January 23rd, 2021

World News

3,000 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release

By Daria Litvinova And Jim Heintz, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

MOSCOW – Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions. The protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) highlighted how Navalny has built influence ... Read More »

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Arizona sheriff’s office investigating fatal tour bus crash

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

KINGMAN, Ariz. – An Arizona sheriff’s office was investigating a tour bus crash that killed one person and injured dozens of others, including five seriously, officials said Saturday. The Las Vegas-based bus crashed Friday and rolled over in northwestern Arizona while headed to a Grand Canyon viewpoint on the Hualapai Reservation. The wrecked bus was ... Read More »

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2,600 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release

By Daria Litvinova And Jim Heintz, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

MOSCOW – Russian police arrested more than 2,600 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions. The protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) highlighted how Navalny has built influence ... Read More »

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3,400 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release

By Daria Litvinova And Jim Heintz, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

MOSCOW – Russian police arrested more than 3,400 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions. The protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) highlighted how Navalny has built influence ... Read More »

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2100 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release

By Daria Litvinova And Jim Heintz, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

MOSCOW – Protests erupted in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Police arrested more than 2,100 people, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as minus-50 Celsius (minus-58 Fahrenheit). In Moscow, thousands of demonstrators filled Pushkin ... Read More »

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Protests across Russia demand Navalny’s release; 850 arrests

By Daria Litvinova And Jim Heintz, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

MOSCOW – Protests erupted in over 60 Russian cities on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Russian police arrested more than 850 protesters, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as minus-50 Celsuis (minus-58 Fahrenheit). In Moscow, about 5,000 demonstrators filled Pushkin ... Read More »

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Protests erupt across Russia demanding Navalny’s release

By Daria Litvinova And Jim Heintz, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

MOSCOW – Protests erupted in over 60 Russian cities on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Russian police arrested more than 850 protesters, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as minus-50 Celsuis (minus-58 Fahrenheit). In Moscow, about 5,000 demonstrators filled Pushkin ... Read More »

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For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

WASHINGTON – Newly confirmed Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a challenge that hits closer to home: rooting out racism and extremism in the ranks. Austin took office Friday as the first Black defence chief, in the ... Read More »

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Biden’s early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

By Alexandra Jaffe And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

WASHINGTON – It’s a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. President Joe Biden, in his first three days in office, has painted a bleak picture of the country’s immediate future, warning Americans that it will take months, not weeks, to reorient a nation facing a historic convergence of crises. The dire language is meant as ... Read More »

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More heads roll at US-funded international broadcasters

By Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

WASHINGTON – The heads of three federally funded international broadcasters were abruptly fired late Friday as the Biden administration completed a house-cleaning of Donald Trump-appointees at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Two officials familiar with the changes said the acting chief of the USAGM summarily dismissed the directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio ... Read More »

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China law empowers coast guard to use force amid disputes

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

BEIJING – China has authorized its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures on features it claims, potentially raising the possibility of clashes with regional maritime rivals. The Coast Guard Law passed on Friday empowers the force to “take all necessary measures, including the use of weapons, when national sovereignty, sovereign rights, ... Read More »

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