Hashimoto to lead Tokyo olympics
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Hashimoto to lead Tokyo olympicsJapan's seven-time Olympian turned politician Seiko Hashimoto announced that she is taking over as head of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Former chief Yoshiro Mori resigned following a backlash, after he was quoted as saying women talk too much. Government crisis in GeorgiaGeorgian prime minister Giorgi Gakharia announced his resignation criticizing a court decision to order the detention of an opposition leader. The Tbilisi City Court on February 17 granted the prosecution's request to place Nika Melia, chairman of the United National Movement in custody, in a case denounced as a political witch hunt. Senegal vaccinating Senegal received its first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, which it purchased from China’s Sinopharm.The country plans to vaccinate 20 percent of its population, which is about 3.5 million people, in the first phase of mass vaccination.Myanmar’s turmoilThe UK has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on three generals in Myanmar’s military regime in response to human rights violations. The military took over and detained the nation’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi after her party won a landslide in November’s elections.