Donald Trump’s teenage son Barron tested positive for coronavirus but had no symptoms, according to first lady Melania Trump. Barron, 14, tested positive after both of his parents contracted the virus, Mrs Trump said in a personal post on the White House website. She said that after she and her husband were diagnosed with the virus, her mind “went immediately to our son”.
Two United States citizens and the remains of a third have been released by Iran-backed militants in Yemen, U.S. officials have said. American citizens Sandra Loli and Mikael Gidada were released from Houthi custody Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the news, describing the release as part of a U.S.-backed trade that returned more than 200 Houthi loyalists to the war-ravaged nation.
The EU has announced sanctions against members of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, including the head of Russia’s domestic spy agency, over the poisoning of the opposition figure Alexei Navalny. The EU said it had agreed sanctions against six people believed to have been involved in the “assassination attempt” against Putin’s most vocal critic. Navalny is still recovering in Germany after falling ill on a flight to Moscow from Siberia in August.
Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has resigned after days of protests following a disputed election that plunged the country into turmoil. “I do not want to go down in Kyrgyzstan’s history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own citizens,” he said in a statement. Kyrgyzstan has been in crisis since parliamentary elections on 4 October.
A complete and original copy of Shakespeare’s very first printed collection of plays set a record Wednesday when it was auctioned off at just under $10 million. This was the first time in almost two decades a copy had hit the market. Referred to as the First Folio, the collection was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death.