/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” ...

Trump suffers second defeat as revised travel ban on hold

/ Mar 16, 2017

Trump suffers second defeat as revised travel ban on hold

President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has suffered another federal court setback after a judge in Maryland rejected a revised measure that bans travel targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. Judge Theodore Chuang ruled Thursday in a case brought near the nation’s capital by the ...

Mild winter may see D.C.'s cherry blossoms peak in two weeks

Mar 2, 2017

Mild winter may see D.C.'s cherry blossoms peak in two weeks

A mild winter could mean the earliest bloom on record for Washington’s famous cherry trees, officials announced Wednesday. National Mall and Memorial Parks Superintendent Gay Vietzke announced Wednesday that the peak bloom is expected between March 14 and March 17. The National Park Service ...

DC eagle pair lay season's first egg at National Arboretum

Feb 22, 2017

DC eagle pair lay season's first egg at National Arboretum

An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum. Media outlets report that eagle parents Mr. President and The First Lady welcomed the egg to their nest Sunday evening. The eagle couple raised two eaglets — known as Freedom and Liberty — last year. ...

Trump welcomes Abe with warm White House embrace

/ Feb 11, 2017

Trump welcomes Abe with warm White House embrace

President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a brotherly hug and warm words of admiration Friday, as he ditched previously hard-charging rhetoric toward Tokyo during a White House summit. Trump praised his guest’s “strong hands,” the pair’s “very, very good chemistry” and ...