The country with one of the toughest anti-LGBTQ laws in the world. Doctors say this is the most important respiratory virus you've never heard of. Europe wants to replace the plane with the train. Here's what you need to know to start your day. First the truth.

1. Pedro Sánchez brings forward the elections in Spain

After the election results of this Sunday, where the Popular Party was the most voted force in the regional and municipal elections, the president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced on Monday that he dissolves Parliament and calls general elections for July 23, five months before the ordinary term runs out.

  • Who won and who lost in Spain's municipal and regional elections?

2. Lukashenko offers nuclear weapons to countries joining Russia and Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said countries that are ready to "join the Union State of Russia and Belarus" will receive nuclear weapons. The remarks come days after confirming that the transfer of some tactical nuclear weapons from Moscow to Minsk has begun.

3. Biden and McCarthy push for debt ceiling deal

U.S. political party leaders are waging an urgent campaign Monday to convince Democrats and Republicans to back a compromise bill to avert the first-ever national default, with each side claiming victory after a slapstick talk.

Delia Ramirez: McCarthy is more concerned with interviews than negotiating 0:35

4. Petro Chief of Staff investigated

Colombia's Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa, announced that his institution has opened an investigation against Laura Sarabia, President Gustavo Petro's chief of staff, for alleged abuse of power over his son's former nanny, who denounced in a newspaper interview having been pressured after the official reported the disappearance of money from her home.


5. The country with one of the toughest anti-LGBTQ laws in the world

Death penalty, criminalization of homosexuality, conversion therapies and more: Uganda's president signed one of the toughest anti-LGBTQ laws in the world.

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Strengthening legs could improve outcome after a heart attack, study says

There is growing evidence that increasing muscle strength can be beneficial for the heart and even improve outcome after a heart attack.

Doctors say this is the most important respiratory virus you've never heard of

A little-known virus that causes many of the same symptoms — lower lung infection, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever — began to gain strength.

Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine approved 0:52

The cruelest and most concise phrases of the terrible, frightening and not at all good characters of "Succession"

Although Logan Roy (Brian Cox) never saw his succession finished, one thing is certain: the domineering patriarch's gift for verbal combat was inherited by his four often conflicting adult children. "Succession" may already be over, but these phrases will live in infamy.

This is how Ojo Crítico defines the end of "Succession" 1:19

Europe wants to replace the plane with the train. That's the way things are going

Ever since the "flight shame" movement began urging travellers to seek greener alternatives to planes, many Europeans have looked to the continent's extensive rail network to replace short-haul air travel.

Billie Eilish responds to criticism about her choice of more feminine clothing

Billie Eilish takes on critics who apparently have a problem with the way her style has evolved over the years.

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Lionel Messi reached 43 titles in his career. We take a look, one by one, at all their achievements.

This is Lionel Messi's new record 0:23

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"And at first, I was so fervent and happy about the character's success on the show that I was leaving them. And then I remember my eyes got a little infected."

Pedro Pascal says his eyes were infected by fans who recreated his death scene on "Game of Thrones."

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Listen for earthquakes on Mars that could be key to determining future bases

Scientists explain how audio of tremors on Mars provides vital information for future missions to the red planet, particularly for where to place a base.

Earthquakes on Mars reveal possible locations for future base 1:35