Chancellor Angela Merkel's designated successor, Olaf Scholz, is expected to take office Wednesday.
A religious group based in Ohio has announced that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted.
The sentencing was the first in a series of cases in which the 76-year-old Nobel laureate is being prosecuted since the army seized power on Feb. 1.
“Let us stop ignoring reality, stop constantly shifting responsibility, stop passing off the issue of migration to others," Pope Francis said during a visit to the Greek island.
An American intelligence report indicated Russia could be plotting to invade Ukraine as soon as next month.
New coronavirus cases in South Africa have increased from about 200 a day in mid-November to more than 16,000 on Friday.
About 68.7% of the population in Germany is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, far below the minimum of 75% the government is aiming for.
The Duchess of Sussex won the latest stage in her long-running privacy lawsuit against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and the MailOnline website.
The women's professional tennis tour says it is suspending tournaments in China because of concern about Peng Shuai's safety.
Police in Munich, Germany, say a World War II bomb has exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line.
The calf appeared to be left for dead in Kenya's Masai Mara.
The Netherlands’ RIVM health institute found omicron in samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23.
Prince Akishino said libel hurts many people and even can lead to suicide.
Sandra Mason was sworn in as the first president of the former British colony during Monday's celebrations.
Dutch health authorities said the coronavirus variant was found in samples taken before South Africa first reported the variant to the World Health Organization.
Nations instituted travel bans and further restrictions, even as it remains unclear what the new variant means for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governments around the world have reacted swiftly as scientists work to determine the risks posed by the omicron variant of the virus.
Officials later confirmed that at least 13 had the omicron variant.
Israel moved to ban entry by foreigners and mandate quarantine for all Israelis arriving from abroad.
The variant appears to be spreading more rapidly among young people in their 20s and 30s, alarming health professionals.