North Korea launches at least one ballistic missile into the ocean. Also, Russia suspends its permanent mission to NATO. And, US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad resigns and is set to be replaced by his deputy.
As the West continues to mass produce cheap clothes, a lot of it ends up barely worn, donated or in a landfill. In Ghana, the deluge of worn-out fashions has overwhelmed the West African country's infrastructure and poses huge environmental threats to its coastlines.
Jeffrey Matthews has looked carefully at Powell's role on the world stage. He's the author of "Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot." He joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss Powell's life and military and career.
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who served under Democratic and Republican administrations, has died at the age of 84. Also, The Venezuelan government has halted negotiations with the opposition in Mexico City after businessman Alex Saab was extradited to the US. And, Haitian authorities and US officials are working to secure the release of 17 people from the missionary group Christian Aid Ministries who have been abducted by a powerful gang.
New residents in France must take mandatory classes to learn how to integrate into French society. But immigration and integration are hot-button issues in upcoming elections, and not everyone agrees on what it means to be French.
Top of The World: A group of suicide bombers have attacked another Shiite mosque in Afghanistan. And, The Lebanese government has called for a national day of mourning on Friday after heavy gun battles in Beirut left at least seven people dead. Also, The Biden administration is planning to reinstate the controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy in November.
Top of The World: Police in Norway on Thursday have arrested and charged a 37-year-old Danish man suspected of a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people. And, at least six people were left dead on Thursday in Beirut after armed clashes broke out during a protest over a judge conducting a probe of last year’s devastating blast in the city’s port. Also, a fire in a 13-story building that raged out of control for hours overnight in the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan has left 46 people dead.