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RT (formerly Russia Today) is a Russian government-funded international television network. It operates pay television channels directed to audiences outside of Russia, as well as providing Internet content in English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, and Russian.Source
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ISIS claims responsibility for brutal Grozny traffic police officer stabbing which shocked Chechnya & enraged Kadryov

ISIS claims responsibility for brutal Grozny traffic police officer stabbing which shocked Chechnya & enraged Kadryov

The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist organisation has claimed responsibility for a knife attack on police in the Chechen Republic that left one of the officers dead. The two attackers were fatally shot on the spot.The group made the claim through one of its mouthpieces, the Al-Naba newspaper, on Friday, Reuters reported. However, it has not produced any evidence in support of its involvement in the assault, the agency said.The incident unfolded in the local capital, Grozny, on Monday. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov reported that two knife-wielding attackers had charged at the...

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Empty streets vs jubilant crowds: Stark contrast between NYC & Wuhan on NYE provokes envy & accusations

Empty streets vs jubilant crowds: Stark contrast between NYC & Wuhan on NYE provokes envy & accusations

Side-by-side comparisons of how New York City and Wuhan, China rang in the new year have sparked a heated debate on social media about whether the US should have embraced Beijing’s approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic.Photographs showing empty streets on Times Square, typically a hub of merry-making on New Year’s Eve, spread across social media on Thursday night, with several commentators noting that the mood was considerably more festive in Wuhan, the Chinese city where Covid-19 was first detected. New Year's Eve: Wuhan vs Times Square — Cari Kelemen (@KelemenCari) What kind of...

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It can’t get any worse! Russians say 2021 will be a better year in new poll, although one in four anxious about future

It can’t get any worse! Russians say 2021 will be a better year in new poll, although one in four anxious about future

Pandemics, wars and rampaging wildfires. The news from 2020 read more like a script for a Hollywood disaster film. But, now it’s over, the majority of Russians think that things can only get better, according to a new poll.A study of more than 1,600 people in the world’s largest country that six in ten are hopeful that the coming year will be better than the last, and only nine percent think things will get worse. However, one in four of those surveyed said they were looking to the new year with a sense of anxiety, an increase on previous years. With the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic still...

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Jan 1
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Serbia starts pumping cheaper Russian natural gas via TurkStream pipeline

Serbia starts pumping cheaper Russian natural gas via TurkStream pipeline

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has officially launched a section of the TurkStream gas link from Russia, known as Balkan Stream. The new supplies are set to significantly cut household gas prices and attract new investors.During the official official ceremony, held on the first day of the new year, Vucic said that the country has become “much richer” thanks to the gas pipeline. The price of gas at the Bulgarian border will be around $155 (without additional expenses in the domestic network) compared to the current price of $240, he said. “With this gas we can ensure investment influx to...

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Rocky start: 2021 will begin with unwelcome, 220-meter wide asteroid visitor, NASA warns

Rocky start: 2021 will begin with unwelcome, 220-meter wide asteroid visitor, NASA warns

As nations across the globe say ‘good riddance’ to 2020, NASA has warned that a monstrous 220-meter asteroid is headed Earth’s way early in the new year.Before that, this year’s final asteroid, 2020 YB4, measuring just 36 meters in diameter or roughly half the wingspan of a 747, passed by the Earth shortly after 6am UTC at a distance of 6.1 million kilometers. That means, in terms of the threat posed by space rocks at least, the planet made it out of 2020 somewhat intact. However, in the first days of January, three additional, small Near Earth Objects (NEOs) will grace the Earth with their...

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Dec 31
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Revolt at RFE/RL: US propaganda outfit denounces boss as partisan, claims he threatens their ‘freedom and independence’

Revolt at RFE/RL: US propaganda outfit denounces boss as partisan, claims he threatens their ‘freedom and independence’

Editors and section chiefs at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty have sent a letter to Congress claiming their agency head is threatening their journalistic autonomy and stellar reputation, both of which are dubious concepts at best.The actions of Michael Pack, head of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), are “intended to revoke RFE/RL’s financial autonomy” and “embed” his appointees within the service’s board of directors for two years, in an “unprecedented departure” from its tradition of working with changing administrations, says dated Wednesday, which was leaked to CNBC and made public...

