Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has slammed environmental NGOs as a 'cancer' and denounced what he said was an international conspiracy accusing him of being responsible for devastating Amazon wildfires.
World Health Organization spokeswoman said on Friday it does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year, stressing the importance of rigorous checks on their effectiveness and safety.
Argentina has asked for an explanation from Paraguay about the deaths in a police and military operation against a terrorist group of two 11-year-old girls it said were Argentine citizens.
Industrial output in Brazil rose 8% in July, figures released this week showed, much stronger than economists had expected as the sector continued to pick up after shuddering to a standstill early this year due to strict coronavirus-linked lockdowns.
Indigenous and environmental organizations in Brazil launched an app on Friday aimed at alerting indigenous communities to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in their lands.
Pope Francis said on Friday that the coronavirus pandemic had toppled the shaky pillars of a world economic model built on the idolatry of money and domination by the rich and powerful.
The right to mock and caricature, even religion, is an essential part of being French, President Emmanuel Macron said at a naturalization ceremony on Friday, days after the start of a trial of the accused accomplices in an attack by gunmen on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2015.
Travelers to the United Kingdom faced what the transport minister said was confusion on Friday Wales and Scotland slapped a quarantine on arrivals from Portugal but England and Northern Ireland held back from restrictions.
Argentina's third-largest city had dared to dream but was left disappointed after the city's most celebrated son Lionel Messi announced he was staying at Barcelona. When Messi told the Spanish giants last week he wanted to quit the club, some back in his home town and at Newell's Old Boys, the club where he played junior football, allowed themselves to imagine the 33-year-old superstar returning home to play for his boyhood team.