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Devastated by war, Syria's Idlib braces for coronavirus

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:32
No soap, hardly any water and no space for quarantine: In the Idlib region of Syria, there is growing concern over the possible spread of coronavirus. A women's center there is trying to educate people.

Coronavirus latest: More than 750,000 cases across the globe

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:38
Italy is the second country, after the US, to record more than 100,000 cases. Across the world, more than 35,000 people have died. Follow DW for the latest.Follow DW for the latest.

Mali: Legislative elections hampered by low voter turnout

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 19:56
The polls went ahead despite the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and the kidnapping of opposition leader Soumalia Cisse. A climate of fear and uncertainty meant many would-be voters chose to stay home.

Bolsonaro polarizes Brazil with lax coronavirus response

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 19:29
The president's calls for Brazilians to ignore isolation measures are pushing moderate fans to the other side. But further division may be what he needs to mobilize his most loyal supporters.

Saudi Arabia to raise oil exports to record high

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 19:13
Russia and Saudi Arabia are locked in an oil price war as global prices plummet owing to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Riyadh will now raise their oil exports to the highest levels ever.

Greek anti-Nazi resistance hero Manolis Glezos dead at 97

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:35
Glezos, a prominent Greek whose act of defiance against Nazi occupation during World War Two was a rallying cry for the country's resistance movement, died on Monday, authorities said.

Opinion: Donald Trump fails in coronavirus crisis

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:35
No leadership, no empathy — America does not deserve Donald Trump's poor crisis management. Nevertheless, the Americans just might re-elect him in November, says DW's Alexandra von Nahmen.

My coronavirus quarantine — daily grind brought to a halt

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:07
After a ski trip in Austria, during which he had direct contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19, DW's Peter Koppen was ordered to quarantine himself at home for two weeks. He shares his experiences.

Coronavirus in Spain: From tourism hotspot to contagion hotbed

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:27
The sun may be shining in Spain but most areas look like ghost towns. Shuttered shops and police patrols now dominate the streets. This doesn't sound like your typical Costa del Sol brochure.

Coronavirus: Concerns over Champions League matches which still went ahead

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:06
The Champions League game between Atalanta and Valencia in Milan has been described as a "biological bomb" as far as the coronavirus is concerned. Yet thousands of fans also attended matches in Leipzig and Liverpool.

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during coronavirus lockdown

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:00
The Singer Laren museum near Amsterdam had closed its doors earlier in March as part of nationwide restrictions because of coronavirus. Thieves have broken in and stolen a work by Vincent van Gogh.

Coronavirus: 'Chinese-looking' Indians targeted in racist attacks

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:55
A nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 has created panic and anger among Indians. Now there are reports of attacks against people from northeastern states that border China. Murali Krishnan reports.

Coronavirus: China and responsible action

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:55
China is providing urgently needed assistance to Europe in the coronavirus crisis. But what is needed for the long term is a ban on the trade in wild animals. Otherwise, the next pandemic is as good as certain.

Hungary passes law allowing Viktor Orban to rule by decree

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:51
Hungary's leader has been granted greater powers to help fight the spread of coronavirus in a move critics are calling a power grab.

What Beethoven, Goethe and others wrote to their distant loved ones

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:19
The coronavirus crisis is challenging for couples in a long-distance relationship. At least the internet helps people stay in touch. Famous love letters from the past can provide more inspiration.

Coronavirus and sports: Borussia Dortmund return to training, new Olympics dates

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:16
Borussia Dortmund are due to return to training while still observing social distancing rules. Meanwhile, the IOC has confirmed new 2021 dates for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Get the latest here.

Short-time work: A vital tool in Germany's economic armory against coronavirus

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:38
Governments around the world have been fighting two battles against COVID-19, one of public health and one in the economic area. For the latter fight, Germany has resorted to the use of a familiar weapon.

Bayern Munich's Hansi Flick: Coronavirus means season can only finish with ghost games

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:23
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick believes the only way to finish the football season is behind closed doors in "ghost games." Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have also revealed how much they are missing the sport.

Coronavirus and sports: Borussia Dortmund return to training, Wimbledon to be canceled

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:21
Borussia Dortmund are due to return to training while still observing social distancing rules. Meanwhile, Wimbledon is set to be the next major sporting event to fall victim to coronavirus. Get the latest here.

Is comparing coronavirus death rates futile?

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:21
Comparing coronavirus statistics is virtually impossible right now because each country collects the data differently. DW asks public health expert Professor Tobias Kurth of Berlin's Charite hospital to explain why.

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