Friday, January 15, 2021

Coronavirus | U.K. PM Boris Johnson announces nationwide lockdown

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Some 44 million people or three-quarters of the population of England are already living under the toughest restrictions Nearly 56 million people in England will...

Assange’s extradition to U.S. rejected by U.K. court

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District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said the 49-year-old Australian publisher’s actions in leaking secret documents went “well beyond” that of a journalist A British judge on...

Coronavirus vaccine | No EU decision on Moderna shot as blame game mounts

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The European Commission had earlier defended the bloc against criticisms of its slow roll-out, and said its plans would get the EU past “bumps...

Five new countries join polarized U.N. Security Council

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The new countries will hold non-permanent seats on the 15-member council for two years Five new countries — India, Mexico, Norway, Ireland and Kenya...

Aircraft carrier to stay in Gulf, says Pentagon

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Threats from Iran cited as reason. The U.S. reversed a decision to bring an aircraft carrier home from the Gulf on Sunday, with the Pentagon...

At least 15 killed in Syria road attack: monitor

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Eight soldiers, four allied fighters and three civilian lost their lives. Gunmen killed at least 15 people in Syria, mostly government soldiers travelling on a...

Taliban to blame for spate of assassinations, says U.S. military

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The U.S. military on Monday blamed the Taliban for a spate of assassinations of prominent Afghans, the first time Washington has directly accused the...

Thousands vaccinated in Beijing against COVID-19

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Thousands of people lined up in Beijing on Monday to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as China races to innoculate millions before the Chinese New...

Iran steps up uranium enrichment, seizes tanker

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In a further escalation of tensions, Revolutionary Guards seize S. Korean-flagged vessel over pollution Iran on Monday began enriching uranium up to 20% at an...

The Hindu Explains | All Eyes on Georgia

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The Georgia elections are especially significant this year as the outcome determines which party will control the U.S. Congress for the next two years....