Leftwing Deputy Gabriel Boric (35) beat first-round frontrunner Conservative José Antonio Kast in Sunday's presidential runoff to become Chile's youngest-ever head of state. After more than 90% of the votes were counted, Boric led by 56% against Kast's 44%.
The UK's Supreme Court is expected to rule Monday on the fate of 31 tons of Venezuelan gold which is currently in the hands of the Bank of England. The Venezuelan central bank turned to the British justice system in 2020 to resolve the issue.
Mexican migration authorities have decided over the past few days to reinstate a visa requirement for travelers from Venezuela, Ecuador, and Brazil after it was detected large numbers of those alleged tourists were seeking to go on by land and try to cross into the United States.
The US space agency NASA is tracking two British explorers on a 3,650 kilometers journey across Antarctica to learn more about humanity's ability to survive on Mars. Explorers Justin Packshaw,57, and Jamie Facer Childs, 37 are on an 80-day trek across the southernmost continent as part of the Chasing the Light mission — a grueling expedition that could give a better understanding of the psychological and physical impact of other worlds on the human body and mind.
Colombian prosecutors have seized assets worth around US $ 37.2 believed to have been acquired by Gulf Clan leader Dairo Antonio Úsuga, a.k.a. “Otoniel,” with money from illegal deeds.
A prominent anti-vaccination protestor and brother of the former leader of the British Labour Party, Piers Corbyn was arrested in London over the weekend for urging people to burn down the offices of members of Parliament offices who supported imposing Covid-19 restrictions.
Career diplomat David Frost handed in his resignation to his job as a British negotiator in the post-Brexit phase, citing his disagreement with the direction taken by Boris Johnson's government, thus dealing yet another blow to the Prime Minister's image.
Ordinary citizens opposing anticovid measures and mandatory vaccination were mixed with neo-nazi groups and members of the far-right “identity movement” during Sunday's protests which garnered some 12,000 demonstrators in the German city of Nuremberg against the Governments sanitary decisions which compromise individual liberties.
The Government of The Netherlands has decreed a strict lockdown until January 14 on all non-essential activities due to the spread of the coronavirus Omicron variant. A daily cap of two visitors per household has also been decreed, which will be raised to four people for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
The United Kingdom on Sunday made several announcements following the departure of Lord Frost as chief negotiator of Brexit. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Secretary is to become lead negotiator with the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol.