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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.


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

Videos for Washington, D.C.

Jane Fonda arrested again in Washington DC at climate change protest [Video]Jane Fonda arrested again in Washington DC at climate change protest

Jane Fonda is picking up where she left off in civil disobedience nearly a half-century ago. But there's one thing that's changed: that step up into the police van is tougher at age 81.

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Trump will become 'more erratic': Biden [Video]Trump will become 'more erratic': Biden

Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump will become 'more erratic' as Congress conducts an impeachment inquiry in the House of..

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Kanye makes surprise appearance at Howard University [Video]Kanye makes surprise appearance at Howard University

Musician Kanye West and his reality TV star Kim Kardashian made an impromptu visit at Howard University's homecoming Saturday morning in Washington, D.C. when the rapper brought his worship-style..

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UAE 'trying' to silence Al Jazeera [Video]UAE 'trying' to silence Al Jazeera

The UAE is reportedly running a lobbying campaign in Washington, DC, using a law firm to influence people working for members of the US Congress.

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Immigrant activists shout McAleenan off stage [Video]Immigrant activists shout McAleenan off stage

The chants of pro-immigrant activists disrupted acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan's address at a conference hosted by the Migration Policy Institute in Washington,..

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Pence defends Trump's call for foreign nations to probe Biden [Video]Pence defends Trump's call for foreign nations to probe Biden

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday defended his boss' calls for Ukraine and China to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Warren Proposes Strict New Lobbying Tax [Video]Warren Proposes Strict New Lobbying Tax

According to Politico, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to stomp out "excessive lobbying" in Washington D.C. On Wednesday she proposed a stringent new tax on “excessive..

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Climate change activists return to D.C. streets [Video]Climate change activists return to D.C. streets

Protesters demanding action to fight climate change marched past Trump International Hotel and shut down streets of downtown Washington during Friday's morning commute, to coincide with the U.N...

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Trump lashes out over whistleblower complaint [Video]Trump lashes out over whistleblower complaint

As a whistleblower's complaint ricochets through Washington and the impeachment inquiry heats up, the president lashes out at Democrats and "spies." Jonah Green reports.

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Greta Thunberg To Congress: 'Wake Up' [Video]Greta Thunberg To Congress: 'Wake Up'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a strong message to U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday: “Wake up.” Wrapping up a..

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Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate [Video]Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and former U.S. President Barack Obama met with a fist bump at Obama's personal office in D.C. on September 16 as she toured Washington to promote youth..

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Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C. [Video]Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C.

Hong Kong democracy activists spoke to members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, in a bid to win support for a bill that would force Washington to review its relationship with Hong Kong amid months-long..

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Teen activist Thunberg receives Conscience Award [Video]Teen activist Thunberg receives Conscience Award

Amnesty International on Monday presented its 2019 Ambassador of Conscience Award to Swedish teen Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future Movement for their work to bring attention to the climate..

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The Healthiest Cities In America [Video]The Healthiest Cities In America

According to The Huff Post, when it comes to American cities, the West Coast is home to some of the healthiest. A study from WalletHub ranked the most healthy cities in the U.S., over 174, based on..

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Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker [Video]Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker

Senator Cory Booker urged the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. to push for action on gun control because he says more Americans die in gun violence..

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Hong Kong democracy activist seeks US support [Video]Hong Kong democracy activist seeks US support

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Saturday he was seeking the support of U.S. lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations,..

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Justice Gorsuch Sees Immigration Through Wife's Eyes [Video]Justice Gorsuch Sees Immigration Through Wife's Eyes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Friday extolled the value of immigration and said his wife’s experience as a naturalized U.S. citizen from Britain has helped give him a..

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Georgia man fights for gay rights at Supreme Court [Video]Georgia man fights for gay rights at Supreme Court

A major LGBT rights fight is coming before the U.S. Supreme Court next month, prompted by a Georgia man who's convinced he was fired for joiing a gay-friendly softball league. Gavino Garay has more.

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DOJ nears prosecution of ex-FBI McCabe [Video]DOJ nears prosecution of ex-FBI McCabe

The U.S. Justice Department moved closer to a politically sensitive prosecution of former top FBI official Andrew McCabe on Thursday by rejecting a request from his legal team to drop the case,..

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Clouded leopards explore new home at National Zoo [Video]Clouded leopards explore new home at National Zoo

Two rare, clouded leopard cubs made their debut Tuesday as part of the Asia Trail exhibit at Washington's National Zoo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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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

Mozambique ex-finance minister should be extradited to U.S.: embassy

Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, after it was decided..
Reuters - Published

Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to try to calm tensions: PM

Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on..
Reuters - Published

Protesters at Venezuela's U.S. Embassy appear in court to face criminal charges

Four protesters arrested on Thursday for occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. appeared in federal court on Friday where they were charged with trespassing and interfering with the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy

The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights violations will be met..
Reuters - Published

Open up U.S. market, EU says in riposte to Pentagon threat

U.S. fears about losing European defense contracts are unfounded, Brussels told Washington on Thursday after the Pentagon demanded the European Union curtail a new military pact that it sees as a..
Reuters - Published

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