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.
From climate change to car tariffs, Washington and Brussels are at serious odds on a number of issues. But the US believes there may be a chance for better relations with the cast of leaders taking up office in the new European Commission in November. Teri Schultz reports that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's outreach attempt this week to the new EU crew is getting mixed reviews.