Monthly Archives: January 2021

Ongoing siege following car explosion at hotel gate in Somalia’s capital

Police told CNN the country’s former defense minister, Mohamed Nur Galal, is confirmed dead in the attack. Officials did not provide further details and did not confirm whether there were more casualties in the ongoing battle. Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble sent condolences following Galal’s death. “My heartfelt condolences …

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‘Women’s rights are being trampled:’ Voices from a protest march in Poland over near-total abortion ban

Editor’s note: The people photographed and interviewed by CNN did so on the condition that they are only identified by their first names to preserve their anonymity. Following those protests, the government had signaled it was open to dialogue. But on Wednesday it unexpectedly published the law enforcing the court’s …

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Wife of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny arrested as police clamp down on rallies

“Yulia Navalnaya was detained at the protest! Freedom for the Navalnys!” said a tweet from Navalny’s team. According to OVD-Info, an independent site that monitors arrests, 2,291 people have been detained so far across Russia over the unsanctioned protests, including 520 in Moscow and 242 in St. Petersburg. The total …

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Europe has a vaccine shortage. So why is it fighting with AstraZeneca?

The temperature may have cooled slightly after a meeting late Wednesday, which both sides said was constructive, but the problem hasn’t been fixed yet and the stakes for EU countries are high. These are the battle lines: AstraZeneca says it can’t deliver as many doses as the European Union expected. …

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What if China no longer needs Hollywood? That’s bad news for the film industry

In 2020, China overtook the United States to become the top movie market in the world. The country, perennially the second-largest movie market, brought in $3.1 billion at the box office in 2020, according to Comscore (SCOR) — nearly $1 billion more than the United States did last year. Now, …

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Russian activist Navalny’s foundation calls on Biden to sanction Putin’s closest allies

Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) said it had submitted a broader list of 35 people in total in a letter addressed to Biden, dated Friday, with eight named on a “priority shortlist.” The letter says seven of the 35 individuals are already on US sanctions lists. The move comes ahead of …

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Former China Huarong chairman executed after bribery conviction

In one of China’s highest-profile corruption cases, Lai was found guilty of receiving or seeking bribes totaling 1.79 billion yuan ($278 million) from 2008-18, when he was also a senior banking regulator. He was sentenced on January 5 by the Secondary Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin. He was also convicted …

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Chinese millennials aren’t getting married, and the government is worried

She worked for a foreign trade company in China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou, earned a decent income and spent her weekends hanging out with friends. But to Su and her parents, there was one problem — she was single. “Back then, I felt like 30 years old was such an …

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A fight between the EU and UK reveals the ugly truth about vaccine nationalism

The ugly vaccine nationalism that the World Health Organization and other public health advocates feared is here. And it’s beginning in Europe, the region that usually boasts the world’s greatest levels of equality by many measures. The spat revolves around the EU’s deal with AstraZeneca, which recently informed the bloc …

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One of the last privately owned Botticelli portraits has sold for over $92 million

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Contributors Jacqui Palumbo, CNNLily Smith, CNN One of the last Sandro Botticelli portraits left in private hands sold at auction for more than $92 million at Sotheby’s New York on Thursday. The 15th-century painting “Young Man Holding a Roundel” became the most expensive work by …

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