Not a single Republican voted in favour of the massive rescue package, highlighting the bitter partisan divisions that have characterized the early days of the Biden presidency.
Police are now patrolling Brazil's most famous beach after its many stalls were closed on Friday.
The Dalai Lama, who is 85, was administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharamsala.
Many of them SMEs, restaurants are edging further and further into the red, forced to rely on the temporary supportive measures being introduced across the continent.
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Perseverance moved forward a bit, turned 150 degrees and then backed up a few metres in its first test drive.
Security forces in Myanmar again used force on Saturday to disperse anti-coup protesters.
Pope Francis and Iraq's top Shia cleric delivered a message of peaceful coexistence on Saturday.
Supporters of Ousmane Sonko - a strong opponent of President Macky Sall and a popular with the country’s youth - say charges against him are politically motivated,
The UK government has vowed to scrap a law that bans British citizens - who have lived abroad for more than 15 years - from taking part in UK elections.
The world's largest online retailer Amazon directs customers towards books containing vaccine misinformation, a new study has found.
Judges said the Romanian satirical movie, about a teacher facing scrutiny over a sex tape, "captures on screen the very content and essence, the mind and body, the values and the raw flesh of our present moment in time".
Several of the protesters stood on the plane's wings, carrying banners reading: "Is there a pilot to save the climate?"
The country held one of its regular referendums on whether to outlaw both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.
Prosecutors in Bucharest have opened criminal proceedings against nine police officers for their treatment of two people they arrested for failing to wear facemasks in September.
Czech officials in Prague have been hit by a large-scale cyberattack, according to the city's mayor.
Historian and journalist Paul Lendvai lived through Hungary's Nazi occupation and witnessed the brutal suppression of the 1956 revolution by the Soviet Union. `Now he warns that Orban could be the next Alexander Lukashenko or Vladimir Putin.