Chancellor Merkel's CDU party to elect new leader…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union will elect a new leader at the end of April, party officials said Monday

Wall Street plunges as coronavirus spreads

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday suffered their biggest one-day percentage losses in two years after a surge in coronavirus cases outside China fanned worries about the global economic impact of a potential pandemic. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

WHO Says It Isn't Ready to Use the P-Word Yet

The World Health Organization isn't ready to use the p-word, but it thinks the world should ready itself for a potential coronavirus pandemic all the same. On Monday the WHO instructed countries to be "in a phase of preparedness," saying that while its assessment remains that COVID-19 can't yet be...

U.N. Report: Over 10,000 Afghan Civilians Were…

The first half of 2019 saw 1,300 civilian deaths — the lowest number since 2012. But by the end of the year, the number of deaths hit 3,400.

German man drives car into Carnival crowd…

German police say a man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people watching a Carnival procession in a small central town, injuring around 30 including children

NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, the black NASA mathematician portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" for her key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday (February 24) at the age of 101. Tamara Lindstrom reports.

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Dow Plummets on Coronavirus Fears

It's shaping up to be a brutal day on the stock market thanks to rising coronavirus fears . The Dow plunged more than 900 points in the opening minutes on Monday, before recovering a bit. At 9:40am, the index was down 778 points, or 2.6%. That follows similar drops...

Dozens Injured After Car Plows Into Carnival…

A police spokesperson told reporters at least 30 people were injured after the car "intentionally" plowed into the crowd.

Japan govt panel experts say ship quarantine was…

Japanese health officials and experts on a government panel are acknowledging that the quarantine of the virus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess was not perfect, but are defending Japan's decision to release about 1,000 passengers after 14 days

Weinstein convicted of rape in milestone verdict

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury on Monday and handcuffed in court, a milestone verdict for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men. Lisa Bernhard has more.

Iran Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads to 4 More…

Health officials worldwide say the continued spread of COVID-19 outside China is very worrying—but Iran has denied one of the most alarming figures. Iranian lawmaker Ahmad Amiriabadi Farahani, who represents Qom, said Monday that there had been at least 50 coronavirus deaths in the city and accused the country's...

South Korea Raises Threat Alert Level Over The…

Eight people have died from the virus in South Korea, and more than 830 others are infected.

Greek island protesters vow to stop new migrant…

Protest groups on three eastern Greek islands have begun setting up blockades aimed at stopping the government from building new migrant detention centers

More selling ahead amid coronavirus fears: analyst

Kramer Capital Research's Hilary Kramer sees more downside risk after Monday's steep sell-off on Wall Street. Any countermeasures taken by the Fed to bolster the economy, she says, are likely to be ineffective.

US at Assange Hearing: He's a Criminal, Not a…

The question of whether Julian Assange will have to face criminal charges in the US that could leave him imprisoned for life is now being debated in a British court. Opening arguments in Assange's extradition hearing in London have begun, with the US laying out its case, reports the Guardian...

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Number Of Iran Coronavirus Cases In Dispute Amid…

An Iranian lawmaker said up to 50 people had died as of Sunday. But a health ministry spokesperson said only 12 deaths had been confirmed.

2020 Watch: Why are there 8 candidates still in…

Bernie Sanders has become the clear front-runner in the Democrats' presidential nomination fight

New cases "very concerning" but coronavirus is…

The World Health Organization have said on Monday (February 24) that the coronavirus outbreak was not out of control globally nor causing large-scale deaths and so it is too early to speak of a pandemic.

Auschwitz Memorial Calls New Amazon Show…

A new Amazon Prime series about Nazi hunters includes some "dangerous foolishness," according to the Auschwitz Memorial. The memorial has strongly criticized a scene in which inmates are forced to kill each other in a game of "human chess," NBC reports. The memorial, a charity devoted to preserving the death...

Prime Minister Of Malaysia Resigns

Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned from office Monday.

German Carnival floats take aim at racism in wake…

Biting commentary on racism in Germany is featuring prominently among Carnival floats in western cities, hastily put together in the aftermath of a deadly far-right attack last week near Frankfurt

Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of staging in a bid to advance his career. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Greta Thunberg Was 'Slowly Disappearing Into Some…

A new book excerpt reveals how Greta Thunberg struggled with autism and an eating disorder before emerging as the world's leading climate activist, the Guardian reports. Authored by the entire Thunberg family—mom Malena Ernman, opera singer; dad Svante Thunberg, actor; Greta's sister, Beata Ernman; and Greta herself— Our House...

New Policy In Berlin Freezes Rent For The Next 5…

The rule applies to apartments built before 2014.

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UN chief issues 7-point 'call to action' on human…

The head of the United Nations has issued a “call to action” to countries, businesses and all people to renew and revive human rights across the globe

Crosshairs on Weinstein's back -Defense lawyer

A lawyer for Weinstein, Arthur Aidala, told reporters it was "ridiculous" that Weinstein had many crosshairs on his back and said the defense team would be "asking for bail pending appeal."

Harry, Meghan Find Way Around Queen's Decree

Looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have found a little wiggle room. After agreeing to ditch the "Sussex Royal" brand name—apparently at the Queen's request—they had a pal of Meghan's register the website sussexglobalcharities.com, People reports. The Daily Mail reports that said pal, fashion stylist Jessica...