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Traditional skating in Moscow while the Bidens unveil the White House Christmas decorations

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Traditional skating in Moscow while the Bidens unveil the White House Christmas decorations

Traditional skating in Moscow while the Bidens unveil the White House Christmas decorations

The famous skating rink and Christmas fair traditionally opened on the Red Square as the main sign of the upcoming New Year and Christmas.

The theme 'Gift from the Heart,' has been selected by the Bidens for their first Christmas at the White House.


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Because of COVID, the Bolshoi Theatre limited audience capacity to 70%, but those in the house seemed to love what they saw.

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Biden and Putin to talk this week on Europe's security and Ukraine before possible January meeting [Video]

Biden and Putin to talk this week on Europe's security and Ukraine before possible January meeting

Moscow's deputy envoy to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy said US-Russian talks next month should be "serious" and not just some "blah blah "blah".

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Designer trees from around the world light up Moscow's Christmas festival

People in Moscow are being treated to a spectacular display of Christmas trees themed on cities from around the world, an attempt to cheer up Russians as the COVID pandemic continues to restrict travel this holiday season.

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30 years on, FRANCE 24's Moscow correspondent recalls the fall of the USSR

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Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine want stronger sanctions against Russia [Video]

Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine want stronger sanctions against Russia

US intelligence officials say Russia has amassed 70,000 troops near its border with Ukraine and is preparing for a possible invasion early next year. Moscow has denied any intention to attack.

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Health Experts Worry Biden’s Plan To Distribute 500 Million COVID-19 Tests Isn’t Enough [Video]

Health Experts Worry Biden’s Plan To Distribute 500 Million COVID-19 Tests Isn’t Enough

Health Experts Worry Biden's Plan, To Distribute 500 Million, COVID-19 Tests Isn't Enough. Health Experts Worry Biden's Plan, To Distribute 500 Million, COVID-19 Tests Isn't Enough. As the Omicron variant began its swift spread across the nation, the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests starting next month. As the Omicron variant began its swift spread across the nation, the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests starting next month. Experts are concerned 500 million tests aren't enough to address the surge of Omicron. Some say the administration should have been distributing tests weeks ago. Health officials say the administration's incompetence in rolling out test kits before the holidays was an "opportunity lost.". The quality of life for people over Christmas was probably diminished if they couldn't get a test. , Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, via Fox News. Compounding issues further, a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 tests has left many Americans in the dark. Compounding issues further, a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 tests has left many Americans in the dark. Experts say 500 million tests aren't enough even if limited only to the nation's labor force. I can imagine each 200 million needing at least one test a week. , Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, via Fox News. I can imagine each 200 million needing at least one test a week. , Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, via Fox News. Thus far, the Biden administration's response to the Omicron variant has been underwhelming, to say the least. Thus far, the Biden administration's response to the Omicron variant has been underwhelming, to say the least. The reality is that we’re probably not going to have [tests] in time to mitigate the current surge and at least that. , Neil Jay Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy at University of Maryland School of Public Health, via Fox News. The reality is that we’re probably not going to have [tests] in time to mitigate the current surge and at least that. , Neil Jay Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy at University of Maryland School of Public Health, via Fox News

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Animals at Berlin Zoo feast on donated Christmas tree leftovers [Video]

Animals at Berlin Zoo feast on donated Christmas tree leftovers

It's the traditional Christmas meal for the animals at Berlin Zoo: unwanted fir Christmas trees served up as treats for elephants, reindeer and creatures to enjoy.

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Omicron Variant Causes Uptick in Admissions at Children's Hospitals [Video]

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Omicron Variant Causes Uptick , in Admissions at Children's Hospitals. Officials say COVID-19 infections among children are rising drastically in the United States. CNN reports that on average, pediatric hospitalizations are up 35% in the United States in the last week. Many expect infections to rise further as the holiday season comes to an end. I think we are going to see more numbers now than we have ever seen. , Dr. Stanley Spinner, chief medical officer at Texas Children's Pediatrics & Urgent Care, via CNN. According to CNN, health officials are bracing for the worst. Cases are continuing to rise between Christmas gatherings and we're going to continue to see more numbers this week from that. , Dr. Stanley Spinner, chief medical officer at Texas Children's Pediatrics & Urgent Care, via CNN. Pediatricians across the United States say they expect January to be a busy month for COVID-19 infections. It's almost like you can see the train coming down the track and you're just hoping it doesn't go off the rails. , Dr. Claudia Hoyen, director of pediatric infection control at UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, via CNN. When infected with Omicron, officials say children are mostly showing mild symptoms. Though children aren't as sick as when infected by previous variants, officials say there are many more symptomatic cases among kids with Omicron. On the last wave, we were impressed by like 80 positives a day and we've had almost 200 positives on some days. , Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, infectious diseases chief at Children's National Hospital, via CNN. On the last wave, we were impressed by like 80 positives a day and we've had almost 200 positives on some days. , Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, infectious diseases chief at Children's National Hospital, via CNN. It's just very, very contagious. , Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, infectious diseases chief at Children's National Hospital, via CNN

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Prof. Hunter: Johnson made the 'right call' on restritions [Video]

Prof. Hunter: Johnson made the 'right call' on restritions

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Salsa dancers take to Cali's 'Salsodromo' on Christmas Day [Video]

