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UN discussing resolution to endorse plan for peace in Libya

Jan. 28, 2020 5:38 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is discussing a resolution that would endorse a plan for restoring peace in Libya and urge progress toward a cease-fire, amid new clashes between the country’s two rival governments. The initial British-drafted resolution welcomes the peace plan...

German appeals verdict in crash that killed Egyptian student

Jan. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German man convicted of negligent homicide for fatally hitting a 22-year-old Egyptian student with his car has appealed the verdict, court officials said Tuesday. The 22-year-old man was given a one-year suspended sentence by a youth court in the eastern city of Cottbus last week. Judges...

Bavarian state minister for health and nursing Melanie Huml, President of the Bavarian state office for health and food safety Dr. Andreas Zapf, second right, and Bavarian head of the task force of infectious diseases Dr. Martin Hoch, right, brief the media during a news conference, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus that broke out in China. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Germany confirms 1st cases of new virus from China

Jan. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man confirmed as Germany's first case of the new virus that emerged in central China is believed to have been infected by a Chinese colleague who visited his workplace, authorities said. Another three cases were confirmed later Tuesday, all connected to the first. The 33-year-old man from...

Germany rejigs reconnaissance system plan, drops US drones

Jan. 28, 2020 12:33 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany said Tuesday it is abandoning plans to install a new airborne reconnaissance system on U.S.-made drones and will instead install it on manned aircraft. The defense ministry said it concluded that the existing plan wouldn't allow it to get the system up and running by 2025, as called...

Historican Martin Cueppers points at a man, presumably former security guard John Demjanjuk, at the Nazi death camp Sobibor during a news conference of newly discovered photos from the Sobibor camp in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

Jan. 28, 2020 10:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard. The collection unveiled...

File---Picture taken on Jan.7 2020, shows cars driving past the City Hostel in Berlin, Germany. A long-standing dispute over a hostel on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin-Mitte is now at the Berlin Administrative Court. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)

German court rules against Berlin hostel at NKorea embassy

Jan. 28, 2020 9:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday dismissed a legal bid to prevent the closure of a hostel located on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin that was said to have been a significant source of foreign income for the East Asian country. The ruling by a Berlin regional court was welcomed by...

Chinese tourists wear masks at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Fuss over Thai navy officers' return from China

Jan. 28, 2020 8:55 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A Thai navy spokesman says 20 officers sent to Wuhan to oversee construction of Thailand's first new submarine have returned home after the Chinese city was locked down to try to contain a viral outbreak. Navy...

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, right, sing as they attend a performance of the school choir during their visit at the Jewish Moses Mendelssohn school in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

Israeli president warns of hatred during Berlin school visit

Jan. 28, 2020 7:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited a centuries-old Jewish high school in Berlin on Tuesday, telling students from a mix of religious and ethnic backgrounds about the importance of learning about diversity and different identities in order to counter hatred. Sitting alongside German...

Passengers wearing masks wait in a line to check-in to a flight to Shanghai at the Vaclav Havel International Airport in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Prague's international airport is launching an information campaign for travellers who develop symptoms possibly linked to a new coronavirus illness. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

Jan. 27, 2020 9:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus. A look at steps being taken: — CHINA: The government cut most...

This Jan. 27, 2020, photo provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows an empty street in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues. (Khamis Hassan Bakari via AP)

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

Jan. 27, 2020 7:43 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus. A look at steps being taken: — CHINA: The government cut...