November 11th, 2010
06:10 AM ET

Video: First lady's Asia trip

(CNN) – In Mumbai, India, we saw first lady Michelle Obama play the tambourine, dance, and even kick off her shoes to play hopscotch with children.  In New Delhi, India, she toured the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum with children and checked out textiles and necklaces at the crafts center.  She put some stylish outfits together, too.

We've been sharing these moments throughout the trip but check out this video by CNN.com producer LaTrina White, which includes highlights from India but also the first lady's Veterans Day surprise to troops in Germany.

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Topics: Asia • Germany • India • Michelle Obama • The Family • Uncategorized
Gibbs defends reporters in India
November 8th, 2010
07:30 PM ET

Gibbs defends reporters in India

By: CNN Political Unit
(CNN) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is sometimes known for his sarcastic responses and tough exterior during press briefings.

But according to a White House pool report from President Obama's trip to India, it was the security for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, not the press, who were in a standoff with Gibbs. The altercation escalated, and when security refused to let the reporters through, Gibbs threatened to pull the president from his meeting.

For the complete story, go to CNN's Political Ticker.


Topics: India • Press Briefing • Robert Gibbs
Remarks by the President to the Indian Parliament
November 8th, 2010
10:20 AM ET

Remarks by the President to the Indian Parliament

Delivered at the Parliament House in New Delhi, India
Mr. Vice President, Madam Speaker, Mr. Prime Minister, members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and most of all, the people of India.

I thank you for the great honor of addressing the representatives of more than one billion Indians and the world’s largest democracy. (Applause.) I bring the greetings and friendship of the world’s oldest democracy —- the United States of America, including nearly three million proud and patriotic Indian-Americans. (Applause.)
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Topics: India • President Obama • The Vault
Obama, Singh Discuss U.S. Failure to Stop Terrorist
November 8th, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Obama, Singh Discuss U.S. Failure to Stop Terrorist

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) – U.S. officials said President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discussed for a second time on Monday what information the U.S. government had about David Headley, an American informant who played a key role in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai that left 164 people dead and rocked this country to its core.

At issue is why years earlier the U.S. government failed to act on several warnings that Headley, a small-time drug dealer who was an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration, might be a terrorist.
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Topics: India • President Obama • The News • The Visuals
Images of India: President's Palace at night
November 8th, 2010
09:40 AM ET

Images of India: President's Palace at night

CNN Photojournalist Mark Walz took this picture tonight at the Indian presidential palace. He says the steps are covered with hundreds of lit candles.


Topics: India • The Visuals
Joint press conference with President Obama and Prime Minister Singh
November 8th, 2010
08:05 AM ET

Joint press conference with President Obama and Prime Minister Singh

Delivered at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India

 PRIME MINISTER SINGH:  Your Excellency, President Barack Obama, distinguished representatives of the media, I’m delighted to welcome President Obama and his gracious wife on their first visit to our country.  I welcome the President as a personal friend and a great charismatic leader who has made a deep imprint on world affairs through his inclusive vision of peace, security and welfare for all peoples and all nations.
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Topics: India • President Obama • Press Conference • The Vault • The Visuals