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Dec 31
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At least 30 cars TORCHED in Strasbourg, France, as rioters go on annual New Year’s violence spree (VIDEOS)

At least 30 cars TORCHED in Strasbourg, France, as rioters go on annual New Year’s violence spree (VIDEOS)

Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze across Strasbourg, after groups of vandals flouted an 8pm curfew order, taking to the streets for a fiery New Year’s Eve custom that’s seen hundreds of cars torched over previous holidays.At least 30 vehicles were destroyed in arson attacks on Thursday night, according to police sources cited by French daily Le Figaro.“We are already at a certain number of burnt vehicles,” said the office of Josiane Chevalier, the prefect of the Bas-Rhin region, adding that several arrests had been made throughout the night.Smoldering cars, as well as those fully engulfed...

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Algeria signs contract to use Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 jab, with mass roll-out of pioneering vaccine set for January

Algeria signs contract to use Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 jab, with mass roll-out of pioneering vaccine set for January

The Algerian government has reached an agreement with Russia to obtain doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, the world’s first-registered inoculation against Covid-19. Distribution is scheduled to begin next month.“Algeria's health minister has confirmed that a contract was signed ... for the purchase of a vaccine against coronavirus with a Russian laboratory,” said Communications Minister Ammar Belhimer on Wednesday, according to .  While Belhimer also suggested vaccine-related talks were ongoing with “other foreign parties,” he did not elaborate further.Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid...

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Dec 31
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Russia is our most important ally, say over 50% of Chinese people, as leaders Xi & Putin discuss closer ties between countries

Russia is our most important ally, say over 50% of Chinese people, as leaders Xi & Putin discuss closer ties between countries

Neighbors don’t always make the best of friends but, faced with growing international tensions, China and Russia are being drawn closer together. It comes as Chinese citizens increasingly write off better relations with the US.A new poll published by the widely read Global Times newspaper, which has close links to the ruling Chinese Communist Party, found that over half of the nearly 2,000 respondents viewed Russia as the country’s most important relationship.There was a sharp reduction in the number of people saying that ties with the US had the biggest impact on China, dropping to only...

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‘Enemies of Allah’ – Chechen leader Kadyrov slams ‘knife attackers’ who killed police officer and left another injured

‘Enemies of Allah’ – Chechen leader Kadyrov slams ‘knife attackers’ who killed police officer and left another injured

The leader of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has struck out at relatives of two men who his administration say were killed during a fatal attack on police officers in the regional capital, Grozny.Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, the head of the Republic criticized family members of the deceased who had sought to deny their involvement in the incident. “One of our comrades was violently killed and another was wounded,” he said. “The enemies of Allah have committed this act of violence, and still their relatives think that it is acceptable to make irresponsible...

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Dec 31
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Russian man who handed rifle to disabled teenager during drunken 'shooting lesson,' gets nine years in jail for death of boy

Russian man who handed rifle to disabled teenager during drunken 'shooting lesson,' gets nine years in jail for death of boy

A man in Russia’s Urals region has been convicted of murder after a young boy was hit by a stray bullet from his rifle. While he didn’t actually pull the trigger, he was found guilty anyway for his role in the tragic event.The Sverdlovsk Regional Court on Wednesday ruled that Alexander Borisov was responsible for the killing. He was also indicted on an additional charge of hooliganism over the incident in which seven-year-old Yegor Korkunov was killed in August last year.Borisov, who was under the influence of alcohol at the time, decided to give an impromptu shooting lesson to a mentally...

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Blow for balloon-abusing Russian party animals as Putin bans sale of laughing gas & reintroduces drunk tanks to sober up revelers

Blow for balloon-abusing Russian party animals as Putin bans sale of laughing gas & reintroduces drunk tanks to sober up revelers

Partygoers and recreational drug users won’t be laughing any more, after Russia adopted new measures banning widely-abused nitrous oxide gas. The new provisions also allow local authorities to create cells for drunken detainees.The new package of regulations was signed into law by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. The legislation bans the production, sale and promotion of laughing gas for anything other than medical or industrial uses. The aerosol, used historically as a painkiller by dentists, has become a popular party drug among young people, dispensed into a balloon and...

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Dec 30
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‘Blackmail & ultimatums’: Russian FM Lavrov says it’s now up to Western countries to put an end to their Covid-19 'vaccine wars'

‘Blackmail & ultimatums’: Russian FM Lavrov says it’s now up to Western countries to put an end to their Covid-19 'vaccine wars'

The global coronavirus pandemic has decimated economies and left almost two million people dead. But, according to Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, it’s also become yet another battleground between East and West.Speaking to Moscow’s TASS news service on Wednesday, the veteran diplomat was asked whether 2021 would see a “vaccine war” between Russia and other countries working to roll out their jabs. He argued that Russia believes “it is only possible to effectively solve large-scale cross-border problems by uniting on the principles of solidarity.”By contrast, he said, “Western...

