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.
Turkey has summoned the US ambassador to protest the detention of two security officers during the Turkish president's Washington visit last week. The officers were briefly detained after clashing with protesters.
US President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister, according to reports, jeopardizing a crucial intelligence source. The White House has called the allegations "false."
Amid a fiery debate in Washington, a top Democratic senator has pushed for the ex-FBI chief to testify on a probe into Russia and Donald Trump's campaign. But the US president has warned James Comey in a sobering tweet.