Recent News Headlines : Washington - United States

KELLY KEPT TRAGEDY OUT OF POLITICS, BUT TRUMP BROUGHT IT UP


Robert Kelly, 29, was killed when he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan's remote Helmand province... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 3

NORTH KOREA THREATENS 'UNIMAGINABLE' STRIKE ON UNITED STATES


For North Koreans, the systematic indoctrination of anti-Americanism starts as early as kindergarten... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 2733

'MINSKY MOMENT' TALK REACHES CHINA TWO DECADES SINCE FIRST USED


Photographer Qilai Shen Bloomberg It's been almost two decades since economist Paul McCulley coined the phrase Minsky Moment to describe Russia's financial crisis... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 28

AS U.S. WARNS OF CUBA ATTACKS, TOURISTS ASK


-- Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

FAMILIES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS HAVE MIXED EXPERIENCES WITH TRUMP, IF ANY


Chereisa Booker, of Schertz, Texas, said Trump had taken office by the time a condolence letter was processed and she and her husband received the letter... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 2

LETTERS FROM YOUNG OBAMA SHOW A MAN TRYING TO FIND HIS WAY


At least one was sent in Business International Money Report envelopes with the business's address crossed out and Barack Obama written above it... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

TRUMP KICKS ISSUES TO CONGRESS, SENDS CONFLICTING SIGNALS ABOUT WHAT HE WANTS


Nine months into office, Trump has shown a preference for delegating to lawmakers on everything from health care to immigration to foreign policy... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

ANALYSIS WILL THE GCCS FATE BE DECIDED AT CAMP DAVID


The annual GCC summit is scheduled to take place in December... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 798

MARCHERS CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME BLOCK ON TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN


Unlike the administration's first two executive orders, Trump's latest travel ban was indefinite... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 1826

THE RISE OF A WORLD POWER THAT SEEKS 'TOTAL CONTROL,' AND 4 OTHER STORIES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED


A man walks past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping with a slogan reading Chinese Dream, People's Dream beside a road in Beijing on Oct. 16, 2017... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 29

BREXIT ISN'T THE BIGGEST TALKING POINT AT THE EU SUMMIT


Such a law would need backing from national governments and the European Parliament to enter into force... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 189

TILLERSON PUSHES FOR STRONGER TIES WITH INDIA WHILE CHIDING CHINA FOR UNDERMINING INTERNATIONAL ORDER


But his harshest words were for China, the nearest rival to India's huge population and the United States' leading economy... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

'ASTOUNDED' JUDGE ORDERS GOVERNMENT TO ALLOW IMMIGRANT TEEN IN CUSTODY IN TEXAS TO GET ABORTION


Instead, she was taken by the facility to a crisis pregnancy center... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

TILLERSON CALLS FOR INDIA TIES TO COUNTER CHINA


He said Beijing sometimes acted outside international conventions, citing the South China Sea dispute as an example... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 354

IRAQI KURDS' INDEPENDENCE DREAMS TURN TO DESPAIR AS THEY QUIT KIRKUK AS ALLY U.S. SITS ON THE SIDELINES


In the face of the Iraqi advance, Kurdish forces retreated from Kirkuk, handing the strategic territory to Baghdad with barely a whimper... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 7

JEFF SESSIONS REFUSES TO DIVULGE TO SENATORS HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH TRUMP OVER FBI CHIEF'S AXING


Attorney General Jeff Sessions told senators he won't answer questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump over the firing of FBI Director... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

MELANIA TRUMP TO DONATE INAUGURAL BALL GOWN TO SMITHSONIAN'S FIRST LADIES' COLLECTION


WASHINGTON - Melania Trump is donating her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies' Collection at the Smithsonian Institution... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

SENATE GOP SPONSOR SAYS TRUMP WAS UPBEAT ON OBAMACARE FIX BUT OTHERS SEE MIXED SIGNALS


A chief sponsor of a bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums said Wednesday President Donald Trump called to offer encourage... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

JPMORGAN EXECUTIVE IS NAMED TO RUN SEC TRADING AND MARKETS UNIT


Executive was picked to run the Securities and Exchange Commission unit that regulates U.S. stock markets and Wall Street brokerages... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 289

