Australia bushfires send CO2 levels soaring

The fires in Australia are a major factor in one of the biggest rises in atmospheric CO2 in 60 years, experts have said. Meanwhile, a team is trying to recover the bodies of three...

Germans want to uphold culture of Holocaust remembrance

Germans want to keep memories of the horrors and cruelty of National Socialism alive, a survey commissioned by DW has revealed. It comes ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The Red...

Angela Merkel to meet Erdogan amid regional tension

During a brief visit, Chancellor Merkel plans to address multiple topics with President Erdogan, from regional conflicts to human rights issues. German politicians believe continuing dialog is crucial. Germany and Turkey have rarely seen eye-to-eye...

‘No, No America’: Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a “million strong” protest against the American military presence, following the U.S. killing of...

U.S. denies Britain’s extradition request for diplomat’s wife

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has declined Britain’s request for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat’s wife who was involved in a car crash last year that killed a British teenager, the State...

Democrats in impeachment trial say Trump abused his power for political gain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president. On the...

China shuts transport, temples, Disneyland as virus toll rises to 25

XIANNING, China (Reuters) - China stepped up measures to contain a virus that has killed 25 people and infected more than 800, suspending public transport in 10 cities, shutting temples over the Lunar New...

India’s Election Commission Seeks Report on Delhi BJP Candidate’s ‘Mini Pakistan’ Tweet

New Delhi (Sputnik): As campaigning for the upcoming legislative assembly elections in India’s national capital heats up, verbal battles, Twitter spats, and political bickering have come to the fore. The main contestants are from...

Putin Appoints Ex-Minister for Economic Development Oreshkin as Advisor – Kremlin

Oreshkin left his position earlier this month amid a cabinet reshuffle, with the Russian president appointing Federal Tax Service Head Mikhail Mishustin the new prime minister, and also announcing significant constitutional amendments. Maksim Oreshkin, who...

Swedish Police Place Bet on Diversity to Tackle Crime Wave

Despite the multicultural push, the police themselves have admitted to difficulties in meeting the government's diversity goals, as more than half of applicants with a foreign background fail the admission tests. As of today,...

Two More Cases of Coronavirus From China Reportedly Confirmed in Singapore

On 23 January, officials in Singapore confirmed the first case of Wuhan coronavirus, the outbreak of which was first reported by Chinese authorities in late December. Two more cases of the deadly coronavirus have been...

Playing With Fidget Spinners and Defending Biden: Recap of Day 3 of Trump Impeachment...

US lawmakers have been accused of negligence and disregard for the trial’s rules as some were spotted playing fidget spinners, doing crossword puzzles, and even napping. According to the rules, Senators must remain seated...

Pakistan Claims India Risks Igniting Arms Race by Purchasing S-400s From Russia

The Russian deputy ambassador to India announced earlier this month that the production of five S-400 missiles defence systems for New Delhi had already begun. Islamabad has raised concerns over India's decision to purchase Russian S-400...

UK PM Won War on Brexit But How Will He Handle Trade Talks, Scotland,...

Queen Elizabeth II has granted royal assent to Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill paving the way for Britain's exit from the EU. However, according to international scholars, Johnson's political "honeymoon" will soon be over as...

UK Reportedly Set to Snub US Calls to Ban Huawei From Supplying 5G Equipment

For some time now, London has been deciding on whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to participate in a national fifth-generation technology rollout, following calls from Washington to ban the company amid security...

‘Friendship Will Remain’: EU Chiefs Sign Brexit Deal Ahead of Parliamentary Vote

The Bill, which received approval in parliament last week, with the Lords finally backtracking on its amendments, was yesterday signed by the Queen, in line with the traditional procedure for a bill to gain...

Iran Accuses US of ‘Officially’ Promoting ‘State Terrorism’ Over Threats to New Quds Head

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken aim at the rhetoric of US special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, as the latter unambiguously stated that Commander Soleimani’s successor General Ghaani could meet the same fate. Iranian Foreign...

Listen to your mummy! Egyptian priest’s ‘voice’ heard 3,000 years after his death through...

A mummified Egyptian priest dead for millennia was granted the gift of the gab after scientists used 3D-printed vocal cords to recreate his voice, fulfilling the priest’s dying wish to be heard from the...

Merkel and Erdogan’s smiles hide tough times ahead: what can we expect from EU-Turkey...

Damian Wilsonis a UK journalist, ex-Fleet Street editor, financial industry consultant and political communications special advisor in the UK and EU. They may be all smiles for the cameras, but the issues Angela Merkel and Recep...

Sometimes breaking the law is the ‘only moral’ choice: Snowden opens up to Ecuador’s...

People need to differentiate between legality and morality, and recognize that sometimes doing the right thing means breaking the law, Edward Snowden told Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa in a wide-ranging interview. The NSA whistleblower,...