Monday, 2nd August 2021 witnessed some significant changes in the world. Some of the top Canadian News Today highlights are: 1. Taliban taking over Afghanistan’s Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan The Taliban seized the Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan, a key crossing for trade between the two countries. This marks the latest push by the militant group to expand its control in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S.
troops. 2. Brazil’s Bolsonaro hospitalized after abdominal pain Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized after experiencing abdominal pain. He is said to undergo further tests to identify the cause of the pain. 3. Italy arrests Italian mafia boss Italian authorities arrested Rocco Morabito, a notorious mafia boss who escaped prison in Uruguay in 2019. Morabito was one of Italy’s most-wanted fugitives and was arrested in the northeastern city of Recife.
4. U.S to extend travel restrictions, citing COVID The United States announced that it will extend travel restrictions on non-essential travel for Canada and Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic.