Billionaires only have to pay tax on appreciated assets when they sell them, but a new legislative proposal could change this. The tax revenues could then be used to fund President Joe Biden's social spending plans.
A top US official spoke to Tunisia's President Kais Saied days after his shock power grab. But the plea has not stopped Saied jailing opposition lawmakers.
Jihadist attacks and the death of a number of election officials after their car triggered a landmine marred the second round of voting in presidential elections in Niger.
Locals were seen mourning their deaths on Monday, after at least 13 civilians and three soldiers were killed during an attack on the village of Ndalya, in Democratic Republic of Congo's north-eastern Ituri province, on Sunday. An army spokesperson blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Ugandan armed group active in eastern Congo since the 1990s. Locals were seen wrapping the dead bodies in plastic.
27 Dec 2020
The EU Commission has found that people living in rural areas are less likely to support democracy and EU solidarity. They are also more likely to suffer a shortage of services such as medical care and public transport.
3 Nov 2020
Lady Gaga says Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the 'right choice' at a drive-in rally in the key swing state of Pennsylvania on the eve of the US election.
15 Oct 2020
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addresses the start of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at a campaign event in Cincinnati, Ohio, question
1 Oct 2020
Budapest and Warsaw remain on collision course with the EU as Brussels airs "serious concern" over judicial independence in the two member states. The criticism has been dismissed by Hungary as "flawed" and "unfounded."
29 Sep 2020
Cleveland prepares to host the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
20 Apr 2020
People are taking the threat of COVID-19 increasingly seriously, according to a new Gallup survey. The pollster's president spoke to DW about how the world views the pandemic and its impact on democratic values.
12 Feb 2020
The Vermont senator has narrowly topped a key Democratic primary. Meanwhile, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang dropped his 2020 bid.