Washington

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

China jet ‘intercepts’ US spy plane

Two Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

Obama warns of terrorist nuclear attack

President Barack Obama tells a nuclear summit in the US that the threat of a nuclear terrorist attack persists and the world must be resolute in foiling it. More than 50 nations were represented at...

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

US concern at China missile reports

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is seriously concerned about increased Chinese militarisation in the contested South China Sea.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

Announcement Thursday on Einstein's gravitational waves

Scientists are set to make a major announcement Thursday on efforts to pinpoint the existence of gravitational waves, or ripples of space and time that transport energy across the universe.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

US declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

The Obama administration confirms for the first time that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one...

January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016

Snowbound US east coast begins to dig out

Millions of people in the US eastern seaboard are waking to a thick blanket of snow that has paralysed transport links in New York and Washington DC.

January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016

Giant panda rolling in the snow will make your day!

Meet Tian Tian, the 264 pound giant panda living in the Smithsonian National Zoological Park who was overcome with glee at the first sight of snow.

January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016
USA

15 dead as colossal blizzard shuts down eastern US

A near record blizzard smothers the eastern United States, shutting down New York and Washington in a colossal storm that leaves 15 people dead and affects some 85 million residents.

January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016
USA

Mammoth 'Snowzilla' blizzard blankets Washington

A monster blizzard threatening the US East Coast slams into Washington, blanketing the nation's capital in snow as officials urged millions in the storm's path to seek shelter, warning...

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate

Iran says new US curbs on the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile programme were illegitimate, vowing to continue developing its conventional military deterrent.