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Putin critic Navalny faces Moscow judge

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demanded his release on Tuesday as he faced a court hearing in Moscow in a case that could send him to prison for up to 3 ½ years. And, US President Joe Biden condemned the military’s takeover of Myanmar. Also, Biden is expected to continue an effort on immigration reforms by taking on one of the former Trump administration’s most controversial policies on Tuesday — the separation of families at the US-Mexico border.

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Myanmar back under military rule following coup

The military of Myanmar on Monday overthrew the country’s democratic government in a coup d’état. And, demonstrators across Russia took to the streets protesting President Vladimir Putin and demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Also, people around the world are sending their best wishes to Captain Sir Tom Moore who has been taken to the hospital with the coronavirus.

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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 .

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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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