Rolling blackouts affect millions and force factory closures in Mexico
The freezing temperatures have resulted in rolling blackouts across Texas, that extend to most of northern Mexico. Millions are stuck without power and thousands of factories have shut down. And, Australian Facebook saw a total news blackout on Thursday after the company preempted a proposed law that would have forced the company to pay media organizations for news content on the tech platform. Also, Seiko Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, has been named the new head of the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics.
- Blackouts across northern Mexico highlight country’s energy dependence on Texas
- Unwinding "Remain in Mexico" program at the border
- Facebook imposes restrictions on posting and sharing news in Australia
- Biden administration unveils immigration bill
- Ethiopian American musician Meklit Hadero: 'We use music to talk about the things that are hard to talk about'
- France faces a #MeToo reckoning on sexual violence against children
- Tokyo Olympics gets new leader