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Biden and Putin hold first call as counterparts; Sanofi to support rival vaccine production; Linda Thomas-Greenfield faces confirmation hearing

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first conversation as counterparts on Tuesday. And, Sanofi announced plans help manufacture more than 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. Also, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, President Joe Biden's nominee to US ambassador to the United Nations, faces lawmakers for her Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill .

Global Politics

Power outage: How did global leadership change in 2019?

US President Donald Trump faces a Senate trial over whether to remove him from office in January. But impeachment is not the only way to remove a leader. Here's a look at political shake-ups around the world, where both legal and extralegal means to bring about regime change have made headlines.

Conflict & Justice

Has Kazakhstan forgotten about its Polygon test survivors?

In the nuclear arms race against the US, the former Soviet Union performed more than 450 nuclear tests in an area known as the Semipalatinsk Test Site — also known as the Polygon — from 1949 to 1989. Winds blew the nuclear fallout and radioactive dust into neighboring villages, affecting anywhere between 500,000 to 1 million people.

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