Citing national security grounds, US President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of the popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat, And, Lebanese President Michel Aoun announced that the blast investigation would encompass three levels of inquiry, including the possibility of foreign interference. Also, Moscow has taken a shortcut toward a coronavirus vaccine, with some medical workers and government employees in Russia’s capital being eligible to receive what is being deemed the world’s first vaccine.
A group of five nongovernmental organizations are pressuring the French government to build a special housing facility exclusively for migrant youth as they await legal decisions on their status in the country.
It will be the first Southeast Asian nation to do so — just as Thailand was the first major nation in the world to let women vote.
The massive blast that rocked Beirut in Lebanon on Tuesday left at least 300,000 people without homes. But shortly after the blast, residents started a campaign to offer their homes to those in need.
Many Lebanese are turning toward anger and frustration over corrupt Lebanese officials for the presence of a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate at the center of a massive explosion. And, in Afghanistan, the country’s health minister said an antibody survey revealed almost one-third of the nation may have been infected with the coronavirus. Also, with Hiroshima marking the 75th anniversary of the 1945 nuclear blast on Thursday, the survivors were a diminished presence due to the threat of the coronavirus and their old age.
The former White House national security adviser tells The World's host Marco Werman that the president is not “very well informed,” which means he “doesn't really see the bigger-picture implications.”
After a four-month delay, National Hockey League players are back on the ice, bringing social justice movements with them.
Rescue workers remain on the scene of a massive explosion at Beirut’s port yesterday that killed at least 100 people. And, security authorities are enforcing restrictions in much of Kashmir today, a year after India revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a controversial move. Also, can artificial crowd noise match the thrill of packed stadiums?