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Washington, D.C.: Capital of the United States
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington; D.C.; or the district, is the capital of the United States. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father. As the seat of the United States federal government and several international organizations, Washington is an important world political capital. The city, located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually.

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Turkey's Erdogan may call off U.S. trip after Congress votes: officials

President Tayyip Erdogan may call off a visit to Washington next week in protest at votes in the House of Representatives to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek..
Reuters - Published

Ex-TOI editor Gautam Adhikari passes away

Gautam Adhikari died in Washington DC on Sunday.Adhikari, 69, was recently diagnosed with cancer.
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Washington, D.C.


U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate [Video]U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate

Travis Tygart says "Russia's behavior hasn't changed" and that new ruling still allows the country to send a full delegation to the Tokyo games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

T-Mobile, Sprint head to court to defend deal [Video]T-Mobile, Sprint head to court to defend deal

U.S. state attorneys general, led by New York and California, deliver opening arguments Monday in a bid to stop T-Mobile from buying Sprint. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Impeachment Gains Momentum [Video]Impeachment Gains Momentum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the House of Representatives are drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and the Judiciary Committee may hold a vote this week, the panel’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Record glacial melt in Alaska, climate activists demand action [Video]Record glacial melt in Alaska, climate activists demand action

As scientists say Alaska's glaciers are melting at record or near-record levels, climate activists demand action from world leaders. Jillian Kitchener has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:25Published

Prof. Turley: 'You need to stick the landing on the quid pro quo' [Video]Prof. Turley: 'You need to stick the landing on the quid pro quo'

During questioning of professor Jonathan Turley during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, Turley explains there is a difference between requesting an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Kamal Harris Campaign Is In Chaos [Video]Kamal Harris Campaign Is In Chaos

Kamala Harris’s Presidential campaign is in big trouble. She started her campaign on top. Political pundits considered her an elite candidate. The last few days have proven to be disastrous for the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:34Published

Diane Lane, Piper Perabo Arrested at Climate Change Protest | THR News [Video]Diane Lane, Piper Perabo Arrested at Climate Change Protest | THR News

Jane Fonda was joined once again by a number of famous faces on Friday as she led a climate change protest in Washington, D.C. at the Supreme Court building.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:34Published

Turkeys check into luxury hotel ahead of White House pardon [Video]Turkeys check into luxury hotel ahead of White House pardon

The two gobblers, named "Bread" and "Butter," are resting up after traveling from their home farm near Clinton, North Carolina. The birds are due to be pardoned by President Donald Trump in the White..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

National Zoo to bid Bei Bei, bye bye [Video]National Zoo to bid Bei Bei, bye bye

Washington’s National Zoo will soon have an empty-nester exhibit on display when Bei Bei, the 4-year-old male offspring of the zoo’s giant panda couple, sets out for China on Tuesday to help breed..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:21Published

China tests submarine launched missile in Bohai Sea [Video]China tests submarine launched missile in Bohai Sea

China has test launched a new submarine launched ballistic missile named the JL-3

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Roger Stone Guilty [Video]Roger Stone Guilty

Roger Stone has just been convicted in a Washington, DC federal court. Stone was found guilty of obstruction of justice, making false statements to investigators. He was also found guilty of witness..

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Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension [Video]Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension

US president Donald Trump welcomed his Turkish counterpart, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.View on euronews

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NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation [Video]NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation

Turkish NBA Star Enes Kanter is teaming up with U.S. legislators to help advance human rights in his home country

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published

Trump-Appointed Judge Rules Against Trump In Tax Return Legal Kerfuffle [Video]Trump-Appointed Judge Rules Against Trump In Tax Return Legal Kerfuffle

House Democrats got one step closer on Monday to having a look at President Donald Trump's tax returns. Trump now can't prevent House Democrats from taking advantage of a recently passed New York law...

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Jane Fonda Swears Off Shopping [Video]Jane Fonda Swears Off Shopping

The “Grace and Frankie” actor announced Friday in Washington, D.C., that she is going to try to stop purchasing clothing in the near future, for environmental reasons. Fonda said to the crowd..

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Trump gets warm welcome in Alabama [Video]Trump gets warm welcome in Alabama

A video shared on social media by an attendee shows crowds cheering and a "Four more years!" chant can be heard as President Donald Trump attends a University of Alabama versus Louisiana State football..

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Jane Fonda Talks Her Night in Jail After Fourth Arrest in D.C. | THR News [Video]Jane Fonda Talks Her Night in Jail After Fourth Arrest in D.C. | THR News

Hollywood, get off your keisters and join Jane Fonda in Washington.

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President Trump honors World Series champs at the White House [Video]President Trump honors World Series champs at the White House

The Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in a best of seven series to become the first Washington team to take the championship since 1924

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Trump Gets Booed At UFC Fight [Video]Trump Gets Booed At UFC Fight

President Donald Trump went to a UFC match in New York City. The president was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers when he arrived. He attended the vent with his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and some..

