The novel coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 100 million people around the world, with over 2.1 million fatalities. Here are updates for January 27:
Moscow reached out last week to request the call, according to US officials. Biden agreed but wanted first to prepare with his staff and speak with European allies, including the leaders of Britain, France, and Germany.
Moscow and Tehran say Joe Biden's administration must lift sanctions and comply with 2015 nuclear deal as condition for Tehran to rejoin accord.
Police detain more than 3,000 in Moscow and other cities, says a monitoring group, as tens of thousands of supporters of jailed Kremlin critic take to streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.
Moscow says it will not take into account European Union's demand to free Kremlin-critic Alexey Navalny, describing the calls to protest by the opposition as "troubling".
The New START deal, which was signed in 2010 and expires in February, limits the numbers of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers that Russia and the United States can deploy.
The ruling concluded an hours-long court hearing set up at a police precinct where the opposition politician was detained after his arrest upon arrival in Moscow.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny returned to Russia for the first time since he was poisoned last summer.
Last month, the United States imposed sanctions on Turkey’s defence industry chief and others over Ankara’s acquisition of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia, a move that Turkey called a “grave mistake.”
Observers are worried that Russian lawmakers’ recent statements are paving the way for an actual annexation of Kazakhstan.
With the exception of Auckland and Las Vegas, many metropolises around the world are planning a subdued New Year’s Eve, planned mostly around virtual events.
Russia has declared Bulgaria’s military attache assistant “persona non-grata”. The move follows Sofia removing a Russian diplomat accused of spying on US troops.
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