Who is Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson’s stand-in?

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab looked like the proverbial deer caught in the headlights when he answered reporters’ questions about Boris Johnson’s health on Monday. At first, the designated deputy assured everyone the prime minister was in a good mood and…

What do we know about Boris Johnson’s condition?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Tuesday that Johnson was in a “stable” condition after being admitted to the intensive care unit at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital Monday evening. “The prime minister has been stable overnight and remains in…

EU fears a rise in hostile takeovers

The massive public health crisis unleashed by the novel coronavirus worldwide has sent markets across the world spiraling. While the market meltdown is bad news for shareholders, it presents a chance for opportunistic investors and corporate raiders to buy stocks…

Coronavirus-inspired business ideas

DW: Mrs. Weiland, you’re in charge of the Beyond Crisis internet platform, an initiative organized by the German government in a partnership with the leading German industry group, BDI. What is the idea behind this platform? Ute E. Weiland: Beyond…

US Navy chief resigns amid backlash over firing ship commander

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper announced Tuesday that he had accepted acting Secretary of the US Navy Thomas Modly’s resignation, adding that the navy chief “resigned on his own accord.” Army Undersecretary Jim McPherson, a retired admiral, will replace Modly as…

Coronavirus in the Middle East: Creativity to help knows no bounds

From mounting death tolls in Italy and the US to fractured responses to the global crisis, there is no shortage of tragedy across the globe. But even in such darkness, people have a way of bringing out the best of…

Coronavirus latest: Wuhan lockdown lifted, Lufthansa shutters Germanwings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is moved to intensive care Lufthansa to discontinue all Germanwings flights, expects ongoing disruption to air travel Deaths of COVID-19 in the US are now approaching 11,000  China lifts travel restrictions in city of Wuhan,…

Brazil: Amazon’s indigenous tribes brace for coronavirus

The funeral of an 87-year-old indigenous woman of the Borari ethnicity mobilized an entire neighborhood on March 20. Hundreds of people showed up to pay their respects to the victim in Santarem, a city in Brazil’s Amazon region. Despite the…

Hungary: Law to fight coronavirus creates ‘uncertainty’ for journalists

These are turbulent times in Hungary, with a single political decision receiving massive international attention. It’s not the first time Hungary has been in the headlines for government decrees that have raised eyebrows nationally and internationally. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has freely described his understanding…

Coronavirus latest: Merkel says no social distancing end in sight

Cases of COVID-19 in Germany have surpassed 100,000, with more than 1,500 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University Germany has ordered Germany residents to self-isolate for 2 weeks when coming from abroad from April 10 Austria aims to lift some…