Washington to gete VE Day with roaring, vintage warbird flyover

May 8, 2015

Washington to gete VE Day with roaring, vintage warbird flyover

The unmistakable roar of American warplanes that helped the Allies win World War II will thunder over Washington on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat. From 12:10 pm (1610 GMT), for 45 minutes, 56 restored “warbirds” will fly in formation ...

During symbolic visit, Abe lays wreath at U.S. World War II memorial

Apr 30, 2015

During symbolic visit, Abe lays wreath at U.S. World War II memorial

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Washington’s World War II memorial Wednesday, hoping to appease criticism of his stance on his country’s brutal past ahead of the landmark speech he made before a joint session of Congress. Abe toured the monument on Washington’s National Mall, ...

Mar 24, 2015

U.S. broadband trade group sues FCC over net neutrality rules

A U.S. trade group representing broadband providers on Monday appealed in court the Federal Communications Commission’s recently approved net neutrality rules, marking the first of several anticipated legal challenges. U.S. Telecom has filed the lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court of Appeals ...

Mar 22, 2015

Japanese, American musicians jazz up Washington cherry blossom festival

Japanese and American musicians including New York-based jazz pianist Manami Morita were among those who entertained visitors to Washington’s annual cherry blossom festival on Saturday. Also appearing at a sold-out event at the Warner Theatre were Japanese pop singer Misato Watanabe and the AUN ...

Prince Charles, Camilla wow onlookers while touring Washington

Mar 19, 2015

Prince Charles, Camilla wow onlookers while touring Washington

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, toured monuments and wowed Washington tourists on Wednesday on the first full day of their four-day U.S. goodwill tour. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were swarmed by delighted tourists and school groups when ...

Prince Charles, Camilla in U.S. capital; will meet with Obama

Mar 18, 2015

Prince Charles, Camilla in U.S. capital; will meet with Obama

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a three-day visit, during which they plan to visit cultural and educational sites before heading to Kentucky. The royal couple landed at Andrews Air Force Base, where they shook hands ...