In this photo provided by US Navy, the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility

Aukus security pact sparks Chinese and French ire

Top of The World

China and France have condemned the new Aukus security pact between Australia, the UK and the US to build nuclear-powered submarines in the Indo-Pacific region. Also, French forces say they’ve killed the leader of ISIS in the Greater Sahara in Mali. And thousands of people protested the introduction of Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador on the nation’s bicentennial.

Two llamas in a field.

Could llama antibodies be the key to a coronavirus treatment?

Fedex Field, home of the Washington's NFL team in Landover, Maryland, is seen from Air Force One,  2013.

Washington NFL team retires racial slur from its name and logo

A man poses for the camera with his hands over his mouth in this stock photo

When ‘oh, fudge’ won’t do: Researchers find benefits to swearing

A man on a platform performs to a crowd of protestors

London protesters say climate change is bigger than Brexit

Climate Change
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‘Transgender women are women,’ organizers say after controversy over women-only pond in London

Women & Gender

The Hampstead Heath Ladies’ Pond has been a place where women having been taking a dip for over a century. But earlier this year, there were complaints when transgender women used the pond

Miners leave after working the final shift at Kellingley Colliery

Britain built an empire out of coal. Now it’s giving it up. Why can’t the US?


The UK will stop burning coal for electricity by 2025. The US, meanwhile, is trying to end the “war on coal.”

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the unveiling of the statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett on Parliament Square, in London, Britain, April 24, 2018.

All-male no more: London’s Parliament Square gets first statue of a woman


A statue of 19th century British feminist leader Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in London’s Parliament Square on Tuesday, the first monument honoring a woman in a public space previously occupied by 11 statues of men.

Actor Kevin Spacey at the premiere of Netflix's television series "House of Cards" at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center

Netflix dumps Kevin Spacey, police home in on Harvey Weinstein


Netflix late Friday dropped Kevin Spacey, whose career is in free-fall over spiraling sexual assault accusations as police gather evidence for a possible arrest warrant against Harvey Weinstein for alleged rape.

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Britain asks Facebook for information about suspected Russian influence in Brexit

Global Politics

A British parliamentary committee investigating “fake news” and suspected foreign interference in politics said Tuesday it has asked Facebook for details on Russian-linked ads used during the Brexit vote and June’s general election.