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Iran named the “culprit” for the delay in vaccination of the country’s population against Covid-19

Iran named the "culprit" for the delay in vaccination of the country's population against Covid-19

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed his outgoing U.S. counterpart Donald Trump for the Islamic Republic’s failure to begin vaccination against the Covid-19 coronavirus infection so far. “Had it not been for Trump’s terrorist government sanctions and the obstacles and restrictions in providing the sources needed to buy the vaccine, we could have started vaccination much earlier,” the Iranian head of ...

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Blinken assures in possibility of US victory in competition with China

Blinken assures in possibility of US victory in competition with China

A contender for secretary of state in a future administration will testify before a Senate committee President-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy team promises to work with partners around the world to address pressing issues ranging from democratic retreat to growing rivalries with China, Russia, and other authoritarian states. On Tuesday, Anthony Blinken, whom Biden has proposed for secretary of state, ...

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Video of Putin bathing in an ice-hole published

Video of Putin bathing in an ice-hole published

President Vladimir Putin took a dip in an ice-hole on January 19, taking part in the Epiphany bathing. The video was published in the RIA Novosti agency’s Telegram channel. Earlier, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin did not change the tradition of baptismal bathing.

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Tikhanovskaya asked for OSCE assistance for her return to Belarus

Tikhanovskaya asked for OSCE assistance for her return to Belarus

Ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tihanovskaya said that she needed the help of the OSCE and the international community for her return to the country. This is stated on her website. She made a statement to this effect during an online meeting with EU ambassadors to the OSCE, initiated by EU permanent representative Rasa Ostravskaite and the EU delegation to the OSCE. ...

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In India, a truck ran over 15 workers who fell asleep

In India, a truck ran over 15 workers who fell asleep

Law enforcers determined that the dead and injured were migrant workers from the northern state of Rajasthan. At least 15 migrant workers were killed in a truck collision in the western state of Gujarat in India. This was reported by Xinhua on Tuesday, January 19. The accident occurred in the early morning hours in the village of Kosamba, 245 kilometers ...

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Virus Variant Found in the U.K. Could Be Main Strain in the U.S. by March

Virus Variant Found in U.K

The new report said that the variant could exhibit ‘rapid growth in early 2021,’ leading the agency to urge increased compliance with mitigation measures like masking. A HIGHLY TRANSMISSIBLE coronavirus variant that was first detected in the U.K. could become the main strain circulating in the U.S. in March, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control ...

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Avalanche Kills 1 Skier in Switzerland, Snow Pummels Austria

Avalanche Kills 1 Skier in Switzerland, Snow Pummels Austria

Ten skiers were caught in an avalanche at the ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland, one of them, a British citizen, died, according to police in the canton of Valais. “On Monday, January 18, 2021, an avalanche over Verbier took ten skiers off the slopes. One person died and another was injured. The other skiers were not injured,” the police ...

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The Italian government won a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament

The Italian government won a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament

Italy’s government, led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, gained confidence Monday night in the Chamber of Deputies of the national parliament amid a political crisis that has begun in the country. The Council of Ministers was supported by 321 members of the Chamber of Deputies, 259 voted against and 27 abstained. Earlier, Conte told President Sergio Mattarella about his intention ...

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