Melania Trump lights up the national Christmas tree at the White House
07 December 2020 | 9:08 am
"Thank you very much and a very Merry Christmas to all. It's going to be a great year," says US President Donald Trump during the National Tree Lighting ceremony, which was pre-recorded due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The President was joined by the First Lady Melania Trump who had the honor of lighting the 30-foot Colorado blue spruce at the White House.
11 Aug 2021
The White House announced plans to hold a virtual summit for democracy in December. Leaders of the world's democracies are set to take part.
5 Sep 2021
"We will get you out. We will honor your service," vows White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki after a former interpreter to Joe Biden begged him to save him and his family in a Wall Street Journal news article. The interpreter, who helped rescue Biden in a 2008 Afghan snowstorm, is in hiding after failing to join the Kabul evacuation airlift, according to the Journal.
13 Oct 2021
Flower Farm, nestled in the countryside of southern England, faces turmoil this winter as it contends with worker shortages that will leave it struggling to meet its Turkey orders this Christmas.
16 Oct 2021
Hundreds of truck drivers wait for dozens of ships to unload their containers in California as the White House announces that it will now work 24 hours a day in an attempt clear the backlog.
22 Nov 2021
Five people were killed and more than 40 injured after an SUV sped through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, knocking down dozens of people, including youngsters waving pompoms and a group of "Dancing Grannies."
23 Nov 2021
The pandemic is once again forcing the closure of many popular Christmas markets across Germany. But, in some regions where infection rates are low, authorities are cautiously moving ahead.
Dresden's famous christmas market, the Striezelmarkt, has been around for centuries. This year, the planned opening was canceled due to the high incidence rate of coronavirus infections in the state of Saxony.
It’s Christmas season and Netflix is ushering us into the season with Nigeria’s first Christmas film, A Naija Christmas, a hilarious film about three brothers who would just not fulfill their dying mother’s goal of getting a wife this Christmas.
Concerns are rising across Europe as a number of countries bring in additional measures to combat a surge in infections.
Simon Case was leading the probe into alleged Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff in breach of COVID restrictions. Case has quit after reports of parties in his own office.
On December 19, 2016, Islamist attacker Anis Amri drove a stolen truck through a crowd in central Berlin, killing and injuring dozens. Five years later, the background to the attack remains unclear.
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in Niger, continuing a three-country tour of Africa. One of the main motivations is that Germany is interested in new sources of energy. We get analysis from Dr. Douglas Yates of the American Graduate School in Paris. Also, as Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is sworn in as president of Somalia, we take a look at the challenges ahead for him. Elsewhere, it's been a year since the explosion of Mount Nyiragongo near Goma in eastern DR Congo, with many still homeless as a result.
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Austria is dropping its mask wearing mandate for the time being — but expects the measure to be reintroduced after the summer. Swedish officials are also preparing for a new infection spike in autumn. Follow DW for more.
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British coin producer, The Royal Mint, unveiled its £5 coin on Monday (May 23) engraved with Prince William's portrait, in honour of the Duke of Cambridge's 40th birthday on June 21.
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Where do you get oil and gas if you want to end dependence on Russia? Germany imported more than 500,000 barrels of crude oil from Russia every day in 2020. In theory, Iran could step in. But it's complicated.