Author: Chloe Jackson

New WTO Chief Requests Tripling Of Vaccine Production

New head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala requested tripling of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing on March 1st, 2021. According to Reuters, she urged pharmaceutical companies to boost production so that developing countries can effectively combat the virus. “People are dying in poor countries,” says the WTO chief, who

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Blinken Criticizes Russia, Gives Input On Other Diplomatic Affairs

Newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized Russia’s crackdown on protesters supporting jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is known for his arguments against President Vladimir Putin. Reuters reports that over 5,300 people have been detained for demanding the release of Navalny, and the U.S. contemplates an appropriate

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EU To Sanction Four Russian Officials Over Navalny Conflict

European Union foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions on four Russian officials on February 22nd, 2021, and the motion is to be formally ratified in early March. The agreement to sanction senior members of President Vladimir Putin’s staff comes as a predominantly symbolic response to the arrest of Russian opposition

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Merkel And Biden Agree On U.S.-Germany Cooperation During Phone Call

U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consented to strengthen transatlantic cooperation after a phone call on January 25th. A government spokesperson in Berlin reported that the leaders agreed upon collaboration in the COVID-19 pandemic and other global conflicts, states Reuters. Foreign policy, trade and climate change were

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All Azerbaijani Captives Returned Under Karabakh Deal, While Some Armenian Captives Still Await Return

As of January 18th, 2021, Armenia has returned all Azerbaijani prisoners from the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The six-week struggle last year ended with a ceasefire agreement initiated by Russia, says Reuters. An end to the violence required both Azerbaijani and Armenian forces to exchange all prisoners. However, Russian

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