Tag Archives: Washington, DC

23Jun/20

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Zambia : Digital Economy Diagnostic Report

NEW YORK, June 22, 2020 /World Bank/ — Zambia’s seventh national development plan (7NDP) sets ambitious targets for economic growth and poverty reduction. Technology can play an important role as Zambia advances this vision for economic transformation. The introduction of digital systems can also have a transformative effect on government.
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06Sep/17

U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 6, 2017) (HOUSE TV) – The U.S. House unanimously approved on Wednesday (September 6) a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles. Continue reading

30Aug/17

Mattis breaks with Trump on North Korea

Just hours after President Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer” to solve the problem of North Korea’s missile tests, Secretary of Defense James Mattis directly contradicted him at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart, saying the US was not out of diplomatic options. Justin Mitchell reports. Continue reading

11May/17

Trump says ‘his decision’ to fire FBI chief, calls him ‘showboat’ – NBC interview

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 11) called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a “showboat” and “grandstander” and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it.

“He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil,” Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

“I was going to fire Comey. My decision,” Trump said. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.”

11Apr/17

Spicer says Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”

White House spokesman Sean Spicer tells reporters, “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Continue reading

06Apr/17

Nunes temporarily steps down from U.S. House probe on Russia

The chairman of the House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, steps down as head of the panel’s investigation into Russia, citing what he said were “entirely false” accusations filed against him with the Office Of Congressional Ethics. Continue reading

21Jan/17

Thousands protest in London women’s march against Trump

Thousands marched through London against U.S. President Donald Trump, joining a worldwide movement from Sydney to Washington. A protest was also held in Edinburgh.

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16Jan/17

Wreath laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. is honored as a wreath is placed at his Washington, D.C. memorial.

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15Jan/17

Ringling Bros. circus is packing up after nearly 150 years

American circus company Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is folding its tent after nearly 150 years in business.

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