Tag: Russia

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 13, 2020

As of 8 am, May 13, 2020: Worldwide: 4,233,504 cases, 289,932 deaths, 1,481,314 recoveries There are now 4,233,504 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide, with 281,893 people dying from related causes. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,397,132 infections, followed by Russia (232,243) and Spain...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 12, 2020

As of 8 am, May 12, 2020: 4,148,034 cases, 284,124 deaths, 1,428,161 recoveries There are now 4,148,034 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 281,893 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,379,185 infections, followed by Spain (227,436) and the United Kingdom...

US accuses China, Russia of coordinating on virus conspiracies

by Francesco FONTEMAGGI The United States on Friday accused China and Russia of stepping up cooperation to spread false narratives over the coronavirus pandemic, saying Beijing was increasingly adopting techniques honed by Moscow. "Even before the COVID-19 crisis we assessed a certain level of coordination between...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 1, 2020

As of 8 am, May 1, 2020: World count: 3,249,022 cases, 230,804 deaths There are now 3,249,022  confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 230,804 deaths worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,079,780 infections, followed by Spain (213,435) and Italy...

Putin: Singapore not appropriate model for the leadership transition in Russia

President Vladimir Putin does not think Singapore could be a model for the leadership transition in Russia. Speaking at a televised meeting with students in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, he was asked whether his country should consider the Singapore model. Mr Putin, 67, said...

Singapore to arrest sanctioned Russian ship over unpaid parking debts

Singapore—A report from Russian independent major news agency Interfax on Friday, December 6, says Singapore intends to arrest a Russian ship, the tanker Sevastopol. The tanker is under a US ban for the violation of economic sanctions imposed on North Korea, the Moscow Times reports. However,...

Russia not an enemy? Macron’s Moscow strategy faces first test

by Valerie LEROUX and Laurence BENHAMOU French President Emmanuel Macron this week faces the first major test of his policy of directly engaging with Russia that has disturbed some European allies, as he hosts a summit seeking progress in ending the Ukraine conflict. Joined by German...

Putin, Xi launch ‘historic’ Russian gas pipeline to China

by Andrea Palasciano and Anna Smolchenko Russia and China on Monday launched a giant gas pipeline linking the countries for the first time, one of three major projects aimed at cementing Moscow's role as the world's top gas exporter. Presiding by video link-up over an elaborate...

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

by Danny KEMP International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between "high-ranking" Russian officials and rebel suspects facing trial over the crash. The probe said the recordings raised questions about the possible involvement...

‘Shameful’ for UK not to publish Russia meddling probe: Clinton

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday it was "shameful" that the British government had not published a delayed parliamentary report into possible Russian interference in British politics ahead of December elections. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has previously rejected claims it was suppressing the report to avoid...