The Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered surprise military exercises near the Ukraine border, after scuffles break out outside Crimean parliament between pro- and anti-Russian protesters.
Parliament in Ukraine has named its speaker, Oleksandr Turchynov, as interim president following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday. Mr Turchynov told MPs they had until Tuesday to form a new government, and in his address said that he was “open to dialogue with Russia” as long as Moscow respected “Ukraine’s European choice”.
The world’s top leaders, and top greenhouse gas emitters, China and the United States, have agreed to work together on climate change.
Yesterday, French President François Hollande made the first full-blown State visit to the United States since 1996’s Chirac voyage. Paris is now the most active ally of the U.S in military matters.
The House of Representatives approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans dropped the demands and allowed a debt limit increase without any conditions.
Fox News, whose conservative primetime hosts regularly go after President Barack Obama, is “of course” unfair in its attacks, Obama said in an interview aired on the network on Monday.
President Barack Obama announced during the State of the Union address that he will raise the minimum wage for workers under federal contracts to $10.10 per hour via an executive order.
In 1837, President Jackson hosted an open house featuring a 1,400-pound block of cheese. On Wednesday, January 29th, top administration officials will be answering the public’s questions via social media.