John Bolton: ‘I am not going to vote for the Republican Party nominee for president’
17 July 2020 | 11:00 am
In his book "The Room Where It Happened", which the Trump administration tried to block from publication, John Bolton paints an uncompromising picture of the current occupant of the White House. As Donald Trump's national security adviser for 17 months, Bolton was a first-hand witness to the decisions of the US president, whom he accuses of offering "personal favours to dictators he liked".
24 Jan 2021
US First Lady Jill Biden thanks educators for their "heroic commitment" during the Covid-19 pandemic, a day after Joe Biden's inauguration. "I have never felt prouder of our profession," says the community college teacher, who will continue to teach after moving into the White House, making her the first First Lady to retain a full-time job.
6 Feb 2021
The reversal of democratic progress in Myanmar "will necessitate an immediate review of our sanctions' laws and authorities, followed by appropriate action," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says after US President Joe Biden called on Myanmar's military to relinquish power immediately and ordered a review to consider reimposing sanctions lifted during the nation's transition to democracy.
4 Feb 2021
The US Senate confirms Joe Biden's pick for secretary of transportation in a 86-13 vote, making Pete Buttigieg the first openly gay member of a White House cabinet.
9 Feb 2021
On the eve of his impeachment trial, Trump's lawyers denied that he encouraged the deadly US Capitol attack nor that a former president could even face trial. DW takes a look at the ins-and-outs of the trial.
1 Mar 2021
The former US president has made his first major public appearance after leaving office. Trump has teased his supporters that he may "beat" Biden in 2024.
10 Mar 2021
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki assures the world's media that the Bidens' dogs won't be away from the White House for long, saying their banishment to Delaware was planned before a "biting incident" involving one of the hounds, and they will return "soon". She adds that there's no plan to replace them with a cat, yet.
23 Apr 2021
Asked about US involvement in a move by the Australian government to scrap a state's deal to join China's Belt and Road Initiative, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says, "how we can work together as a global community and in a coordinated fashion as it relates to China is part of nearly every discussion the President has with a European partner or country in the region."
28 Apr 2021
The United States will release up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says at her daily briefing. The Food and Drug Administration will perform quality checks over the next few months on US-produced doses before they are sent abroad, she adds. But, she explains, "Just to be clear, right now we have zero doses available of AstraZeneca."
6 May 2021
Former US President Donald Trump will be suspended from Facebook and Instagram for at least another six months. He was banned from the platform following the January 6 siege of the US Capitol by his supporters.
7 Jun 2021
The social media giant says the former US president violated its rules by praising people engaged in violence at the US Capitol building in January.
14 Jun 2021
The outgoing German chancellor is set to travel to Washington for talks with the US president on COVID, climate change and bilateral ties.
16 Jun 2021
Brussels and Washington are expected to put an end to much of the trade tensions fueled by former US President Donald Trump. DW takes a look at the various crises that have strained relations between the two allies.
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Guardian Nigeria's Political Editor, Muyiwa Adeyemi speaks to GuardianTV on the leading candidates in a fierce battle to succeed Governor Kayode Fayemi in the 2022 Ekiti governorship election.
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Coal mining has long polluted the natural environment, with devastating consequences. But today, could it be a source of renewable energy? Down to Earth travels to the UK where disused, flooded coal mines are now reservoirs of geothermal energy.
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Sri Lankans told DW how they're struggling with shortages of food, fuel and medicine as the nation faces one of its worst economic crises in decades.
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Danish media has suggested the charges are in connection to revelations of Denmark's cooperation with the NSA. The justice ministry has requested that lawmakers lift the ex-minister's immunity.
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Europe's annual song and dance extravaganza wasn't short on either entertainment or pyrotechnics, but voting remained nail-biting until the end.
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As Peru slowly emerges from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the government is trying to help the country's Covid orphans. According to the medical journal The Lancet, around 100,000 children in Peru lost at least one of their two parents to the pandemic; more than anywhere else in the world. The poorest Peruvians have been hit the hardest and many Covid orphans and widows are struggling to survive, both financially and emotionally.