From the Street
Science & Tech
US begins withdrawal from Paris climate accord
Washington has formally launched its withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord after Donald Trump rejected it as harmful to the US economy. The process doesn't become complete until the day after the 2020 election.
US strikes deal with Honduras on asylum-seekers
The US and Honduras have signed a deal which would allowing Washington to send more asylum-seekers there. But critics say it's not safe to seek asylum In Honduras, as it's is among the world's most violent countries.
US blacklists roaming Iranian oil tanker in Mediterranean
Washington says the vessel, which was detained by Gibraltar for 6 weeks, is "blocked property" under anti-terrorism laws. The ship's next destination is a mystery after Turkey and Lebanon denied it was heading their way.
Mike Pence urges Saudi Arabia to free blogger Raif Badawi
Washington, which usually refrains from criticizing human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, has called for the release of blogger Raif Badawi. The writer was whipped and sentenced to prison for "insulting Islam."
India slaps retaliatory tariffs on US goods
India has imposed higher levies on a range of US products after Washington ended key trade privileges for New Delhi. The US accuses India of being a "high-tariff country" that limits access to its gigantic market.
Trump waited to ban Huawei
Playing a waiting game in Washington. Bloomberg has been told the Trump administration held off on blacklisting Huawei out of concern it could derail trade negotiations with China and officials only went ahead when talks stalled.
Measles cases rise to at least 50 in Washington
A measles outbreak in Washington state last month has gotten worse with at least 50 cases now confirmed by state health officials.
Russia detains US citizen suspected of spying
Russia has opened a criminal case against a US citizen for alleged spying. Relations between Moscow and Washington have soured since Russia's annexation of Crimea and allegations Russia interfered with US elections.
Donald Trump's motives for Syria withdrawal remain as murky as its implementation
24 Dec 2018
President Trump's surprising move to order the withdrawal of all US forces from Syria via Twitter stunned Washington. But why he did it and whether his order will be implemented remains murky.
Deadlocked and divided: What now for the Palestinians?
29 Nov 2018
Palestinian leaders are deadlocked with Israel, face internal challenges and have clashed with Washington. DW’s Conflict Zone met Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat and asked him about his next steps.
Trump says Brexit deal hampers U.S.-UK trade
27 Nov 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the agreement allowing the United Kingdom to leave the European Union may make trade between Washington and London more difficult.
Trump will exit Cold War-era nuclear treaty
21 Oct 2018
President Donald Trump said Washington will exit a Cold-War era treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons due to Russian violations, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.