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Poisoned opposition leader Navalny arrested in Moscow; Migrants stopped in Guatemala; Bobi Wine's opposition party rejects Museveni win

A judge in Russia has ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny be jailed for 30 days. And, a large group of migrants from Honduras headed to the US were violently met with tear gas and batons early Sunday as they tried to make their way through Guatemala. Also, Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his party have dismissed the elections results as “fraud.”

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Cyberespionage hits the vaccine refrigeration process; Iran moves to expand uranium enrichment; US tightens visa rules for Chinese Communist Party

Hackers have been targeting the COVID-19 vaccine supply “cold chain,” in an act of cyberespionage according to experts at IBM. Also, Iran has moved to expand uranium enrichment levels closer to weapons-grade fuel in response to the assassination of the country’s top nuclear scientist. And, the US has tightened visa rules for members of the Chinese Communist Party and their families

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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.

Anti-terrorism police investigating knife attack in Paris

In Paris, near the former office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, at least two people were stabbed Friday, with one suffering serious injuries. And, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has apologized for the killing of a South Korean government worker who was shot and burned after crossing into the North just off the shore. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a cyber truce between Moscow and Washington.

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Russian doctors reverse block allowing Navalny's transfer to Germany; Florida approves GMO mosquitoes; Belarus authorities detain strike leader

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Russian doctors have now given permission to opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be transferred to Germany for medical treatment after previously blocking the transfer. And, Florida officials have approved the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. Also, Belarusian authorities detained a leader of the striking factory workers on Friday after daily demonstrations protesting the controversial reelection of the country's authoritarian president.

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Putin critic in coma after suspected poisoning; Steve Bannon arrested; Trump administration calls for Iran sanctions

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is fighting for his life in a Siberian hospital after what his spokeswoman is calling a poisoning. And, former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested Thursday and charged with fraud by federal prosecutors. Also, the Trump administration on Thursday will formally ask the United Nations Security Council to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran.

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Strikes grow, add to ongoing Belarus protests; UN-backed tribunal announces Hariri ruling; Captain of ship in Mauritius arrested

For a second day, factory workers in Belarus continued their strike protesting the controversial reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko to his sixth term. And, a UN-backed tribunal on Tuesday convicted one member of the Hezbollah militant group and acquitted three others of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Also, Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the ship that spilled hundreds of tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius, was arrested on Tuesday.

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