Armin Laschet elected leader of Merkel’s CDU party

Centrist Armin Laschet is now in a good position to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s chancellor.

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Brexit: End to Gibraltar land border prompts joy and trepidation

For residents on both sides of the border there are hopes of an end to queues, but not everyone is convinced.

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US Election 2020: What do countries around the world want from Joe Biden?

The BBC World Service speaks to reporters in six regions around the world about the hopes and expectations for Joe Biden’s administration.

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Coronavirus: EU anger over reduced Pfizer vaccine deliveries

Many EU countries are receiving significantly fewer doses due to a change in manufacturing processes.

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Ethiopia Tigray crisis: EU concern over war crime reports

The conflict threatens the stability of the entire region, the EU’s top diplomat says.

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German sports doctor jailed over blood doping scandal

Mark Schmidt masterminded an international doping ring exposed by police in “Operation Aderlass”.

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Dutch Rutte government to resign over child welfare fraud scandal

Mark Rutte’s cabinet is to resign after families were wrongly accused and many faced financial problems.

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Nazi Buchenwald camp no place for sledging, authorities warn

German officials say some people have used Buchenwald mass graves as a toboggan run.

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Dakar Rally: Pierre Cherpin – French rider dies after crash on stage seven

French motorcyclist Pierre Cherpin dies five days after crashing during stage seven of the Dakar Rally.

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Michael D Higgins: Mother-and-baby homes a ‘violation of rights’

Both state and Church are responsible for an “appalling level of infant mortality”, says Michael D Higgins.

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