MOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Prikhodko, Russia’s former deputy prime minister who played a prominent role in shaping Russia’s foreign policy, has died. He was 64. Russian news agencies reported the death on Tuesday, citing spokespeople of the government. Prikhodko served as deputy prime minister between 2013 and 2018. In January 2020, he was appointed aide to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused Prikhodko of corruption. In an investigation published in 2018, Navalny alleged that the official received lavish hospitality from billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who is close to President Vladimir Putin and also had a working relationship with Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.
NEW YORK (AP) — Less than a week after the Trump administration ended, one of its alumni has joined Fox News. The company announced that Larry Kudlow, a former CNBC journalist who was former President Donald Trump’s national economic council director, will host a weekday show on Fox Business Network and be an analyst across other Fox News Media properties. Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in government disclosure document that she would be working at Fox. The network says there has been no job agreement with McEnany. One of her predecessors, Sarah Sanders, just left Fox to run for governor of Arkansas.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister has invited foreign investors to take advantage of the country’s $26 billion incentive-linked program and help the country become a manufacturing hub. Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will need an investment of $ 4.5 trillion by 2040 to develop its vast infrastructure. Modi on Thursday spoke on the virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum. He identified electric mobility, clean energy, oil and gas pipeline, airports and mobile manufacturing as some of the area which can be attractive to foreign investors. He said India offered a big market and business-friendly environment.
PRINGLE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has ordered a secretive polygamous sect to sell it’s compound in the Black Hills to pay for a lawsuit settlement. Court documents show that a South Dakota sheriff has been ordered to sell the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ property near Pringle in Custer County. The sect still owes nearly $1.7 million to three men as part of a 2017 settlement in federal court. Sheriff Marty Mechaley says the 140-acre property will be sold during an auction on Feb. 25 at the Custer County Courthouse. The compound sits along a gravel road and is shielded from view by tall pine trees, a privacy fence and a guard tower.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Myanmar military is taking control of the country under a one-year state of emergency.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden is back in Delaware with moving on his weekend to-do list. Biden flew aboard Air Force One on Friday for the first time as president. He says he went home to help his wife figure out what other “stuff” they need in the White House. Biden made the trip even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans put off travel at this time because of the coronavirus pandemic. The White House said the trip would be far less risky for Biden than the sort of commercial travel that people are being urged to put on hold.