Parliament in Latvia has banned the sale of alcohol everywhere in the country for a whole day on September 1. Owners of shops, bars and restaurants say the measure is absurd.
Amid raging wildfires and with the threat of a lost trade deal with the EU, Brazil’s right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, is changing his tune on the Amazon rainforest.
The president of Nauru, the world's smallest republic, lost his seat after six years in power. President Baron Waqu was a strong supporter of Australia keeping refugees in a camp on Nauru soil.
South Korea's navy has launched a drill around a group of small islands claimed by both Tokyo and Seoul as the feud between the two countries escalates. Japan said the islands were "obviously" part of their territory.
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