KIN OF SOLDIER KILLED IN NIGER SAY TRUMP TREATED THEM WITH 'DISRESPECT' IN CONDOLENCE CALL, FORGOT VICTIM'S NAME


The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed disrespect to the soldi... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 3

GM MADE DONATION TO CUOMO CAMPAIGN BEFORE DRIVERLESS CAR DEAL


Asked about the July donation from General Motors, City Hall spokesman Eric Phillips quipped, We're shocked... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 14

JUDGE MIGHT THROW OUT EMOLUMENT CLAUSE LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP


Lawyers for CREW objected to the notion that they should wait for Congress to act, arguing that President Trump should have sought permission before taking office... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 10

ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN IS US TOOL TO CAUSE TROUBLE IN WHOLE REGION - EX-AFGHAN PRESIDENT KARZAI TO RT


Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says ISIS is tool of the US in Afghanistan, used to destabilize whole region... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 3253

BOMBARDIER TURNS TO EUROPE IN US TRADE ROW


But it also elicited a strong reaction in Northern Ireland, where the company builds the wings for the CSeries... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 15

DONALD TRUMP SAYS CONGRESSWOMAN 'TOTALLY FABRICATED' HIS COMMENTS TO FALLEN SOLDIER'S WIDOW


Ms Wilson said Ms Johnson could not say anything in response to the President because she was crying... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 216

WHITE HOUSE SAYS TRUMP OPPOSES SENATE'S BIPARTISAN OBAMACARE DEAL


The agreement would shore up Obamacare by reviving billions of dollars of federal subsidies to insurers for two years to help lower-income Americans obtain medical coverage... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 790

FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE HELPED ANTI-REFUGEE CAMPAIGN IN SWING STATES


Unlike Russian efforts to secretly influence the 2016 election via social media, this American-led campaign was aided by direct collaboration with employees of Facebook and Google... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 1

UNCERTAINTY REIGNS AHEAD OF NEW HEALTH CARE SIGN-UP PERIOD


Its proposal, known as the stopgap measure, would be unlike any other state's health insurance market... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 0

TRUMP SAYS COMEY KNEW HE WAS GOING TO EXONERATE CLINTON


Clinton was interviewed by the FBI in early July, just days before Comey announced the investigation's conclusion... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 0

THE KOCH BROTHERS WANT A TAX CUT. PENCE IS READY TO HELP


At least four other Pence staffers went on to work for either Koch Industries or Koch-backed political groups... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 431

Trending News Headlines : Washington

REVOLTING WORLD REACTS TO DEVASTATING SOMALIA ATTACK


My condolences to the government and the people of Somalia... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 38080

TRUMP'S LATEST TRAVEL BAN ORDER BLOCKED


The state of Hawaii sued in Honolulu to block Mr Trump's third travel ban, which was set to go into effect early on Wednesday... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 26391

MOGADISHU TRUCK BOMBINGS ARE DEADLIEST ATTACK IN DECADES


One of the strikes, on July 30, killed Ali Jabal, a Shabab commander who led forces and conducted attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 20008

ISIS FACING COLLAPSE IN SYRIA'S RAQQA


Omar Alloush, a local Raqqa official, told The Associated Press on Friday that about 100 ISIS militants surrendered at once... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 11185

ICE PLANS MAJOR IMMIGRATION JAIL EXPANSION


The Trump administration is planning an increase in federal immigration jails across the country for the thousands of additional undocumented immigrants its agents are arresting... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 9600

LARRY FLYNT OFFERS $10 MILLION US FOR DIRT ON TRUMP


In Sunday's ad, Flynt asks for any smoking gun that is fit to publish and drives Trump from office... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 9055

CANADIAN SAYS CHILD KILLED, WIFE RAPED IN AFGHANISTAN


Former hostage Joshua Boyle says Haqqani network killed his infant daughter and raped his wife while in captivity... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 6114

TRUMP'S MOVE TO END INSURANCE SUBSIDIES JOLTS WASHINGTON


Trump's strike on health insurance subsidies jolts markets, Washington... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 5076

