Bolivian Vice President, Six Ministers Test Positive for COVID-19

Bolivian Vice President David Choquehuanca and six Cabinet ministers tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced on Jan. 11. According to a statement from the Ministry of the President, Choquehuanca and the infected ministers are self-isolating and working from home with …

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tests Positive for COVID-19

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 11 in a breakthrough case. Lightfoot, who is fully vaccinated and has received the booster shot, said that she is experiencing symptoms. “Earlier today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I …

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Former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock Tests Positive for COVID-19 for a Second Time

Former United Kingdom Health Secretary Matt Hancock tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time. Hancock announced on Jan. 11 on Twitter that he contracted the virus again on Jan. 10 and has since been self-isolating at home. “Thankfully I …

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North Korea Fires Suspected Ballistic Missile Towards East Sea, South Korea and Japan Say

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Jan. 11, South Korea and Japan said. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced the launch in a text message to reporters around 7:30 a.m. local time …

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Protesters Against COVID-19 Pass Attack French MP Stéphane Claireaux With Seaweed, Pebbles

Protesters against the COVID-19 vaccine pass attacked French member of parliament (MP) Stéphane Claireaux on Jan. 9 with seaweed and pebbles outside his home in the French archipelago of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. “There was a car loaded with seaweed… and people started …

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U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tests Positive for COVID-19

United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced on Jan. 9. “She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home. The Congresswoman received her booster shot this fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow …

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North Korea to Skip Beijing Winter Olympics, Blames Pandemic and ‘Hostile Forces’

North Korean officials said on Friday, they would not be taking part in the Beijing Olympics due to the worldwide pandemic and “hostile forces.” “We could not take part in the Olympics due to the hostile forces’ moves and the …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Directly Blames Trump for Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

United States President Joe Biden directly blamed former President Donald Trump for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection in a speech marking the first anniversary of the riot. Without mentioning Trump’s name through the entire speech, Biden accused Trump of creating …

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Russian-led Alliance to Send ‘Peacekeeping Forces’ to Kazakhstan Over Protests

A Russian-led military alliance will send “peacekeeping forces” to Kazakhstan to help stabilize the country that has been hit by mass protests triggered by a hike in fuel prices. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on Jan. 6 that the …

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