Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been poisoned with a nerve agent called Novichok, according to the German government. Navalny became ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow, and was initially treated in a local hospital before being flown to Germany for further care. The use of Novichok, which has previously been used in attacks on Russian dissidents and British citizens, has raised concerns about Russia’s involvement in the incident.
Wildfires continue to rage in California More than 1 million acres of land have been destroyed as wildfires continue to burn throughout California. The fires have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, with some areas facing mandatory evacuation orders. At least seven people have died as a result of the fires, which have been fueled by high temperatures and Canadian News Today strong winds. The blazes have also caused widespread power outages, and authorities are warning that the danger is far from over.
Trump admits to downplaying coronavirus threat In audio recordings obtained by journalist Bob Woodward, President Donald Trump can be heard admitting that he intentionally downplayed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.