Earlier, the Dutch government extended the almost full lockdown introduced on December 15 until February 9. It orders all non-grocery and non-essential shops to close, shutting down all cafes, museums, theaters, pools, gyms, barbers and other public venues. Also, it calls for all educational facilities to operate remotely.
In the wake of the January 6 protests at the Capitol, some 25,000 National Guard troops were dispatched to Washington, following Trump supporters' storming of the building to prevent Joe Biden's victory certification. The fears of mass demonstrations linger, as the House impeached Trump and charged him with "willful incitement of insurrection".
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Argentine Vice President Cristina Kirchner said on Sunday that she received Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.
McGregor was defeated by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Saturday night, and the future of the Irishman in the Octagon is now unclear.
The global coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 99.1 million people worldwide and claimed the lives of at least 22.1 million people, according to Johns Hopkins University's data for Sunday.
Following the triumph of the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, many companies and even nations across the world began to seriously consider the possibility of launching their own cryptocurrencies. Russia's largest state-owned lender, seeking to organize its own digital ecosystem, did not stand aside.
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Monday a new international coalition to tackle the impact of climate change and set the agenda of the COP26 UN Climate Conference to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November, his office said in a statement.
The uptick in hate crimes could be tied to the spread of conspiracy theories claiming Jews were "responsible" for the COVID-19 outbreak, and will likely continue even after the coronavirus pandemic is over.