The European Union is calling for a comprehensive system to manage migration across its 27 member states, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a bold new Paris climate accord target for net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was inaugurated again Wednesday.
In the first episode of "On China's New Silk Road," The World's former China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad looks at Chengdu, China, a stop on both the ancient Silk Road and the new one, for clues on China's global influence via its Belt and Road Initiative.
With the spotlight now on institutional racism, the city council of Arlington, Texas, took a historic stand by bucking a state law and refusing to expand a gas well complex close to a preschool for Black and Latino children.
The OECD warns of "dire" consequences of the pandemic, which is also affecting the illicit drug trade. As of midnight, Britain will have gone two months without burning coal for electricity. US TV show "Cops," long considered problematic, has been pulled from the air.
The Strade Aperte plan, translated as “Open Roads,” is one of the world’s most dramatic examples of how city planners around the world, after COVID-19 lockdowns, are redesigning city streets to be friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists.
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