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# washington - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality
# Cooling Off
# Cooling Off

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality

Aug 7th 2013, 5:34 PM 8,964 Views 157 Comments

Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.

# washington - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator Rowhani sworn in as President of Iran
# Middle East
# Middle East

Moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator Rowhani sworn in as President of Iran

Aug 4th 2013, 2:35 PM 4,717 Views 32 Comments

The 64-year-old could name his cabinet as early as today, with Iranian media reporting it’s likely to be made up of Western educated technocrats.

# washington - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

So far, so good: chief negotiator says Israel-Palestine peace talks are going well
# Cautious Optimism
# Cautious Optimism

So far, so good: chief negotiator says Israel-Palestine peace talks are going well

Jul 30th 2013, 9:43 AM 3,255 Views 94 Comments

It’s been three years since the last peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis broke down – but this time the mood is “positive”.

Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail
# Taliban Attack
# Taliban Attack

Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail

Jul 30th 2013, 9:14 AM 3,705 Views 10 Comments

The prison was attacked with mortars and grenades in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters.

# washington - Monday 29 July, 2013

Israel and Palestine to resume talks in Washington
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

Israel and Palestine to resume talks in Washington

Jul 29th 2013, 9:33 AM 3,158 Views 98 Comments

It will be the first time officials have had direct discussions in the past three years.

# washington - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion - four years after he died
# Russia
# Russia

Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion - four years after he died

Jul 11th 2013, 10:41 AM 6,636 Views 11 Comments

Sergei Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 after he accused the Russian government of organising a tax scam – but was then charged with the crime he uncovered.

# washington - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'
# Asylum Bid
# Asylum Bid

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'

Jun 27th 2013, 4:11 PM 6,898 Views 28 Comments

Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.

# washington - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame

Jun 20th 2013, 6:15 AM 6,525 Views 23 Comments

As part of the JFK 50 celebrations, the Kennedy family have allowed a flame to be taken from the US president’s grave in Arlington, the first time this has ever happened.

# washington - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'
# Taliban
# Taliban

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'

Jun 19th 2013, 9:00 PM 2,244 Views 5 Comments

The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.

# washington - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Top secret: US government continues with Bush-era phone monitoring
# Phone Records
# Phone Records

Top secret: US government continues with Bush-era phone monitoring

Jun 6th 2013, 8:02 AM 5,990 Views 49 Comments

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.

# washington - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Girl barred from school prom... as her 'breasts were too big'
# Busting Out
From The Daily Edge
# Busting Out

Girl barred from school prom... as her 'breasts were too big'

Jun 4th 2013, 6:27 PM 8,294 Views 2 Comments

“You can’t compare a golf ball to a grapefruit,” her mother said.

# washington - Monday 27 May, 2013

Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse in the US
# Engineering
# Engineering

Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse in the US

May 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,976 Views 5 Comments

Although it’s rare, some bridges deemed to be fine structurally can still be crippled if they are struck hard enough in the wrong spot.

# washington - Friday 24 May, 2013

Oversize load on truck causes Washington bridge collapse
# Washington
# Washington

Oversize load on truck causes Washington bridge collapse

May 24th 2013, 2:33 PM 16,096 Views 31 Comments

The bridge had been listed as “functionally obsolete” – a category meaning that the design is outdated.

# washington - Friday 3 May, 2013

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel
# Solar Power
# Solar Power

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel

May 3rd 2013, 6:18 PM 14,574 Views 23 Comments

Powered entirely by the sun, the plane can fly by day or night but it will never be able to carry passengers.

# washington - Thursday 4 April, 2013

President Obama to give back $20,000 of his salary
# Obama
# Obama

President Obama to give back $20,000 of his salary

Apr 4th 2013, 3:02 PM 11,647 Views 90 Comments

Five per cent of his salary will be given to Treasury to act in solidarity with federal workers by sharing in the budget cuts pain.

# washington - Saturday 30 March, 2013

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South

Mar 30th 2013, 10:58 AM 15,969 Views 166 Comments

North Korea has issued a warning to Seoul and Washington, saying that “any provocation” could swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.

# washington - Friday 29 March, 2013

Liechtenstein hands over information about suspected US tax dodgers
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

Liechtenstein hands over information about suspected US tax dodgers

Mar 29th 2013, 6:24 PM 7,547 Views 28 Comments

The data transfer comes after a demand by the US Justice Department.

# washington - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction
# Hello Again
# Hello Again

Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction

Mar 24th 2013, 6:00 PM 503,888 Views 167 Comments

No, seriously.

