MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned the attack on a gas pipeline of the state-run oil and gas company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) which has led to a major fire at the facilities in the northeastern state of Anzoategui.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 7-magnitude earthquake has occurred near the South Shetland Islands, prompting Chile to issue a tsunami warning and order the evacuation of the country's Antarctic military base.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Friday that there was "some evidence" to indicate that the new coronavirus strain found in December 2020 in England is not only more infectious, but "may be associated with a higher degree of mortality," one of many contradictory statements from top officials on the new variant over the past month.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the US has expressed condolences over the passing of iconic US talk show personality Larry King.
This is already the second time this year that Francis has been forced to cancel public appearances due to his condition. On 1 January, he had to skip the Mass for World Peace and a Vespers service on New Year’s Eve before that.
Since the election of President Jair Bolsonaro in 2019, Brazil has seen a spike in the destruction of its rainforests and traditional indigenous territory. The Brazilian leader has since had multiple charges of human rights violations leveled against him.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Mass protests were held in the Tunisian capital on Saturday despite the coronavirus restrictions, with demonstrators calling for the release of those detained, radio Mosaique FM reports.
Law enforcement agencies could not succeed in catching the man for two years, as he was elaborately hiding guarded by a group of Thai kickboxers. While living in secret, however, he attended lavish parties and even lost $85 million at a casino in Macao in a single night.