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Germany's Olaf Scholz pushes for stronger EU, issues warning to Russia
On the cusp of taking the reins from Angela Merkel, incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz has sent a strong signal about where his government's foreign policy priorities lie. DW has rounded up the most important points.
U.S. Efforts to Catch Cybercriminals Abroad Hinge on Extradition
U.S. law enforcement’s pursuit of global cybercrime is hampered by reliance on politically charged treaties governing extradition of suspected hackers.
Biden's Summit For Democracy Attracts Authoritarian Eyre
More than 70 years ago, Britain’s Winston Churchill warned that an iron curtain was descending across Europe dividing the continent into the throes of democratic states and the Soviet Union. In a speech in Fulton, Missouri, the great war...
Biden and Putin hold rare video talks amid Russia-Ukraine tensions
US President Joe Biden is holding rare talks by video link with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, amid tensions on Ukraine's eastern frontier.
Most Americans no longer have great trust in their military – poll
Trust in the US military has dropped so far that most Americans don’t have strong confidence in their armed forces, and the trend has accelerated since Joe Biden took office as commander-in-chief, the results of a new poll show.
White House confirms Biden’s China boycott
The White House has confirmed President Joe Biden’s “diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. China had warned the move would be seen as a “provocation.”
United States to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics over China's human rights abuses
The diplomatic boycott won't stop American athletes from competing in the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.
Tradition again: Biden celebrates Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors
President Joe Biden celebrates artists including Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and Lorne Michaels on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, bringing back presidential participation in the annual ceremony skipped by Republican Donald Trump.
In Jamal Khashoggi's Shadow, France's Macron Meets Saudi Crown Prince
French President Emmanuel Macron considers Saudi Arabia vital to help forge a region-wide peace deal with Iran.
Iran "Does Not Seem To Be Serious": US On Stalled Nuclear Talks
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that Washington would not let its adversary prolong talks while continuing to advance its nuclear ambitions, and would pursue "other options" if diplomacy failed.
US Secretary Of State Warns China Over Taiwan As Global Crises Mount
Asked if China was going to invade Taiwan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said "that would be a potentially disastrous decision," repeating that Washington is "resolutely committed" to making sure Taiwan has the means to defend its...
Hoarse-Voiced, US President Joe Biden Says It's "Just A Cold"
"I am okay," US President Joe Biden said. "I have a test every day... a Covid test. They check me for all the strains."
The most striking images of 2021
Kelly Grovier picks 15 of the most startling photos from this year – including images of the riots at the US Capitol and an airplane in Kabul – and compares them with iconic artworks.
Australia has to realize who's actually undermining it
As Joe Biden’s administration accuses China of launching an economic war against Canberra, guess who is raking in vast profits from this Washington-fuelled spat?
US expected to require stricter testing protocols for international travelers
Concern over Omicron variant may lead to required test within one day of travel, possible post-travel testing and self-quarantine
Russia planning ‘aggressive moves’ against Ukraine, Blinken says
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Washington ‘will be prepared to act’ if Russia invades Ukraine.
Making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory was once unthinkable. But European countries are showing it can work
Earlier this month, Austria took a step once unthinkable for a Western democracy: It announced that Covid-19 vaccinations would become compulsory for its entire population.
Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron
The chief executive of Moderna has predicted that existing vaccines will be much less effective at tackling Omicron than earlier strains of coronavirus and warned it would take months before pharmaceutical companies could manufacture new...
Cause For Concern, "Not Panic": What Joe Biden Said On New Covid Variant
US President Joe Biden said the virus variant Omicron, first detected in South Africa but already appearing in multiple countries, "is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic."
Some Scientists Worry The Africa Travel Restrictions Will Discourage Other Nations From Reporting New COVID Variants
"What is the incentive for the next country that identifies the next important variant if their reward is what President Biden did to South Africa?"
Hungary warns of US interference in bid to oust premier Viktor Orban
Hungary’s government said it expected the US to try to interfere in elections next year in an effort to unseat premier Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party, adding Washington held a grudge against Budapest for its close ties to former President ...
Biden Says Not Concerned About US Stock Market Plunge as He 'Expected It'
US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he is not concerned about the plunge in the US stock market and he had expected it over concerns related to the new Omicron coronavirus variant.
US Crude Released by Biden From Reserves Will Likely Be Snapped Up By China, India, Claim Traders
US President Joe Biden has announced the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) on 23 November in a concerted effort with other major energy-consuming nations, including China, India, Japan, South...
US Restricts Travel From 8 Southern African Nations Over New Covid Strain
New Covid strain: Travel will be mostly banned from Monday from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi, a senior US official said.
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