Russian population to fall by 1.2 million by 2024, wiping around 1% off the country’s total, says latest government estimates

The population of Russia is predicted to drop by 352,500 people this year, and could be reduced by a total of 1.2 million come 2024. The latest figures are a major revision of the 2020 dip of only 158,000 projected in August. According to Moscow daily Izvestia, which obtained a government forecast, the reduction in Russian residents will be […]

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As Symbols of the Confederacy Fall, Activists Say Mississippi’s Flag Should Be Next

ATLANTA — Five years ago, in the wake of the horrific massacre of black parishioners by a white supremacist at a South Carolina church, the University of Mississippi lowered the state flag for the last time on campus as Confederate symbols were being brought down across the South. The chancellor then said the state’s emblem, […]

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Russian Deputy PM believes Covid-19 second wave can be avoided, Moscow denies lockdown to resume in fall

The dreaded second wave of coronavirus in Russia can be avoided if safety measures are observed, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who has fronted the country’s response to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Moscow’s Department of Education has firmly denied media reports that self-isolation rules will again be introduced in the capital on September […]

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‘Wasn’t going to fall for Fake News’: Trump says ‘very slippery’ ramp explains him walking uncertainly at West Point

Slipping on a steep ramp that had “no handrail” would play into the hands of “fake news” media, Donald Trump has said, after countless videos showed him walking slowly and carefully following a graduation speech at West Point. “The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long and steep, had […]

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Horrific video shows 3yo child FALL OUT of minibus after collision, before being saved by cop

A Russian police officer was in the right place at the right time to save a three-year-old boy from almost certain death under the wheels of his own father’s minibus. The officer’s swift reaction prevented an already dangerous road crash in the city of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East from becoming a tragedy. Road camera […]

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Trump says 75 old man could be Antifa provocateur who faked fall – Times of India

US President Donald Trump (File photo) WASHINGTON: A 75-year old peace activist who was shoved so hard by police in Buffalo that his head hit the pavement and bled profusely could be an “ANTIFA provocateur” who faked the fall, US President Donald Trump said in a tweet that evoked universal revulsion even as the country […]

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Trump says 75-year-old man could be Antifa provocateur who faked fall – Times of India

US President Donald Trump (File photo) WASHINGTON: A 75-year old peace activist who was shoved so hard by police in Buffalo that his head hit the pavement and bled profusely could be an “ANTIFA provocateur” who faked the fall, US President Donald Trump said in a tweet that evoked universal revulsion even as the country […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan cautious on trade outlook as May exports fall again

Taiwan’s exports in May fell for a third straight month but at a slower pace than expected, with the government “cautious” about the outlook due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global demand and US-China frictions. Exports dropped 2.0 percent from a year earlier to $27 billion in May, the finance ministry said […]

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Stock Markets Fall on Rising U.S.-China Tensions: Live Updates

European markets fall as U.S.-China tensions rise. European markets fell more than 1 percent in early trading on Friday after a mixed day in Asia, as investors confronted the possibility of worsening tensions between Washington and Beijing. Stocks in Germany led the drop, falling 1.5 percent. Other markets also signaled rising worries among investors. Prices […]

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