The detention of Navalny’s brother Oleg and Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina comes as authorities try to stem another wave of protests.
The U.S. hit a new low on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index amid a steady decline under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh had received the death penalty.
The White House, in its description of the call, did not say that an agreement had been reached though its tone was upbeat.
Acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills said the U.S. hopes to build confidence on both sides to create an environment to reach a two-state solution.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that almost two-thirds of young Americans do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
The Premier survived two confidence votes in Parliament last week but crucially lost his absolute majority in the Senate after an ally defected.
The drugmaker will instead focus pandemic research on treatments, with initial efficacy data on an experimental oral antiviral expected by the end of March.
The woman, who returned to New Zealand on Dec. 30, tested positive for the South African strain of the virus after leaving a two-week mandatory quarantine.
The president, who said his symptoms are mild, has been widely criticized for his handling of the pandemic in Mexico, and for not setting a better example.