Joe Biden tapped Obama administration veteran Antony Blinken for the top foreign policy job in the US. Blinken faces the tough task of rebuilding global relationships and repairing a broken State Department.
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The Ethiopian government said it has surrounded Tigray's regional capital, but the dissident TPLF has denied the reports. The three-week conflict has destabilized both Ethiopia and the wider region.
Though the late-stage trial results showed an efficacy of 70% on average, up to 90% of people can be prevented from getting the coronavirus if a lower dose is used. AstraZeneca said the vaccine is "highly effective."
The second stage of the German capital's rent cap law has come into effect, meaning that thousands of Berlin landlords could be forced to reduce their rents. But the legal battle over the law is not yet over.
Denmark plans to reform the current sexual violence law to make consent, not violence the basis for determining rape.
German regional leaders are working on a strategy for December and January with COVID-19 cases still stubbornly high.
The first coronavirus immunization centers could be in use by next month, German Health Minister Jens Spahn has revealed. UNICEF says 2 billion doses could be shipped to poor countries in 2021. DW rounds up the latest
Campania, a region in southern Italy, is drowning in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Public hospitals in Naples can no longer accept all patients. Delali Sakpa reports from Naples.
Health workers in Delhi are struggling to cope with a record spike in COVID-19 cases. The federal government has had to enlist medical students to help bring the surge under control.
There is a growing number of studies looking at the effect of micronutrients on people infected with SARS-CoV-2. Vitamin D seems to be a promising candidate for reducing the severity of COVID-19. DW looks at the facts.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass met his counterparts Dominic Raab and Jean-Yves Le Drian in Berlin for talks on the Iran nuclear deal. The trio hopes for a change in US policy once Joe Biden is sworn in.
The trial of French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy on corruption allegations has been paused over health concerns about a co-defendant. Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing and says the case is a vendetta by the judiciary.
Education Minister Yoav Gallant confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Saudi Arabia. Israeli media said he held talks with the country's crown prince and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Joshua Wong and fellow pro-democracy activists Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow have pleaded guilty to all charges linked to participation in a protest outside Hong Kong's police headquarters last year.
Liberians are worried about growing insecurity in the country on the eve of important senatorial elections. Is the government of President George Weah instigating fear for political reasons?
US President-elect Joe Biden has signaled his intention to re-engage with the global community to tackle the Mideast's greatest challenges. Experts say he will need to confront the risks posed by Russia, Iran and Turkey.
The protests in Uganda are an indication that people are sick and tired of President Yoweri Museveni's hunger for power.
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The UN said that expectations for a drop in greenhouse gas concentrations due to coronavirus measures is a "tiny blip."
Vietnamese Americans support Donald Trump to a higher degree than other Asian Americans. But young critics are rising.
Italian hazelnut plantations cater to our love of chocolate spread, but they leave a bitter environmental aftertaste.
What's better: mass testing, PCR or antigen tests? We brake it down for you in our COVID special.
Why do symptoms persist for some COVID-19 patients long after the infection is gone? A German doctor has answers.
Extreme droughts linked to climate change threaten the platypus' existence, scientists have warned.
Patrick Quinn co-created the viral social media challenge after he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2013.
After a challenging decade and a half, Angela Merkel is more popular than ever.
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