The French president arrived in French Polynesia on Saturday for a four-day visit to discuss serious issues including climate change, the territory’s strategic role in confronting China, and the legacy of French nuclear testing in the area in the 1960s and 1970s. However, serious journalists couldn’t help but focus on more frivolous matters.
Since the January 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol, Republicans and Democrats have sparred over who is ultimately responsible, but the GOP itself is split over whether the rioters’ actions aimed at keeping a Republican president in power were legal or justified.
The US is promoting the idea that every eligible citizen be vaccinated against COVID-19, with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director, Rochelle Walensky, saying that there is a "pandemic of the unvaccinated".
Norway's women's beach handball team was fined earlier this month after players donned spandex athletic shorts, rather than the approved bikini bottoms, in protest of uniform regulations deemed sexist. Despite the fine, the team's protest appeared to make an impact, as the European Handball Federation has signaled new changes to said regulations.
US President Joe Biden hosted Iraqi Prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the White House on Monday. In a joint statement released after their talks, officials indicated that Washington agreed to remove all combat troops from Iraq by 31 December 2021, with remaining forces to engage only in a training, advisory and intelligence-sharing capacity.
The recent atrocities have revived concerns that Prime Minister Imran Khan's government and society seem incapable of keeping women safe in Pakistan.
The hypothetical risk of COVID being spread through farting is reportedly “thought to be less” since undergarments and clothes below the waist would end up filtering the expelled particles when a person breaks wind.
Originally detected by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope last year, the signal only lasts about 0.65 seconds.