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.
Earlier in the month, US ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's, owned by Unilever, declared that it would stop selling its products in the West Bank, deeming the region "occupied Palestinian territory".
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".
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.
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 Ethiopian ambassador said that people in his country sometimes even carry photos of Vladimir Putin with them.
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.