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G7 finance ministers and central bankers to meet on April 20

G7 finance ministers and central bankers to meet on April 20

On April 20, Washington will host a meeting of finance ministers and heads of central banks of the G7 member countries. The officials will discuss the possibility of increasing sanctions pressure on Russia in connection with the …

Scholz to visit Washington in February - Bild

Scholz to visit Washington in February - Bild

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will meet U.S. President Joe Biden on Feb. 7 in Washington, Bild newspaper reported, citing sources close to the matter. The central theme of Scholz's first meeting with his U.S. counterpart will be the …

Washington, DC to reinstate indoor mask mandate

Washington, DC to reinstate indoor mask mandate

Washington, DC will reinstate an indoor mask mandate beginning December 21 until the morning of January 31, Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Monday. The mayor added that all employees, contractors and grantees of the District of Columbia …

US civil war may start soon, American generals claim

US civil war may start soon, American generals claim

Retired American generals Paul D. Eaton, Antonio M. Taguba and Steven M. Anderson said the situation in the United States could escalate and a civil may start following the 2024 presidential elections. "One of the …

Trump may sell his Washington hotel for $370 million

Trump may sell his Washington hotel for $370 million

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is close to selling his luxury hotel in Washington, DC, for more than $370 million, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.  The lease for the Trump International Hotel could be …

Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC

Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Interstate 295 in northeast Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, injuring at least five people, blocking traffic and causing a leakage of diesel fuel, authorities said. Five people sustained non …

U.S. House passes bill to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state

U.S. House passes bill to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly voted, for the second time in less than a year, to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, sending it to the Senate where it faces stiff Republican opposition. By a vote of …

U.S. ambassador to Russia arrives in Washington

U.S. ambassador to Russia arrives in Washington

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John J. Sullivan arrived in Washington from Moscow on Thursday following a recommendation from the Russian side to travel to the United States for consultations. "It’s beautiful weather in Moscow …

U.S. ambassador Sullivan leaves Moscow for Washington

U.S. ambassador Sullivan leaves Moscow for Washington

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John J. Sullivan has departed from Sheremetyevo Airport on a London-bound flight from Moscow and will head to Washington on a connecting flight from the British capital, an informed source said. The plane, …

Russian ambassador leaves US

Russian ambassador leaves US

Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States Anatoly Antonov left the Russian diplomatic mission in the American capital this afternoon and headed to New York to return to Russia. The ambassador returns to …

Trump condemns Capitol riots once again

Trump condemns Capitol riots once again

U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the storming of the Capitol on January 6. "We believe in respecting America’s history and traditions, not tearing them down. We believe in the rule of law, not in violence …

Police officer fatally shoots man in Washington

Police officer fatally shoots man in Washington

A D.C. police officer shot and killed a young man in Southeast Washington’s Congress Heights neighborhood, the District’s police chief said. The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Orange Street …

Pentagon: China seeks to double its nuclear arsenal

Pentagon: China seeks to double its nuclear arsenal

Washington must modernize its nuclear forces as China seeks to double its nuclear arsenal, the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper said. "As communist China moves towards at least doubling its nuclear arsenal, modernizing our nuclear …

Trump confirms shooting outside White House

Trump confirms shooting outside White House

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed that a shooting had occurred outside the White House. Earlier, the U.S. leader was escorted from the White House briefing room by Secret Service agents. Trump returned to the media room …

Washington extends curfew for another night

Washington extends curfew for another night

The authorities of Washington have decided to extend the curfew for Wednesday night, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said. The curfew will come into force at 23:00 local time on Wednesday (06:00 Moscow time on Thursday) and will be over …

Thousands of protesters amass outside White House

Thousands of protesters amass outside White House

Thousands of protesters are massing across the street from Lafayette Park near the White House on Tuesday, as military and civilian law enforcement personnel stood on the other side of a black chain link fence that had been put up overnight to …

Police use pepper spray against protesters near White House

Police use pepper spray against protesters near White House

The protests near the White House on Sunday turned to riots, with demonstrators throwing plastic bottles at the police officers, and they in return fire at the protestors with so-called "pepper balls" with tear substance, TASS …

U.S. hopes for in-person G7 summit in June

U.S. hopes for in-person G7 summit in June

Any in-person meeting of Group of Seven leaders will take place at the end of June, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said. U.S. President Donald Trump in March canceled the G7 meeting scheduled for June 10 …

Demonstrations against war with Iran take place across U.S.

Demonstrations against war with Iran take place across U.S.

Demonstrations calling for 'no war with Iran' took place in 370 communities across the U.S. with protesters stepping out in the likes of Washington DC, Nevada, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and LA to do their part to deescalate tensions …