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George H.W. Bush hospitalized days after wife’s death: office

WASHINGTON: Former president George H.W. Bush was being treated for a blood infection on Monday, hours after laying his wife Barbara to rest, his office said. A statement stressed that Bush, 93, was responding to treatment. He was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital early Sunday, just a day after bidding a final farewell to his…

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April 24, 2018

 

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92: family

WASHINGTON: Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering widespread tributes for the matriarch of a Republican family that served at the top of American politics. “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April…

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April 18, 2018

 

Billy Bush: It was Trump’s voice on “Access Hollywood” tape

WASHINGTON: Former NBC television host Billy Bush accused U.S. President Donald Trump of “indulging in some revisionist history” for reportedly telling allies it was not his voice making lewd remarks as the men waited to film a segment for “Access Hollywood” in 2005. “He said it. ‘Grab ’em by the pu**y,’” Bush wrote in an…

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December 4, 2017

 

Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, slams ‘bullying and prejudice’

NEW YORK: Former President George W. Bush on Thursday decried “bullying and prejudice” in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump. Bush, 71, used a rare public address to discuss nationalism, racial divisions and Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election, all flashpoints of his fellow…

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October 20, 2017

 

Washington ‘trying to squeeze Russian gas out of Europe’: Putin

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of trying to squeeze Russia out of European energy markets, saying the latest round of U.S. sanctions was designed to force Europe to buy U.S. liquefied natural gas instead. Speaking at a policy forum in southern Russia, Putin launched a withering critique of U.S. foreign…

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October 19, 2017

 

Elder Bush released from Texas hospital

CHICAGO: Former US president George H.W. Bush was released from the hospital on Monday after spending approximately two weeks recovering from pneumonia, including a stint in intensive care, his spokesman said. The 41st president, age 92, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on January 14 suffering from bacterial pneumonia. His 91-year-old wife Barbara, who had…

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January 31, 2017

 

Kate Bush fans re-enact Wuthering Heights in Australia

MELBOURNE: Thousands of Kate Bush fans put on their best billowy red dresses and danced en masse in Melbourne Saturday to one of the singer’s most iconic songs Wuthering Heights. They donned matching red stockings and black wigs to mark The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever — a re-enactment of the British star’s classic 1978…

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July 16, 2016

 

Tony Blair sorry for Iraq war mistakes

LONDON: Britain’s ex-leader Tony Blair again apologised Sunday for certain aspects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, adding there were “elements of truth” to the view it was connected to the rise of the Islamic State group. However, Blair insisted he still did not regret the removal of Saddam Hussein as Iraq’s leader as he…

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October 25, 2015

 

Bush breaks neck bone in fall

WASHINGTON: US ex-president George H.W. Bush fell and broke a bone in his neck Wednesday, his spokesman said, following reports that the former leader had been hospitalized yet again. “His condition is stable — he is fine — but he'll be in a neck brace,” Bush spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted. The 91-year-old former president, who…

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July 16, 2015

 

Latest member of Bush political family takes office in Texas

AUSTIN: George P. Bush was sworn in on Friday as Texas land commissioner with his father and potential Republican White House candidate Jeb Bush by his side and his grandfather, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, watching on the Internet. The 38-year-old Bush, an attorney and founder of a Fort Worth-based investment firm, one-upped his…

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January 3, 2015

 

Another George Bush wins election in US

Washington: The Bush political dynasty has a new junior member, George P. Bush, who has won an election in Texas for an obscure statewide office, local media reported. The 38-year-old Bush is the nephew of former president George W. Bush, grandson of ex-president George H. W. Bush and son of former Florida governor and potential…

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November 5, 2014

 

Kate Bush returns to stage after 35 years

LONDON: Ecstatic fans welcomed British pop singer Kate Bush back to the stage for her first show for 35 years on Tuesday, in the same venue as her only previous tour. The crowd stood and roared with approval as Bush, dressed in black, entered the stage with her back-up singers and began performing her song…

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August 26, 2014

 

Bush senior marks 90th birthday with a skydive

WASHINGTON: Former president George H.W. Bush turns 90 on Thursday and is marking the big day with nothing less than a skydive. The 41st commander-in-chief plans to parachute out of a helicopter near his family home in Kennebunkport, Maine at about 10:45 a.m. (1445 GMT.) “It's a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice…

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June 12, 2014

 

Bush's paintings of world leaders, including Musharraf go on display

WASHINGTON: Former U.S. President George W. Bush is hoping world leaders will warm to the portraits he's painted of them, which go on exhibition in Texas Saturday. The two dozen canvases are a key part of “The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy,” which explores the relationships Bush forged with world leaders during his…

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April 5, 2014

 

Ex-US President George Bush in intensive care

AUSTIN, Texas: Former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital and is in “guarded condition,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday.”The president is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family,” McGrath said in a statement.”Following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, President…

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December 27, 2012

 

US House votes to extend all Bush-era tax cuts

WASHINGTON: Defying US President Barack Obama, the Republican-held House voted to extend tax cuts for all Americans, framing a partisan divide over an issue that will not be resolved before November's election. House lawmakers rejected a substitute Democratic plan that would have let taxes rise for top earners, and then voted 256 to 171 to…

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August 2, 2012

 

Obama, Bush see raw emotions at 9/11 events

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama picked up where his predecessor George W. Bush left off in the war against Islamic militants after the Sept. 11 attacks, and on Sunday both saw the raw emotions that linger 10 years later.The 10th anniversary of the attacks marked the first time the Democratic and Republican presidents have appeared together…

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September 12, 2011

 

Obama at Arlington, Bush at Pentagon to mark 9/11

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle visited Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday where they paid tribute to US servicemen and women killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Obamas made the pilgrimage to remember the dead, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on…

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September 10, 2011

 

Cheney said he urged Bush to bomb Syria: report

WASHINGTON: Dick Cheney said he urged then-president George W. Bush in June 2007 to bomb a suspected nuclear reactor site in Syria, the former vice president wrote in his memoirs, the New York Times reported Thursday.”I again made the case for U.S. military action against the reactor,” Cheney wrote about a meeting on the issue…

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August 25, 2011

 

Try as he might, Obama can't shake Bush tax cuts

WASHINGTON: Time and again during his presidential campaign, Barack Obama was unequivocal: “We are going to roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.” But when the chips were down, now-President Obama blinked and backed away. Twice in less than nine months, Obama has shelved his pledge in deadline-pressing negotiations with congressional Republicans….

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August 3, 2011

 

Bush praised Obama after call on bin Laden

WASHINGTON: Former US president George W. Bush praised the mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden as a “good call” but was “not overjoyed” by the news, ABC News reported Friday. ABC said Bush told an audience this week that he received word that his successor President Barack Obama wanted to talk to him while dining…

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May 13, 2011

 
 
 
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