Russia Registers Coronavirus Vaccine Despite International Skepticism, Putin’s Daughter Inoculated

(MOSCOW) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and has proven efficient, offering a lasting immunity from…

Russia Registers Coronavirus Vaccine Despite International Skepticism, Putin’s Daughter Inoculated

New Zealand Reports First New Coronavirus Cases in 102 Days

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. Ardern said Auckland, the nation’s largest city, will be moved to Alert Level…

New Zealand Reports First New Coronavirus Cases in 102 Days

‘I Am Chinese:’ Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s Awkward Charm Offensive in China — World – TIME

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t normally do hats. That said, he has cap firmly in hand during his first official visit to China, where the 71-year-old is engaging in a none-to-subtle attempt to cadge economic concessions from the Asian superpower. “The only hope of the Philippines economically, I’ll be frank with you, is China,” Duterte…

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