K-pop band Blackpink put out a climate change video expressing concern for the environment. Soon after its release, they were named cultural ambassadors to COP26, the upcoming United Nations’ climate talks in Glasgow.
Top of The World: Serum Institute of India has announced a hold on exports of as many as 90 million doses the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine destined for COVAX. And, the US and OSCE are raising concerns about what appears to be an escalation of tension between Russia and Ukraine. Also, seven of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy campaigners have been found guilty of unlawful assembly.
On Tuesday, the heads of the Brazilian navy, army and air force jointly resigned after Bolsonaro removed the defense minister in a major Cabinet reshuffle. This comes on the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 coup that ushered in a decadeslong dictatorship.
France’s cultural spaces may be closed, but many artists are insisting that the show must go on.
Top of The World: The commanders of Brazil’s army, navy and air force resigned on Wednesday. And, the UK government has released a controversial inquiry into racism. Also, the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in a major drug case.
A month into its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Zimbabwe has struggled to surpass the 75,000 mark as some front-line health workers are skeptical about the Chinese-made Sinopharm efficacy rate.
A group of residents gathered in the port city of Mytilene to protest plans for a permanent migrant facility on the island.