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Coronavirus live: Russia defends Sputnik V vaccine after Namibia halts rollout; Britain’s weekly cases at highest since July

Lab that developed Russian jab says decision ‘not based on science’; UK adviser says measures need to be in place now to get transmission rates downUK faces ‘another lockdown Christmas if we don’t act soon’Record Covid fatalities as Russia prepares for nationwide curbsCovid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’ English local health chiefs urge extra Covid measuresSee all our coronavirus coverageHere is a good picture to start your weekend with as a zoo in Jakarta, Ind...
Tags: UK, England, Russia, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Namibia, Jakarta Indonesia, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: Britain’s weekly Covid cases at highest since July; vaccines alone not enough to curb variants – WHO

Government adviser says measures need to be in place now to get transmission rates down; WHO says whole world needs to be vaccinatedUK faces ‘another lockdown Christmas if we don’t act soon’Record Covid fatalities as Russia prepares for nationwide curbsCovid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’ English local health chiefs urge extra Covid measuresSee all our coronavirus coverageHere is a good picture to start your weekend with as a zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, reopens ...
Tags: UK, England, Russia, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Who, Boris Johnson, Jakarta Indonesia, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: UK records a further 44,985 Covid cases; vaccines alone not enough to curb variants – WHO

Government adviser says measures need to be in place now to get transmission rates down; WHO says whole world needs to be vaccinatedUK faces ‘another lockdown Christmas if we don’t act soon’Record Covid fatalities as Russia prepares for nationwide curbsCovid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’ English local health chiefs urge extra Covid measuresSee all our coronavirus coverageHere is a good picture to start your weekend with as a zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, reopens ...
Tags: UK, England, Russia, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Who, Boris Johnson, Jakarta Indonesia, Coronavirus


Russia and China hold first joint patrol in the western Pacific, Russian defense ministry says

Russian and Chinese warships have conducted the first ever joint patrol in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, the Russian defense ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Tags: China, Russia, Cnn, Pacific Ocean


Record Covid fatalities as Russia prepares for nationwide curbs

Putin blames low vaccination rates, with 1,075 deaths recorded in a dayRussia reported a record 1,075 Covid deaths in 24 hours on Saturday as Europe’s hardest-hit country with dramatically low vaccination rates prepares for nationwide curbs from next week.Despite multiple pleas from President Vladimir Putin and the availability of the homegrown Sputnik V vaccine, only 36% of Russians are fully vaccinated. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Navalny honoured, Regeni trial begins: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the coverage of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Russia to Yemen Continue reading...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, World news, Uganda, Colombia, Philippines, Italy, Global development, Poland, Brazil, Myanmar, Yemen, Alexei Navalny, Navalny, Coronavirus


Explosion at Russian gunpowder workshop kills 17 -- report

A deadly explosion at an ammunition disposal plant in Russia's western Ryazan province on Friday killed at least 17 people, Russia's official news agency TASS reported.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, TASS, Ryazan


Analysis: How the West made the most dangerous version of Putin

Over the past decade, Vladimir Putin's resurgent Russia has been a perpetual concern for many in the West.
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How the West made the most dangerous version of Putin

Over the past decade, Vladimir Putin's resurgent Russia has been a perpetual concern for many in the West.
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Cnn


Putin rails against cancel culture and suggests teaching gender fluidity to kids is a 'crime against humanity'

Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Valdai Discussion Club's plenary meeting on October 21,2021, in Sochi, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin on Thursday slammed cancel culture and supporters of transgender rights. The Russian president suggested that teaching gender fluidity to kids is a "crime against humanity." Putin has been condemned worldwide over his anti-LGBTQ policies and rhetoric. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday took aim at "cancel culture" and su...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Time, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cameroon, Un, Fox News, Lgbtq, Kremlin


New research reveals mysterious origins of domestic horses

The domestication of horses changed the course of human history, but scientists have tried for years to figure out when and where this crucial event happened. Now, evidence from a new study using DNA analysis suggests horses were first domesticated 4,200 years ago in the steppes of the Black Sea region, part of modern-day Russia, before spreading across Asia and Europe in the centuries that followed.
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Russia, Stories, Black Sea


