Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain said the government would not send ministers to attend the 2022 Winter Olympics, joining the United States and other nations in pulling top officials to condemn China's human rights abuses.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany addressed the nation at a military ceremony commemorating the end of her 16 years in office. At the send-off, a military marching band performed three songs selected by the chancellor.
Pope Francis spoke aboard the papal plane after a trip to Cyprus and Greece, where he traveled to bring attention to the migrant crisis. He discussed plans for a possible meeting with the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the resignation of Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.
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