WOMAN ACCUSING TRUMP OF MISCONDUCT SUBPOENAS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN


The Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for comment on the subpoena... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 5028

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid organization working in Kirkuk said several Peshmerga and members of the Iraqi forces had been killed in an overnight clash south of Kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4352

INDIGNATION, DISAPPOINTMENT IN TEHRAN AS TRUMP DISAVOWS NUCLEAR DEAL


Hours before US President Donald Trump threatened to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, hardliners in the country's capital said I told you so... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 3883

DONALD TRUMP REVERSES COURSE ON ALEXANDER-MURRAY HEALTH CARE DEAL


Trump reverses course, rejects Alexander-Murray deal on health care subsidies... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 3234

A NEW BATTLE IN IRAQ GIVES IRAN THE UPPER HAND


This is the result of disobedience of Masoud Barzani, the Iraqi fighter who was filming said, referring to the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 3101

KUSHNER PLAN FOR FIFTH AVENUE TOWER IS BEING BLOCKED BY PARTNER


Vornado Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Roth was never enthusiastic about the Kushner plan although until now he hadn't stood in its way... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 3074

TRUMP SUGGESTS CHALLENGING TV NETWORK LICENCES OVER 'FAKE NEWS'


Comcast Corp, which owns NBC Universal, also owns 11 broadcast stations, including outlets in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas and Chicago... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 2862

TRUDEAU, TRUMP GOVERNMENTS TRADE CRITICISM AS NAFTA TALKS FALTER


Like Freeland, Bob Fisher, a U.S. negotiator in the original NAFTA talks, said he does not consider the delay a sign of a breakdown... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 2414

IN FREE-FORM NEWS CONFERENCE, TRUMP SAYS LITTLE ABOUT A LOT, CLAIMS UNITY WITH SENATE LEADER


Rambling Rose Garden news conference sees President Trump talking about many issues while making no real announcements... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2327

DRUG CZAR NOMINEE COULD BE IN LIMBO AFTER REPORT ON DRUG INDUSTRY TIES


Manchin calls on Trump to withdraw drug czar nomination, saying Marino is unfit for job and can't be trusted to confront opioid epidemic... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2325

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2289

ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS HE WILL NOT DISCUSS HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH TRUMP ON COMEY FIRING


Jeff Sessions Senate testimony Attorney general says he will not discuss his conversations with Trump on Comey firing... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 2256

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2249

TRUMP DENIES SEEKING NEARLY TENFOLD INCREASE IN U.S. NUCLEAR ARSENAL


Trump denies seeking nearly tenfold increase in US nuclear arsenal... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 2219

XI TAKES SOLID STEPS IN CHINA-US TIES


Li at the John L. Thornton China Center said Xi values personal ties with his US counterpart... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 2155

DECLASSIFIED US FILES SHED NEW LIGHT


US authorities knew about the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-1966, declassified documents have revealed... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 1964

U.S. OFFICIALS TRY TO EASE CONCERNS TRUMP MAY QUIT IRAN DEAL


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks at a security council meeting at U.N... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1684

U.S. FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS TRUMP'S LATEST TRAVEL BAN


Watson, appointed to the bench by former president Barack Obama, said the new restrictions ignore a federal appeals court ruling against Trump's previous ban... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 1563

AMERICAN CRICKET GETS READY FOR TAKE-OFF


While the Washington Cricket League is certainly cosmopolitan, one thing is missing Americans from non-cricket backgrounds... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 1504

TRUDEAU SAYS HE'S BRACED FOR A 'SURPRISE' AS TRUMP'S NAFTA PROPOSALS GROW MORE PROTECTIONIST


If we can't make a deal, it'll be terminated, and that'll be fine, Trump said in the brief meeting with the prime minister Wednesday... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1408

US MILITARY RUSHES TO DEFUSE LOOMING CRISIS IN KIRKUK AFTER IRAQI ARMY ADVANCES


Iraqi forces claim rapid progress in operation to 'impose security' on kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1316

TRUMP BRAGS ABOUT TANKING INSURER STOCKS WITH HEALTH SUBSIDY CUT


Instead, middle-income people who buy their own health insurance without subsidies will bear the burden... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1267


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