A tougher anti-harassment policy on YouTube will see it move against "veiled or implied threats" and insults based on race and sexuality. Channels that "repeatedly brush up" against YouTube rules will be demonetized.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has branded the EU's stance on the German-Soviet pre-war non-aggression pact a "shameless lie." A recent EU resolution stated that the deal had paved the way for World War II.
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein owes the court an extra $1 million for tampering with his monitoring device. His defunct film company is also said to have settled with over a dozen accusers for $25 million.
A new study found that Germany had the second-highest proportion of people who exhibited depressive symptoms. The authors said more efforts needed to be taken to address prevention and care for younger people.
New fossils discovered preserved in amber have revealed that lice have been feeding on much larger hosts for some 100 million years. Scientists had been itching to close what had been a gap in the fossil record.
Nobel Prize laureate Peter Handke is not welcome in Kosovo due to "the support he gave to Milosevic and his genocidal policies," Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli said. Handke has also been banned from Sarajevo.
The German state pledged millions in compensation to the clients of the now-defunct German arm of travel agency Thomas Cook. It is "not reasonable" to have the customers deal with the issue themselves, the Cabinet said.
Protesters in India's ethnically diverse northern regions clashed with police, as the contentious bill passed the upper house of parliament. Muslims will be excluded from the fast-track citizenship laws.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has praised a plan to make Europe the world's first climate neutral continent. The "European Green Deal" envisages net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
A four-hour standoff between police and two heavily armed gunmen in Jersey City left six dead, including one police officer.
The young climate activist has been recognized as the magazine's annual Person of the Year. The 16-year-old has torn into world leaders for the lack of action in the face of a climate crisis.
Network provider Telefonica Deutschland has chosen "proven strategic partners" Huawei and Nokia to build its 5G network in Germany. The government has said Huawei must prove its networks will be secure.
France has introduced a pension reform plan the government hopes will streamline benefits and address inequality in the pension system. Opponents have promised to disrupt services until the plans are dropped.
The German military is set to employ rabbis after allowing Christian pastoral care for decades. The move is expected to help combat anti-Semitism in the armed forces.
A new report has revealed the extent of China's jailing of journalists. But it's not the only authoritarian regime cracking down on freedom of the press.
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The Nobel Prize laureate has offered a defense of Myanmar's military actions that triggered an exodus of Rohingya. Gambia had taken the case to the top UN court, saying it should take all measures to prevent genocide.
Protesters have demanded that the conservative government do more to tackle climate change. Fires raging across parts of Australia have produced a toxic smoke that is choking the country's largest city.
New Zealand geologists say there is at least a 40% chance of White Island volcano erupting in the next 24 hours. The bodies of nine people are still missing on the volcano's rim.
Saudi Arabia has listed the world's most profitable company on the stock market in what is currently the world's largest IPO. Right now, shares are only being traded on the Tadawul Exchange in Riyadh.
Afghan officials said the attackers had "obviously wanted to enter the base," the largest of its kind in the country. NATO's support mission said the deadly attack was "quickly contained and repelled."
The South Pacific islands will become the world's newest nation if the Papua New Guinea Parliament approves the referendum results. The vote was part of a peace process that ended a decade-long war.
The move is a major setback for Hong Kong's government. The international experts were called in as part of a bid to address protesters' demands for an independent probe into police violence and misconduct.
The three minute test flight of a commercial fully electric airplane in Canada was a world first. It could pave the way for a new era of clean aviation.
Using the word "they" as a gender-neutral pronoun has become more common for people who identify as a mix of male and female — or as neither. US dictionary Merriam-Webster says "they" was one of its most-searched terms.
"Resign! Resign!" chanted tens of thousands of protesters as they packed into the Czech capital. They urged Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down from his post over accusations he misused millions in EU funds.
Sergey Lavrov discussed a host of issues with Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, including arms control and Ukraine. Lavrov repeated his denial that Russia intervened in the US presidential election.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has dropped its longstanding opposition to curbs on tobacco advertising. Health advocates welcome the breakthrough, warning Germany needs to do more to protect young people.
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