A heavy rainy season has pushed North Korean rivers over their banks, threatening the country’s primary nuclear facility. Recent satellite photos show a nearby river used for cooling the reactors has swallowed most of the shoreline facilities.
According to a report by Defense News, several US lawmakers in key positions have refused to sign off on any weapons sale to Turkey since it agreed to buy the S-400 air defense system from Russia in 2017 instead of the more expensive, US-made Patriot systems.
Testing for COVID-19 in the US has decreased in recent weeks, according to statistics compiled by the COVID Tracking Project, a collaborative volunteer effort to track the pandemic in the US.
A sample of chicken wings imported to China from Brazil recently tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Chinese officials to warn residents to exercise increased caution when buying imported frozen foods.
Reports emerged earlier suggesting that Donald Trump's senior adviser and son in law Jared Kushner had met with rapper Kanye West, who recently caused waves by announcing his presidential bid and holding an extravagant campaign event.
Weinstein, a prominent movie producer who worked on over 300 films, was sentenced to 23 years in jail after he was convicted in March of sexual assault and rape. The disgraced Hollywood mogul donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Party, including to former US Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Belarus has been rocked by mass protests since the presidential vote saw incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko, secure his sixth term by a landslide - a victory rejected by the opposition.
While the pandemic is forcing countries to re-impose quarantine measures, Russia has announced its Sputnik-V vaccine, the world’s first, in a bid to curb COVID-19. The drug is expected to be delivered to hospitals in two weeks.