Joe Biden sparked a diplomatic scandal with Moscow last month after agreeing with a journalist’s characterisation of Vladimir Putin as a “killer” who would be made to “pay a price” for Russia’s alleged meddling in American elections. Putin brushed off the remarks, wishing Biden “good health” and suggesting he was projecting US sins onto Russia.
The cleaner was diagnosed at a routine PCR test at the workplace, sparking a cluster of infections and later, a partial lockdown across Auckland, media reports revealed.
Another wave of anti-racism protests had been triggered by the death of a black motorist who had been apprehended in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Daunte Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop on Sunday by a police officer, who claimed to have drawn and discharged a handgun instead of a taser by accident.
Much of the netizens’ amusement apparently stems from the fact that the word “chimpo” is a slang for a particular part of the male anatomy in Japan.
President Emmanuel Macron appeared in an English-language interview on CBS News on 18 April, where he announced a gradual lifting of French travel restrictions for Americans who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, from “the beginning of May”, and touched upon a swathe of topics of global importance, including the climate crisis.
The Dutch government recommended the stronger vetting of telecoms equipment suppliers in July 2019.
Kremlin also said in a statement that Russia is not the initiator of tensions in relations with the west, it just reacts to unfriendly moves.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 3.024 million and over 141.6 million cases have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.