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The lighter side of 20 January 2021 in the U.S.

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COVID-19 news

Swiss doctors can no longer order COVID vaccines because of shortages, Health Minister tells regional newspaper (French only) — lenouvelliste — 23 January 2021

Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in city's first Covid lockdown — theguardian — 23 January 2021

WHO: Poorer nations to get first 40 million vaccines next month — dw — 22 January 2021

France to keep ski lifts shut due to Covid-19, in blow to winter sports tourism — france24 — 20 January 2021

Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence — apnews — 20 January 2021

Biden to ask Surgeon General Adams to resign — washingtonpost — 20 January 2021

Talking can spread Covid as much as coughing, says research — theguardian — 20 January 2021

Panel finds world not prepared for COVID-19; China, WHO acted too slowly — upi — 19 January 2021

More than 60% of all US Covid-19 cases were reported since Election Day. Now experts warn a variant could further fuel spread — cnn — 18 January 2021

World on the brink of 'catastrophic moral failure' due to unfair vaccine rollouts, WHO chief says — cnbc — 18 January 2021

California warns against using a batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines after allergic reactions — latimes — 18 January 2021

Swiss Ski Resort St Moritz Quarantines Hotels, Shuts Schools to Contain COVID Variant — usnews — 18 January 2021

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream — apnews — 17 January 2021

Norway: Fatalities After Pfizer's COVID-19 Shots Among Elderly People Rise To 29 — republicworld — 17 January 2021

China builds hospital in 5 days after virus surge — dw — 16 January 2021

COVID-19 exposure on flights is more common than you think. The US doesn't share details, but Canada does — usatoday — 15 January 2021

WHO team arrives in Wuhan as China reports first Covid-19 death since May — france24 — 14 January 2021

As US coronavirus deaths hit record high, all arrivals will now need a negative test result — afp/scmp — 13 January 2021

Eight gorillas at San Diego zoo have tested positive for coronavirus — euronews — 12 January 2021

Ireland had one of the lowest coronavirus rates in Europe. It’s now highest in the world — washingtonpost — 12 January 2021

UNICEF COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard: $1.19-$44 per dose — source — 12 January 2021

Long COVID: Most patients still had at least one symptom six months on, Chinese study says — euronews — 11 January 2021

Swiss School Closures Cut Covid Spread: Study — afp/barrons — 10 January 2021

U.S. tops 21 million COVID-19 cases with record hospitalizations as states ramp up vaccinations — reuters — 6 January 2021

Prosecutor: Wisconsin pharmacist who destroyed vaccines believed they would mutate DNA — apnews — 5 January 2021

France says thousands have received Covid-19 vaccinations after slow start — france24 — 4 January 2021

Swiss official denies 'hundreds' of Brits fled coronavirus quarantine:maybe a dozen — dw — 4 January 2021

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Non-COVID news

3,000 arrested as Russia cracks down on Navalny Russian protests — reuters/vox — 24 January 2021

Trump made 30,573 false or misleading claims as president. Nearly half came in his final year. — washingtonpost — 24 January 2021

Woman who lived at Chicago church for over 3 years goes home after Biden administration suspends deportations — chicagotribune — 23 January 2021

A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump's plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election, but top officials threatened to resign en masse: (may be blocked: tip - save to Pocket) — businessinsider — 23 January 2021

Afghan war: Biden administration to review Trump's Taliban deal — bbc — 23 January 2021

Security Council Fails to Find Common Ground on Darfur — aawsat — 23 January 2021

'It's a big deal': former protester turned Davos mayor wants WEF back — theguardian — 23 January 2021

Giuliani admits his associate asked for a fee of $20,000 a day to help Trump overturn the election, but says he didn't know about it — insider — 23 January 2021

Watchdog Says Organizer of Capitol Protest Turned Riot 'Received Explicit Support' from 2 GOP Reps — newsweek — 22 January 2021

Nigeria: jailed Kano teenager freed in blasphemy appeal case — africanews — 22 January 2021

UN Says Talks on New Syria Constitution to Resume Jan 25 — aawsat — 21 January 2021

World Bank to Fund Lebanon's Vaccination Drive — aawsat — 21 January 2021

Uganda: Bobi Wine files arbitrary detention complaint at UN — aljazeera — 21 January 2021

North Korea Raises Human Rights Concerns at U.N. — newsweek — 21 January 2021

Brexit has driven 2,500 finance jobs and €170bn to France, says bank governor — afp/theguardian — 20 January 2021

Thailand Accuses Main Opposition Figure of Insulting King Over Vaccine Comments — vice — 20 January 2021

Trump administration trying to sabotage Biden immigration plans with last-minute deals, say officials — nbcnews — 20 January 2021

A Chinese hacking group is stealing airline passenger details — zdnet — 20 January 2021

Catchup: WEF: the world’s greatest threats in 2021 — weforum — 19 January 2021

Trump decorates Bahrain king on last full day in office — afp/wionews — 19 January 2021

Ground News says: "0% Right Bias. This news story is a Blindspot for people on the Right."

