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Travellers wearing face masks at Hong Kong International Airport on January 23, 2020.

Europe now has its first 3 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, all in France

Confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in France add to the growing total. Two of the patients recently traveled to China.

US threatens to slap tariffs on Italy and Britain in digital tax fight

The warning came a day after the US reached a truce over a similar tax that was passed in France last year.

‘This is not about money, it’s about dignity’: Malaysia just named and shamed 13 countries for secretly dumping trash on it, includi...

Some social media users from the identified countries apologised, saying they did not know where their waste had gone.
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Donald Trump at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, in July 2017.

The most powerful countries on earth in 2020, ranked

US News & World Report ranked nations by their level of power, with many countries seeing their position shift amid instability and political changes.

‘Tariffs will absolutely bankrupt our business’: US companies warn against Trump’s plans to tax wine and cheese imports

"The proposed tariffs would force the price of these wines to the point where they would be unsellable," one company told the US trade office.
France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at U.S. President Donald Trump during a family photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019..JPG

Trump has run out of options and is asking US allies for help with Iran, but they’ve already abandoned him

Trump has spent much of his presidency insulting NATO allies and went against the UK, France, and Germany in withdrawing the US from the nuclear deal.
French President Emmanuel Macron.

A new bill would force Netflix, Amazon, and other streaming services to put 25% of French revenue into funding French cinema

France is reportedly finalizing a bill that would make streaming services like Netflix put 25% of their French-generated revenue toward local cinema.
Singapore, which ranked as the second best place to hold a passport from in 2020, tied for first place last year.

The most powerful passports in the world in 2020, ranked

The world's three most desirable passports are all from Asia and offer visa-free access to nearly 190 additional destinations.
A scene from Sydney, Australia as taken from a Google Earth screenshot and edited with software including Snapseed.

A photographer edits Google Earth photos to showcase some of the world’s lesser-known destinations without even leaving his house

The photographer Daniel Celan told Insider: "Maybe it will bring them a tourist or two — so that thought makes me happy."