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Pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai sentenced in Hong Kong

Top of The World: Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, was sentenced Friday in Hong Kong to 14 months in prison. And, Raúl Castro is set to step down from his post as the secretary-general of his party's eighth Congress. Also, US President Joe Biden will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday.

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UK greenlights Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine; Pompeo harshly criticizes Turkey; Biden signals patience on China trade

The UK has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, with the first shots expected to roll out next week. During a virtual meeting Tuesday of NATO foreign ministers, outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized Turkey. And, US President-elect Joe Biden told The New York Times that he would not quickly scrap the phase one trade agreement reached by outgoing President Donald Trump with China.

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Russia, France, US demand ceasefire to fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh; Cyprus is blocking EU sanctions on Belarus; Arrests in Hong Kong

The US, Russia and France are jointly demanding an immediate ceasefire and return to negotiations without delay in the breakaway Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. And, Cyprus is blocking EU economic on Belarus, demanding that Brussels also punish Turkey for its oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. Also, police in Hong Kong have arrested at least 60 people for protesting on China’s National Day.

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