US blacklists roaming Iranian oil tanker in Mediterranean
14 September 2019 | 2:34 pm
Washington says the vessel, which was detained by Gibraltar for 6 weeks, is "blocked property" under anti-terrorism laws. The ship's next destination is a mystery after Turkey and Lebanon denied it was heading their way.
17 Nov 2019
World Series Champs: Washington wins baseball title in thrilling win over Houston
23 Nov 2019
Washington hosts talks with Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over Renaissance Dam dispute
1 Dec 2019
Another gift from Trump? Washington to recognise Isreal's West Bank settlements
8 Jun 2020
Bob Marley's daughter Makeda Marley joins a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D. C., and says that protesters can let Donald Trump know they "built this country".
24 Jul 2020
A gateway for drug smugglers. At the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, a stone's throw from the Moroccan coast, the Strait of Gibraltar has become a gateway for the trafficking of drugs between Europe and Africa.
5 Sep 2020
On the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, Washington saw another racial justice protest. People from across the US heard a clear message: If you want change, vote! DW's Carla Bleiker was there.
16 Nov 2020
Trump supporters rally outside the Supreme Court in the US as they claim voter fraud led to Donald Trump's defeat. The Republican incumbent is falsely insisting the election was fraudulent.
27 Nov 2020
Denzel Washington has been named the Greatest Actor of the 21st Century (So Far), beating Isabelle Huppert and Daniel Day-Lewis into second and third place respectively.
27 Dec 2020
Washington National Cathedral hosts an exhibition featuring thousands of origami doves as a symbol of hope for 2021. The cathedral is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the art installation, entitled "Les Colombes" ("The Doves" in French), will run until May 2021 despite the Covid-19 closure. "It's a symbol we definitely need right now, a symbol of peace and hope and resilience," says German artist Michael Pendry. His paper doves have appeared in several cathedrals across the world over the past six years.
24 Dec 2020
Christmas trees compete for attention outside the White House and the Capitol in Washington, DC, as the US capital gears up for Christmas celebrations.
1 Jan 2021
Gibraltar is set to become a part of the Schengen zone to ensure fluidity of movement at the border with Spain after the end of the post-Brexit transition phase.
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.
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Kenya’s rapid mobile phone penetration has created opportunities to smartphone accessories providers. Ruuj Caflon, a Nairobi-based University graduate, is one of them. He designs clothes that can charge a phone and produce light.
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Residents of Kogi – the state most affected by the recent deluge in parts of Nigeria – urgently need help and are calling on the state and federal governments, as well as well-meaning individuals and organisations, to come to their aid.
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ust two weeks before going to trial, Elon Musk has agreed to follow through with his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. The billionaire entrepreneur had tried to call off the takeover just days after announcing it in April. Twitter shares soared as the news was confirmed.
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Rwanda is going through a water crisis. The government and NGOs are now joining forces to prioritize water management in the country. Using groundwater in drought-prone areas might help address water scarcity.
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Just ten days after presenting his controversial mini-budget, UK Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has had to retract one of its key features. Those with annual incomes above £150,000 will not see their taxes cut in the end. The U-turn comes after days of market turmoil and political pressure.