Bye, bye Bill! Russia’s nuclear officials abandon America’s Microsoft Office software & switch to home-designed tech — reports

Moscow officials are set to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar deal with US computing giant Microsoft, and instead buy the rights to a Russian-made suite of programs for employees of the country’s nuclear safety regulator. On Wednesday, the Vedomosti newspaper reported that a source from the state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, confirmed it had […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan reports 2 Covid cases imported from Germany, US

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Thursday (January 28) confirmed two new imported cases of the Wuhan coronavirus. On Thursday, health minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung announced two new imported coronavirus cases, raising the total number of cases in Taiwan to 895. The latest infections include two Taiwanese men who recently returned from […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan reports one new COVID-19 case-an Indonesian worker

Taiwan reported a new imported case of COVID-19 on Friday involving an Indonesian national who arrived in the country last month to go to work on a fishing boat, according to the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC). The Indonesian, in his 20s, arrived in Taiwan on December 31 with a negative test report upon arrival, […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan reports 6 imported coronavirus cases from Indonesia, US, France

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Wednesday (December 2) announced that six new cases of Wuhan coronavirus have been imported from Indonesia, the US, and France. During his weekly press conference Wednesday afternoon, minister of Health and Welfare and CECC head Chen Shih-chung announced six imported coronavirus cases, raising the total number of confirmed […]

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Kremlin Orders 2-Week Virus Quarantine for All Putin Visitors – Reports – The Moscow Times

The Kremlin has imposed a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone scheduled to meet President Vladimir Putin in person, the Proekt investigative website reported Wednesday. Putin, 67, has held most of his meetings via videoconference since the start of the pandemic, which has affected several high-ranking government officials including his spokesman and prime minister. As restrictions […]

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Political Appointees Meddled in C.D.C.’s ‘Holiest of the Holy’ Health Reports

Mr. Trump called Dr. Francis S. Collins, the N.I.H. director, after he and other senior government scientists had stepped in to slow an emergency approval to expand the use of blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients to treat new ones. For more than a week, the N.I.H. had held up the emergency authorization, citing concerns […]

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Yandex Pulls Employees Out of Minsk After Office Raid – Reports – The Moscow Times

Russian internet giant Yandex has pulled some of its employees out of its local office in Minsk after the Belarusian security services raided its premises amid the ongoing unrest in the country. Some of the company’s Minsk-based staff were moved to Russia last week, and others who could not leave Belarus were relocated to country […]

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Suspect who shot family of judge on DB-Jeffrey Epstein case found dead after apparent suicide – reports

An attorney suspected of shooting the family of Judge Esther Salas has been found dead of gunshot wounds in a vehicle in Rockland, New York, according to authorities who believe the wounds were self-inflicted. The man was found dead in a car on Route 17 in Sullivan County, wearing a FedEx uniform, law enforcement sources […]

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Chinese Expats Fake Coronavirus Tests to Leave Russia – Reports – The Moscow Times

The Chinese Embassy in Moscow has issued a warning after some of its citizens forged negative coronavirus test results to fly back home from Russia, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. Russia temporarily banned Chinese nationals from entry in February in an effort to prevent the Covid-19 outbreak which originated in China from spreading. […]

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China reports 29 new confirmed Covid-19 cases – Times of India

BEIJING: China’s health authority on Tuesday reported 29 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 13 in the capital Beijing where 249 virus affected people are undergoing treatment. According to the China’s National Health Commission, 29 new cases, including seven asymptomatic cases, were reported in the country on Monday. As of Monday, 99 asymptomatic cases were still […]

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