The moment domesticated horses changed the course of history is revealed

The domestication of horses changed the course of human history, but scientists have tried for years to figure out when and where this crucial event happened. Now, evidence from a new study using DNA analysis suggests horses were first domesticated 4,200 years ago in the steppes of the Black Sea region, part of modern-day Russia, before spreading across Asia and Europe in the centuries that followed.
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Russia, Stories, Black Sea


Covid live: AY.4.2 strain of Delta variant under investigation in UK; Pfizer says jab shows 91% efficacy in children

Offshoot of Delta designated a variant under investigation in UK; Pfizer says child-size doses effective at stopping infections in five- to 11-year-oldsAct early on rising UK cases or face harsher measures, experts warnUK vaccines watchdog ‘approves second jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds’CDC endorses boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccinesZimbabwe’s older people: the pandemic’s silent victimsAustralia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownSee all our coronavirus cove...
Tags: Europe, UK, Cdc, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Melbourne, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Coronavirus


China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race

Analysis: China recently tested a nuclear-capable manoeuvrable missile and Russia and the US have their own programmesA new focus on hypersonic glider weapons, following a reportedly successful Chinese test, is helping drive an arms race that is eclipsing hopes of a return to disarmament by the world’s major powers.The Chinese test on 27 July, first reported by the Financial Times, involved putting into orbit a nuclear-capable glider, travelling at five times the speed of sound, which then re-en...
Tags: China, Russia, US, World news, US news, US military, Nuclear Weapons, Financial Times


Explosion at Russian gunpowder workshop kills 17 -- report

A deadly explosion at an ammunition disposal plant in Russia's western Ryazan province on Friday killed at least 17 people, Russia's official news agency TASS reported.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, TASS, Ryazan


New study reveals that domesticated horses may have originally come from Russia

A horse is horse, of course, but what is the source of the horse we endorse? According to a recent scientific study published in Nature which analyzed the genomes of nearly 300 ancient horses over the courses of their forces, the earliest equines probably came from southern Russia, near the intersections of the Volga and Don Rivers, some 4000 years ago or so. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Biology, Russia, Horses, Evolution, Horse, Volga, Horseback Riding, Are U Rly A Horse, Don Rivers, A Horse Is A Horse, Chariots, In Soviet Russia Horses Ride You


Covid live: Pfizer says jab shows 91% efficacy in children, Russia reports record deaths for fourth day

Pfizer says child-size doses effective at stopping infections in five- to 11-year-olds; Russia reports 1,064 more deaths linked to virusAct early on rising UK cases or face harsher measures, experts warnCDC endorses boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccinesZimbabwe’s older people: the pandemic’s silent victimsAustralia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverageOne thing regular readers will have noted is that I occasionally pop in this ma...
Tags: Europe, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Melbourne, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Coronavirus, Barcelona Institute for Global, Quique Bassat


Covid live: percentage testing positive increases across most of England; Pfizer says jab shows 91% efficacy in children

Positive tests increase in most regions of England; Pfizer says child-size doses effective at stopping infections in five- to 11-year-oldsUK Covid booster jabs could be brought forward as cases hit 52,000Zimbabwe’s older people: the pandemic’s silent victimsAustralia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownNew Zealand sets 90% vaccination target before shifting from lockdownsSee all our coronavirus coverageOne thing regular readers will have noted is that I occasionally pop in ...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Melbourne, Coronavirus, Barcelona Institute for Global, lockdownNew Zealand, Quique Bassat


Covid live news: Russia’s daily deaths at record level for fourth day in a row; calls Italian care home deaths inquiry

Russia reports fourth straight day of record deaths, with 1,064 further fatalities; Amnesty calls for inquiry into Italy care home deathsUK Covid booster jabs could be brought forward as cases hit 52,000Zimbabwe’s older people: the pandemic’s silent victimsAustralia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownNew Zealand sets 90% vaccination target before shifting from lockdownsSee all our coronavirus coverageOne thing regular readers will have noted is that I occasionally pop in t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Amnesty, Coronavirus, COVID, Barcelona Institute for Global, lockdownNew Zealand


Covid live news: Amnesty calls for inquiry into Italian care home deaths; India likely to miss vaccine target

