Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by Britain in 1846 in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Olympia is the state capital; the state's largest city is Seattle. Washington is sometimes referred to as Washington State, to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, which is often shortened to Washington.
Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat Washington's Kurdish allies by force if they did not submit to the.. Reuters - Published
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters on Monday, an unusual move for a foreign head of state that was not on the public agenda for his first official.. Reuters - Published
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke announced a $6,136,763 fundraising haul in the first 24 hours of his campaign, topping the rest of the 2020 field. O'Rourke, who like many candidates has..
U.S. President Donald Trump says he's in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insists that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a major sticking point between the two sides..
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are divided over the question of whether to impeach Republican President Donald Trump. But the question may be overtaken by the 2020 election, which will..
A momentous question hanging over Washington is whether investigations into President Donald Trump will prompt the U.S. Congress to try to remove him from office through the impeachment process set out..
President Donald Trump on Monday called for spending more money on the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall while overhauling social programs for the poor in a budget plan that sets the stage for his..
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to attend the May 6-7 Arctic Council meeting in Finland in a show of Washington's commitment to the region amid growing U.S. concern about China's.. Reuters - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refilled to insert dropped word 'as' in paragraph 5) U.S. President Donald Trump said he told New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a phone call on.. Firstpost - Published
By Lee Van Der Voo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an international youth climate strike to seek action.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to sign a veto of the congressional measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds to build a border wall at a 3:30 p.m. Firstpost - Published
North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a senior diplomat said on Friday, according.. Reuters - Published
The United States on Friday asked why Russia had not provided any evidence to back up its accusation that Paul Whelan, a detained former U.S. marine, was a spy, a day after Whelan alleged he was being.. Reuters - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors is leaving the Department of Justice, according to a National Public Radio report on Thursday, possibly signaling the.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refilled to correctly reflect that spokesman said he misspoke when he said sanctions, rather than measures) The United States is considering measures against.. Firstpost - Published
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey's pending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence system presents a national security problem for NATO, which would not be able to deploy F-35.. Firstpost - Published
By Lisandra Paraguassu and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States will strengthen military ties with Brazil to a level usually reserved for NATO allies during President Jair Bolsonaro's.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped Boeing Co can figure out whatever problem might exist with its 737 MAX jetliners and that a U.S. decision to ground them.. Firstpost - Published
The US and India have asked Pakistan to take "tangible and irreversible action" against terrorist groups on its soil and deny safe haven to them to launch cross-border attacks, as Washington reiterated.. IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Firstpost
The agreement came after two days of talks in Washington. The United States under President Donald Trump has been looking to sell more energy products to India, the world's third-biggest buyer of oil. IndiaTimes - Published
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is aiming to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) in August, a Pentagon official said on.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not discussing a Turkish offensive in northeast Syria with Turkey and believes such an operation would not be needed to address Ankara's security concerns, a.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and one-time "fixer" Michael Cohen's testimony to Congress regarding any potential pardon for his crimes could have.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a judge on Tuesday to delay his sentencing in a case that stemmed from an investigation.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on a resolution to end Washington's support for the Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, as lawmakers push President Donald Trump.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, concerned about the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX passenger plane in Ethiopia, spoke to Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday and.. Firstpost - Published
By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, telling a friendly crowd of union members he.. Firstpost - Published
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A momentous question hanging over Washington is whether investigations into President Donald Trump will prompt the U.S. Congress to try to remove him from office.. Firstpost - Published
The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that "diplomacy is still very much alive" with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month, but cautioned that Washington was closely watching.. Reuters - Published
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its.. Firstpost - Published
By Idrees Ali and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will start initial production on parts for ground-launched cruise missile systems, the Pentagon said on Monday, after.. Firstpost - Published
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt discussed Middle East peace prospects with Jordan's King.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Monday, during which the two officials are likely to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest. Firstpost - Published
By John Davison and Babak Dehghanpisheh BAGHDAD/GENEVA (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Iraq this week is a strong message to the United States and its regional allies that Iran still.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters
There are no signs that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is open to negotiations to end the political impasse with opposition leader Juan Guaido, Washington's envoy for Venezuela said. Reuters - Published