The World Health Organization has delayed a decision on declaring a global public health emergency, saying it needs more time to weigh the options. Wuhan authorities have locked down the city by suspending all transport.
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President Steinmeier has met with Holocaust survivors ahead of the World Holocaust Forum commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz 75 years ago. He also underscored the need to fight anti-Semitism around the world.
The EU has set up "the building blocks of a European defense union," EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has said in Davos. She also hailed a "European open science cloud" aimed to boost research in the bloc.
After securing a trade truce with China, the US president has now turned to the EU. Trump threatened car tariffs if European countries implement a digital tax. The EU says a new deal could come "in a few weeks."
The Saudi embassy in Washington called it "absurd" to suggest their country was behind the hacking of billionaire Jeff Bezos. UN experts said they had information pointing to the possible involvement of the crown prince.
Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial has begun in earnest with strong opening statements. The prosecution sought to establish Weinstein's violent, predatory behavior, while the defense focused on discrediting victims.
Di Maio's announcement comes after months of high-profile defections from the party and ahead of a looming possible electoral humiliation. However, the populist leader will stay on as Italy's foreign minister.
British MPs approved the latest Brexit bill, but rejected five amendments. They included provisions to reunite child refugees with families already in the UK, and guaranteed residence for millions of EU citizens.
The islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios are the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis. Islanders have run out of patience, demanding their government empty the overflowing reception camps and return their islands to them.
Last week, Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping changes to Russia's constitution. Now the parliament is set to vote on the new measures. Analysts are calling the fast-moving events in Russia a "sting operation."
As the Red Army approached Auschwitz, the Nazi "angel of death," Josef Mengele, fled. He outlived many of his victims. The people who survived his experiments remain scarred; his birthplace struggles with his legacy.
India's Citizenship Amendment Act, which sparked deadly protests over fears it discriminates Muslims, will not be suspended. PM Modi's government has four weeks to respond to legal challenges ahead of the next hearing.
As the US Senate moves forward on Trump's impeachment trial, Democrats have accused Republicans of trying to rush the proceedings with an "absurdly compressed" schedule that keeps witnesses from testifying.
Terry Jones, a founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died after suffering from a rare form of dementia. Also working as a screenwriter, director and historian, he is best remembered as a comic genius.
Police in Padua destroyed some 10 tons of pork infected with African swine fever on Wednesday. Italy has banned the import of Chinese pork in hopes of stopping the spread of the disease.
The Green Week fair, when Germany's rural regions show off their wares in the capital, has rarely seen so much controversy as this year. The government's "village children" campaign didn't exactly ease tensions.
Armed gunmen had kidnapped the eight members of the Happy Lady tanker crew on New Year's Eve. A Greek official said the group of eight was released after "the successful end of negotiations."
Advocates demand an investigation as refugees report violence by Greek police — including incidents in which masked men pushed people back across the border. Authorities have refused to explain documented incidents.
The ultimate passenger plane entered commercial service 50 years ago with a Pan Am flight from New York's Kennedy Airport to London's Heathrow. Though the original flight was delayed one day, it ushered in the jet age.
Greek lawmakers backed Katerina Sakellaropoulou as the new head of state, making her the first female president in the country's history. Sakellaropoulou has worked as a top-level judge but remains a political outsider.
Daimler will need over a billion euros on top of the €1.6 billion it already set aside to cope with the fallout of an emissions cheating scandal. Legal disputes and car recalls caused the firm's profits to fall in 2019.
While the Republicans have not wavered, impeachment proceedings cannot be avoided, argues DW's Carla Bleiker.
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The new deadly coronavirus in China has revived memories of SARS, which killed hundreds and walloped Asian economies.
Davos was popular among tuberculosis patients, who banked on its fresh air and sunbathed mountains to cure them. Patients haven’t stopped flocking to Davos but their illnesses have taken a modern form.
Eleven thousand young people are, so far, involved in a network founded by the World Economic Forum as 'Global Shapers.' This year 52 of them have been invited and are making themselves heard in Davos.
For members of Jewish communities from Monsey to Brooklyn, fear has become a part of everyday life.
Rachel Stewart visits a local butcher and samples some unusual meaty German delicacies.
Many countries rely on climate-damaging coal, oil and gas to keep warm during winter. So what are the alternatives?
A controversial patent on Ethiopia's national cereal teff is about to be terminated. But biopiracy remains a problem.
Turkey is building on its already-strong relationship with Somalia as it accepts an invitation to explore for oil in its seas. Ankara has spent years building trust in the region as it seeks to increase its influence.
On the Solomon Islands, rats and poachers are the two major threats to critically endangered sea turtles. A group of local women have joined forces to help save the animals from extinction.
Black Forest gateau, cuckoo clocks and the Heidelberg Castle attract millions of tourists every year.
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