In December 2019, Russia's special services detained two people planning to carry out terrorist attacks in crowded places in St. Petersburg during New Year celebrations. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) later confirmed that the two were arrested thanks to intelligence information received from the US.
Seoul reported earlier in the day that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has risen from 82 to 104.
The US president has also thanked outgoing Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire "for the wonderful job he has done", adding that "we look forward to working with him closely, perhaps in another capacity" within the Trump administration.
On Wednesday evening, two gunmen opened fire in two shisha bars in the city of Hanau in Hessen, leaving multiple people dead as a result of the attack, Hessenshau reported. According to initial media reports, up to eight people were shot dead as a result of the incident.
A book written by renowned tech journalist Steven Levy, claims that the founder of the social network had issues with excessive sweating when there was a need to talk to an audience.
With less than two weeks left until Israel goes to the polls for a third time in under one year, parties are stepping up their election campaigns, aimed at convincing Israelis to give them their votes.
On Wednesday, the Russian Embassy in Japan said that two Russian nationals had left the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as authorities were lifting a quarantine.
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have developed a strategy of combined industrial and municipal waste recovery by burning it as part of composite fuels, which, they believe, will help save at least 1.5 times more money than using traditional coal.