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Feds to block imports of Chinese cotton, tomatoes New! 2021-01-14 17:12:03The U.S. is now blocking cotton and tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang region over concerns that they are harvested and processed by slav

Hong Kong ISP blocks access to pro-democracy website 2021-01-14 08:58:25A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national secur

WHO scientists arrive in Wuhan to investigate coronavirus 2021-01-14 08:19:19The team will quarantine per protocol, but it will work via video conference with local experts to begin the investigation.

Australia wants to kill US racing pigeon that 2021-01-14 07:28:54Australian officials are planning to kill a U.S. racing pigeon that managed to survive a whopping 8,000-mile journey acr

Pope Francis receives coronavirus vaccine as Vatican begins 2021-01-13 11:40:42Pope Francis received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday as the Vatican began its vaccination campaign, according to reports.

UK may move some coronavirus patients into hotels 2021-01-13 08:47:01England’s health care system may move patients into hotels to ease pressure on hospitals struggling to handle rising COVID-19 admissions.

China targets PM Boris Johnson after suggestion coronavirus 2021-01-13 08:43:28China has accused Boris Johnson of engaging in "groundless conjecture" after he suggested that coronavirus could have spread from people grinding up

Massive Italian mafia trial begins against ‘ndrangheta mob 2021-01-13 07:45:12A maxi-trial opened Wednesday in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the world's richest criminal organization tha

South Korean sect leader acquitted of violating coronavirus 2021-01-13 06:59:49A South Korean court has acquitted a religious sect leader of charges that he deliberately disrupted the government’s anti-virus response early

Kremlin foe Navalny says he will fly home 2021-01-13 06:03:36Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he would go home to Russia over the weekend despite the Russian prison service's latest motion to pu

Intense Israeli airstrikes in east Syria said to 2021-01-13 04:43:29Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions and arms depots of Iran-backed fight

Maduro remains Venezuela's president two years after the 2021-01-12 14:35:15Two years ago, the Trump administration government took a bold stance when it declared that it was no longer recognizing Nicolas Maduro as t

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Why veterans of the military and law enforcement New! 2021-01-15 06:00:23Why so many military veterans and former and current police officers support — and take part in — far-right groups and protests, includin

Facebook banned Trump. Leaders who say worse often New! 2021-01-15 05:00:52Activists see a double standard in social media companies' response to the Capitol attack and their tolerance for violent rhetoric abroad.

Mexico exonerates ex-defense chief implicated in scrapped U.S. New! 2021-01-15 01:00:02Critics say decision contradicts Mexican President Lopez Obrador's stated crusade against corruption, impunity

A broad cross section of Trump supporters stormed New! 2021-01-14 20:37:08Filings in criminal cases around the storming of the U.S. Capitol show those charged were not just fringe radicals but also people with otherwise resp

India is using two different COVID-19 vaccines. Uncertainty 2021-01-14 05:00:08Doubts surrounding a homegrown vaccine are among the challenges facing India's effort to vaccinate 300 million people in six months.

Police and National Guard prepare for attacks on 2021-01-13 22:19:27Law enforcement officers ring state capitol buildings nationwide, bracing for protesters and attempted repeats of the storming of the U.S. Capitol las

Law enforcement and military taking 'unprecedented' approach to 2021-01-13 19:25:35The U.S. military and law enforcement are taking unprecedented measures to lock down the nation's capital to prevent violence tied to Trump's impeac

U.S. credibility on human rights wrecked under Trump, 2021-01-13 18:23:26Documenting worldwide rights violations, Human Rights Watch says the U.S. must work to regain credibility.

News Analysis: Trump's impeachment gave Republicans a chance 2021-01-13 18:01:20In a U.S. Capitol surrounded by troops, GOP lawmakers refuse to hold President Trump accountable for mob violence.

Photos: Security remains heightened at U.S. Capitol for 2021-01-13 11:10:00Under heavy guard with Joe Biden's inauguration a week away, the House voted Wednesday to impeach President Trump for a second time.

Column: McConnell won't be majority leader. But there's 2021-01-13 07:00:43Charles E. Schumer will take over as Senate majority leader, but don't expect Mitch McConnell to roll over and play dead.

Some who stormed the Capitol, including a Proud 2021-01-13 06:00:33Some of those who stormed the U.S. Capitol — including those arrested — insist they were there reporting as citizen journalists.

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Navalny says he will return to Russia since 2021-01-13 07:27:29Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has announced that he plans to return to Russia on Sunday from Germany, where he has been recovering afte

Racially offensive cheese brand renamed 2021-01-13 07:20:28An Australian food company has officially renamed a famous snack brand after years of complaints that it shared its name with a racial slur.

Forget foldable TVs. Transparent screens are the cool 2021-01-13 06:49:53TVs seem to get bigger, slimmer and more connected each year. But now, in 2021, you can also see right through them.

