Coronavirus: EU urges closing external borders until mid-June
14 May 2020 | 3:00 pm
The European Commission has called on EU member states to uphold travel bans on non-essential travel to the bloc. EU officials also said priority must be given to restoring frictionless travel within the bloc.
17 Mar 2020
Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that Nigeria had not placed travel restrictions or ban following the outbreak of the coronavirus, code-named COVID-19 because of its reliance on surveillance, among others, at all entry points.
20 Mar 2020
The Federal Government has issued a travel ban against 13 countries to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed during press briefing in Abuja.
3 May 2020
Even during a strict lockdown, anti-poaching rangers in South Africa's Greater Kruger Park area continue on the front lines to guard one of the country’s most precious resources: its wildlife. Conservationists are wary that poaching -- for food or illegal trade -- might increase.
28 May 2020
The European Commission has unveiled a €750 billion aid package to help the EU recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The plan will require unanimous backing from all 27 nations in the bloc.
15 Nov 2020
The European Commission has put forward a five-year plan to address challenges facing the LGBTQI community. The EU executive has long been at odds with right-wing governments in the bloc over LGBT+ rights.
22 Nov 2020
A new art installation in Tokyo and Singapore lets people "blow" dandelion fluff across to each other at a time when the coronavirus has closed international borders.
30 Nov 2021
The Omicron variant was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on 24 November. The WHO has listed it as a ‘variant of concern’ and said it could take several weeks to know if there are significant changes in transmissibility, severity, or implications for Covid vaccines, tests, and treatments. Australia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada are countries where the new COVID-19 variant has also been detected.
6 Dec 2021
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2 Jun 2022
Poland's spending plans for billions of euros in pandemic recovery funding has been cleared by the EU's executive. But Warsaw must still make changes to ensure judicial independence before any payments can be made.
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Hundreds of Russian soldiers have deserted, but many do not have passports and are trying to get to safety in the West for fear of extradition. DW spoke to three of them.
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The maritime rescue group has won the Right Livelihood Award for its life-saving missions helping imperiled migrants on the Mediterranean Sea.
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A court in Ho Chi Minh City handed down a 3-year prison sentence to leading climate activist Hoang Thi Minh Hong on charges of dodging taxes during the time she ran a climate non-profit group called Change.
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The ballot hadn't been expected until spring next year. But Egypt's National Election Authority announced this week that the country would be holding its presidential vote in December, amid its worst-ever economic crisis. The vote is already fraught with accusations of repression. Human rights groups say at least 35 opposition supporters have been arrested in recent months. Our Cairo correspondent Eduard Cousin tells us more.
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Diplomats from Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo have met to explore restarting regular three-way summits to foster regional cooperation. The initiative has been on hold for the past few years.