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A health worker checks the temperature of a man entering the subway in Beijing, China. Photograph: Betsy Joles/Getty Images

Hong Kong said on Tuesday it would stop issuing permits to mainland Chinese tourists and drastically reduce cross-border travel as the number of Wuhan(...)

In this picture taken on November 10, 1989 in Berlin, West-Berliners break the Berlin Wall with hammers and crosses. - The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when thousands of Germans joyfully danced atop its graffiti-covered remains, to some heralded the “end of history” in a globalised world. Photograph by: AFP/Getty

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Europe to fight harder for its values as Germany marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday. “The v(...)

Marmite maker Unilever drops  plans to centralise its HQ in Rotterdam. Photograph:   Epa/Andy Rain

Fears that the US may accelerate interest rate hikes sent European shares falling to their biggest weekly loss on Friday. Investors believe the world’(...)

Firefighters douse a fire as smoke billows above the site where an Aeromexico passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s northern state of Durango. Photograph: Proteccion Civil Durango/via Reuters

Shortly after boarding the flight on Tuesday afternoon, Ashley Garcia said had a premonition that something was wrong. The 17-year-old high school stu(...)

A police car stands in front of an apartment building in Cologne,  Germany, where a man suspected of trying to build a biological weapon was arrested.  Photograph: dpa/Oliver Berg/Germany/AFP/Getty Images

A Tunisian man was arrested in Germany on Wednesday on suspicion of planning an Islamist-motivated attack using the deadly toxin ricin. The GBA feder(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Mexican foreign minister Luis Videgaray at a press conference in Mexico City. Photograph: Jose Mendez/EPA/

Mexico on Thursday expressed “worry and irritation” about US policies to two of president Donald Trump’s top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new (...)

I usually begin my standard talk about online family history by declaring that there are no genealogical records on the internet and then pretendin(...)

A police forensic expert searches for evidence outside the local offices of far-right Golden Dawn party, following last night’s fatal shootings, in a northern suburb of Athens. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

Greece’s police chief has ordered the country’s counter-terrorism agency to conduct a preliminary inquiry after two men were shot dead outside a local(...)