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Russia Remains World's Second-Largest Oil Producer in July – JODI

Russia remained the world's second-largest oil producer in July with an output of 8.778 million barrels, followed by Saudi Arabia and behind the United States, data released by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) on Thursday showed.
Source: sputniknews | 2020/9/18 14:17:26

Volunteers in Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Trials to Be Screened Before Vaccination

Volunteers taking part in the post-registration trials of the Sputnik V vaccine will be checked for COVID-19, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, alcohol, narcotic or psychostimulant substances, and women will be tested for pregnancy before the vaccine is administered, the Gam-COVID-Vac-2020 clinical study's protocol said.
Source: sputniknews | 2020/9/18 14:15:58

Russian fighter escorts US bombers over Bering Sea

A Russian MiG-31 fighter escorted two U.S. strategic bombers over the Bering Sea on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 13:41:59

Restrictive measures to be implemented in parts of UK amid COVID-19 concern

A series of restrictive measures will be implemented in parts of Britain, as "concerning rates" of coronavirus infection are seen there, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 13:11:16

Invention captures harmful car tyre dust, wins UK award

A group of students in Britain have invented a way of capturing tyre dust - a major contributor to air and water pollution - as a car drives along, winning them 2020's James Dyson Award in the UK.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 17:58:40

WikiLeaks acted in public interest, 'Pentagon Papers' leaker tells hearing

The man who leaked the "Pentagon Papers" about the Vietnam War defended Julian Assange at his London extradition hearing on Wednesday, saying WikiLeaks had acted in the public interest and warning Assange would not get a fair trial in the US.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 17:48:40

New migrants' camp

Greek police began moving hundreds of migrants stranded on the island of Lesbos into a new temporary tent camp on Thursday, more than a week after a fire razed Greece's biggest migrant camp where they had been staying.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 17:23:40

EU pandemic survey shows Italians disillusioned with Brussels

Opinions on how governments handled the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic vary hugely in Europe, a survey showed on Thursday, with hard-hit Italians especially disillusioned with the EU.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:18:40

Large fire in Italian city

Explosions and a huge fire ripped through the port area of the Italian city of Ancona early Wednesday, but there were no casualties, firefighters said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/16 17:08:40

UK sees 'way through'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government sees a 'way through' the parliamentary maze for his bill that would break the Brexit divorce treaty as it talks with rebels in the Conservative Party, a minister said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/16 17:03:43

CEOs call for deep EU emission cuts by 2030

The heads of more than 150 global companies, including Apple and Google, have urged European leaders to set a higher target for reducing climate-heating emissions, says the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 17:58:40

No party next door

British Interior Minister Priti Patel said Tuesday she would call the police if neighbors had a party as it was right to report people who might be spreading COVID-19 by disregarding new restrictions on gatherings of more than six people.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/15 16:58:41

French President Macron defends 5G technology over 'Amish' living

France will move forward with its planned deployment of 5G telecom networks despite detractors who would prefer “the Amish model” and “going back to the oil lamp,” President Emmanuel Macron said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 16:23:40

British MPs back Brexit bill despite EU anger

British lawmakers on Monday backed a new bill that would override parts of the Brexit treaty struck with the European Union (EU) in 2019, despite outrage in Brussels and alarm at home over such an overt breach of international law.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 16:18:41

Putin supports Lukashenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday backed embattled Belarus' leader Alexander Lukashenko and promised a $1.5 billion loan as the Belarusian strongman vowed to strengthen ties with Moscow.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 16:18:40

Italy's Berlusconi to leave hospital

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will leave the Milan hospital where he was being treated after contracting the coronavirus two weeks ago, officials in his Forza Italia party said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/14 16:43:41

Spain to furlough to 2021

The Spanish government is considering extending the nationwide ERTE furlough scheme that guarantees workers part of their income into 2021, Labor Minister Yolanda Diaz said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/14 16:43:41

Turkey not to expect EU sanctions

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a statement on Monday that Turkey does not expect the European Union (EU) to impose sanctions on it over a dispute with Greece over territorial claims in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/14 16:43:40