US federal workers were excited to return to their daily grind, as the 16-day shutdown came to an end. But optimism is in short supply, as Congress prepares for another showdown in just a few months.
Afghanistan is America's longest war. President Donald Trump wants to continue it. His latest address failed to specify for how long and to what end, writes Sandra Petersmann.
Former US diplomat Daniel Fried, who coordinated sanctions in the Obama administration, talked to DW about the US Congress' decision to impose tougher sanctions on Russia and Europe's undue concerns.
The Iran nuclear deal has made the world a safer place, or so Europe says. Yet the Trump administration wants out of the accord. Differences will become apparent when Iranian President Rouhani is sworn in on Saturday.
A bill supported by the Democrats and the Republicans would give Congress the power to review any change in foreign policy toward Russia proposed by President Trump. The sanctions also target Iran and North Korea.
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