French President Emmanuel Macron, delivers a speech during a collective award ceremony at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. RELLANDINI / various sources / AFP) (Photo by STEFANO RELLANDINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden concedes to President Macron in phone talks over submarine crisis

Joe Biden appeared to admit to a diplomatic mistake by excluding France from the latest maritime agreement with the U.K. and Australia. During a phone conversation with President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, Biden reportedly admitted he should have had “open consultations” with France before announcing the pact with Britain and Australia. 

Britain's Health secretary Sajid Javid arrives in Downing street in London. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

England abandons plan for vaccine passports

The United Kingdom has abandoned vaccine passports to enter nightclubs and other large indoor events. On Sunday, U.K. Health Minister Sajid Javid said many countries implemented these passports to boost vaccination rates.