In the wake of a massive winter storm the US East Coast is blanketed in snow. Public life in the capital has come to a standstill. Flights have been cancelled and roads are impassable. DW correspondent Miodrag Soric is affected as well.
General Gatot Nurmantyo had been invited to Washington to attend a conference on countering violent extremism. That invitation came from one of the most powerful military officials in the US — General Joseph Dunford.
A senior Hamas figure has said the group will not dismantle its powerful armed wing or recognize Israel. It came in response to Washington demanding Hamas meet those conditions to join any Palestinian unity government.
US President Donald Trump's latest version of the contentious travel ban, which targets several majority Muslim countries, is due to take effect this month. Washington State is trying once again to halt it.
Talks on the NAFTA trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada have stalled over the US insistence a rewritten deal reduces the US trade deficits. Washington has vowed to withdraw unless its demands are met.
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