Russia arrests dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin rallies across country

Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

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Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home for two-days in city’s first Covid-19 lockdown

Thousands of Hong Kongers were ordered to stay in their homes on Saturday for the city’s first coronavirus lockdown as authorities battle an outbreak in one of its poorest and most densely packed districts.

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Biden warns US Covid-19 toll could surpass 600,000, urges Congress rescue plan approval

President Joe Biden warned on Friday that the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States was expected to surpass 600,000 and urged Congress to move fast on his $1.9 trillion plan to battle Covid-19 and provide economic relief to struggling Americans.

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Ex-President Trump's impeachment trial to begin in US Senate week of Feb. 8

Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will begin during the week of Feb. 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday, after the House of Representatives formally delivers the impeachment charge to the chamber on Monday.

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Belgium bans non-essential travel to curb spread of Covid-19 variants

Belgium will ban non-essential trips in and out of the country from Wednesday in a bid to curb the spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Friday.

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