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Covid update: Coronavirus news from around the world | DW News

Following criticism in Germany of the pace of the coronavirus vaccination roll-out, a health ministry official has revealed that Berlin has struck preliminary deals for an extra 50-million vaccine doses in the summer – outside what’s been negotiated by the…

The 10 Most Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, From an Ancient Cat Carving to the Amazon Rock Paintings

Despite its many difficulties, 2020 gave us some incredible discoveries. Shortly after scientists confirmed that the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, owned Dead Sea Scroll forgeries, putting the authenticity of some 70 other known fragments in question, the…

Pope Francis in Christmas message calls for COVID-19 vaccines for everyone

Pope Francis said in his Christmas Day message that coronavirus vaccines should be made available to everyone at no charge, and that nations should work together as they recover from the effects of the pandemic. The state of play: Because…

An Advent Lament in the Pandemic

In the Christian liturgical calendar, the weeks leading up to Christmas, when Advent is observed, are meant to be a season of anticipation. A stanza in the carol “O Holy Night,” often sung during Christmas Eve Mass, conveys an intense…

An Iconic Barbara Kruger Text Artwork Has Become a Symbol in the Protest Movement Against Poland’s Strict Anti-Abortion Laws

Inspired by protests against restrictive new Polish abortion laws, Barbara Kruger has revisited her 30-year-old text-based artwork, Your Body Is a Battleground, allowing versions of it to be pasted on the streets of the Polish city of Szczecin. The new edition is…

A Billboard Company Has Canceled the Display of an Artist’s Mural of George Floyd, Set to Go Up in Minneapolis, for Depicting ‘Violence’

Billboard company Clear Channel Outdoor has pulled the plug on an artist’s billboard in Minneapolis depicting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of the city’s police. The display, based on an oil painting by…

“Reminiscent of cross burnings”: Vandals hit Black churches during pro-Trump protests in D.C.

Police are investigating as possible hate crimes the tearing down and burning of a Black Lives Matter banner and sign from two historic Black churches during unrest at pro-Trump protests in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. Why it matters: Saturday’s…

Louise Nevelson’s Chapel, a Little-Known New York Gem, Is Launching a $6 Million Fundraising Campaign to Refurbish Its Sculptural Interior

Houston has the Rothko Chapel. Henri Matisse’s La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence is in France. But did you know that New York has an artist chapel of its own, designed by none other than Louise Nevelson, hidden in plain sight…

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Schools Health Boss Azar On Joe Biden’s Correct Title

’Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointedly corrected Secretary Alex Azar — three times — on Joe Biden’s correct title. It’s “president-elect, sir,” Wallace told the health and human services secretary when Azar referred to Biden as a “vice president.” Azar’s title…

Mark Wahlberg Dodges Mandatory Hotel Quarantine After Arriving In Australia

GC ImagesActor Mark Wahlberg, seen here in Los Angeles last month, has flown into Australia and reportedly dodged hotel quarantine. More than 36,000 Australians are trying to get home while arrivals are capped at 4,000 people per week, according to…

24 Astounding Art Facts From the Guinness Book of World Records, From the Tallest Statue to the Most Prolific Painter

To set a Guinness World Record is no easy accomplishment—there are currently some 47,000 record titles, with more than 1,000 incoming applications to set new records each week. (Wait times can be up to four months.) Tucked inside these tomes…

The Organization in Charge of Rebuilding Notre Dame Must Be More Transparent About Its Use of Donations, a French Court Says

The French court of auditors has published a report insisting that the donations received to help rebuild Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral must not be used to fund the public body that is overseeing the restoration, but rather to directly fund the…