Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a lack of discipline surrounding COVID-19 had put Germany back in a "difficult" situation. She is set to meet state leaders to decide on new restrictions to curb the pandemic.
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Activists in Hong Kong want Berlin to accept more asylum-seekers amid a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. German authorities recently granted asylum to a 22-year-old Hong Kong activist.
Hong Kong police have arrested three student activists, as one of them was purportedly preparing to seek asylum at the US consulate. They face secession charges under new laws imposed this year by mainland China.
The outcry over remarks about Islam by French President Emmanuel Macron and cartoons of Prophet Muhammad has escalated. Muslim nations are protesting with calls to boycott French products. How did it get to this?
Republicans have put conservative Amy Coney Barrett on the high court, just days before a presidential election. Democrats, meanwhile, have been reduced to the role of helpless onlookers.
In the fight against coronavirus, the EU is using thermal cameras produced by Chinese tech giant Hikvision. The firm has been linked to the oppression of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang province.
A three-month study suggests antibody response to COVID-19 falls over time, leading to a possible decline in immunity.
German families should celebrate twice and with fewer people, says Germany's commissioner for nursing care. He has called on the federal and state governments to avoid a hard lockdown of nursing homes again.
France's interior minister has warned the public to prepare for "difficult decisions" ahead of a Cabinet meeting on COVID-19. Calls are growing for tighter lockdown restrictions amid surging cases.
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Germany’s packaging waste has risen 18% in the past decade, despite appeals against ready-to-go items. Manufacturers should simplify wrappings and containers to boost recycling, urges Germany’s environment agency.
The number of migrants illegally entering the European Union via Turkey this year has dropped sharply, according to a media report. The figure has reached its lowest point in five years.
The US has approved the sale of a coastal defense system to Taiwan, a move sure to anger Beijing. It comes after Washington's another missile deal last week with the self-ruled island.
New studies have found that water might be distributed across the lunar surface in more places and larger quantities than previously suspected. It could be useful for astronauts seeking refreshment or fuel in future.
An Iraqi historian is collecting Jewish oral history and recovering documents for a virtual museum.
Sending unsolicited sexual photos could earn you jail time, under a reform being debated in Finland's parliament. Lawmakers argue non-consensual sexting is equivalent to unwanted physical contact.
Growing civil unrest across Thailand could deal a big blow to its economy, already battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. A cursory glance through Thailand's history with its many coups only amplifies those concerns.
The massacre of schoolchildren in Cameroon has grabbed global attention. Experts have called for the international community to stop ignoring the Anglophone conflict.
The leaders of Turkey and Pakistan have no regard for religious minorities in their own countries, says Shamil Shams.
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One in three German cars are sold in China. The world's largest car market is increasingly developing into a lifeline.
Across Europe, coronavirus infections and deaths are surging in a way that has left people living here in disbelief.
The coronavirus pandemic is straining the response to the many health crises which haven't gone away.
China has set some lofty goals for its football program, but so far, the various targets aren't being hit.
An artificial beach in Manila Bay using crushed dolomite has caused an environmental stir in the Philippine capital.
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We're taking a tour through Germany and will introduce you to a town in the alphabet. This week W takes us to Weimar.
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