US begins withdrawal from Paris climate accord
05 November 2019 | 3:48 pm
Washington has formally launched its withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord after Donald Trump rejected it as harmful to the US economy. The process doesn't become complete until the day after the 2020 election.
4 Jan 2021
US President Donald Trump badgered Georgia's elections chief official to "find" nearly 12,000 votes needed to flip the state results in his favor.
5 Jan 2021
US law student David MacMillan and his friend got more than just groceries during a recent supermarket trip in Washington, DC, as they were each offered a shot of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, after health care workers had not shown up for their appointments to get the doses. MacMillan posted a recording of himself getting the shot on TikTok, where it had been viewed more than 700,000 times.
7 Jan 2021
The outgoing US president has been "indefinitely" banned from Facebook and is temporarily banned from tweeting to his over 88 million followers after a night of violence in Washington.
16 Jan 2021
Germans have been told to avoid central Washington, DC, following Wednesday's storming of the Capitol building. It's one of several advisories the German Foreign Ministry carries about travel to the United States.
8 Jan 2021
Donald Trump is back on Twitter
9 Jan 2021
Twitter has permanently suspended President Donald Trump's account after the violence at the Capitol building. The company cited the risk of further incitement in its decision.
12 Jan 2021
The outgoing president and vice president have pledged to carry on working together for the last few days of their term. Trump has also declared a state of emergency for the capital.
13 Jan 2021
Google-owned YouTube temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's account. The online video service said there was a "potential for violence" and that the account suspension would initially last seven days.
14 Jan 2021
The House has reached enough votes to make Donald Trump the first US president to be impeached twice. Lawmakers have accused Trump of "incitement of insurrection" following the Capitol storming.
14 Jan 2021
President Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time after he was charged with "incitement of insurrection."The historic second impeachment comes after the breach of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. that resulted in multiple deaths, including a police officer.
16 Jan 2021
A 2-meter-high fence lines the area around the Capitol. National Guard soldiers are patrolling the building and Capitol police roam the surrounding streets. The scene has changed dramatically since last week's riots.
24 Jan 2021
Twitter has locked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US following a tweet it says violated its stand against "dehumanizing" people. The embassy had posted that Uighur women were "no longer baby-making machines."
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On 27 January 2002, Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, witnessed one of the biggest disasters that have ever hit the state and country. 20 years after, the memory is still fresh. A continued blast at the military cantonment in Ikeja left many dead. The bulk of the victims did not die under the exploding shells. Most were hauled from canals into which they jumped or were driven - some still in their cars - by the huge crowds fleeing the shrapnel descending from the sky.
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Pro-junta protesters rally in Ouagadougou a day after a military takeover in Burkina Faso. Also, the head of the Confederation of African Football, Patrice Motsepe, blames Monday's fatal crush at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon on an inexplicably closed gate. And Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa changes the name of his party ahead of elections. Our correspondents bring us the latest on all these stories and more.
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Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has officially joined Sevilla on loan until the end of the season.
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Rihanna donates $15 million to climate justice through her Clara Lionel Foundation
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Uganda wants to curb its borrowing and boost exports in sectors such as meat and dairy as the East African country lifts restrictions triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, President Yoweri Museveni, and government officials. Uganda's trade push follows several years of reduced Chinese lending to the continent and as programmes designed to offer relief to indebted countries as they recover from COVID 19-induced slumps start to expire.
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As myriad supply chain and logistics problems pose fresh challenges to the global recovery, the IMF has trimmed its 2021 growth outlook. Evan Quasney, Global Vice President Supply Chain Solutions, told DW the problem cannot be fixed quickly.