Growers likely took advantage of less-populated streets due to the coronavirus pandemic, police say. But the reduction in city traffic also made the cannabis plants' pungent odor more noticeable.
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 1 million globally.
Research suggests the vaccine prevents disease only 50% of the time. But it could still have a big impact. And many countries are betting on it.
Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday after arriving back in Russia from Germany, where he had been recovering from nerve agent poisoning. A judge ordered that he remain in custody for 30 days.
Russian authorities detained the country's top opposition leader after he landed in Moscow on a flight from Berlin. Navalny had been gone nearly five months since he was poisoned last August.
Alexei Navalny said he has purchased a Sunday plane ticket to return to Moscow. He has spent months in Germany recovering from nerve agent poisoning.
The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol stunned many in Germany, especially those who grew up in the American sector of then-West Berlin.
As U.S. performing artists struggle to make ends meet during the pandemic, those in France are benefitting from an unemployment system that takes into account the intermittent nature of their work.
"The stark reality is that we will run out of beds for patients in the next couple of weeks unless the spread of the virus slows down drastically," London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday.
From France to Germany to The Netherlands, citizens are venting frustration over the pace of the mass vaccination program.
Germany lags the U.S. and others in the number of women on boards at major companies. "[N]ot many changes are made voluntarily, and progress is very slow," said the federal minister for women.
"Now we are working at full speed to approve it & make it available in the EU," said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. It is be the second vaccine to get EU authorization.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that the WikiLeaks founder must be held in custody while the U.S. government appeals an extradition request.
There's growing concern in Germany about the slow start to the campaign. German politicians blame EU leaders for moving too slowly, and for wanting to control the rollout for its 27 member states.
While daily new infections have declined somewhat, more than 1,000 Germans are dying per day. All 16 German states are in favor of keeping restrictions in place.