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China 'Aggressively' Seeks US Officials' Support for Its COVID-19 Response - FBI

Washington/Sputnik: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has learned that China has been aggressively attempting to influence US federal and local officials into defending Beijing’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, most recently by asking a state senator to introduce a resolution on the matter, FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday.

Thousands gather for peaceful protest in US capital ahead of planned curfew

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Washington DC less than two hours ahead of the planned curfew on Monday.

US COVID-19 relief bill includes $10Bln in funding for native American tribes

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The coronavirus relief stimulus bill just signed into law contains significant provisions for Native American tribal governments and communities across the United States, the National Congress of American Indians said in a news release on Saturday.

Washington state guv declares state of emergency after first Coronavirus death in US

Washington/Sputnik: Governor of Washington State, Jay Inslee, declared on Saturday a state of emergency across the state following the announcement of the first death from the coronavirus disease, dubbed COVID-19, in the United States.

Trump in tense State of Union speech pushes immigration overhaul, calls for ending wars

Washington/Sputnik:US President Donald Trump in his annual address to Congress called for immigration reforms and ending foreign wars, although the most notable aspect of the night was the palpable tension in the air on the eve of a historic impeachment vote.

US: Gunman shoots 2 before injuring himself in Washington state

San Francisco/Xinhua/UNI: A gunman shot two people in an elementary school parking lot in Vancouver in the US state of Washington, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday.

US troops withdrawing from Syria to western Iraq, says Pentagon chief

Washington (Xinhua/UNI) US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said roughly 1,000 US troops withdrawing from the northeastern Syria will be repositioned into western Iraq, according to a transcript released by the Pentagon on Sunday.

Canada: Library of Congress makes available online rare 2,000-year-old text of early Buddhism

Washington, Jul 29 (IBNS): The Gandhara Scroll, one of the world’s oldest Buddhist manuscripts, has been restored and made available online by the Library of Congress (LoC), Washington, LoC reports said.

Washington police kill man at immigrant detention center

San Francisco, July 13 (Xinhua/UNI) A 69-year-old man was shot and killed by four police officers when attacking a Tacoma immigration jail in the US northwest state of Washington early Saturday morning, the authorities said.

Two groups of protesters rally at Venezuelan embassy in Washington as tensions rise

Washingotn, May 2 (Sputnik/UNI) Dozens of supporters of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido participate in a rally in front of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington on Wednesday confronting a group of pro-Maduro activists that are protecting the diplomatic mission, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

US expresses concern over violence, irregularities during Bangladesh polls

Washington, Jan 2 (IBNS): The United States on Wednesday expressed its concern over reports of violence and irregularities during Bangladesh elections and said it 'undermined faith in the electoral process'.

US transgender woman removed from restaurant when she refuses to show ID to access bathroom

Washington, June 25 (IBNS): A transgender woman in the US alleged that she was forcibly removed from a restaurant in Washington when she did not show her ID to use the women's bathroom.

US government to take major decision on Syria: Trump

Washington, Apr 10 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump has said his government is going to take a 'major decision' on the crisis in Syria after an alleged chemical attack in Douma region left 70 people killed.

Canada Foreign Affairs minister Freeland flying to Washington, NAFTA talks on hold

Ottawa, Apr 5 (IBNS): The eighth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks have been put on hold as Canadian Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland is flying off to Washington, the capital of the US, to engage into political discussions with American and Mexican leaders, media reports said.

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Washington

Toronto/Washington, Mar 26 (IBNS): The Air Canada flight from Toronto made an emergency landing in Washington, the US capital, on Sunday evening.