The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Summit of the Americas highlights US disconnect with Latin America

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – JULY 03: Newly elected President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, speaks during a press conference after a private meeting with Outgoing President Enrique Peña Nieto as part of the government transition at Palacio Nacional on July 3, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. President elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won the Mexican elections by 53% and will assume office on December 1st, 2018. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

 Fourteen leaders of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), followed by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Bolivian Luis Arce and Honduran Xiomara Castro, announced that they would not participate if Washington persisted in its drive to exclude other nations.

#SummitoftheAmericas #Presidente #LatinAmerica #Politics

1 Killed, 30 Injured As Car Rams Into Crowd In Germany’s Capital

One person was killed and at least a dozen others injured when a car drove into a group of people at a busy shopping district in central Berlin on Wednesday, police said.

#Berlin #MassViolence #Europe

Port depot fire kills 49, injures 300 in Bangladesh

At least 49 people died and hundreds were injured after a fire sparked a huge chemical explosion at a shipping container depot in Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday.

#Bangladesh #disaster #globalization #outsourcing

We Don’t Know Neptune at All

3d rendering of Neptune planet isolated. Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun.

Perhaps someday, deep in the future, Neptune will seem as familiar to us as the worlds closer in. For now, though, when I look for the twinkle of the planets in the dim morning sky—your favorite likely among them—I’ll spend an extra thought on the bluest one.

#Science #solarsystem #Neptune #ThePlanets

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