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#Washington

# washington - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Caitríona Perry is RTÉ's new Washington correspondent

Perry, who has been working for RTÉ since 2007, will replace Richard Downes in the Washington post.

The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief

Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.

# washington - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'

The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.

# washington - Friday 11 October, 2013

Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis

The two sides held talks in an effort to avert a looming debt crisis and end the continuing US federal shutdown.

# washington - Thursday 10 October, 2013

US suspends supply of cash, large military hardware to Egypt

Washington has confirmed it’s halting $260 million in cash aid as well as shipments of some large scale military systems — including Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets.

# washington - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown

The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.

# washington - Friday 4 October, 2013

Investigators seek answers after woman shot dead following White House car chase

The woman with a toddler in her car tried to ram a White House barrier before a high-speed car chase which ended in her being shot dead.

# washington - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man arrested for 'attacking' kid's birthday cake in courthouse Layer Off Mate

Man arrested for 'attacking' kid's birthday cake in courthouse

The devastation. There was frosting EVERYWHERE..

# washington - Friday 27 September, 2013

US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979

The call to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme shows evidence of an unprecedented opening of relations between the two nations.

# washington - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

FBI releases CCTV footage of Navy Yard shooter

The FBi said today that Aaron Alexis believed he was being controlled by low-frequency electromagnetic waves.

# washington - Saturday 21 September, 2013

This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982

This week’s Washington DC shootings brought to 36 the number of Americans killed in mass shootings in 2013.

# washington - Thursday 19 September, 2013

From Business ETC George Lee: RTÉ’s Washington post ‘not for me’ RTÉ

George Lee: RTÉ’s Washington post ‘not for me’

There is “no truth to the rumour”, the broadcaster told TheJournal.ie this evening.

# washington - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge USA

More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge

Thirteen people, including the shooter Aaron Alexis, were killed during the incident.

# washington - Monday 16 September, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Get up to speed on the mass shooting in Washington DC, the latest word from Michael Noonan on the Budget and the major child abuse investigation under way in Northern Ireland.

Washington Navy Yard shooter was former serviceman, police confirm

Thirteen people, including gunman Aaron Alexis, were killed in today’s mass shooting at a Washington DC naval base.

# washington - Monday 9 September, 2013

Russia urges Syria: Give up your chemical weapons

The Russian plan for the Assad regime to surrender its weapons has been given a cautious reception in the White House.

# washington - Friday 30 August, 2013

From The42 This is the best American football tackle you'll see all pre-season Boom!

# washington - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed” Mlk 50 This post contains images

Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed”

The US President has addressed a crowd of some 20,000 people at the exact spot where Martin Luther King made his most famous speech.

# washington - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Meet the olinguito: New mammal species wrongly identified for 100 years

It is the first New World carnivore to be identified in 35 years.

# washington - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

“Mechanical issue” forces UA flight to make Dublin emergency landing

The United Airlines flight was on its way to Washington from London Heathrow.

Sky News cameraman killed covering Cairo violence

62-year-old Mick Deane received gunshot wounds while covering the violence at protest camps in the Egyptian capital.

# washington - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Who's next? RTE looks to hire new Washington correspondent

Richard Downes’ time as Washington correspondent will end in September.

# washington - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality Cooling Off This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

From The Daily Edge Girl barred from school prom... as her 'breasts were too big' Busting Out This post contains videos

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

“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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine things to know before you start your Friday.

# washington - Friday 3 May, 2013

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel

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

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 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

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