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Dave Chappelle tests positive for the virus.

The comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for the coronavirus and has canceled several upcoming shows at the Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press. The venue’s website showed cancellations for four shows through Tuesday. Mr. Chappelle, who had been hosting socially distanced shows in Ohio since June, with […]

Bidens Arms Control Ambitions are Welcomebut Delivering Them will not be Easy

Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefs the members of the UN Security Council. Iran and US are both accused of undermining the 2015 nuclear deal. Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Opinion by Jan Eliasson, Dan Smith (stockholm) Friday, January 22, 2021 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM, Jan 22 (IPS) – Ambassador Jan Eliasson is Chair of the […]

A glimmer of hope in the U.K.: Nearly 5 million have received vaccine shots.

For weeks, Britain has reported eye-watering coronavirus death numbers, hospitals have continued to fill up, and fears are high that it will take months to control the spread of a highly transmissible variant first detected in the Kent region of England last year. Yet vaccination figures have offered a glimmer of hope: Nearly five million […]

Foreign fighters were meant to leave Libya this week. A huge trench being dug by Russian-backed mercenaries indicates they plan to stay

US officials are also concerned over the long-term goals of the Kremlin ally in the war-torn state. One intelligence official notes that the trench is a sign that Wagner, which, the official said, has its largest global presence in Libya, is “settling in for the long haul.” The trench, which extends dozens of kilometers south […]

Ukraine Ended Secret Government Spending. Vaccine Makers Now Demand It.

KYIV, Ukraine — After a revolution seven years ago, Ukrainians discovered that their ousted president had used public money to build himself a gigantic palace with a private zoo, a golf course and a garage full of antique cars. To prevent such corruption in the future, a raft of reforms were put in place including […]

Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in Baghdad

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens By Associated Press January 22, 2021, 11:11 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, […]

Dave Chappelle tests positive for Covid-19.

The comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for Covid-19 and has canceled several upcoming shows at the Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press. The venue’s website showed cancellations for four shows through Tuesday. Mr. Chappelle, who had been hosting socially distanced shows in Ohio since June, with rapid […]

G7 in Cornwall: joy and concern as Carbis Bay chosen to host summit

Carly White was taking her sons, Harry, eight, and Finley, two, for their daily stroll on Carbis Bay beach. A seal bobbed up as she pondered the prospect of world leaders including Joe Biden heading to this faraway corner of Cornwall for the G7 summit in June. “I’m excited, surprised and nervous. It will be […]