Salsa dancers take to Cali's 'Salsodromo' on Christmas Day

Salsa dancers take to Cali's 'Salsodromo' on Christmas Day

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Biden Administration Announces Plan to Fight Omicron Variant [Video]

Biden Administration Announces Plan to Fight Omicron Variant

Biden Administration Announces , Plan to Fight Omicron Variant. Biden Administration Announces , Plan to Fight Omicron Variant. 'The Washington Post' reports President Joe Biden announced his administration's plans to combat the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Dec. 21. . 'The Washington Post' reports President Joe Biden announced his administration's plans to combat the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Dec. 21. . The Biden administration plans to make 500 million rapid at-home tests freely available and send federal resources to aid strained health systems. The Biden administration plans to make 500 million rapid at-home tests freely available and send federal resources to aid strained health systems. According to 'The Washington Post,' the administration will deploy 1,000 members of the military to aid medical facilities. . According to 'The Washington Post,' the administration will deploy 1,000 members of the military to aid medical facilities. . ... we should all be concerned about Omicron, but not panicked .., President Biden, via 'The New York Times' . This is not March of 2020 ... Two hundred million people are vaccinated. We’re prepared; we know more, President Biden, via 'The New York Times' . The Omicron variant is spreading at an alarming rate. As of Dec. 18, of all new cases, 73% are due to Omicron infections. White House officials plead with Americans - The vaccines are our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. White House officials plead with Americans - The vaccines are our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know how to protect people from severe illness. , Statement from the White House, via 'The Washington Post'. We know how to protect people from severe illness. , Statement from the White House, via 'The Washington Post'. We have the tools needed to do it. , Statement from the White House, via 'The Washington Post'

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White House Officials Criticize Manchin for Withdrawing Support for Build Back Better Plan [Video]

White House Officials Criticize Manchin for Withdrawing Support for Build Back Better Plan

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President Biden's Virtual 'Summit for Democracy' Begins at White House [Video]

President Biden's Virtual 'Summit for Democracy' Begins at White House

President Biden's Virtual, "Summit for Democracy", Begins at White House. President Biden's Virtual, "Summit for Democracy", Begins at White House. CNN reports President Joe Biden's virtual "Summit for Democracy" convened on December 9. The summit will host over 100 participants representing world governments and private-sector leaders. Officials say the summit intends to promote democracy against the rising tide of the world's authoritarian regimes. In the face of sustained and alarming challenges to democracy, universal human rights, and all around the world, democracy needs champions. , President Joe Biden, via CNN. Though he described democracy as "inherently resilient," Biden says advocates must now more than ever "stand up for the values that unite us.". The president also announced his Initiative for Democratic Renewal at the summit. The initiative hopes to build on the United States' efforts to bolster democracy around the world. White House officials say the initiative will receive funding of up to $424.4 million. Biden began the summit with a tribute to the late civil rights icon, John Lewis. With his final words, as he was dying, ...he reminded our country: 'Democracy is not a state, it's an act.' , President Joe Biden, via CNN . Biden says his administration is ready to fight for the future of democracy. He called it "the challenge of our time.". As the world deals with the fallout of a global recession in democracy, the president says the time to act is now. As the world deals with the fallout of a global recession in democracy, the president says the time to act is now

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Fauci Says Early Reports On Omicron Variant Are 'Encouraging' [Video]

Fauci Says Early Reports On Omicron Variant Are 'Encouraging'

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Young Americans Are Losing Faith in Democracy [Video]

Young Americans Are Losing Faith in Democracy

Young Americans, Are Losing Faith in Democracy. Young Americans, Are Losing Faith in Democracy. Young Americans , Are Losing Faith in Democracy. NPR News reports many young citizens of the United States are concerned about the future of the country's democracy. NPR News reports many young citizens of the United States are concerned about the future of the country's democracy. A poll conducted by the Harvard University Kennedy School's Institute of Politics shows 52% of young Americans believe US democracy is "in trouble.". A poll conducted by the Harvard University Kennedy School's Institute of Politics shows 52% of young Americans believe US democracy is "in trouble.". Merely 7% of those who participated in the study believes the democratic process in the United States is "healthy.". Merely 7% of those who participated in the study believes the democratic process in the United States is "healthy.". Nearly half of all young Republicans believe the country will experience civil war during their lifetime. Nearly half of all young Republicans believe the country will experience civil war during their lifetime. Young voters showed out in the 2020 election, propelling Joe Biden into the White House. Young voters showed out in the 2020 election, propelling Joe Biden into the White House. Nearly a year into the 79-year-old president's first term, his approval rating among young people is 46%. Nearly a year into the 79-year-old president's first term, his approval rating among young people is 46%. Last March showed a much more favorable outlook for Biden among younger citizens. 59% of them approved of his performance. The study indicates cause for concern for the mental health of the young adults of the United States. . As the COVID-19 pandemic continues onward with no end in sight, 51% of young Americans said they felt "depressed, or hopeless.". there are millions of millions of millions ...who are struggling with this on a regular basis. , Della Volpe, former advisor Biden campaign, via NPR News. there are millions of millions of millions ...who are struggling with this on a regular basis. , Della Volpe, former advisor Biden campaign, via NPR News

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