Health officials in the US say the spread and impact of the Zika virus is greater than expected. They say more funding is needed to deal with the disease, which has been linked to brain damage in babies.
Experts are shocked over the spread of HIV in Russia and eastern Europe. The problem has reached epidemic proportions, despite the fact that methods for stopping the spread of the virus are well known.
The US health secretary was dogged by scandal after it was revealed he spent large sums of public money on private jets. The White House has announced drastic reductions to cabinet members' travel on private planes.
Newly revealed documents show German intelligence spied on White House personnel for years, according to a news report. In 2015, German intelligence was found to have spied on European allies, to Berlin's embarrassment.
A former New York resident for 10 years, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is back in the city to present a vast exhibition that will see 300 of his works spread across the metropolis. Refugees and borders are the key theme.
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