Despite concerns over the health of the eurozone German business confidence does not seem to be suffering. A closely-watched business index has logged a six-month high for Europe's largest economy in January.
Japan's Finance Ministry released data on Monday, showing its exports grew the most in a year last month. But the country's trade deficit has reached a record high - the highest since comparable records began in 1979.
Greece's Syriza party has won an historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, taking more than 36 percent of the vote. Concerns are now growing these results could lead to renewed economic instability in Europe.
Reactions in Europe to the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza have suggested that Greece is on a "collision course" with the rest of the bloc. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet shortly.
President Barack Obama has become the first US leader to be guest of honor at India's annual Republic Day festivities. This is seen as a show of closer ties between India and the US.
The far-left Syriza party is set to form Greece's next government after sweeping to victory in Sunday's election. Syriza plans to renegotiate the country's international bailout, leading to fears for the eurozone.
Diplomatic efforts are continuing in an attempt to end the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. A quick breakthrough is not expected, with both sides blaming each other for the deadly shelling of Mariupol over the weekend.
The mayor of New York has warned residents to brace for what could be the worst snowstorm in the city's history. This came after meteorologists warned that a "crippling" blizzard was headed for the Big Apple.
The leader of Greece's far-left Syriza party has pledged to negotiate a better deal with its international creditors. It still remains unclear if the party has won enough seats in parliament to govern on its own.
The World Health Organization has said it will adopt a number of reforms, including creating a contingency fund to respond to crises. The moves come amid criticism of its slow response to the recent Ebola outbreak.
Greece's outgoing prime minister has conceded defeat to the left-wing Syriza party. Syriza's Alexis Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate the country's international bailout, calling for an end to "austerity and humiliation."
The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, has called for reform amid criticism of the body's response to the Ebola crisis. She warned against complacency despite progress in fighting the epidemic.
At least 15 people have died in unrest across Egypt on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The clashes follow the death of a woman at a left-wing protest in Cairo on Saturday.
The parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed a new election law after removing contentious provisions ordering a pre-election census. The previous version, passed a week ago, led to deadly protests.
Greek election exit polls suggest a strong lead for the leftist Syriza party over the governing conservatives. Syriza led by Alexis Tsipras has more than 35 percent with premier Antonis Samaras' party around 25 percent.
Nigeria's military has repelled a Boko Haram attack on the northeastern city of Maiduguri, but Monguno, a town to its northeast, has reportedly fallen. The attacks come as US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Lagos.
The premier of the eastern German state of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, has said he disagrees with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the status of Islam in Germany. But he says he wants more immigrants in his state.
Several thousand people have joined a march organized by anti-Islamization group PEGIDA in the German city of Dresden. But numbers were down compared with a record attendance almost two weeks ago.
Numerous police commandos have been killed in a clash with Muslim rebels in the Philippines while pursuing a Malaysian bombing suspect on Mindanao Island. The clash has interrupted a year-old peace deal.
Ukraine's president says sticking to a ceasefire deal struck with separatists last year is the only way out of the conflict in the country's east. Pressure is mounting after an attack on Mariupol left 30 people dead.
Germany's foreign minister has dismissed any chance of dialogue with anti-Islamization group PEGIDA. Steinmeier also accused the organization of making Germany look bad internationally.
Greeks have voted in an election that could see the radical leftist Syriza claim victory. The anti-austerity party has been leading in the polls for months, and has vowed to renegotiate the terms of Greece's bailout.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered a deal with US President Barack Obama to move towards a commercial nuclear power agreement. Both countries came to an agreement in 2008 that stalled due to legalities.
At least one policeman has been wounded in Cairo on the anniversary of the country's revolution against Hosni Mubarak. Four years on, Egyptians on both sides face tough restrictions when trying to stage protests.
Nigerian troops have engaged Boko Haram militants in battle after the rebel group attacked the major northeastern city of Maiduguri. The attack comes a day after Boko Haram released a group of kidnapped women.
A Western-backed UN Security Council statement condemning a shelling attack by separatists on Mariupol in Ukraine's southeast has been blocked by Russia. The attack killed at least 30 people and injured more than 90.
Germany has decided to cease exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia because of ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. But Germany's weapons industry stands recoup some losses with a consignment of submarines to Australia.
Boko Haram has set free the majority of over 200 women and children kidnapped in a raid earlier this month. They were allegedly released for refusing to cooperate with the terrorists.
Greek voters are going to the polls in an election that is being closely watched all over the EU. The vote could result in a party taking power that wants to renegotiate the terms of Greece's international bailout.
Japan's prime minister has said a video announcing the killing of a Japanese hostage by "Islamic State" militants appears to be credible. He also said Japan would not give in to terrorism.
A deadly rocket attack on the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been met with widespread international condemnation. This has led to renewed calls for Moscow to stop supporting the pro-Russia separatists.
Two US airliners have landed safely at the international airport in Atlanta after bomb threats were made against them. Both aircraft were searched as a result but no bomb was found.
Edgar Lungu has been declared the winner of Zambia's presidential election. His main rival for the post, who finished a close second, has cried foul.
A European Central Bank official has told policymakers on the final day of the Davos Economic Forum that it's the turn of others to "do their part." Benoit Coeure was referring to the ECB's recent stimulus package.
The German Protestant church's top jurist says Germany should remove blasphemy from its penal code. The post-attack edition of Paris' Charlie Hebdo magazine has reached 7 million despite Muslim protest worldwide.
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