# washington - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Taoiseach visiting Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle as US trip continues
# Westside
# Westside

Taoiseach visiting Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle as US trip continues

Mar 21st 2013, 12:07 PM 4,082 Views 46 Comments

The west coast trip is part of his St Patrick’s Day programme.

US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland
# Irish Visit
# Irish Visit

US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland

Mar 21st 2013, 10:47 AM 5,544 Views 25 Comments

The news follows talks in Washington yesterday between the US Vice President and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# washington - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Proud day for designer of 'Gathering Bowl' presented to Obama
# Shamrock Bowl
# Shamrock Bowl

Proud day for designer of 'Gathering Bowl' presented to Obama

Mar 19th 2013, 10:05 PM 13,033 Views 40 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented the shamrock bowl to President Barack Obama this evening at a St Patrick’s Day reception.

Ireland not impacted by Cyprus' bailout deal - Kenny
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Ireland not impacted by Cyprus' bailout deal - Kenny

Mar 19th 2013, 9:38 AM 3,956 Views 50 Comments

Banks in Cyprus remain closed as discussions continue on the terms of the proposed bailout deal.

# washington - Monday 18 March, 2013

Gilmore to meet John Kerry in Washington today
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Gilmore to meet John Kerry in Washington today

Mar 18th 2013, 12:46 PM 5,510 Views 43 Comments

The Tánaiste will discuss how America’s plans to reform its immigration laws will affect tens of thousands of Irish people in the US.

# washington - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Life on Mars: it was possible
# Curiosity
# Curiosity

Life on Mars: it was possible

Mar 13th 2013, 8:28 AM 5,459 Views 25 Comments

Nasa Curiosity Rover, which is living on the Red Planet, has taken samples of rock for analysis by scientists back home.

# washington - Monday 11 March, 2013

Hungary: Constitutional changes limit powers of top court and president
# Hungary
# Hungary

Hungary: Constitutional changes limit powers of top court and president

Mar 11th 2013, 7:01 PM 4,096 Views 4 Comments

The fourth change to the country’s constitution since Viktor Orban took power three years ago will also define family as ‘marriage between man and woman’.

# washington - Monday 21 January, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo

Jan 21st 2013, 7:59 PM 6,300 Views 5 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# washington - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President

Jan 20th 2013, 5:46 PM 6,227 Views 16 Comments

The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow
# Inauguration
# Inauguration

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow

Jan 20th 2013, 11:30 AM 5,969 Views 6 Comments

Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.

# washington - Sunday 6 January, 2013

More same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland
# LGBT
# LGBT

More same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland

Jan 6th 2013, 2:06 PM 5,580 Views 35 Comments

Same-sex partnerships registered in Delaware, Hawaii, Washington and Denmark will all be recognised in Ireland, the Minister for Justice has confirmed.

# washington - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

Dec 27th 2012, 3:16 PM 8,698 Views 15 Comments

The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? TheJournal.ie explains…

Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'

Dec 27th 2012, 9:21 AM 4,079 Views 15 Comments

The US President has cut short his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to the White House in an attempt to avert the looming series of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.

# washington - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month
# United States
# United States

Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month

Dec 19th 2012, 8:12 PM 4,471 Views 26 Comments

Obama has asked his vice president Joe Biden to lead efforts to formulate proposals that he insists will not impinge on the Second Amendment, which enshrines the right to bear arms in the US.

# washington - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings
# Newtown
# Newtown

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

Dec 16th 2012, 7:52 AM 11,930 Views 89 Comments

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.

# washington - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’
# Shooting
# Shooting

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Dec 15th 2012, 3:55 PM 23,640 Views 73 Comments

Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.

# washington - Friday 14 December, 2012

Obama in tears over Connecticut school shooting
# Children
# Children

Obama in tears over Connecticut school shooting

Dec 14th 2012, 8:31 PM 35,735 Views 128 Comments

The president delivered an emotional address to reporters in the White House this evening.

# washington - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana
# US 2012
# US 2012

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana

Nov 7th 2012, 11:57 AM 9,214 Views 36 Comments

Maine and Maryland became the first US states to approve gay marriage by popular vote.

# washington - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box
# D'Telly
# D'Telly

TV guide: the US Presidential Election on the box

Nov 6th 2012, 3:10 PM 6,094 Views 20 Comments

RTÉ, TV3, BBC or Sky – the choice is yours. Here’s what they are offering.

# washington - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Microsoft chief says Windows 8 is off to a "stunning" start
# Tech
# Tech

Microsoft chief says Windows 8 is off to a "stunning" start

Oct 30th 2012, 9:37 PM 13,324 Views 34 Comments

Steve Ballmer said there have been four million upgrades to Windows 8 in the past three days.