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.
A team of six girls from Afghanistan is attending at the first international robotics competition in Washington. Twice the high school girls had clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Trump. But now, they take part in the competition which encourages youths to pursue careers in math and science.
Satellite images taken between September and June have shown increased thermal activity at North Korea's main nuclear plant, a Washington-based think tank says. It's a worrying new development for the US and its allies.
North Korea has threatened to impose the death penalty on the South's former president Park Geun-hye over an alleged plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The threat undermines Seoul's recent efforts to improve relations.