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2,100 arrested at protests demanding Navalny's release

2,100 arrested at protests demanding Navalny's release

MOSCOW — Protests erupted in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe.
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

LONDON — A major British doctors' group says the U.K.
Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

WASHINGTON — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office.
For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a challenge that hits closer to home: rooting out racism and extremism in the
Biden's early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

Biden's early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

WASHINGTON — It's a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver.
More heads roll at US-funded international broadcasters

More heads roll at US-funded international broadcasters

WASHINGTON — The heads of three federally funded international broadcasters were abruptly fired late Friday as the Biden administration completed a house-cleaning of Donald Trump-appointees at the U.S. Agency for Global Media.
China law empowers coast guard to use force amid disputes

China law empowers coast guard to use force amid disputes

BEIJING — China has authorized its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures on features it claims, potentially raising the possibility of clashes with regional maritime rivals.
Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion is positive

Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion is positive

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s health minister, who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer, has tested positive for COVID-19.

UN: Violence in Sudan’s Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

CAIRO — Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur region have killed at least 250 people and displaced more than 100,000 people since erupting earlier this month, the U.N. refugee agency said.