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Tag Archives: Russia

Russia eases stay-at-home orders as cases soar

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said stay-at-home orders for most workers in Russia would be eased this week even as the country registered a record increase in new coronavirus infections. With more than 220,000 confirmed cases and a steady surge of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases every day, Russia now ...

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Coronavirus: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine

BRUSSELS: World leaders, organisations and banks on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus, but warned that it is just the start of an effort that must be sustained over time to beat the disease. The funds, pledged at a video-conference summit ...

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Russia banned from Olympics, soccer World Cup

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW: Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee acted after concluding that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files ...

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Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end Ukraine war

PARIS: Russian leader Vladimir Putin met Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time ever at a Paris summit aimed at agreeing measures to help end five years of conflict in the east of Ukraine. No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the meeting – mediated by French President Emmanuel ...

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Free fuel to customers wearing bikini

SAMARA: The offer of free fuel to customers wearing bikini by a petrol pump in Russia was nothing less than a bombshell, and many men took up the dare to benefit themselves. While the owner of the Olvi petrol station in Samara must have female customers in mind while making ...

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Pakistan settles Soviet-era trade dispute with Russia

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has finally decided to sign a deal with Moscow to settle a 39-year old exporters’ claims case pending since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, paving the way for Russia to invest over $8 billion in Pakistan. The Pakistani government has authorised its ambassador to Russia to ...

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Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers target sports organizations

WASHINGTON: Microsoft Corp said it has tracked “significant” cyberattacks coming from a group it calls “Strontium” or “Fancy Bear”, targeting anti-doping authorities and global sporting organizations. The group, also called APT28, has been linked to the Russian government, Microsoft said in a blog post. At least 16 national and international ...

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US Allies Glad al-Baghdadi is Dead, but Say ISIS Still a Threat

WASHINGTON: U.S. allies around the world are calling the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a major blow, but say ISIS is still a terrorist threat. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that al-Baghdadi’s death is “just a stage.” “With our partners in the international coalition, the fight continues ...

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Moscow issues protest over FBI interrogation of Russian MP

MOSCOW: The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it had issued a strong protest to the United States with regard to the detention and interrogation of a Russian parliament member by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). “We declare a strong protest in connection with the actions of the U.S. authorities ...

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Russia summons Iranian ambassador over journalist’s arrest

MOSCOW: Russia’s foreign ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador over the detention of a Russian journalist in Tehran, ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. Moscow has close economic and political ties with Tehran, and it is unusual for the latter to target Russian citizens. “Due to the detention in Tehran of Russian ...

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