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The World This Week: Mars landing, Vaccine strategy, Texas cold snap, France's "Islamo-leftism" row

FRANCE24, 20 Feb 2021
Nasa's #Perseverance Rover successfully touching down on the Jezero crater in Mars. It is the delicate first step in a mission to bring back to earth in 2031 actual soil samples from the Red Planet.

Here on earth a different race: to roll out #vaccines faster than new variants can spread. On that score, the new U-S president Joe Biden pledge four billion dollars to the UN's Covax vaccine distribution programme. 

Also how #TedCruz attracted the ire of freezing Texans and France's row over a #Macron minister's call to weed out 'Islamo-leftism' in universities.

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