SA ready for leadership summit in US

2014-08-03 14:22

President Jacob Zuma has begun his visit to the United States, where he is leading the SA delegation to the US - Africa leaders' summit.

Washington Monument to reopen after earthquake repairs

2014-03-26 09:46

Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after being closed 32 months for earthquake repairs

Acsa: Measures in place to handle security breaches

2014-02-17 14:08

Airports Company South Africa says it will assist South African Airways where necessary, following the discovery of a body in the wheel well of an SAA plane in Washington.

Long-term cooling ‘ended in 19th century’

2013-04-23 13:11

A global long-term cooling trend ended late in the 19th century and was followed decades later by the warmest temperatures in nearly 1 400 years.

Pentagon cutting jobs - official

2013-01-25 19:28

The Pentagon has begun laying off most of its 46 000 temporary and term staff and cutting maintenance on ships and aircrafts due to budget fears.


Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has touted South Africa's progress and Africa's collective resolve in tackling the HIV-AIDS pandemic but warned delegates attending the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC that now is not the time to lose the momentum.

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Obama: Debt fight fuels uncertainty

2011-07-08 18:57

US President Barack Obama says the inability of lawmakers to strike a deal on Washington's debt limit fuelled uncertainty in the markets and business sector.

Geithner confident on debt limit deal

2011-04-17 15:30

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he is confident feuding political parties will reach an agreement to lift the US's debt limit before it is forced to default.

Mercury will be visible before craft orbits it

2011-03-12 14:27

Earth is about to get better acquainted with its oddball planetary cousin Mercury, a rocky wonderland of extremes.

US, China resuming military dialogue

2010-09-29 21:22

China and the United States are resuming high-level military dialogue, with talks scheduled in Hawaii and later in Washington, says an official.


US mudslide missing drops to 22

2014-04-01 11:29

Authorities say number missing in Washington mudslide drops from 30 to 22, while the death toll still sits at 24.

Passengers evacuated after US plane blows tyre

2014-03-14 10:12

A US Airways plane blew a tyre during takeoff late on Thursday from Philadelphia's airport, though officials reported no serious injuries.

America's frogs and toads disappearing fast

2013-05-23 11:00

Frogs, toads and salamanders have been in trouble for decades, but a new shows just how quickly many amphibians are disappearing.

Obama filters unsafe drinking water

2013-04-23 10:31

President Barack Obama hopped on a mountain bike to take part in a science experiment on how to filter unsafe drinking water during an emergency.

Boeing: 787 production to continue

2013-01-18 12:52

Boeing confirms the 787 production will continues as planned, but grounding has annoyed customers.


US President Barack Obama used his annual State of the Union policy address to denounce America's economic inequality.

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Edward and Bella's school destroyed

2011-06-28 15:04

The high school featured in the Twilight movies has been demolished in Forks, Washington.

Obama to lay out deficit plans

2011-04-13 11:12

US President Barack Obama will today seek to wrest control of Washington's fevered debate over the economy and bulging deficit.

Obama leaves for Asia

2010-11-05 09:40

US President Barack Obama is leaving the wreckage of his election hammering for the refuge of foreign policy, setting off on a nine-day odyssey to Asia.

Data shows US economic recovery on track

2010-09-09 19:18

New US claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to a two-month low, while the trade deficit narrowed sharply in July.

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