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Dec 30
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Jonathan Pollard, who served 30 years in US for spying for Israel, given hero's welcome by Netanyahu

Jonathan Pollard, who served 30 years in US for spying for Israel, given hero's welcome by Netanyahu

Former US government intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard – who spent 30 years in prison for spying on behalf of Israel – received the red carpet treatment from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Pollard – who was given Israeli citizenship in 1995, before being released from prison in 2015 – arrived in Israel with his wife Esther Pollard on Wednesday after travel restrictions that stopped him from leaving the United States were lifted.Upon their arrival in Israel, Pollard and his wife lowered onto their hands and knees and kissed the ground, before being greeted by Netanyahu and...

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Dec 30
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Russia is developing world’s first Covid-19 antidote, preclinical studies show drug effectiveness of more than 99%

Russia is developing world’s first Covid-19 antidote, preclinical studies show drug effectiveness of more than 99%

Russia's Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) has announced the development of a drug to fight against Covid-19, which would become the world's first direct-acting antiviral antidote if clinical trials are successful.According to Veronika Skvortsova, the head of FMBA, studies thus far have shown it is more than 99% effective.“This is the first etiotropic drug that directly affects the virus. In fact, this is an antidote for coronavirus infection,” she informed Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Wednesday, noting that preclinical studies have been completed, which have shown the...

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Months after Twitter shadow-bans RT, Putin signs law to fine & block social media giants that censor Russian media sources

Months after Twitter shadow-bans RT, Putin signs law to fine & block social media giants that censor Russian media sources

;  REUTERS / BrendanRussian President Vladimir Putin has approved new legislation that could see foreign social media companies punished for discriminating against the country’s media outlets. This year, RT and Sputnik have been censored on Twitter.The bill explicitly forbids censorship based on reasons such as nationality, language, and origin, as well as “in connection with the introduction of political or economic sanctions against Russia.”Once found guilty, a foreign network, such as YouTube or Facebook, could be subject to sanctions in the form of fines, the slowing down of traffic, or...

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Russia ready to ‘fight off’ Western attempts to seize its assets in $50bn battle with oligarchs over collapsed Yukos oil empire

Russia ready to ‘fight off’ Western attempts to seize its assets in $50bn battle with oligarchs over collapsed Yukos oil empire

Any hope of a quiet 2021 for Russia has been dashed as one of the country’s top officials warns it faces a series of court battles that risk confrontation with the West, including a fight over the world’s largest legal bill.In an interview published by Moscow news agency Interfax on Tuesday, Deputy Justice Minister Mikhail Galperin said that litigation over the collapsed Yukos oil empire and fallout from Russia’s 2014 reabsorption of Crimea means that “a tough year” is on the cards.The long-running dispute over Yukos, once among Russia’s leading energy firms and one of the most valuable...

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Dec 29
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Argentina’s leader says ‘trade war’ unleashed against Sputnik V as country starts immunization campaign with Russian vaccine

Argentina’s leader says ‘trade war’ unleashed against Sputnik V as country starts immunization campaign with Russian vaccine

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has dismissed fears of using Russia’s Sputnik V to vaccinate the population, arguing that the inoculation fell victim to a smear campaign driven by politics.Competitors are eager to “discredit each other,” Fernandez told TV Publica in an interview broadcasted on Monday, adding that the coronavirus vaccine market is worth “tens of billions of dollars.”“A trade war has been unleashed and, as everyone hopes for a vaccine, there is a geopolitical debate about who imposes it.”“They call it a Russian vaccine and not the Gamaleya vaccine,” Fernandez said,...

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Dec 29
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Russia reveals it has world’s 3rd-highest overall Covid-19 deaths after US & Brazil, per capita numbers similar to rest of Europe

Russia reveals it has world’s 3rd-highest overall Covid-19 deaths after US & Brazil, per capita numbers similar to rest of Europe

Russian officials have sharply revised upwards their estimates of deaths from Covid-19, with more than 186,000 people now thought to have died from the virus in the world’s largest country, since the start of the pandemic.While the numbers look stark, the overall figure is comparable to other European countries, when viewed per capita. This is despite Moscow refusing to implement strict autumn and winter lockdowns. The state statistical agency, Rosstat, said on Monday that almost 230,000 extra deaths have been recorded up to the end of November, compared with the total from 2019.Speaking to...