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Nationals cap off their World Series winning season with rally in DC [Video]Nationals cap off their World Series winning season with rally in DC

Washington Nationals thank fans at rally to celebrate their first World Series victory

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Bus driver goes Nats as Washington win the World Series [Video]Bus driver goes Nats as Washington win the World Series

Eyewitness footage of bus driver celebrating with members of the public after Washington Nationals win the World Series. Video credit: TWITTER/@VICCI82

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Nationals beat long odds to win World Series [Video]Nationals beat long odds to win World Series

The Washington Nationals stunned the Houston Astros 6-2 in a winner-take-all Game Seven on Wednesday to secure their maiden Major League Baseball World Series title in a Fall Classic unlike any other...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Baseball fans boo Trump at World Series [Video]Baseball fans boo Trump at World Series

U.S. President Donald Trump was greeted with boos and a smattering of chants of "Lock him up!" when he appeared on screen at the World Series in Washington on Sunday, even as he celebrated one of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

 

At IMF, Nirmala Sitharaman calls for 'concerted action' to deal with 'synchronous slowdown'

Sitharaman led the Indian delegation to the Annual Meetings Plenary session of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group held in Washington DC on Friday.
DNA - Published

Thousands flee, hundreds reported dead in Turkish attack on U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria

Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned..
Reuters - Published

Thousands flee, dozens reported killed as Turkey pushes Syria assault

Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned..
Reuters - Published

China condemns U.S. visa restrictions over treatment of Muslims

The Chinese Embassy in Washington on Tuesday denounced the U.S. imposition of visa restrictions on some Chinese officials over China's treatment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang as interference in..
Reuters - Published

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar begins Washington visit, will meet Mike Pompeo

During his visit, the EAM will focus on continuing the momentum generated by PM Modi and work together on Indo-Pacific and resolve trade issued.
DNA - Published

Ahead of Modi's US visit, EAM Jaishankar says there's political comfort in New Delhi-Washington ties

He pointed out that India-US ties have been on an upward trajectory in the last 20 years under various administrations from Clinton to George Bush to Obama to Trump.
DNA - Published

Indian delegation to visit USA ahead of PM Modi's UNGA address

Prime Minister's address to the UN General Assembly will mark his six-day visit to the country, which begins on September 22. The delegation, comprising of BJP lawmaker Rajiv Pratap Singh Rudy, Shiv..
IndiaTimes - Published

Venezuela ex-general fights U.S. extradition, cooperation in doubt

Venezuela's ex-military intelligence chief told a Spanish court that Washington was fabricating drug-trafficking charges in its extradition request, throwing into doubt future cooperation with the U.S...
Reuters - Published

India, US armies conduct 'Exercise Yudh Abhyas'

A joint military training, Exercise Yudh Abhyas - 2019 is being conducted at Joint Base Lewis Mc Chord, Washington DC, from September 5-18 as part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation. Yudh..
IndiaTimes - Published

Iran says U.S. should avoid 'warmongers' after Bolton departure

Iran said on Wednesday Washington should distance itself from "warmongers" after the resignation of hawkish White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, and Tehran stood by its demand that..
Reuters - Published

Kashmiri Pandits stage protest demonstration against Washington Post

Kashmiri Pandits staged a demonstration in front of The Washington Post office in Washington DC on Saturday, protesting the daily's "one-sided coverage" of the recent developments in J&K. They alleged..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. still strongly supports Ukraine's Crimea claim: Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as U.S. President Donald Trump mulls cutting..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif leaves G7 talks, unclear if progress made to ease tensions

Iran's foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit on Sunday, as Paris ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, a dramatic diplomatic move..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif arrives for G7 side talks, White House says surprised

Iran's foreign minister flew in for side talks at the G7 summit on Sunday as host France ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, a dramatic diplomatic move that the White..
Reuters - Published

President Donald Trump is 'ready to assist' India, Pakistan over Kashmir issue if both sides ask for it: White House official

US president Donald Trump is 'ready to assist' India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue if both sides ask for it, the White House said, even as Washington was 'very closely' monitoring the situation.
Firstpost - Published

US slashes financial aid to Pakistan by nearly $440 million; Imran Khan informed about decision three weeks before Washington visit

The United States slashed the aid to cash-strapped Pakistan by nearly $440 million, bringing down its commitment to just $4.1 billion.
Firstpost - Published

Indian embassy to impart free Hindi classes at US university

Aiming at promoting Hindi in the US, the Indian embassy in Washington will impart free Hindi classes to the students of the prestigious George Washington University here on popular demand. The six-week..
IndiaTimes - Published

South Korea's Moon taps new ambassador to U.S. as allies face North Korea, defense costs

South Korean President Moon Jae-in tapped a seasoned former diplomat as his new ambassador to Washington on Friday as South Korea steps up efforts to connect with the Trump administration on issues..
Reuters - Published

