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Alexei Navalny says prison authorities threatened to force-feed him because his health has declined so much

Alexei Navalny. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Alexei Navalny said prison authorities threatened to force-feed him during his hunger strike. He said a colonel "described the delights" of force-feeding him, including with a straitjacket. Navalny said in March he was going on hunger strike after being denied medical help jail. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said that authorities in his prison threatened to force-feed him because his he...
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Most COVID-19 ICU patients in Brazil are now under 40 years old. Experts think the spread of a variant is to blame.

Paul Biris/Getty Most of Brazil's COVID-19 patients in ICUs last week were under 40, the country's Association of Intensive Care Medicine said.And while it's not entirely known why younger patients are now being hospitalized with COVID-19, a Brazilian expert told The Guardian that a new variant found in the Brazilian Amazon could be to blame."It's clearly connected to the P1 variant," said Marcos Boulos, an infectious disease specialist from the University of São Paulo told...
Tags: Science, News, Speed, Brazil, COVID-19, Coronavirus


Iran has successfully produced 60% enriched uranium, officials say - its highest level ever

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Getty Images Iranian officials say the country has successfully enriched uranium to 60%. That is the country's highest level of enrichment yet. Iran had not previously enriched uranium higher than 20%, and 90% would be weapons-grade level. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iran has successfully produced 60% enriched uranium yet, its highest enrichment level yet, top officials say.Mohammad Qalibaf, the country's parliament speaker, tw...
Tags: Military & Defense, News UK, Speed


Johnson & Johnson asked other drugmakers to help it study blood-clot risks, and Moderna and Pfizer declined, report says

A syringe in front of Johnson & Johnson's logo. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images J&J asked Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca to join a study into the potential risk of blood clots, The Wall Street Journal reported. Only AstraZeneca agreed, The Journal reported Friday. Pfizer and Moderna execs reportedly said their vaccines were safe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Johnson & Johnson privately contacted other drugmakers producing COVID-19 vaccine...
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Outspoken Hong Kong billionaire Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months in prison for taking part in pro-democracy protests

Jimmy Lai being arrested at his Hong Kong home in August 2020. VERNON YUEN/AFP via Getty Images Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison over his role in 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. The media tycoon has been a target in China's crackdown against Hong Kong's democracy movement. He was separately arrested under China's national security law in August. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Hong Kong billionaire media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been senten...
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Outspoken Hong Kong billionaire Jimmy Lai sentenced to one year in prison for taking part in a pro-democracy protest

Jimmy Lai. VERNON YUEN/AFP via Getty Images The Hong Kong billionaire media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in 2019 pro-democracy protests in the city.He was found guilty of unauthorized assembly, alongside several pro-democracy activists and lawmakers.Lai, the founder of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, has long been a target in China's crackdown against Hong Kong's democracy movement.Lai was separately arrested under China's new nat...
Tags: Politics, News UK, Speed, Hong Kong, Jimmy Lai


Televangelist Pat Robertson lashes out at Kimberly Potter and police, says there's 'no comparison' between a Taser and a gun

Pat Robertson criticized President Trump on Tuesday, saying he should be uniting and healing the country and that forcing out protesters “isn’t cool.” Win McNamee / Getty Images Televangelist Pat Robertson criticized Brooklyn Center police and Kimberly Potter on the "700 Club." Robertson said "it's crazy," that Potter and the department claimed she mistakenly grabbed her gun. See more stories on Insider's business page. Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday derided for...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Speed, Taser, Trump, Potter, Robertson, Brooklyn Center, Pat Robertson, McNamee Getty, Brooklyn Center Minnesota, Zachary Petrizzo, Azmi Haroun, Daunte Wright, Kimberly Potter, Taser Potter


Biden administration reveals the intelligence community is not very confident Russia actually put bounties on US troops

A US Army soldier attached to 2nd platoon, C troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st U.S Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team operating under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) looks through his rifle during a patrol near Baraki Barak base in Logar Province, on October 10, 2012. MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages A Biden administration official said that US intelligence only has "low to moderate confidence" in prior claims that Russia offered to pay bounties to mili...
Tags: Politics, News, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Speed, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Biden, US Army, U.S. military, Afp, ISAF


Secretary of State Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan after Biden announced plans to withdraw US troops from the country

Antony Blinken. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US secretary of state made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday. It comes after President Biden announced plans to withdraw US troops by September 11. The Washington Post reported he wants to reassure Afghanistan the US is still committed to the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday after President J...
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The FBI director said the bureau opens a new investigation related to the Chinese government 'every 10 hours'

