A school district in Utah, USA, called Davis School District, has ruled out the Bible in elementary and middle schools. The 72,000-student-populated School north of Salt Lake City, Utah, took this action after a complaint from a parent.
Siamak Namazi, who is detained in Iran on spying charges, has started a seven-day hunger strike. In an open letter, he appealed to US President Joe Biden to do more for detainees.
14 Apr 2022
Seven-times Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix said on Wednesday that she would run one final track season, months after competing in her fifth Games. The most decorated American track and field Olympian picked up bronze in the 400 metres and gold in the 4x400 metres relay in Tokyo last year, having already confirmed that it would be her final Games.
2 Mar 2022
As he began his annual State of the Union address, US President Joe Biden asked lawmakers to stand and salute ordinary Ukrainians amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Biden also warned Russian leader Vladimir Putin that dictators have to pay a price for their aggression. We spoke to Martin Quencez, a research fellow and deputy director of the Paris office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He told us how Biden's speech was still very much addressed to a US audience, eight months ahead of the US midterm elections.
15 Jan 2022
On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the US' first detainees at Guantanamo Bay, DW spoke about the situation with a human rights expert as well as the man tasked with closing the prison back in 2013.
10 Oct 2021
Philippines journalist Maria Ressa speaks after winning Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for freedom of expression at a time when democracy is increasingly under threat.
31 Jul 2021
Being too popular a mate can have its downsides for a species faced with extinction, as the Cuban crocodile has learned. Arduous pursuit by its amorous American counterpart has seen survival of the island species, its numbers already dwindling, further threatened by interbreeding with its relative.
25 Jul 2021
Annette Young talks to American author and journalist, Deborah Copaken, about her latest book 'Ladyparts,' on how the toll of life in modern-day America, played havoc with her health and her body.
24 Jul 2021
Nigerian basketball is an Olympic medal candidate, with a team made up mainly of US-based players. But some question whether relying on the diaspora is a sustainable long-term model for basketball in the country.
5 Jun 2021
US President Joe Biden says that "getting the vaccine is not a partisan act," as he announces a National Month of Action to get at least 70 percent of all adult Americans vaccinated by July 4.
28 May 2021
The United States is preparing to remember the Tulsa race massacre. It was 100 years ago when a White mob set fire to the town and bombed a prosperous Black neighbourhood from the air in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing an estimated 300 Black men, women and children. There are a few survivors left but they appeared before the US Congress this week. We take a closer look.
28 Apr 2021
The US president is set to unveil another historic spending plan aimed at addressing wealth inequality. Proposed tax hikes will likely face tough opposition from Republicans.