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ICC says US can be investigated for war crimes; Putin and Erdoğan hold talks over Syria; Governments, businesses take measures to halt spread of COVID-19

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has authorized investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan, including alleged crimes by US forces. And, in Mexico, violence against women and girls has sparked outrage and calls for strikes to protest. And governments and businesses are taking increased measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. But the internet is providing some light-hearted reminders on how to keep germs at bay.

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Agencies warn of coronavirus spread in US; EU sees more asylum applications; Jerusalem's 'green' cable car plan

Health agencies warn that the spread of the novel coronavirus in the US is a question of when, not if, and more patients test positive in Europe and the Middle East. Trump continues his ongoing battle with the US justice system. Are his actions playing into Russia's hands? In Scotland, parliament is set to approve plans that would make sanitary products freely available for women.

Russia's cabinet resigns and it's all part of Putin's plan

On Jan. 15, Putin gave his annual state of the nation address and unveiled “serious changes to the political system.” In response to proposed constitutional amendments, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his government resigned. But this move should not be seen as protest, argues Russia scholar Regina Smyth.

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Russia's new president

Russia got a new president today: Dmitry Medvedev took over from Vladimir Putin but no one thinks that Putin is going to fade away into obscurity, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

Bush and his political friends

President Bush built up close, personal relationships with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, but have those relationships paid off? The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

Putin takes a dive

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has dived in a tiny submarine to the bottom of the world's deepest lake � Lake Baikal in Siberia. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

Conflict & Justice

Putin's 10th anniversary in power

Vladimir Putin is celebrating an anniversary today. The Russian prime minister has been at the top, or near the top, of the power pyramid in Russia for a decade. Jessica Golloher reports on Mr. Putin's successes and failures.

Conflict & Justice

Yuri Shevchuk and Vladimir Putin

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Russian journalist Seva Novgorodsev about a heated public exchange between a well-known Russian rock star and Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The topic was freedom of speech in Russia.

Global Politics

Who is boss in Russia?

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is seen as a sportsman, a hunter, an athlete, a �manly man.' But what about Russian President Dmitry Medvedev? Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on the very different public images of Russia's leaders.

Conflict & Justice

Smoking ban for Russia

Russia is set to implement a smoking ban. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is all for it, but many Russians don't think the ban will fly. Reporter Jessica Golloher has the story.