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis/Getty Images The FBI director said it opens a new investigation linked to China's government "every 10 hours." Christopher Wray said the FBI has more than 2,000 investigations "that tie back to" China. He said he thinks China poses the biggest threat to "our economic security and our democratic ideas." See more stories on Insider's business page. The director of the FBI has said that the bureau opens a new investigation tied to the Chinese g...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Speed, News UK, Senate Intelligence Committee, Wray, Hill, Christopher Wray, Sinead Baker, Xi Jinping Noel Celis Getty


Ivanka Trump's Instagram account was flooded with angry comments after she posted photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Ivanka Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging others to do so. But she was met with angry comments from people saying they wouldn't and that she made a mistake. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a coronavirus vaccine on her Instagram and Twitter accounts, but was flooded with comments from people who were angry with her for getting the shot.Trump encouraged ...
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A Taliban leader told the BBC 'we have won' after Biden announced the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Haji Hekmat (center), the Taliban's shadow mayor in Balkh, in an interview with the BBC. BBC A Taliban leader said the coming US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan gives the group victory. Balkh's shadow mayor told the BBC "We have won the war and America has lost." Biden plans to take US troops out of the country by September 11. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Taliban leader said that the US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan means the extremist group has won.H...
Tags: Politics, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Afghanistan, Speed, Taliban, News UK, Biden, Balkh province, Balkh, BBC BBC, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense


Jack Ma showed up at a videoconference with Putin in his first public appearance since China cracked down on him and fined his company

Jack Ma in a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Media Asia SYHP/Weibo Jack Ma has made his first public appearance since China fined Alibaba, the tech company he founded. He joined Vladimir Putin on video at a Wednesday meeeting of the Russian Geographical Society. Ma has kept a low profile since China cracked down on his companies. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has made his first public appearance since China cracked ...
Tags: Asia, Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Trends, Speed, News UK, Alibaba, Jack Ma, Ma, Tech Insider, Russian Geographical Society, Sinead Baker, Ant Group, Ant Group IPO Ant Group


Jack Ma showed up at a video conference with Putin in his first public appearance since China cracked down on him and fined his company

Jack Ma appearing in a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Media Asia SYHP/Weibo Jack Ma made his first public appearance since China fined Alibaba, the tech company he founded. He was at a video meeting of the Russian Geographical Society with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Ma has kept a low profile since China cracked down on his companies. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has made his first public appearance since China c...
Tags: Asia, Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Trends, Speed, News UK, Alibaba, Jack Ma, Ma, Tech Insider, Russian Geographical Society, Sinead Baker, Ant Group, Ant Group IPO Ant Group


Rep. Liz Cheney tells Fox News she would not support Trump if he were the 2024 GOP nominee

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference after a meeting with the House Republican Conference on September 23, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming told Fox News that she would not support Donald Trump if he was the GOP's 2024 nominee. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, told Fox News on Wednesday that she would no...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Speed, Gop, Wyoming, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump


Kim Godwin named as next president of ABC News, becoming first Black executive to head up a broadcast network's news division

Burbank, California. Jerome Kundrotas / Shutterstock.com Kimberly Godwin, a longtime broadcast operations professional, has been named the next president of ABC News. She will become the first Black executive to run a broadcast network's news organization, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kimberly Godwin, a former CBS News executive and longtime broadcast operations professional, has been named the next president of ABC News, beco...
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Hundreds of American companies signed a new statement opposing voting-restriction laws - here's who signed and who didn't

A 2020 election voter in Sterling Heights, Michigan. David Goldman/AP Hundreds of US companies and execs signed a statement opposing laws that make it harder to vote. Companies like Netflix, Starbucks, Amazon, MasterCard, Facebook, and Google signed. But companies like Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, and JPMorgan Chase declined, The New York Times reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hundreds of US companies and executives have signed a statement opposing "any discriminat...
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the Democratic governor can't limit restaurant capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers during a press conference in August 2020 Associated Press The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Gov. Tony Evers can't limit restaurant capacity. The court found Evers must seek the state legislature's approval first. The high court previously struck down Evers' mask mandate. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against Governor Tony Evers Wednesday morning, finding that he doesn't have the authority to limi...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Speed, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Evers, Tony Evers, Coronavirus, Associated Press The Wisconsin Supreme Court, Scott Bauer Evers, Paul Squire


Bernie Madoff, Wall Street financier and Ponzi scheme organizer, has died at age 82

