Catastrophic floods in Europe

July 16, 2021

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Cars are submerged in water after the Meuse River broke its banks during heavy flooding in Liege, Belgium, Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Cars are submerged in water after the Meuse River broke its banks during heavy flooding in Liege, Belgium, July 15, 2021. 

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Devastating floods in western Germany and Belgium have left at least 120 people dead and more than 1,300 others missing. And, Cuba is a world leader in medicine, and has quickly developed its own promising COVID-19 vaccine. About a quarter of the population has received at least one dose. Also, we hear from Brazilian musician Rodrigo Amarante about “Drama,” his second solo album as well as his 25-year career in music.

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Severe floods devastate parts of Germany and Belgium

Top of The World: Devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium have left more than 120 people dead. And, Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has stepped down after failing to form a new government. Also, Cuba has agreed to temporarily lift some restrictions, following unprecedented protests.