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Covid-19 vaccine updates: US vaccinates only 2.7 mn people, Algeria approves Russia vaccine – coronavirus crisis

India is a step closer in getting a vaccine for the coronavirus disease. After the United Kingdom, which is battling a new strain of the coronavirus, approved the vaccine being made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, India too is expected to follow suit. A meeting of the expert panel of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) will take place on ...

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Russia admits to world’s third-worst coronavirus death toll – world news

Russia on Monday said its coronavirus death toll was more than three times higher than it had previously reported, making it the country with the third-largest number of fatalities. For months President Vladimir Putin has boasted about Russia’s low fatality rate from the virus, saying earlier this month that it had done a “better” job at managing the pandemic than ...

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Russia always ready to provide humanitarian aid to other countries: Putin – world news

Providing humanitarian aid is one of the key areas covered by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and Russia will always provide the necessary assistance to other countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “A very difficult noble task that you are now undertaking is delivering humanitarian aid to the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh. I will add that over the past 30 ...

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Donald Trump pardons a relative and more Russia probe convicts – world news

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two more aides convicted in the Russia meddling probe – Paul Manafort and Roger Stone – and for the first time extended the extraordinary pardon powers of his office to benefit a family member, Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. The outgoing president, who has refused to ...

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Russia hits more EU officials with entry bans over the Union’s stance on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning – world news

Moscow is expanding the list of European officials barred from entering Russia in response to the European Union’s (EU) sanctions over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. The move comes a day after Navalny, a longtime adversary of President Vladimir Putin, released a recording of a phone call he said he made to ...

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Russia working with India to jointly produce Sputnik V vaccine: Russian envoy – india news

Russia is working with India to jointly produce Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine at Dr Reddy’s Laboratories for use in India, Russia and other countries, said Nikolay Kudashev, Russian Ambassador to India, on Monday. Speaking at the press briefing, the Ambassador said, “We are working very hard to fight Covid-19 together with India, and now advancing to jointly produce Sputnik V ...

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Russia committed to develop ties with Pakistan, India shouldn’t have any concerns – india news

Russia on Monday said it is committed to developing its relationship with Pakistan, though India should have no concern about such moves as they are within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and aimed at ensuring regional stability. Moscow’s efforts to develop relations with Islamabad fit in with the basic values of the strategic partnership between India and ...

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Risks of simmering conflicts near Russia require stepped up border protection: Putin – world news

Russian intelligence agencies should provide maximum protection at the state border due to the risks of simmering conflicts in neighbouring regions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday. “We need to strive for more effective protection of the state border, especially given the risks of smoldering regional conflicts near our borders,” Putin said in his address to the Russian security ...

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Russia hack confronts Trump with decision that echoes Obama’s – world news

A massive hack on the federal government presents President Donald Trump with the same choice Barack Obama faced in the waning days of his tenure: whether to impose sanctions on Russia, and how severe to make them. So far, Trump has shown little willingness to impose costs. Confronted with evidence that Vladimir Putin’s government orchestrated cyberattacks aimed at interfering with ...

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India to make 300 million doses of Sputnik V in 2021, says Russia Direct Investment Fund chief – world news

India will produce about 300 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) next year, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which has partnered with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited for clinical trials and distribution of the shot vaccine in India, has said. Click here for full Covid-19 coverage “In India, we have agreements ...

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