Financier Bernard Madoff arrives at Manhattan Federal court on March 12, 2009 in New York City. Madoff is scheduled to enter a guilty plea on 11 felony counts which under federal law can result in a sentence of about 150 years. Stephen Chernin/Getty Images Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street financier-turned-Ponzi scheme kingpin, has died of natural causes, aged 82, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.He is survived by his wife, Ruth Madoff.Born in New York City in 1938, Madoff founded a sto...
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Nancy Pelosi said she would have fought the Capitol rioters if they found her: 'I'm a street fighter'

Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images) Nancy Pelosi told USA Today she would've fought the Capitol rioters if they found her on January 6. A mob stormed the building, forcing lawmakers to be evacuated. Some rioters entered Pelosi's office. Pelosi said if they found her, "they would have had a battle on their hands." See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she would have fought the Capitol rioters if they found her as th...
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Fauci defended pausing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout but said those who already got the shot shouldn't worry

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci defended the pause in the US rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. He said it allowed regulators to study effects and alert physicians to any symptoms. But he said people who already got the shot should not worry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday defended the ...
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NATO is likely to join the US in withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in September, German defense minister says

US soldiers in Afghanistan. Wajuk Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images Germany's defense minister said NATO would likely withdraw troops from Afghanistan later this year. US officials said Tuesday that Biden plans to withdraw remaining troops by September 11, 2021. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said NATO would likely choose to do the same at its Wednesday meeting. See more stories on Insider's business page. Germany's defense minister has said that NATO would likely follow the US in withdr...
Tags: Politics, Germany, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Speed, Nato, News UK, Biden, Afp, Agence France Presse, ARD, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer, Sinead Baker, Getty Images Germany


Pfizer is ramping up vaccine production and will meet its goal of 300 million doses 2 weeks early, its CEO says

Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Twitter his company was ramping up COVID-19 vaccine production. Bourla said his company would deliver 220 million doses of the vaccine to the US by the end of May. He said the complete supply of 300 million would be delivered by the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer has increased its production of COVID-19 vaccines and will deliver remaining doses to the US faster than expected, CEO Alb...
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Pfizer is ramping up vaccine production and will meet its goal of 300 million doses two weeks early, its CEO said

Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Twitter his company is ramping up COVID-19 vaccine production. Bourla said his company will deliver 220 million doses of the vaccine to the US by the end of May. He said that the complete supply of 300 million would be delivered by the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer has increased its production of COVID-19 vaccines and will deliver remaining doses to the United States faster than exp...
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Egypt seized the Ever Given, demanding the ship's owners pay nearly $1 billion for blocking the Suez Canal

The "Ever Given" container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation, sails through the Suez Canal, after it was fully freed and floated. Egypt's Suez Canal Authority announced that the stranded massive container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, has been fully dislodged and successfully floating in the canal. Sayed Hassan/picture alliance via Getty Images Officials in Egypt have seized the Ever Given as authorities in the country demand the ship's own...
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The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout, citing the risk of rare blood clots

A nurse loading a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and the FDA have recommended pausing the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. They cited an "abundance of caution" related to six cases of blood clots in people who got the shot. The US has administered 6.8 million doses of the vaccine so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is putting an immediate pause on ...
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The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout, citing concerns over rare blood clots

A nurse loading a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and the FDA have recommended pausing the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. They cited an "abundance of caution" related to six cases of blood clots in people who got the shot. The US has administered 6.8 million doses of the vaccine so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is putting an immediate pause on ...
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Facebook took down the official page of the small French town of Bitche, then restored it after being called out

An aerial photo of the town of Bitche, France. Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Facebook removed the official Facebook page for the town of Bitche in northeastern France. Facebook has not given a reason, but restored the page on Tuesday after press coverage. A nearby town with "Bitche" in its name said it was changing its name in case it has the same issue. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook took down the official page for a small French town named Bitch...
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Johnson & Johnson is delaying the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe after US officials recommended pausing its use

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Johnson & Johnson has suspended its rollout of the vaccine in Europe. Several countries had just received their first doses of the vaccine on Monday. On Tuesday, the US temporarily suspended the use of the vaccine while it investigates reports of blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Johnson and Johnson announced it would delay the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe hours after US health officials called for authorities to pause...
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White House says Johnson & Johnson pause 'will not have a significant impact on our vaccination plan'

The first boxes of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are loaded into a box for shipment from the McKesson facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on March 1, 2021. Timothy Easley/AFP via Getty Images The White House released a statement about the recommended pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said it won't have a "significant impact." He said that the US has enough Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to provide doses to people. See m...
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