WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said getting access to raw data had been a challenge for the international team that traveled to China earlier this year to investigate the source of COVID-19.
Storms across parts of western Europe caused rivers and reservoirs to burst their banks, resulting in several flash floods overnight as rain-soaked soil failed to absorb any more water.
German officials say authorities need a "broader focus" beyond the country's infection rate to fully gauge the impact the pandemic is having on the health system and the kind of measures that should be taken.
Delegations from Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain, Iran and the U.S. have been holding talks in Vienna aimed at making Tehran comply with a 2015 deal curbing its atomic ambitions and also bringing the U.S. back into the accord.
The talks will involve grappling with a number of thorny climate and political issues, without the benefit of face-to-face meetings, due to pandemic restrictions.
Berlin police arrested a 53-year-old German man on suspicion of sending dozens of threatening letters to politicians, lawyers and journalists that were signed with the acronym of a neo-Nazi group.
The U.K. government has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 2035. The more ambitious climate target was announced ahead of a virtual climate summit U.S. President Joe Biden plans to host on Thursday.
Germany has extended its lockdown measures by another month and imposed several new restrictions, including largely shutting down public life over Easter, in an effort to drive down the rate of coronavirus infections.
On Thursday, ahead of the EMA's announcement, Britain's drug regulatory agency said there is no sign AstraZeneca's vaccine causes clots, and it urged people to continue getting the shot.
The European Medicines Agency urged governments Tuesday not to halt use of the vaccine at a time when the pandemic is still taking thousands of lives each day.
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