‘We’re not there yet’: British health minister dashes hopes AstraZeneca vaccine could be ready before Christmas

The British minister of health has rebuffed claims that a UK vaccine could be widely distributed in 2020, adding that his “central expectation” is for roll-out in the first half of 2021. … Read More >‘We’re not there yet’: British health minister dashes hopes AstraZeneca vaccine could be ready before Christmas

China seethes at Taiwan arms deal — will US back off? (Full show)

Beijing has vowed to sanction major US companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon in retaliation for Washington’s looming and controversial arms deal with Taiwan. The Chinese government does not regard Taiwan as sovereign and views the deal as a threat to China’s national security interests. RT America’s Alex Mihailovich reports. Then author John Perkins shares his insights. … Read More >China seethes at Taiwan arms deal — will US back off? (Full show)

Bolivia promises to buy Russian Covid-19 vaccine as new leader pledges to restore relations that ‘deteriorated’ after 2019 coup

The newly-elected President of Bolivia Luis Arce has pledged to improve ties with Russia, and plans to order its Covid-19 vaccine once it’s ready for sale, saying relations with Moscow ‘deteriorated’ under the previous government. … Read More >Bolivia promises to buy Russian Covid-19 vaccine as new leader pledges to restore relations that ‘deteriorated’ after 2019 coup

Another Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire fails: Warring parties trade bitter accusations over who violated latest US-brokered truce

Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating a Monday truce in Nagorno-Karabakh, with heavy artillery fire. Reports of renewed hostilities came after a fresh attempt to reach a ceasefire was announced in Washington. … Read More >Another Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire fails: Warring parties trade bitter accusations over who violated latest US-brokered truce

Ultimatum day in Belarus: Tikhanovskaya announces strike after Lukashenko refuses to resign, Minsk denies work has stopped

Former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, now exiled in the EU, called a nationwide strike Monday after long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko refused to step down following an ultimatum from the opposition. … Read More >Ultimatum day in Belarus: Tikhanovskaya announces strike after Lukashenko refuses to resign, Minsk denies work has stopped

China orders US media outlets to provide detailed information on their status within week as ‘reciprocal countermeasures’

Beijing on Monday gave six US media outlets a week to report on their operations in China. The move comes as Washington announced plans to designate the US arms of six more China-based media companies as foreign missions. … Read More >China orders US media outlets to provide detailed information on their status within week as ‘reciprocal countermeasures’

‘Chess piece against China’: US & Japan launch major military exercise to prove ‘growing strength’ of their alliance (PHOTOS)

Tokyo and Washington have kicked off a combined naval, land and air drill aiming to show their readiness to “fight and win” despite Covid-19. Beijing has been warning that such activities lead to more tensions. … Read More >‘Chess piece against China’: US & Japan launch major military exercise to prove ‘growing strength’ of their alliance (PHOTOS)

You are ‘not persecuted,’ Islamic group tells Muslims in France amid Erdogan’s call for French products boycott

Muslims in France have been told they are “not persecuted,” after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted French President Emmanuel Macron over his “problem with Islam.” … Read More >You are ‘not persecuted,’ Islamic group tells Muslims in France amid Erdogan’s call for French products boycott