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 white supremacist rally outside the White House a year after the deadly extremist march in Charlottesville has drawn only a few dozen supporters. The event was overshadowed by thousands of chanting counter-protesters.
Washington is slapping sanctions on Turkey's justice and interior ministers over what it says are trumped-up charges against a US citizen. Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson is facing 35 years in prison in Turkey.
Donald Trump has marked Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's White House visit by praising the Italian government's increasingly hardline approach to migration. Both leaders reaffirmed their ideological similarities.