Biden proposal gives 8-year path to citizenship for immigrants — cleveland.com — 19 January 2021

European Human Rights Court rules against Switzerland for fining, arresting Roma woman — aljazeera — 19 January 2021

Swiss open money-laundering probe of Lebanon’s central bank — aljazeera — 19 January 2021

Thai Woman Sentenced to 43 Years for Defaming Monarchy — vice — 19 January 2021

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic — apnews — 18 January 2021

Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee likely headed back to prison in corruption scandal — nypost/foxbusiness — 18 January 2021

IMF Urges Governments To Spend As Much Money As They Can To Support Sputtering Economies — dailyhodl — 18 January 2021

China enters 2021 on rebound after recording lowest economic growth in 40 years — france24 — 18 January 2021

Geneva has become an incubation hub for citizen initiatives — swissinfo — 17 January 2021

Alexei Navalny arrest: Return to Russia seen as 'brave step' — dw — 17 January 2021

Poison squad stalked Alexei Navalny on 40 flights, says Bellingcat investigator — theguardian — 17 January 2021

Protests start small, peacefully at fortified U.S. statehouses — ap/politico — 17 January 2021

Swiss text sleuths unpick mystery of QAnon origins — france24 — 17 January 2021

Ugandan President Museveni wins sixth term as vote rigging alleged — france24 — 16 January 2021

UN: Pandemic Reduced Migrants by 2 Million by Mid-2020 — ap/usnews — 16 January 2021

Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi island — dw — 15 January 2021

UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi receives award for work on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and announces departure on 15 February — unctad — 15 January 2021

Countries Must Adapt to Climate Change Now, UN Warns — dw/ecowatch — 15 January 2021

Thailand Moves To Legalize Abortion but Debate Persists Over Fine Print — vice — 15 January 2021

US troop levels cut to 2,500 each in Afghanistan and Iraq, lowest mark in two decades — france24 — 15 January 2021

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps, UN says — reuters/cnn — 15 January 2021

UN rights body picks Fiji in first ever presidential vote — afp/straitstimes — 15 January 2021

Dutch government resigns after childcare benefits scandal — cnbc — 15 January 2021

Hong Kong authorities arrest lawyer, 10 others under national security law — cbc — 14 January 2021

South Korea: Ex-president Park Geun-hye's long jail term upheld, making her eligible for a special pardon — dw — 14 January 2021

Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis — apnews — 14 January 2021

US police three times as likely to use force against leftwing protesters, data finds — theguardian — 14 January 2021

'Inexcusable, a disgrace': Fifa's damning verdict on Yves Jean-Bart — theguardian — 13 January 2021

Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption — theguardian — 13 January 2021

Estonia’s PM resigns over corruption scandal in his party 13 January 2021

Supreme Court allows government to toughen abortion pill rule — nbcnews — 13 January 2021

'Ndrangheta crime group: Biggest mafia trial in decades kicks off in Italy — france24 — 13 January 2021

Digital crackdown descends on Hong Kong — washingtonpost — 12 January 2021

US tariffs on products from France, Germany come into effect — aljazeera — 12 January 2021

Nagorno-Karabakh: Putin hosts talks between Azerbaijan, Armenia leaders — france24 — 12 January 2021

UN Secretary-General António Guterres Says He Will Seek a Second Term in 2022 — passblue — 11 January 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Agenda 2021: a youth cure for the UN (LINK)

50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth's land and oceans — theguardian — 11 January 2021

6 rangers killed in DR Congo's Virunga gorilla reserve — dw — 10 January 2021

Kazakh ruling party set to retain hold on power in Sunday's vote — reuters —10 January 2021

Nationalist Sadyr Zhaparov wins Kyrgyzstan's presidential elections — dw — 10 January 2021

Central African Republic: Thousands displaced by post-election violence — dw —8 January 2021

EU no longer recognises Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president — euronews — 7 January 2021

Amazon Rainforest Will Collapse by 2064, New Study Predicts — ecowatch — 7 January 2021

Danish prosecutors drop money laundering charges against ex-Danske Bank staff over Estonia — source — 7 January 2021

Credit Suisse cuts relations with wealthy Venezuelan families — mercopress — 7 January 2021

Three Vietnamese journalists go on trial over reporting — aljazeera — 5 January 2021

UN adopts budget over U.S. and Israel objections — ap/theglobeandmail — 4 January 2021

EU: Iran’s uranium enrichment will have ‘serious implications’ — aljazeera — 4 January 2021

UK judge blocks Julian Assange extradition — dw — 4 January 2021

55 of the world's 99 perfect scorers in IB exams were from Singapore — mashable — 4 January 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: The 2021 IB: an institution that betrayed its students (https://www.global-geneva.com/the-2020-ib-an-institution-that-betrayed-its-students/)

Fifth Afghan journalist killed in two months in series of 'targeted' attacks — france24 — 2 January 2021

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