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A Capital Under Siege

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. It’s Donald Trump’s final day as president — and Joe Biden’s first. A presidential inauguration in the United States is usually a celebration of democracy. Hundreds of thousands of people descend on Washington to watch a newly elected president take…

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Italy says it will sue Pfizer over delays in vaccine delivery.

Italy plans to take legal action against the American drugmaker Pfizer for delays in the delivery of coronavirus vaccines, Domenico Arcuri, Italy’s special commissioner for the pandemic, said in a statement on Tuesday night. On Friday, Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, said they would deliver fewer doses than expected to European…

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Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Dies From Covid-19

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s minister of foreign affairs and international trade, Sibusiso Busi Moyo, has died, the office of the president said on Wednesday. The cause was complications related to Covid-19. Mr. Moyo became the fourth high-ranking official in Zimbabwe to succumb to the virus since the start of the pandemic. “The…

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Trump Bequeaths Biden an Upended World

This global cultural battle will continue because the conditions of its eruption — insecurity, disappearing jobs, resentment in societies made still more unequal by the impact of Covid-19 — persist from France to Latin America. The Trump phenomenon also persists. His tens of millions of supporters are not about to vanish. “Were…

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U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

Tensions sharply worsened from 2009, when Uighurs taking part in ethnic riots killed about 200 Han in Urumqi, the regional capital, after earlier tensions and violence. Chinese security forces began a sweeping crackdown. Attacks and more crackdowns occurred across Uighur towns in the years afterward, as well as in some cities outside…

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Is SEO a Good Career in 2021? Here’s The Honest Truth

Yes, SEO is a good career in 2021 because it gives you access to diverse opportunities. You can work in-house, take on clients, and even start and grow websites that you own. Plus, the three of the most popular websites Google.com, YouTube.com, and Amazon.com, are also the biggest search engines. If you’d…

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Incest Scandal Sets Off a New #MeToo Movement in France

Brigitte Macron, the French first lady, told TF1, a French TV station, on Sunday, “It is absolutely necessary that these actions are known, and that these actions are not silenced.” Mr. Loiseleur said, “Incest is like the elephant in the room that nobody wants to see,” adding, “It is the most widespread…

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Europe Welcomes Biden, but Won’t Wait for Him

As a politician with his eye on the midterm congressional elections, “Biden will focus like a laser in his first year on the pandemic, on reopening the economy, on unemployment, on infrastructure, on health care, on an economic stimulus,” Mr. Kupchan said. “There will be much less time, energy and money for…

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How to (Literally) Drive the Coronavirus Away

Because it’s not always practical to have all the windows wide open, especially in the depths of winter, Dr. Mathai and his colleagues also modeled several other options. They found that while the most intuitive-seeming solution — having the driver and the passenger each roll down their own windows — was better…

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There have now been over two million virus-related deaths worldwide.

But the initial rollouts in many countries have been met with problems: logistical confusion, shortages of doses, unequal distribution and bureaucratic hurdles that have slowed the process of getting shots into people’s arms. Israel’s inoculation process has been the fastest, with roughly 25 percent of its population of nine million getting vaccinations…

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Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan security forces on Friday surrounded and then breached the compound of Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition candidate, a day after a contentious general election that he said was marred by widespread “fraud and violence.” The breach, reported by Mr. Wine and confirmed by several people involved in…

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A Global Tour of a Record-Hot Year

2020 was effectively tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, as global warming linked to greenhouse gas emissions showed no signs of letting up. Loading… Siberia and the Arctic were among the hottest regions. The heat fueled wildfires that pumped even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Temperatures in the…

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