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Dec 29
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Eight German care home employees jabbed with 5 TIMES Pfizer vaccine dose, 4 hospitalized with Covid-like symptoms

Eight German care home employees jabbed with 5 TIMES Pfizer vaccine dose, 4 hospitalized with Covid-like symptoms

Eight nursing home workers in Stralsund received five times the normal dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, sending half of them to the hospital with Covid-19 symptoms – but the company insists the megadose is safe.A group of care home employees in the northeastern town of Stralsund was accidentally dosed with five times the prescribed amount of Pfizer-BioNTech’s newly approved Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday – the first day Germany began vaccinating healthcare workers and nursing home residents against the virus.Eight employees received five times the 30-microgram (mcg) dose of the...

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Extremely rare WHITE KIWI that inspired books & toys dies in New Zealand after surgery, prompting widespread mourning

Extremely rare WHITE KIWI that inspired books & toys dies in New Zealand after surgery, prompting widespread mourning

Manukura, the first-ever white kiwi to hatch in captivity, was a wildlife ambassador in New Zealand, and her untimely death is described as “one of the saddest days” by the wildlife center where she lived.The kiwi, the national bird of New Zealand, are usually brown, but Manukura was born with white plumage thanks to an extremely rare genetic trait carried by both her parents. She was the first of three white kiwis to hatch at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre in New Zealand during the 2011-2012 breeding seasons. Her younger brother, Mapuna, who is also white, is part of Pūkaha’s captive...

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Dec 28
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Vaccination suspended in Bavaria after glitch in cold chain prompts concerns over Pfizer vaccine batch going off

Vaccination suspended in Bavaria after glitch in cold chain prompts concerns over Pfizer vaccine batch going off

Covid-19 immunization had to be suspended in nine Bavarian districts on Sunday over concerns that strict cold chain conditions had not been maintained during deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine.The complicated logistics of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine’s distribution made for a bumpy start to the immunization campaign in Bavaria, Germany on Sunday. The vaccine has to be stored at extremely low temperatures to maintain the stability of proteins that trigger an immune response, and it needs to be used within days once it's unfrozen. Now, concerns over cold chain integrity have put the vaccination...

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Dec 27
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Human rights activists slam Israel for ‘politically motivated’ decision to postpone vaccination of Palestinian prisoners

Human rights activists slam Israel for ‘politically motivated’ decision to postpone vaccination of Palestinian prisoners

The order by Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana to withhold Covid-19 vaccines from Palestinian prisoners was discriminatory and contradicted the guidelines of the country’s own Health Ministry, human rights groups say.Ohana told Israeli prison officials to hold off administering jabs to Palestinian inmates until further notice, and provide the vaccine only to prison staff. The prisoners will get their shots later, “in accordance with the progress of vaccinating the general public,” according to the Saturday by the office of Israel’s first openly gay minister.The order came after a...

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My two daddies: Row rages in Latvia over LGBT-friendly children’s books as critics blast initiative ‘imposed by EU elites’

My two daddies: Row rages in Latvia over LGBT-friendly children’s books as critics blast initiative ‘imposed by EU elites’

For modern liberals, they are an important step in normalizing different kinds of families. But for others, children’s books depicting gay parents are an attack on traditional values. That’s the debate now playing out in Latvia.On Saturday, local media in the Baltic state reported that a complaint had been formally lodged with authorities over a new illustrated volume entitled ‘Time To Go To Sleep.’ After buying the children’s book, one woman said she was “unpleasantly surprised” to find “a story about a girl with two dads. I think it’s absurd to sell something like that.”Sandris Tocs, a...

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‘Best way to celebrate New Year is not celebrate it at all’: France’s health minister warns THIRD Covid-19 lockdown possible

‘Best way to celebrate New Year is not celebrate it at all’: France’s health minister warns THIRD Covid-19 lockdown possible

The authorities in France fear that the New Year holidays may provoke a third wave of coronavirus in the country and they’re ready to introduce new restrictions to curb it, the country’s health minister Olivier Veran has said.“The best way to celebrate New Year is not celebrate it at all,” was Veran’s advice to the population several days before the arrival of 2021.“We can’t risk putting the country under weeks of restrictions because of just one night,” he , in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche.It’ll be clear very soon if the family gatherings and other festive activities during the...

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Dec 27
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