How Mexican cartels are gaining from Covid-19

Mexico is one of the countries most badly affected by coronavirus in Latin America. A months long shutdown has left many unable to work, with the government accused of not doing enough to help. Now, some of Mexico’s powerful drug cartels are trying to step in to fill the void. The BBC secured exclusive access … Read more

Americans made ‘tremendous sacrifices.’ The great reopening of the pandemic summer still got derailed

Harvard University students will take courses online, even those living on campus. The big US reopening of the pandemic summer, it turns out, has gone way off track. “Basically, we’re seeing what happened in New York back in March, except it’s happening in multiple metropolitan areas of the country,” said Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency … Read more

Notre Dame spire will stick to 19th Century design

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cathedral caught fire in April 2019 The spire of Notre Dame cathedral, which was destroyed in a fire last April, will be restored according to the original Gothic design. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the decision, putting an end to speculation that the spire would be rebuilt in … Read more

US sanctions China officials over Xinjiang ‘abuse’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was acting against ‘horrific and systematic abuses’ in Xinjiang The US has announced sanctions against Chinese politicians who it claims are responsible for human rights violations against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. China is accused of mass detentions, religious persecution and forced … Read more