In her first run for office, German immigrant Angelika Kausche won a state House seat in Georgia. In a district where Democrats had earlier not even bothered to field a candidate, her victory made history.
The sentencing of Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, has been postponed. Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts.
Donald Trump's personal charity had engaged in "persistently illegal conduct," according to prosecutors. The US president is under scrutiny in several state and federal investigations.
One prolific poacher in Missouri will have to watch the heart-wrenching Walt Disney classic "Bambi" once a month behind bars. The man is accused of taking the heads of hundreds of deer and leaving the bodies to rot.
Russia's Internet Research Agency employed fake accounts to turn African-American voters against Hillary Clinton and depress their turnout, a study has found. The NAACP has called for a week-long boycott of Facebook.
At least seven journalists were hit and kicked by police after the offices of an opposition news site were ransacked. Authorities have tried to clamp down on dissent amidst fierce protests that have left hundreds dead.
A federal judge has ruled the 2010 health law known as Obamacare unconstitutional due to a change to US tax law in 2017. Supporters of the law have said they will appeal the ruling.
Never before have the US midterm elections attracted so much interest abroad. Many in the EU hope that the vote will weaken US President Donald Trump. However, observers say, that could prove dangerous internationally.
The midterm polls are the best chance for Democrats to influence the Trump administration's behavior on key issues, with the next US presidential election two years away. DW explains why.
Two years after Russian election meddling, many US states are ill-prepared to prevent a repeat in the midterms. Georgia, with its electronic-voting-only system, is one of the most vulnerable targets.
Past US presidents and international dignitaries attended a funeral service for the 41st president in Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday. Bush's body arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
After a six-month, 300 million-mile (482 million-kilometer) journey NASA's InSight robotic lander has landed successfully on Mars. Now a two-year mission to study the red planet begins.
Christian Mihr, head of Reporters Without Borders Germany, says US President Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists are being used as justification for media crackdowns by repressive regimes. He spoke to Brent Goff as Reporters Without Borders released its annual report on the state of journalism around the world, warning that being a reporter is now more dangerous than ever.
China's President Xi Jinping has told the West his country's role in the world is growing and must be respected. The comments cast fresh doubt on whether the United States and China can conclude a trade deal by the end of their 90-day tariff ceasefire. Despite the strong words from Beijing, though, columnist and author Gordon Chang told Brent Goff it’s the United States that holds all the cards.
Jose Mourinho has been fired as Manchester United coach after two and a half years in the job.
Le Trung has been reporting about Vietnam online from Berlin for ten years. But how safe is he?
A growing general discontent with nationalist Prime Minister Orban's policies is beginning to show.
How much real progress was behind Team Korea and Kim Jong-un's photo ops with Moon and Trump?
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended martial law on the southern island of Mindanao. Last year, Marawi City on Mindanao was the scene of a five-month battle as government troops quelled an Islamist insurgency by militants allied with the so-called Islamic State. DW reporter Sandra Petersmann travelled to Marawi, which today lies in ruins. She tells Brent Goff about the experience.
In 1972, a German architect found 17th century musical scores while renovating a mission church in eastern Bolivia. These days music schools are booming in the eastern lowlands, providing a better future for children.
Multiple wildfires are raging across California, having killed at least 23 people and destroyed thousands of structures. The town of Paradise in northern California has been entirely incinerated.
Mass shootings have become common tragedies in the US, where guns kill roughly 30,000 per year. From movie theaters to schools, mass shootings can occur at any place where large numbers of people are gathered.
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