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Washington experiments with providing schooling for adults

Added: 25.11.2017 7:52 | 3 views | 0 comments

A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job.


While eyes are on Russia, Sessions dramatically reshapes the Justice Department

Added: 25.11.2017 7:09 | 14 views | 0 comments

For more than five hours, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sat in a hearing room on Capitol Hill this month, fending off inquiries on Washington's two favorite topics: President Donald Trump and Russia.
But legislators spent little time asking Sessions about the dramatic and controversial changes...


US won't give more arms to Syrian Kurdish militia fighting ISIS: Turkey

Added: 25.11.2017 6:27 | 14 views | 0 comments

November 25, 2017 2:27 PM
ANKARA (AFP) - President Donald Trump told Ankara on Friday (Nov 24) that the US will no longer supply arms to the Syrian Kurdish militia that Washington has used against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.


Mueller probe appears to be prompting lobbyists to register as foreign agents

Added: 25.11.2017 2:41 | 15 views | 0 comments

November 25, 2017 10:41 AM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - US President Donald Trump famously promised that, if elected president, he would "drain the swamp" - upending the culture in Washington that favours the well-connected.


U.S. backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in Washington

Added: 25.11.2017 1:39 | 10 views | 0 comments

The Trump administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days.
Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization...


US military to support partners in Syria

Added: 25.11.2017 1:26 | 24 views | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump has spoken by phone to Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan saying Washington is adjusting its military to support its partners on the ground in Syria, the White House says.

Trump says he turned down Time's 'Person of the Year'

Added: 25.11.2017 1:21 | 7 views | 0 comments

November 25, 2017 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States President Donald Trump on Friday (Nov 24) said he turned down being named Time's 'Person of the Year' after the magazine asked him for an interview and photo shoot but did not confirm he would be chosen.


Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton come to Malia Obama's defence

Added: 24.11.2017 21:29 | 7 views | 0 comments

November 25, 2017 5:29 AM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Members of the First Daughter's Club sprung into action on Friday afternoon (Nov 24) when one of their own came under attack.

World Briefs: Russia concerned over US agenda in Japan

Added: 24.11.2017 21:00 | 6 views | 0 comments

November 25, 2017 5:00 AM
MOSCOW • Russia fears Japan is allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for a US military build-up in North Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday.


US Asks Pakistan to Arrest Freed Cleric, Charge Him with Terrorism

Added: 24.11.2017 19:16 | 10 views | 0 comments

The United States has called on Pakistan to arrest and charge an Islamist cleric accused of masterminding the 2008 attacks on India's financial capital. Pakistani authorities acting on a court order Friday freed Hafiz Saeed from nearly 11 months of house arrest in the eastern city of Lahore. The detention had stemmed from the terrorism allegations against the firebrand cleric. Washington has been offering a $10 million reward since 2012 for information leading to Saeed's arrest and conviction. A judicial panel hearing the cleric's appeal against his "unlawful" detention Wednesday, however, ordered authorities to free him for lack of evidence. In...

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