Tag: r/worldnews

Mexico’s coronavirus czar in hospital with COVID-19, as death toll nears 186,000

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 64%. (I’m a bot) 2 Min Read.MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s coronavirus czar has been hospitalized over the past five days for COVID-19 treatment but is recovering well, a health official said on Sunday, as the country marks the one-year anniversary of its first confirmed infection. Mexico has registered 185,715 fatalities from the coronavirus, giving…

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads: Parts of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are being illegally sold on Facebook, the...

From the article: The illegal activity is being fuelled by Brazil’s cattle ranching industry. This industry is THE WORST. I can’t put this big enough to show how terrible this is. And I know it creates a cognitive disonance because it creates products that people like to enjoy but the consequences are really not worthy: 🌱 Environmental issues We urgently need to fight the climate…

Toronto has cancelled all events through Canada Day

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot) TORONTO – The City of Toronto has cancelled all city-led and city-permitted outdoor events up to and including Canada Day amid news that COVID-19 cases could again be on the rise in the city. The city’s decision to cancel permits through Canada Day amid a worsening COVID-19 situation will wipe…

Bayer posts €10.5 billion loss after Roundup legal woes

level 1 Bayer knew very well what they were getting into. level 2 Yes, a system of jackpot justice, where an emotional jury can override scientific data. And, FWIW, I have no problem accepting that Bayer/Monsanto are scummy companies, just not with respect to Roundup being a carcinogen. level 2 But the outcome is absolutely absurd. A judge should have shut this all down long,…

U.S. diplomats forced by China to undergo anal swab testing for Covid-19 after Biden raised “fundamental concerns” about Beijing’s “coercive...

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 78%. (I’m a bot) U.S. diplomats in China were subjected to anal swab tests for Covid-19, a Department of State spokesperson confirmed Thursday, adding that a protest had been lodged with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The story was first reported by The Washington Post.However, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry…