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Bemittened Bernie Sanders: The meme that rang around the world

A windy December day. A presidential inauguration. And a pair of mittens.

Denmark is sequencing all coronavirus samples and has an alarming view of the U.K. variant

Cases are exploding exponentially and lockdowns may not be enough.

Canada’s embattled governor general resigns amid bullying, harassment allegations

Former astronaut Julie Payette was accused of verbally abusing and humiliating staffers.

Kremlin warns Russians against pro-Navalny protests, detains opposition activists

The warning and the arrests triggered an outpouring of support for the jailed opposition leader from prominent Russians who usually shun politics.

Virus surge puts ‘real pressure’ on Japan to cancel Olympics, Australia leader says

Japan and the IOC insist the Games are going ahead, but some members of the ruling coalition are reported to have developed cold feet.

Israel recommends coronavirus vaccine for pregnant women, marking a shift as some countries reassess risk

On Tuesday, Israel’s Health Ministry and council for gynecological health updated its guidance to recommend the coronavirus vaccine for pregnant women, especially those with preexisting health issues or who work in close contact with the public.

A year after Wuhan coronavirus lockdown, trauma runs deep in China’s ‘Hero City’

Relatives who lost loved ones early in the pandemic say they cannot move on without answers from authorities who failed to warn the public in a timely way.

What to know about Navalny’s protest movement in Russia — and why it unnerves Putin

Since 2012, Vladimir Putin’s regime keeps getting tougher in trying to crush the president’s opponents. The protesters keep on coming back.

Biden and the West face the threat of far-right extremism

In an inaugural address that pleaded for unity, President Biden identified an enemy.

Rare twin suicide bombings rock Baghdad market, killing at least 32

Although Iraqi security forces continue to fight ISIS militants in rural areas, attacks in the capital have been rare.

James Cross, British diplomat kidnapped by Quebec separatists, dies at 99 of covid-19

His kidnapping in 1970 precipitated what Canadians call the October Crisis and made headlines around the world.

E.U. leaders consider travel bans, faster vaccine rollout to contain coronavirus variants

European leaders fear the U.K. variant and others could overwhelm their medical systems.

British tabloids see snub in Biden’s rejection of Churchill bust amid Oval Office makeover

President Biden’s redecorating has caused a bit of a bust-up.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says ‘need to rebuild trust’ after Trump

The alliance leader said he looked forward to cooperation and calmer ties with the Biden administration.

India is giving away millions of coronavirus vaccine doses as a tool of diplomacy

The Indian government has sent free vaccines to Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.

Fauci praises WHO leadership in coronavirus pandemic, signaling break from Trump era

The infectious-disease specialist confirmed President Biden’s decision to remain in the U.N. health agency and join the effort to distribute vaccines worldwide.

The WHO: What you need to know about the U.N. agency that Trump snubbed and Biden rejoined

As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden Wednesday halted the U.S. departure from the World Health Organization and joined its vaccine distribution initiative.

U.S. to resume processing thousands of stalled visas for Afghans who aided Americans

More than 7,000 special visas allocated to Afghans by Congress in 2020 went unissued.

China fires parting sanctions at Trump officials, seeks ‘better angels’ in Biden team

But Beijing’s first move of the Biden era, a raft of sanctions against officials including former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, fell flat.

What American travelers need to know about getting a covid-19 test in Mexico

The U.S. is requiring coronavirus tests for incoming travelers. Here's how to get one in Mexico.
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Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine

Venezuela’s political conflict has claimed another casualty: relief from the coronavirus pandemic
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Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trial

A Geneva court has convicted Israeli diamond and minerals magnate Beny Steinmetz on charges of corruption of foreign agents and forging documents, in a trial centering on a bid to reap lavish iron ore resources in Guinea
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Uganda’s Bobi Wine accuses president of staging vote ‘coup’

Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine has accused the country’s longtime president of staging a “coup” in last week’s election and urged people to protest his loss through nonviolent means
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6 die in collapse of abandoned mine in northeast India

Officials say six miners have died after being trapped in an abandoned coal mine that collapsed in India’s remote northeast
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Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicions arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable
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