Protesters converged in Paris to oppose France's new health pass policy, which bars people without proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid-19 test from indoor venues. Demonstrations also took place in other cities in France.
The chief cabinet secretary to the prime minister of Japan said the country has reported a record number of new infections due to the Delta variant spreading throughout the region. This came as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approached its midway point.
The new 23-ton module called Nauka acts as a science and housing laboratory. The spacecraft, equipped with solar panels, also makes the Russian segment of the station less dependent on energy coming from the American side.
As droughts continue and water temperatures climb, salmon in parts of Oregon and California are developing health issues, like fungus. Scientists are working to move some young salmon to cooler waters.
A spokesman said Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, expected the Taliban to be 'a pivotal military and political force' in Afghanistan's reconstruction, and urged their leaders to hold peace talks. Mr. Wang also criticized NATO and the U.S. for its Afghan withdrawal.
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