Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia.
BRICS comprises five major developing countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".
The United States and Russia have found a new geopolitical 'battlefield' in Venezuela.
The governor of the Bank of Portugal has called the measures that the European Commission has taken.
Nearly 200 nations, including the US, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change.
China has been the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming since 2007.
Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the US retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution.
Rolland was among the first riders to get in a breakaway which at one point numbered more than 40, and bolted clear of the remaining escapees with 7.8km to ride.
Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies.
The Dutchman showed his climbing strength during the ascent to Oropa and crossed the finish line just before Ilnur Zakarin and Mikel Landa.
Dutchman Tom Dumoulin clung to his overall lead despite several attacks from his rivals.