Why Signal is surging in popularity right now 2021-01-13 06:40:30Users have flocked to encrypted messaging app Signal by the millions in recent days — bringing it to the No. 1 spot on both Google Play Store an

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine far less effective than initially 2021-01-13 06:29:50

Olympic prep continues in Tokyo despite Covid-19 state 2021-01-13 06:18:13Tokyo Olympic officials say they're still committed to holding the games this summer, even though Japan is dealing with a vicious wave of Covid-19 ca

Axe-wielding man smashes New Zealand Parliament building doors 2021-01-13 03:59:02A man smashed the glass front doors of New Zealand's Parliament building with an axe early on Wednesday morning, according to authorities in the coun

Will deplatforming make Trump and the far-right vanish, 2021-01-12 15:30:08Just now, silence may not be that comforting.

Analysis: No, big business hasn't suddenly come to 2021-01-12 14:05:02Corporate America has finally put its money where its mouth is -- just in time for Democrats to take control of Washington.

Trump's money faucet is getting turned off 2021-01-12 10:33:29A growing number of businesses suddenly want very little to do with Donald Trump after he incited a mob to attack the Capitol. That could make it more

The international destinations welcoming US tourists back 2021-01-12 09:55:21Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the US passport has shriveled during the Covid-19 pandemic. With US Covid-19 cas

China debuts bullet train that can operate in 2021-01-12 04:12:07China has unveiled a new high-speed bullet train designed for extremely cold climates.

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‘Innocent people were hurt’: Dutch government resigns over New! 2021-01-15 08:53:58 The Dutch government led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte collectively resigned on Friday, following a report that blamed the cabinet for the mismanageme

Saxony migrant center to be turned into Covid-19 New! 2021-01-15 08:53:44 A building that used to host people seeking asylum in Germany is being converted into a “corona jail,” a detention facility for people wh

Argentine golf star Angel Cabrera ARRESTED in Rio New! 2021-01-15 08:51:53 Two-time major winner Angel Cabrera has been arrested in connection with assault charges leveled against him back home in Argentina, according to rep

Daily Mail’s man in the Duma? Western media’s New! 2021-01-15 08:44:48 With parliamentary elections set for this autumn, Russian parties are starting to select their candidates. Astonishingly, a man best described as Mos

Thailand to introduce tourism tax for every visitor, New! 2021-01-15 08:38:34 Tourist traffic to Thailand has plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the kingdom is introducing a visitor tax to help pay Covid-19 costs and i

Helicopter rips roof of Russian team's truck in New! 2021-01-15 08:37:32 Marathon race the Dakar rally has witnessed yet more danger and drama after a truck driven by Anton Shibalov, of the victorious Russian Kamaz-Master

France bans non-EU travellers from using quick Covid-19 New! 2021-01-15 08:20:24 The French government has announced that it will begin refusing entry to non-EU travellers who use quick, readily available Covid-19 tests, which del

54% of people believe Trump should be CRIMINALLY New! 2021-01-15 08:15:06 More than half of participants in a recent poll think President Donald Trump should be charged with inciting a riot after a group of his supporters s

Western nations shutting out Russian-made Covid-19 vaccines to New! 2021-01-15 08:12:08 While dozens of vaccines against Covid-19 are under development across the world, according to the speaker of Russia’s parliament, Western nati

For Diego: UFC star Santiago Ponzinibbio pays tribute New! 2021-01-15 07:58:00 Friday's official weigh-ins for the first UFC event of 2021 were particularly poignant for one fighter, as Argentina's Santiago Ponzinibbio made we

Eldar Eldarov: Russian protege of legendary MMA coach New! 2021-01-15 07:37:57 Russian sambo specialist and former protege of the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Eldar Eldarov, is all set to take center stage as Brave Combat Feder

‘Highly contagious’ Brazilian Covid variant detected in UK, New! 2021-01-15 07:34:03 A leading virologist has warned that a mutant strain of Covid-19 from Brazil has been detected in the UK amid fears the virus’ mutations could

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Young Entrepreneurs in Central America: Building a Life 2021-01-14 14:35:59Thousands of people every year leave Central America for the U.S. to escape poverty and a lack of prospects. But some young entrepreneurs are demonstr

The Modern-Day Bounty Hunters of South Africa: A 2021-01-14 09:30:32The fight against rhino poachers in South Africa is a lucrative business. Well-armed units patrol the parks and reserves – and have been accused

Europe's Army of Filipino Domestic Workers: Modern Slavery 2021-01-14 07:05:12They clean, walk dogs and take care of children, day in and day out, for years at a time. A photography project shows how women from the Philippines w

Bavaria's FFP2 Requirement: Critics Say Expensive Masks Burden 2021-01-13 11:48:10Those wanting to enter a store or board public transportation in Bavaria will be required to wear an FFP2 mask starting next week. Even though they of

Donald Trump's Army and the Attack on America: 2021-01-08 13:41:33Trump supporters sought to reverse the result of a democratic election on Wednesday at the behest of the president himself. DER SPIEGEL has reconstruc

Tourists and Refugees Cross Paths on Gran Canaria: 2021-01-07 15:41:02Gran Canaria's tourism industry is doing all it can to survive the coronavirus. Some luxury hotels are even hosting the increasing numbers of migrant

German-Russian Relations at a New Low 2021-01-07 10:23:41German relations with Russia have soured following the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the brazen assassination of a Chechen asylum-

