ICYMI – Navalny protests, Biden in office and WEF partnership
We start in Russia, as over 3,000 protesters were arrested this Saturday whilst demanding the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The EU now considers imposing fresh sanctions on Russian individuals.
Meanwhile, President Biden got to work right after his inauguration, signing 17 executive actions, ranging from orders, to memoranda and directives. Reuters exclusively reported yesterday his plans to impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday.
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EU to debate Russia sanctions after Navalny protest arrests
The European Union will consider fresh sanctions on Russian individuals on Monday after more than 3,000 people were arrested across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
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Content from The Davos Agenda will be exclusively available to Reuters News Agency customers via Reuters Connect. The partnership introduces the exclusive hosting of video, audio, text and photo content from more than 100 live sessions from the event.
A sick couple rushed to marry on UK COVID ward. Now they have a second chance
With their lives hanging in the balance, nurses at the Milton Keynes University Hospital had a proposition for COVID patients Elizabeth Kerr and fiancé Simon O’Brien – did they want to get married on the ward while they still had the chance?
Hong Kong developer hopes to create army of caregiver robots
Sophia the robot has gone viral since she was unveiled in 2016. Now the company behind her has a new vision: to mass-produce thousands of robots by the end of 2021.