Action urged over reports of retaliation against Italian nursing staff; longer than usual gap between AstraZeneca doses slowing India’s roll-outUK Covid booster jabs could be brought forward as cases hit 52,000Zimbabwe’s older people: the pandemic’s silent victimsAustralia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownNew Zealand sets 90% vaccination target before shifting from lockdownsSee all our coronavirus coverageOne thing regular readers will have noted is that I occasionally p...
Tags: Europe, UK, Russia, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Melbourne, Amnesty, Coronavirus, Barcelona Institute for Global, lockdownNew Zealand


Covid live news: Amnesty calls for inquiry into Italian care home deaths; India likely to miss year end vaccine target

Action urged over reports of retaliation against nursing staff who criticised unsafe care home conditions; longer than usual gap between AstraZeneca doses slowing India’s vaccine roll-outUK Covid booster jabs could be brought forward as cases hit 52,000Australia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownNew Zealand sets 90% vaccination target before shifting from lockdownsSee all our coronavirus coverageOne thing regular readers will have noted is that I occasionally pop in this ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Russia, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Melbourne, Amnesty, Coronavirus, Barcelona Institute for Global, lockdownNew Zealand


Covid live news: UK rows over booster jab timings and MP face masks continue; Covid case cancels ‘cruise to nowhere’ in Hong Kong

Minister says face mask wearing shouldn’t be seen as a ‘virtue’; 1,000 passengers have to disembark after one positive case among crewUK Covid booster jabs could be brought forward as cases hit 52,000Australia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownNew Zealand sets 90% vaccination target before shifting from lockdownsSee all our coronavirus coverageOne thing regular readers will have noted is that I occasionally pop in this map which seems to indicate the extent to which the U...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Coronavirus, COVID, Barcelona Institute for Global, lockdownNew Zealand, Quique Bassat


Moscow is going back into lockdown as Covid-19 deaths multiply in Russia

Moscow will impose a 10-day lockdown from next week in an effort to curb soaring Covid-19 cases, the city's mayor has said, as Russia endures its worst-ever phase of the pandemic.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Moscow


Latest US military hypersonic test fails

The US suffered a setback in the race with China and Russia to develop hypersonic weapons when its latest test failed, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday.
Tags: News, China, Russia, US, Stories, Pentagon


Russia's Covid nightmare driven by vaccine rejection

More than 1,000 people are dying in Russia every day, and in Vologda only one in four is vaccinated.
Tags: News, Russia, Vologda


Latest US military hypersonic test fails

The US suffered a setback in the race with China and Russia to develop hypersonic weapons when its latest test failed, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday.
Tags: China, Russia, US, Cnn, Pentagon


Putin says Biden was right to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Joe Biden during the US-Russia Summit 2021 at the La Grange Villa on June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin on Thursday said Biden made the right call by pulling US troops from Afghanistan. The withdrawal of US troops coincided with the Taliban regaining control of the country. Putin also called on the US to unfreeze billions of dollars the Afghan central bank holds in reserves. Russian President Vladim...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, Brown University, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Crimea, Treasury


Coronavirus live: WHO warns indoor socialising driving infections; Russia sees ‘isolated cases’ of Delta subvariant

Indoor socialising in winter behind rise in cases, WHO warns; AY.4.2 subvariant may be around 10% more infectious than the original DeltaMoscow announces one-week lockdown amid high Covid deathsOnly 14% of promised Covid doses reach poorest countriesEngland: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixingUK Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the UK Labour’s shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens – she is MP for Cardiff Central – has been on Sky News, and has been highl...
Tags: UK, Russia, Singapore, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Who, Sky News, Sajid Javid, UK Labour, Cardiff Central, Jo Stevens, Coronavirus


Hear former CNN bureau chief's plea to Facebook after winning Nobel Prize

Former CNN journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa speaks with Becky Anderson after Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize for their longstanding efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia, respectively.
Tags: Facebook, News, Russia, Cnn, Philippines, Stories, Becky Anderson, Dmitry Muratov, Maria Ressa, Ressa


Moscow is going back into lockdown as Covid-19 deaths multiply in Russia

Moscow will impose a 10-day lockdown from next week in an effort to curb soaring Covid-19 cases, the city's mayor has said, as Russia endures its worst-ever phase of the pandemic.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, Moscow



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