Coronavirus live news: former French president dies of Covid complications; global deaths near 1.5m – The Guardian

Key events Show 7.14pm EST19:14 New Zealand confirms nine new cases in managed isolation facilities 6.54pm EST18:54 Lilly to supply 650,000 more doses of bamlanivimab to US government 6.45pm EST18:45 Global death toll nears 1.5m 6.35pm EST18:35 Former French president dies of Covid complications 6.29pm EST18:29 Summary Live feed Show 7.14pm EST19:14 New Zealand confirms…

Iranian Arms, Fighters Bolster Maduro Government in Venezuela, U.S. Says – The Wall Street Journal

Iran is just one U.S. adversary backing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, said Adm. Craig Faller. Photo: Miraflores Palace/EPA/Shutterstock WASHINGTON—Iran has sent arms and dispatched paramilitary operatives to help Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro maintain his hold on power, the top U.S. military commander for Central and South America said Wednesday. “We see a growing Iranian influence…