German navy chief resigns following Ukraine, Putin comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Promsvyazbank CEO Pyotr Fradkov during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. (Evgeniy Paulin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Promsvyazbank CEO Pyotr Fradkov during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. (Evgeniy Paulin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy. Some 573 people have joined the billionaire ranks since 2020, bringing the worldwide total to 2,668, according to an analysis released by Oxfam on Sunday. That means a new billionaire was minted about every 30 hours, on average, so far during the pandemic.

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