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Biden urges Senate to pass gun reform bills
U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he was "devastated" by the shooting a day earlier at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, that killed 10 people, urging the Senate to immediately pass the bills on gun reform recently approved by the House.
Putin to receive COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday
​Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he planned to receive one of the country's three registered vaccines on Tuesday.
US Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general to lead the Justice Department.
Higher risk of virus transmission 'inevitable' as schools reopen in England: UK PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that the increased risk of coronavirus transmission is "inevitable" as schools reopened and millions of children returned to classrooms across England.
Biden calls lifting mask mandates by 2 red states 'Neanderthal thinking'
​U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday criticized Republican governors in southern states of Texas and Mississippi over their decisions to reverse mask mandates and other COVID-19 safety policies, calling these actions "Neanderthal thinking."
French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to 3 years
​A French court on Monday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of corruption and influence peddling and handed him three-year prison sentence, including two years suspended.
Human rights must not only be available to privileged few: UN chief
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that human rights must not only be available to the privileged few and joint efforts must be made to deliver them.
Chinese FM calls for mutual respect, cooperation to restore China-US ties
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday called for mutual respect, enhanced dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation in order to bring China-U.S. relations back to the right track.
2021 'crucial year' for climate change, UN chief tells member states
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told the member states that 2021 is a "crucial year" for climate change.
US freezes troop withdrawal from Germany
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States is freezing troop withdrawal from Germany and ending its support for offensive operations in the Yemen conflict.
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