News from: BBC, France24 & NYT
- Other Diseases May Surge in Latin America as Prevention and Treatment Falterby Daniel Politi on 2021-07-29 at 08:55
A global health official warned of an avalanche of illness as routine childhood inoculations and other basic medical concerns fall by the wayside.
- US Senate moves forward with $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure billby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-29 at 02:28
A roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure investment bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, passing a key milestone that moves the emerging legislation toward formal debate and possible passage.
- ‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling Messageby Ernesto Londoño and Daniel Politi on 2021-07-29 at 02:15
In a remarkable act of defiance, thousands of Cubans took to the streets two weeks ago and chanted “We’re not afraid!” Many are now terrified.
- ZZ Top bass player and founding member Dusty Hill dies at age 72by NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 21:47
Dusty Hill — the long-serving bassist of American rock-blues band ZZ Top — has died at the age of 72, his fellow band members announced on Facebook Wednesday.
- Peru’s Castillo assumes presidency, vows to bridge social divideby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 19:19
Pedro Castillo on Wednesday vowed to tackle what he said were persistent social divisions in Peru that dated back to colonial days as he was sworn in as the country’s president, but pledged he would make no radical changes to the economy.
- Pedro Castillo: The primary school teacher who became Peru’s presidenton 2021-07-28 at 16:59
The meteoric rise of leftist Pedro Castillo has shaken Peru’s political and business elite.
- Sponge Like Fossils Could Be Oldest Animal Ever Found, or Just Squigglesby Marion Renault on 2021-07-28 at 15:00
Critics challenged a study’s claim that a netlike structure found in rocks in a Canadian mountain range could be an 890-million-year-old sponge fossil.
- Petrol bombs thrown at Cuban embassy in Parison 2021-07-28 at 07:49
Cuba’s foreign ministry has released surveillance footage of the attack at its embassy in France.
- ‘This is how I’m going to die’: Police testify at congressional hearing on Capitol riotby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 03:21
Four police officers delivered graphic, riveting testimony Tuesday about their violent clashes with rioters while defending the US Capitol on January 6, as a congressional panel launched its probe of the deadly insurrection.
- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stripped of Ecuadorian citizenshipby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 03:12
Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is currently in a British prison.
- Gap between rich and poor nations widening due to unequal vaccine access, says IMFby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 02:01
While the global economy is still growing, the uneven distribution of vaccines is widening disparities as rich countries pick up speed and leave developing nations behind, the IMF warned Tuesday.
- US reverses mask policy, saying vaccinated people in hotspots should wear them indoorsby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 00:19
People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said Tuesday, a major reversal in guidance that underscored the country’s struggle to suppress the Delta variant.
- $1 trillion plan: How does the US rank globally on infrastructure?by Lara BULLENS on 2021-07-27 at 19:06
US negotiators were locked in intense negotiations Tuesday over President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill. As Senators and the White House try to hammer out a deal, FRANCE 24 takes a look at where the US stands when it comes to infrastructure on a global scale.
- Police tell of ‘medieval’ violence at US Senate hearing on Capitol attackby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-27 at 15:47
A congressional committee held its first hearing investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack on Tuesday with testimony by four police officers who struggled against a mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters engaging in “medieval” violence and warnings from lawmakers against whitewashing the riot.
- Haiti arrests security coordinator for assassinated President Moïseby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-27 at 08:36
Authorities in Haiti arrested a top official who served as general security coordinator when President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, his attorney told The Associated Press on Monday.
- Tokyo Olympics: Flora Duffy claims historic first gold for Bermudaon 2021-07-27 at 06:54
With a population of just 63,000, Bermuda became the least populous nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal at a summer Games when Flora Duffy won the triathlon in Tokyo.
- US to keep travel restrictions in place due to concerns about Delta variantby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-27 at 03:48
The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant.
- Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economyby Maria Abi-Habib on 2021-07-27 at 01:26
Workers in factories that produce goods for the U.S. are getting American vaccines. Officials in both countries hope the program will help reopen the border and restore their economies.
- Final victim identified in rubble of collapsed Florida condominiumby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-26 at 23:20
Remains of the last person still listed as missing in the collapse of a Miami-area condominium tower on June 24 have been recovered and identified, bringing the final confirmed death toll to 98, the Miami-Dade County mayor said on Monday.
- Brazil: Why are so many pregnant women dying from Covid?on 2021-07-26 at 23:00
One in five women that died from coronavirus in Brazil did not have access to an intensive care unit.
- Brazilians unite to protest against vaccine scandal, Bolsonaro’s Covid-19 responseby Lara BULLENS on 2021-07-26 at 16:33
While France saw 161,000 people across the country protest against the government’s vaccination campaign this weekend, Brazil witnessed its fourth weekend of rallies against President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis and his anti-vaccine rhetoric.
- Neymar: Paris St-Germain forward and Barcelona settle legal disputeon 2021-07-26 at 14:45
Barcelona reach an out-of-court agreement in “amicable fashion” with former forward Neymar to end a legal dispute between the club and player.
- Fauci says US going in ‘wrong direction’ on Covid-19by NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-25 at 23:57
The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.”