabia will sign a number of bilateral agreements Friday.

Aid trickles into Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, May 12 (UPI) -- The first U.S. military plane carrying relief supplies to cyclone-devastated Myanmar arrived in the Asian country Monday, officials said.

U.S. blames Iran, Syria for Lebanon

CRAWFORD, Texas, May 10 (UPI) -- The Bush administration maintains complete confidence in the government of Lebanon, a White House spokesman said Friday.

Bush familiy prepares for Jenna's wedding

CRAWFORD, Texas, May 9 (UPI) -- Members of the Bush family gathered Friday at President George W. Bush's ranch in Texas to prepare for the wedding of his daughter, Jenna.

U.S. relief plane to Myanmar authorized

YANGON, Myanmar, May 9 (UPI) -- Myanmar has authorized the landing of a U.S. military plane loaded with supplies, U.S. officials said Friday.
Bush off to Texas to walk Jenna down aisle

Bush off to Texas to walk Jenna down aisle

CRAWFORD, Texas, May 8 (UPI) -- The wedding of first daughter Jenna Bush and Henry Hager at the Bush ranch in Texas will be a private, family affair, a White House spokesman said Thursday.

Bush tells Mugabe to end violence

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The will of Zimbabwean voters must be respected and violence in that country must end, a spokesman for U.S. President George Bush said Thursday.

Big oil wants relief for Libya

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. oil firms pressured U.S. President George Bush to exempt Libya from a law that allows victims of state terrorism to collect money from foreign governments.

Bush expresses regret in Suez Canal death

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush called Egypt's president to express sympathy for a civilian's death in the Suez Canal shooting incident, the White House said.

Abbas to visit White House

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Washington to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the administration said.

Analysis: Venezuela-FARC link may hit oil

MIAMI, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. sanctions against Venezuela over its alleged support of a leftist Colombian rebel group would cripple its oil industry and cause a worldwide spike in already record-high oil prices, experts say.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

U.S. hits 'al-Qaida terrorist' in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 3 (UPI) -- A "known al-Qaida terrorist" in southern Somalia was the target of a U.S. airstrike, which injured eight people, a Pentagon official said Monday.
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