Kremlin Says Not Moving Toward War With Ukraine – The Moscow Times

The Kremlin on Sunday said it was not moving toward war with Ukraine as Russia increased its military presence on the border with Ukraine’s eastern breakaway territories.  In recent weeks fighting has intensified between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian separatists controlling two regions in the country’s east, raising concerns of major escalation in the long-running conflict.  […]

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IMF, World Bank urged to ensure timely delivery of safe & effective Covid vaccines across nations – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Asserting that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will be felt for years, a joint ministerial committee of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has urged the two global financial bodies to ensure timely delivery of safe and effective vaccines across all countries. “Timely delivery of safe and effective vaccines across all […]

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Jailed Navalny Losing Sensation in Hands – Lawyer – The Moscow Times

The health of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is deteriorating as he keeps up his hunger strike in prison, his lawyers said Wednesday, with U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration saying it is “disturbed” by the reports. Last Wednesday President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent, who is serving two and a half years on embezzlement charges, launched […]

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Death toll from Bangladesh ferry capsize rises to 34 – Times of India

DHAKA (Bangladesh): The death toll from a weekend ferry capsize in Bangladesh rose to 34 on Tuesday after rescuers and villagers recovered nine more bodies from waters outside the nation’s capital, an official said. Local chief government administrator Nahida Barik said the additional bodies were found from Sunday’s capsize of the passenger ferry ML Rabit […]

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Russia’s Excess Death Toll Hits 422K – The Moscow Times

Russia recorded almost 30,000 excess deaths during February, the country’s statistics agency announced Friday — a figure which takes Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic above 422,000. Excess deaths are calculated by comparing fatalities during the pandemic with mortality rates in the same months of previous years. It is […]

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Imran Khan chairs meeting to review Pakistan’s ties with India – Times of India

(Reuters) ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday convened a high-level meeting with country’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and senior officials of the Foreign Office to review Pakistan’s ties with India, local media reported. Khan will take a holistic review of the current status of the relationship between the two countries after recent […]

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Russian Envoy Planning U.S. Return After Biden ‘Killer’ Comment – The Moscow Times

Russia’s ambassador to the United States plans to return to Washington soon following talks in Moscow on the future of bilateral ties after U.S. President Joe Biden called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a “killer.” Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled for emergency consultations on March 21, told the state-run TASS news agency Monday that […]

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Guterres says UN negotiating with China on unfettered access to Xinjiang – Times of India

The United Nations is holding “serious negotiations” with China on gaining unfettered access to the Xinjiang region to verify reports that Muslim Uighurs are being persecuted, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said last month that reports of arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, sexual violence and forced labor […]

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‘Russian Hackers’ Again Target German MPs — Report – The Moscow Times

Several German lawmakers have once again fallen victim to a cyberattack, local media said Friday, with security experts pointing the finger at Russian hackers. Hackers used phishing emails to gain access to the computers of at least seven federal MPs and 31 lawmakers in regional parliaments, according to Der Spiegel weekly. A spokesman for the […]

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Covid-19: Saarland, first German state to end virus shutdown from April 6 – Times of India

BERLIN: The southwestern state of Saarland will become the first in Germany to lift its coronavirus shutdown from April 6, with leisure, sports and entertainment facilities to reopen, state premier Tobias Hans said Thursday. Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, outdoor dining and gyms will be reopened and gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed […]

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