Mob in the U.S. Capitol: Trumpism Distilled to 2021-01-07 10:16:11Wednesday's failed insurrection in Washington is the logical finale of the Trump era. Responsibility for the debacle lies squarely on the shoulders o

DER SPIEGEL's Trump Covers - Photo Gallery 2021-01-07 06:16:35No American president has been more incendiary than Donald Trump. He has been the subject in recent years of 28 DER SPIEGEL cover stories. Many featur

Nicola Sturgeon on Scotland after Brexit: "We Are 2021-01-06 11:53:43Brexit was a mistake. Scotland should leave the United Kingdom and remain a part of the European Union, argues Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Jeremy Farrar on the Coronavirus: "We Are in 2021-01-05 05:49:00Despite the start of vaccinations, British medical expert Jeremy Farrar doesn’t believe there will be a quick return to normality. Instead, a &l

BioNTech Founders Türeci and Şahin on the Battle 2021-01-04 16:28:49In a DER SPIEGEL interview, BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin discuss the development of the world's first COVID-19 v

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Several dead and hundreds injured in Indonesia New! 2021-01-14 23:42:38At least seven people are killed and hundreds injured in a quake on Sulawesi.

Thailand allows visitors to play golf in quarantine New! 2021-01-14 23:30:49At six resorts, visitors will be able to play golf, rather than just having to isolate in their rooms.

North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile New! 2021-01-14 22:40:54The show of military strength comes days before the inauguration of Joe Biden as US president.

Trump takes final swipes at China's big companies New! 2021-01-14 21:59:30With just days left, the US president continues crackdown on Chinese firms with more sanctions and bans.

Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package New! 2021-01-14 21:17:23The US president-elect says the nationwide vaccine rollout so far has been "a dismal failure".

US has conceded too much to Taliban, says New! 2021-01-14 20:57:54The Afghan vice-president tells the BBC that the latest US troop withdrawal will lead to violence.

Uganda social media row raises question over regulation New! 2021-01-14 19:34:11There will be increasing tension between the platforms and African governments, analysts say.

Villarejo: The rise and fall of the Spanish New! 2021-01-14 19:33:07An undercover policeman now facing trial amassed a hoard of Spanish state secrets.

China’s pressure and propaganda - the reality of New! 2021-01-14 19:07:39In addition to heavy restrictions on journalists in the Xinjiang region, China alleges “fake news”.

Rajini Chandy: The 69-year-old Indian actress trolled for New! 2021-01-14 19:05:15Rajini Chandy, a southern Indian actress, has raised hackles in a state where women still dress modestly.

German chancellor race: The men vying for Merkel's New! 2021-01-14 19:04:12Three candidates are challenging to lead Angela Merkel's CDU, but the race may not end there.

Young, black and more likely to die in New! 2021-01-14 19:04:11A BBC investigation uncovers who is most at risk of lethal police violence in Brazil.

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‘It’s chaos’: Expanded U.S. vaccine rollout leading to New! 2021-01-14 23:48:13States have recently thrown open vaccinations to many of the nation's 54 million senior citizens with the blessing of U.S. President Donald Trump's

‘Tears were coming out of my eyes’: B.C. New! 2021-01-14 21:55:50North Delta MLA Ravi Kahlon said he was so moved when he read the note from his 10-year-old son’s new buddy that he started to tear up.

Far-right groups received large Bitcoin payment ahead of New! 2021-01-14 21:49:45The payments, made by a French donor, of 28.15 bitcoins were made on Dec. 8 to many alt-right groups and personalities as part of a single transaction

Germany’s Merkel wanted ‘mega-lockdown’ as country broke COVID-19 New! 2021-01-14 21:28:17She was considering measures including shutting down both local and long-distance public transport, though state officials were resisting tighter meas

Texas man carried zip-ties ‘to take hostages’ during New! 2021-01-14 20:57:15Larry Rendall Brock Jr. was among more than 100 people arrested in the Capitol riot with charges ranging from curfew violations to serious federal fel

North Korea reveals new submarine-launched missiles in military New! 2021-01-14 20:50:39The Korean Central News Agency described the missiles as the ``world's mightiest.''

No plans for ‘divisive’ vaccine passports for Canadians, New! 2021-01-14 18:47:43The idea of a vaccine or immunization passport has already been touted as a means to travel and return to public areas by businesses and countries acr

FBI has arrested over 100 people from U.S. New! 2021-01-14 18:01:56The agency also said it has identified over 200 suspects.

Canada’s ‘ugly face’ exposed with new measures on 2021-01-14 16:24:04China is hitting back at Canada after Global Affairs imposed new measures aimed at ensuring Canada isn't complicit in the use of forced labour in Chi

The super-rich are using luxury concierge services to 2021-01-14 15:33:30Knightsbridge Circle charges $45,000 per year for membership, and has been flying members to the United Arab Emirates to be vaccinated.

Racing pigeon survived journey from U.S. to Melbourne. 2021-01-14 07:39:55A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000-kilometre Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia.

Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine on track 2021-01-14 07:30:18The U.S. healthcare company's chief scientific officer said it was premature to say how many doses would be available in March.


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