Annegert Kramp-Karrenbauer has given up her post as Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and is no longer seen as a favourite for Germany’s chancellorship after a political scandal in Thuringia.
While the spread of the novel coronavirus outside China appears to be slow, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns it could accelerate.
Chinese consumers account for between 33 and 35 percent of all luxury goods bought in the world in value terms. The Bain & Company consultancy predicts that share will grow to 45 percent within five years.
The German government is not in favour of allowing its former federal intelligence chief to publish his book, citing multiple reasons for blocking publication.
"The mortar fired from Afghanistan hit the house of local villager Fazal Ghani. He along with his wife and five other members of the family died on spot," a senior Pakistani official says. The dead included three women, three children and a man.
The UAE's involvement in Libya is about preserving the Emirati monarchy thousands of kilometres away.
Iran has limited influence over the Taliban and little to gain from prolonging the war.
Renewed violence tightened the noose around Syria's last major rebel-held bastion and deepened an already dire humanitarian crisis.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of thousands of protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis.
Idlib has come under mounting bombardment in recent weeks, displacing tens of thousands of people in the northwestern province, despite a truce brokered by Turkey and Russia.
Qasem Soleimani's less charismatic replacement won't change Iran's regional policies, but we might witness an expansion.
The assassination of the top Iranian general is simply the next stage in the creep of hybrid war, which sees Iran and the US battle for influence and each try to bend the other to its will.
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