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The EU will be getting fewer BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine doses than planned in the coming weeks, as Pfizer tries to amp up its production capacity. Several EU nations decried the situation as "unacceptable."
The German chancellor said COVID-19 pandemic was a "once-in-a-century" threat but added that the country would only grow stronger because of it.
Possible US penalties for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline have European companies involved jumping ship.
Hit by a new wave of coronavirus cases, China has finished a 1,500-room temporary hospital in a city south of Beijing.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the "world's largest" vaccination drive today, starting with healthcare and frontline workers. The government has defended the Indian-made Covaxin jab.
There appears to be nearly as much skepticism of the vaccines that could eventually put an end to the coronavirus pandemic as there is hope that they will.
Documents and emails about the BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna jabs were taken in a cyberattack late last year. The EU's drug regulator thinks hackers are trying to damage public trust in the COVID vaccines.
More and more public figures in Germany have been calling for a much stricter lockdown and want more people to work from home and temporary factory shutdowns. DW's Henrik Böhme says it will end in disaster.
Most countries are reporting more and more new COVID-19 cases every day, and data for the global picture shows that the pandemic is far from over. DW's weekly statistics update.
A corruption lawsuit against the gun-lovers' lobby has pushed the NRA to declare bankruptcy. The group says the move will ensure "sustainable" growth.
Donald Trump's presidency has seen its 13th and final federal execution. The conservative-majority Supreme Court paved the way, despite calls for clemency.
A probe has been launched into a Russian circus for featuring animals dressed in clothes with Nazi symbols on them. The circus has defended the portrayal, saying it was done for educational purposes.
Voters in Palestine are now set to take part in three separate elections between May and August this year. The polls could pose a threat to President Mahmud Abbas. Islamist Hamas party has welcomed the decision.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the government would continue to lead the country's COVID-19 response team until elections already scheduled for March.
Presidential candidate Bobi Wine has tweeted that he is "under siege" and that the military entered his home. This comes hours after Wine disputed partial election results showing President Yoweri Museveni in the lead.
Trump supporters are angry at what they see as censorship on mainstream social media and defecting to platforms with fewer restrictions. Experts are concerned the trend will polarize US society even further.
Riyadh has urged Bangladesh to take back some 54,000 Rohingya that are currently in Saudi Arabia. But agreeing to this would complicate Bangladesh's Rohingya repatriation talks with Myanmar.
The auto industry has been left scrambling for semiconductors as a swift recovery catches their suppliers off guard. Strong demand for iPhones, Galaxy tabs and Playstation consoles from housebound consumers is to blame.
My mother doesn't want to get vaccinated against COVID-19. And she's a medical doctor. Naturally, I feel conflicted.
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Germany's hairdressers' union has complained to the DFB that some footballers appear to have broken lockdown rules.
Rattle, 65, has long been a staunch critic of Brexit, calling the UK's vote to leave the EU a "terrible mistake".
Sex and physical contact are a basic human need. But the COVID-19 has made kissing and hugging a taboo.
Over half of healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic are already suffering mental illness.
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