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# washington - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?
# The Onion
From The Daily Edge
# The Onion

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?

Sep 29th 2011, 7:20 PM 3,217 Views 28 Comments

A ‘news story’, tweets and now a video falsely claim there is a hostage situation involving young children at the United States Congress building in Washington. It has not gone down well in some quarters.

# washington - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Noonan: 'I hope others can learn from our actions' on banking crisis
# Economy
# Economy

Noonan: 'I hope others can learn from our actions' on banking crisis

Sep 25th 2011, 6:56 PM 594 Views 23 Comments

The Minister for Finance has told the Institute of International Finance in Washington that Ireland is ahead of schedule in tackling its banking crisis.

# washington - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Man busted for drink driving twice... in one night
# DUI
From The Daily Edge
# DUI

Man busted for drink driving twice... in one night

Sep 22nd 2011, 7:15 AM 952 Views 3 Comments

Robert Brodnick was arrested for a second time just minutes after he had been released the first time.

# washington - Friday 16 September, 2011

Palestine to seek full UN membership
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestine to seek full UN membership

Sep 16th 2011, 9:51 PM 347 Views 23 Comments

President Mahmoud Abbas is to ask the UN to officially recognise the State of Palestine next week.

# washington - Sunday 11 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Sep 11th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,592 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…

# washington - Saturday 10 September, 2011

Watch: How 11 September 2001 unfolded
# 9/11
# 9/11

Watch: How 11 September 2001 unfolded

Sep 10th 2011, 7:30 PM 1,350 Views 29 Comments

The key moments of one of the worst days in US history in words and video.

# washington - Sunday 28 August, 2011

Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene's impact
# Irene
# Irene

Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene's impact

Aug 28th 2011, 8:23 AM 941 Views 8 Comments

Two million people are without electricity on the east coast as high winds and rough seas take at least ten lives…

# washington - Saturday 27 August, 2011

"Don't wait. Don't delay" - Obama urges those in Irene's path to move quickly
# Irene
# Irene

"Don't wait. Don't delay" - Obama urges those in Irene's path to move quickly

Aug 27th 2011, 8:28 AM 566 Views 5 Comments

Over two million people are affected by evacuation orders as Hurricane Irene heads for land off the eastern sea board of the United States.

# washington - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States

Aug 23rd 2011, 8:13 PM 1,123 Views 13 Comments

The earthquake sparked the emergency evacuation of the Pentagon, the White House and several airport control towers.

# washington - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Man due in court after transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Man due in court after transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon

Aug 20th 2011, 2:57 PM 1,462 Views 33 Comments

A flight from Washington to Vienna was forced to divert to Shannon Airport after an on-board incident.

# washington - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Woman accidentally listed as 'dead' in high school reunion article
# Undead
From The Daily Edge
# Undead

Woman accidentally listed as 'dead' in high school reunion article

Aug 9th 2011, 9:27 AM 513 Views 3 Comments

Very-much-alive Cheri Schumann, from the US, was surprised to read that she had been killed several years earlier.

# washington - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Finance Minister announces plans to try to burn senior bondholders
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Finance Minister announces plans to try to burn senior bondholders

Jun 15th 2011, 5:35 PM 457 Views 3 Comments

Michael Noonan says attempts will be made to impose significant losses on bondholders at Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society.

# washington - Sunday 24 April, 2011

High school teen fakes pregnancy as part of social experiment
# Pregnot
From The Daily Edge
# Pregnot

High school teen fakes pregnancy as part of social experiment

Apr 24th 2011, 5:57 PM 3,940 Views 0 Comments

Only a handful of people knew that 17-year-old Gaby Rodriguez wasn’t really pregnant, including her mother, boyfriend and the school principal.

# washington - Friday 22 April, 2011

Armed unmanned drones deployed in Libya
# Libya
# Libya

Armed unmanned drones deployed in Libya

Apr 22nd 2011, 8:53 AM 681 Views 2 Comments

Obama approves missile strikes on military targets using unmanned aircraft, as rebel forces seize a Tunisian border post.

# washington - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Mayor of Washington DC arrested protesting budget restrictions
Live Apr 12th 2011, 8:28 AM

Mayor of Washington DC arrested protesting budget restrictions

# washington - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

US Congress battles to agree budget and avoid government 'shutdown'
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

US Congress battles to agree budget and avoid government 'shutdown'

Apr 5th 2011, 1:48 PM 487 Views 0 Comments

The Republican House and Democratic Senate are at odds over spending cuts – with a total shutdown a realistic prospect.

# washington - Friday 18 March, 2011

Obama set to visit Ireland in May
# Barack O'Bama
# Barack O'Bama

Obama set to visit Ireland in May

Mar 18th 2011, 8:07 AM 2,828 Views 0 Comments

The US President will visit Ireland in May – including a trip to Moneygall in Co Offaly, home of his maternal ancestors.

# washington - Thursday 17 March, 2011

# washington - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Enda woos Washington
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

Enda woos Washington

Mar 16th 2011, 9:32 PM 2,490 Views 0 Comments

The taoiseach has insisted that Ireland is “wide open and ready for business” during his first official engagement in Washington – and also talked romantically about the Ireland’s relationship with America.

# washington - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

US schoolboys suspected of taking part in a 'fight club' are expelled
# Fight Club
# Fight Club

US schoolboys suspected of taking part in a 'fight club' are expelled

Mar 2nd 2011, 11:49 AM 556 Views 0 Comments

The students were expelled after a mobile phone video of the fights emerged.

# washington - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Egypt's new military leader 'was against reform' say Wikileaks cables
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's new military leader 'was against reform' say Wikileaks cables

Feb 16th 2011, 10:15 AM 983 Views 0 Comments

Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi believed political reforms eroded central government power according to the leaked cables.

# washington - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'

Jan 26th 2011, 2:35 PM 299 Views 0 Comments

In his annual State of the Union address, Barack Obama warns of the global threat to the United States’ economic power.

# washington - Saturday 30 October, 2010

Washington is comedy central as Stewart holds sanity rally
# Culture War
# Culture War

Washington is comedy central as Stewart holds sanity rally

Oct 30th 2010, 11:59 AM 281 Views 0 Comments

It’s the left’s turn to march on Washington today as Jon Stewart leads a ‘rally for sanity’.

# washington - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Washington subway bomb plot suspect arrested in FBI sting operation
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Washington subway bomb plot suspect arrested in FBI sting operation

Oct 28th 2010, 7:00 AM 95 Views 0 Comments

A Pakistani-American man has been arrested over an alleged plot to target civilians in a simultaneous bomb attack in Washington DC.

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