Washington, D.C. is a U.S. territory located between Maryland and Virginia. It was built between 1790 and 1800 to serve as the seat of the federal government.
The District of Columbia takes its name from the first US president, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus, whose transatlantic exploration paved the way for the European colonization of the Americas. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Washington.
Palestinian officials have slammed plans by the Trump administration to shutter the PLO's mission in Washington DC. The rupture in relations could have major implications for the White House's Middle East policy.
Thousands and thousands of ads and comments on social networking sites during the US presidential election favored Donald Trump over his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Up to 126 million Americans were served these messages originating from a Russian troll farm, the Internet Research Agency. Lawmakers in Washington are now trying to figure out how it could have happened.
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.