Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he tested positive for Covid. Mr. López Obrador said that his symptoms are mild and that he’s receiving medical treatment.
Source: WSJ World News, Mexico’s President SaysHe Tested Positive for Covid
The emergence of new strains of the virus that causes Covid-19 signals a future in which health authorities are locked in a cat-and-mouse battle with a shape-shifting pathogen.
Source: WSJ World News, New Coronavirus Variants Complicate Battle Against the Pandemic
New investments by overseas businesses into the U.S., which for decades held the No. 1 spot, fell 49% in 2020, according to U.N. figures.
Source: WSJ World News, China Overtakes U.S. as Leading Foreign-Investment Destination
The sorties, on both Saturday and Sunday, come in President Biden’s first week in office, a likely warning from Beijing to the new administration over its support for the island.
Source: WSJ World News, China Flies Warplanes Near Taiwan in Show of Force, Prompting U.S. Warning
The Kremlin must decide how to respond to weekend protests supporting jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Source: WSJ World News, Russia’s Putin Faces Rising Discontent
The Middle East’s tourism and business hub is resisting another coronavirus lockdown that threatens to paralyze its travel-dependent economy.
Source: WSJ World News, Dubai Fires Health Chief as Covid-19 Infections Surge
A fast-spreading Covid-19 variant has pushed deaths and infections to records, overwhelming funeral homes.
Source: WSJ World News, Undertakers Take Front Lines in South Africa’s Virus Fight
Technical problems and fears over safety have lowered turnout at inoculation sites, putting the effort far behind its targeted pace.
Source: WSJ World News, India’s Covid-19 Vaccinations Get Off to Bumpy Start
A “worker-centered” policy means less focus on opening markets for banks and drug makers.
Source: WSJ World News, Biden Team Promises New Look in Trade Policy
The drugmaker expects to deliver tens of millions fewer Covid-19 vaccine doses than planned to the EU in coming months, threatening the continent’s efforts to increase vaccinations and delivering a fresh reputational blow to the company.
Source: WSJ World News, AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Shortfall Threatens EU Plans to Boost Inoculations
Thousands of people took to the streets in support of the jailed opposition leader, in what has shaped up to be a key test for his movement and a fresh challenge for the Kremlin.
Source: WSJ World News, Hundreds Detained Across Russia as Protesters Rally for Navalny
Israel will begin vaccinating high-school students to target a demographic suspected of accelerating the country’s Covid-19 outbreak.
Source: WSJ World News, Israel to Vaccinate High Schoolers to Slow Infections Among the Young
People world-wide are dying at the fastest pace in years because of the coronavirus. In response, deaths are now getting counted faster than ever, potentially giving public-health experts and policy makers a clearer picture to make decisions.
Source: WSJ World News, Covid-19 Is Speeding Up How Deaths Are Recorded
President Biden’s revocation of a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is spurring Canada’s energy industry to seek new markets for its top export.
Source: WSJ World News, Keystone Pipeline Cancellation Raises Pressure on Canadian Producers
Beijing is pressing for a meeting of its top diplomat with senior Biden aides to explore a summit between the two nations’ leaders, highlighting China’s hopes to quickly stabilize a rocky relationship with Washington.
Source: WSJ World News, China Pushes for High-Level Meeting to Ease Tension With U.S.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the variant—which has caused Covid-19 infections across the U.K. to spike and is spreading rapidly in the U.S.—could result in higher death rates. The conclusions are still highly uncertain.
Source: WSJ World News, U.K. Covid-19 Variant Could Be More Deadly, British Officials Say
One year later, Beijing tries to portray pandemic’s starting point as a symbol of victory, but many residents aren’t buying it.
Source: WSJ World News, Anger at China’s Covid-19 Response Smolders in Wuhan
While American democracy struggled to cope with the pandemic, economic crisis and political unrest, Chinese authoritarianism could point to notable successes—and rising international clout.
Source: WSJ World News, China Played Its Hand Well in 2020. Will It Keep Winning?
Despite the current regime’s efforts to suppress dissent, millions of Egyptians still find inspiration in the Tahrir Square uprising that toppled the country’s autocratic ruler 10 years ago.
Source: WSJ World News, Egypt Battles Over Memories of the Arab Spring
The World Health Organization, in draft advice erroneously sent to The Wall Street Journal and which WHO officials say wasn’t cleared for publication, warns that the coronavirus could spread via the cold chain and be reintroduced into countries where the pandemic is under control.
Source: WSJ World News, WHO Caught Between China and West on Frozen-Food Coronavirus Transmission
The City of London has voted to remove statues of two 18th-century merchants who profited from slavery, after the Black Lives Matter movement prompted growing scrutiny of the U.K.’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Source: WSJ World News, After Black Lives Matter Protests, London’s Historic Financial Center to Remove Statues Linked to Slavery
Most of them are protesters who have changed the country’s political landscape in recent months.
Source: WSJ World News, Dozens Face Criminal Complaints in Thailand, Accused of Insulting the King
New research has increased worries that the immune response triggered by a Covid-19 infection or vaccination may be less effective at protecting against the new strain of the coronavirus that first emerged in South Africa.
Source: WSJ World News, Studies of South African Virus Strain Raise Immunity Concerns
The U.S. will fulfill its financial obligations to the WHO, resume collaborations and stop drawing down staff.
Source: WSJ World News, U.S. Restores Ties With WHO, Seeking to Reassert Leadership
World leaders welcomed the return of the U.S. to the Paris Agreement, but it won’t be easy to reassert global leadership and meet targets to reduce their carbon footprints.
Source: WSJ World News, President Biden Quickly Rejoined Paris Climate Accord. Meeting the Emissions Goals Will Be Harder.