Canadian ambassador to leave Washington, D.C. at end of August: Trudeau

David MacNaughton, the Canadian Ambassador to the United States who played a pivotal role in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will leave Washington at the end of..
Reuters - Published

Putin to Washington: We'll develop new nuclear missiles if you do

President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Russia would be forced to start developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the United States started doing so after the demise..
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. working with Pakistan to find way out of Afghan war

U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday the Washington is working with Islamabad to find a way out of the war in..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan foreign minister receives Imran Khan at US airport during PM's maiden visit to Washington; netizens mock premier

No US official on Saturday came to receive the Pakistan prime minister at the airport. Khan took commercial flight instead of a private jet to cut down on expenses. Imran Khan received by Foreign..
Firstpost - Published

Pakistan hires lobbying firm Holland & Knight to advance its interests in US ahead of Imran Khan's visit to Washington DC

Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to meet Trump at his Oval Office on Monday, the first by a Pakistani leader in nearly four years, the last one being that of Nawaz Sharif in October 2015
Firstpost - Published

Donald Trump refuses to criticise Ankara's acquisition of Russian missile system, cites 'good relationship' with Turkish counterpart

Donald Trump declined to criticise Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no mention of sanctions Washington had threatened over the purchase.
Firstpost - Published

Trump says 'not fair' that U.S. can't sell F-35s to Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is "not fair" to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala president postpones Washington visit where asylum talks were planned

The government of Guatemala said on Sunday that it would postpone President Jimmy Morales' visit to Washington as it waits for the Central American country's top court to rule on migration measures.
Reuters - Published

Hezbollah leader says U.S. seeking to talk

The leader of Hezbollah said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels of communication despite ramping up sanctions against the Iran-backed movement's officials.
Reuters - Published

Asylum deal at the fore as Guatemalan president visits White House

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, and sources said he may sign an agreement declaring the Central American country a safe destination for..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson threw ambassador to U.S. 'under the bus': junior minister

Boris Johnson threw Britain's ambassador to Washington "under the bus" when he refused to back the envoy in his row with Donald Trump, junior Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

British ambassador resigns after Trump row: how special is the U.S.-UK relationship now?

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the U.S...
Reuters - Published

British ambassador to Washington quits after spat over leaked memos

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Resignation letter of British ambassador to Washington

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the U.S...
Reuters - Published

UK ambassador to Washington continues in post with PM May's full support: spokesman

Britain's ambassador to Washington remains in post and continues to carry out his duties with Prime Minister Theresa May's full support, her spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Washington D.C. flood: Boats deployed to rescue stranded motorists; rainwater enters White House basement

A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House's, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region
Firstpost - Published

Envoy says U.S. ready for 'constructive' talks with North Korea: South Korea

A U.S. special envoy to North Korea said on Friday that Washington was ready to hold constructive talks with Pyongyang to make "simultaneous, parallel" progress on an agreement reached by the two..
Reuters - Published

Decision on Ram Rahim's parole after DC, SP report: Manohar Lal Khattar

"Anyone who is entitled for parole can seek one. We cannot stop anyone," Khattar said at a press conference here, in which two Indian National Lok Dal legislators Zakir Hussain and Parminder Dhull..
DNA - Published

Bolton sees U.S. pressure on Iran leading it to new talks

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton predicted on Tuesday that Washington's pressure campaign against Iran would lead it to enter negotiations.
Reuters - Published

What does Donald Trump want from Iran? Washington claims 'maximum pressure' policy is working as economic troubles narrow Tehran's options

With tensions rising, the US has sent an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East. President Trump plans to send 1,000 more. Iran's 60-day ultimatum to parties to the nuclear deal expires in early..
Firstpost - Published

Iran's IRGC says downing of U.S. drone carried a message to Washington: TV

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards warned on Thursday against any aggression against Tehran, state TV reported, saying that the downing of a U.S. drone carried a "clear message" to Iran's arch enemy,..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Shanahan letter on F-35s not in line with spirit of alliance

The language used in a letter sent from Washington to Ankara regarding Turkey's removal from the F-35 fighter jet program does not suit the spirit of alliance, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said..
Reuters - Published

Third U.S.-North Korea summit entirely possible, up to Kim: Bolton

A third summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is entirely possible and is up to Pyongyang, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday,..
Reuters - Published

White House says Mexico tariffs 'still on track' for Monday

The United States is on track to implement threatened 5 percent tariffs on Mexican goods on Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday as migration talks with Mexican officials..
Reuters - Published

Mexico, U.S. officials meet in high-stakes tariff talks at White House

Mexican officials met with their U.S. counterparts for talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at reaching a deal to stave off the imposition of U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods next week, even as their..
Reuters - Published

Reeling from tariff threat, Mexico begins immigration talks in Washington

Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks on Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do..
Reuters - Published

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