During the coronavirus pandemic, people with disabilities who live in long-term care facilities have become one of the most vulnerable populations worldwide.
Environmental groups try fresh legal tactics with a new lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands, and also the first-ever climate-related case at the European Court of Human Rights.
The UK has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, with the first shots expected to roll out next week. During a virtual meeting Tuesday of NATO foreign ministers, outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized Turkey. And, US President-elect Joe Biden told The New York Times that he would not quickly scrap the phase one trade agreement reached by outgoing President Donald Trump with China.
Grassroots organizations are out mobilizing every vote they can muster for the state of Georgia's Jan. 5 runoff election, including a crucial campaign targeting Latino voters.
For years, the plight of the pangolin has been a niche concern, mostly worrying conservationists. But the COVID-19 pandemic has pulled pangolins into the spotlight.
If confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas would be the first immigrant and the first Latino to serve as DHS secretary.
Deaths among medical professionals in the country have reached an average of nearly eight per day.
The tit-for-tat between China and Australia continues to worsen, as the two countries accuse each other of grievous offenses. Climate activists have taken Royal Dutch Shell to court in The Hague. And, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has reached a 12-year high, according to the country’s National Institute for Space Research.