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'Save our planet!': Young activists lead global protests over climate change - ‘NO PLANET B’
From the Solomon Islands to New York’s Wall Street, millions of students and workers abandoned schools and offices on Friday to demand urgent action to stop global warming, joining a worldwide strike inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activ...
What's the joke? Mugged off Trump sulks his way through Nato summit
US president ditches 70 years of Nato diplomacy and opts for some good old-fashioned name-calling
Forbes names the world's most powerful women of 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named the world's most powerful woman for the ninth year running in a wide-ranging list intended to celebrate the 100 most influential females of this year.
How UK's Huawei decision affects rest of the world
The UK has decided to let Huawei continue to be used in its growing 5G networks - but with restrictions.
Inside Vladimir Putin’s Outrageous Underground Wine Cellar In Moldova
Separated from Russia by Ukraine, the tiny Republic of Moldova operates the state-owned Cricova wine cellar, and is President Vladimir Putin’s personal wine playground when he visits.
Coronavirus: ‘Germany not for sale,’ says minister after ‘US tried to buy vaccine rights’
US allegedly offered local firm CureVac US$1 billion for exclusive rights to vaccine, according to German newspaper. Company denies receiving offer from US government and declines to give details about surprise change in CEO
Welcome to the incompetence pandemic
The first victim of the coronavirus? Leadership.
Coronavirus latest: Europe shuts borders while Trump promises ‘big, bold’ plan for US
Non-EU citizens barred from travel into continent for 30 days. Proposed White House stimulus package includes cash for workers, relief for airlines
Coronavirus update: Europe starts closing down borders
Travel into Europe, the current epicenter of the coroanvirus pandemic, is being severely restricted. European Union leaders have agreed on a 30-day ban on travellers entering the bloc. The decision will affect most non-citizens and non-r...
China steps up support for European countries hardest hit by coronavirus
President Xi Jinping has spoken to the leaders of the two most affected European countries, Italy and Spain, and promised medical supplies. In contrast to the offer to help Europe, Beijing’s relationship with the US is deteriorating furt...
Coronavirus: Angela Merkel urges unity in Germany’s ‘biggest challenge since World War II’
As cases in Europe outstrip those in China, chancellor makes rare television speech to urge citizens to abide by restrictions to contain pandemic’s spread. Germany could have up to 10 million infections in two to three months if resident...
How Germany's Bureaucracy Clogs Public Response to Coronavirus
A public debate is focusing on the merits of a law that places responsibility for public health decisions to states.
Coronavirus: How bad is the situation in Europe?
The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak.
Xi Jinping offers support to leaders of France, Spain, Germany and Serbia
Chinese president tells heads of state that Beijing is ready to do all it can to help Europe fight Covid-19, as death toll on the continent passes 5,000.
Singapore shuts border to visitors; India starts 14-hour curfew
Global death toll neared 13,000 as worst-hit Italy reported a one-day record number of deaths – nearly 800. More than a billion people remained indoors in India for 14-hour curfew as Singapore banned all short-term visitors
World virus cases pass 300,000 as governments call for isolation
It took 90 days to record the first confirmed 100,000 cases. The second 100,000 took 12 days to record. The third 100,000 - recorded today - took just four days.
Coronavirus latest: Olympics could be postponed; New Zealand to enter lockdown; Trump predicts ‘great victory’
Postponing the 2020 Olympics ‘may become inevitable’, Japan PM Shinzo Abe says New Zealand latest country to announce strict self-isolation measures
Germany approves historic bailout
Angela Merkel’s government has secured a €156 billion rescue package, equivalent to half of the country’s normal annual spending
EU Emperor's new clothes: EU fires warning shot at China in coronavirus battle of the narratives
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell worry about the ability of the EU to keep taxing EU citizens for giving them nothing but nice words against coronavirus, has called on the bloc to be ready for a ‘struggle for influ...
German finance minister commits suicide after 'virus crisis worries'
Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday.The Wiesbaden prosecution's office said they believe he died by suicide.
Trump says he sees Germany as an enemy because of World War II
Former State Department official calls president's 'personality driven' foreign policy 'devastating' during pandemic outbreak
UN chief calls for global ceasefire amid infection fears; Corona beer maker halts production
Antonio Guterres warns pandemic could hit people in conflict zones especially hard. Two Mexican brewers, including the producers of Corona beer, have said they are reducing production
EU finance ministers agree coronavirus rescue deal
EU finance ministers agreed a 500-billion-euro (US$550-billion) rescue package on Thursday for European countries hit hard by the coronavirus epidemic, but put aside demands from Italy and France for pooled borrowing.
Where are women's voices in the coronavirus crisis?
The key decisions about lockdown and containment are all being made by men
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