Berlin is freezing the rents of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting this Sunday in a controversial move to control the exploding costs that have forced many to move outside Germany's capital city.
Luca Bruno and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | PostedFeb 23rd - 4:00am
Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public gatherings, including stopping Venice's famed carnival events, which have drawn tens of thousands of revelers to a region that is now in the heart of the outbreak.
After Giorgio Armani’s last-minute decision to show his latest collection in an empty theater due to concerns about the new virus, the rest of Milan's runway shows scheduled for Sunday are to go ahead as planned, fashion officials confirmed.
Bernie Sanders has cemented his status as the Democrats' national front-runner for the presidential nomination after the Vermont senator's resounding victory in Nevada’s caucuses. Joe Biden was a distant second, followed by Pete Buttigieg in third and Elizabeth Warren in fourth. Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer were in a close race for fifth. Next up on the election calendar is the South Carolina primary on Saturday. Then comes Super Tuesday on March 3. As Sanders gains steam, there are escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist, and he won in Nevada by rallying his loyal base and tapping into support from Nevada’s large Latino community.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | PostedFeb 22nd - 6:34pm
South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and ordered officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak that has infected more than 600 people in the country, mostly in the last few days.
A Sri Lankan diplomat has briefed the president of the U.N. Human Rights Council on the government's decision to withdraw from a 2015 resolution calling for an investigation into alleged human rights violations committed during the country's long civil war.