White House visitors gaze at eclipse
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Through protective glasses, spectators in front of the White House gaze skyward to watch as the moon eclipses the sun - part of the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in a century.
21 Jul 2021
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the United States holds China's Ministry of State Security responsible for "malicious cyber activities" and reserves the option "to take additional actions" in response.
27 Jul 2021
Hundreds of Cuban Americans, political refugees and activists marched on the US capital Monday to protest against the Cuban government and its crackdown on anti-communist demonstrations earlier this month.
1 Aug 2021
Democracy and human rights were the focus of talks between the US president and Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Washington, DC.
3 Aug 2021
"We're not going back to the shutdowns of March of 2020," says White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, as the US national average of daily coronavirus cases tops 60,000 and is rising rapidly.
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.
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.
7 Jan 2022
On September 24, President Biden hosted Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan at the White House for the first-ever in-person Leaders’ Summit of the Quad.
29 Jun 2022
The former US president allegedly tried to grab the steering wheel in a limo after being told he could not join his supporters. A secret service agent was forced to restrain him, according to the testimony.
20 Dec 2022
US President Joe Biden said he will not remain silent as long as antisemitism in the US is on the rise. He made the comments during a Hanukkah event at the White House.
The US military shot down the high-altitude object over Alaska. It is the second foreign incursion into US airspace in two weeks.
Actors, authors, singers and other artists joined Biden in the White House East Room Tuesday (March 21) where they received either a National Medal of Arts or National Humanities Medal for their contributions to American society.
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The commissioner for eastern Germany, Carsten Schneider, has praised the economic upswing in the former East in a DW interview. But a new report on reunification has highlighted divisions that still remain.
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It's not every day that both the Kremlin and its fiercest critics unite in outrage at the European Union. But that's precisely what happened recently, after the EU banned Russian citizens from bringing their personal vehicles into the bloc. And it wasn't just about cars. The Moscow Times reported that the ban appeared to include goods ranging from smartphones and laptops, to everyday necessities like toothpaste and toilet paper.
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A majority of Germans want fewer refugees to be accepted into the country. That is according to the latest Deutschlandtrend survey, which also shows that dissatisfaction with the government remains high.
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Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said he will meet the national army and police chiefs on Friday to combat a surge in gang violence, as the country reels from record shooting deaths this month.
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Inflation in the eurozone fell to an almost two-year low. The news increases pressure on monetary policymakers to halt their recent string of painful interest rate hikes in the common currency area.
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Since the February 2021 coup in Myanmar, the Christian Chin ethnic minority has taken up arms to defend its land, identity and ideals against the all-powerful ruling junta in the Buddhist-majority country. Our team reports.