After nearly 20 years of violence and war, representatives from the Afghan government are meeting with Taliban officials, including two women who are sitting across the table from the Taliban. And, it's getting colder in Boston and other parts of the northern hemisphere. That means more time indoors. What are the additional steps people can take to prevent transmission of the coronavirus inside? Plus, has President Donald Trump's popularity with Europe's far-right made an impact on the populist movement there? And, China has just announced an aggressive new climate target: carbon neutrality within 40 years.
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.
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For the first time in two decades, members of the Afghan negotiating team are officially meeting with the Taliban to work out a peace agreement. There are only four women on the team, and they say they carry a heavy responsibility on behalf of women in their country.
Izcan Ordaz, an 18-year-old college freshman, expected to move to campus at the University of Texas at Austin last month. Instead, he's taking classes virtually from home — and learning a lot more about his parents' upbringing.