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Out of the race: US pharma giant Merck & French Pasteur Institute discontinue their Covid-19 vaccine candidates

With Pfizer, Moderna and Sputnik V shots being widely distributed since December, US pharma giant Merck and its partner Institut Pasteur in France have canceled their coronavirus vaccine projects due to low immune responses. … Read More >Out of the race: US pharma giant Merck & French Pasteur Institute discontinue their Covid-19 vaccine candidates

Beijing says US military in South China Sea ‘not conducive to peace’ and urges rethink of Washington’s Taiwan policy

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged Washington against repeatedly undermining Beijing’s internal interests, notably US military incursions into the South China Sea and supporting Taiwan’s independence. … Read More >Beijing says US military in South China Sea ‘not conducive to peace’ and urges rethink of Washington’s Taiwan policy

Putin categorically rejects Navalny’s allegations that he owns luxurious billion-dollar palace on Russia’s Black Sea coast

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied owning any of the property featured in opposition figure Alexey Navalny’s ‘Putin’s Palace’ video, which claimed last week that the president owns an expensive mansion on the Black Sea. … Read More >Putin categorically rejects Navalny’s allegations that he owns luxurious billion-dollar palace on Russia’s Black Sea coast

RIP Larry King: A throwback to his interview on Going Underground

Legendary US talk show host Larry King has passed away after being diagnosed with coronavirus. After a decades-long stellar career in mainstream media, Larry King would join RT and launch the shows ‘Larry King Now’ and ‘Politicking with Larry King’. Today, we look back at an interview Afshin Rattansi conducted with Larry King five years ago in front of a live audience. … Read More >RIP Larry King: A throwback to his interview on Going Underground

Dutch PM condemns turbulent anti-curfew protests as ‘criminal violence’, says restrictions will remain in place

The freshly imposed and poorly received nighttime curfew must stay to curb the spread of Covid-19, Dutch PM Mark Rutte has said, condemning protests against it as “criminal violence” and vowing to treat participants accordingly. … Read More >Dutch PM condemns turbulent anti-curfew protests as ‘criminal violence’, says restrictions will remain in place

‘Hypocrisy is a tool of US diplomacy’: Russia slams Washington’s claim about ‘suppressing’ Navalny protests

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has issued a stern rebuke to the US Embassy in Moscow, after it claimed “peaceful protesters and journalists” were being targeted by authorities at demonstrations across the country on Saturday. … Read More >‘Hypocrisy is a tool of US diplomacy’: Russia slams Washington’s claim about ‘suppressing’ Navalny protests

‘Absolute meddling’: Kremlin condemns US embassy’s support for unauthorized rallies, Foreign Ministry demands explanation

The US embassy in Moscow interfered in Russia’s affairs by backing anti-government rallies, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said, asking people to imagine the “discomfort” of Washington if Russian diplomats did the same. … Read More >‘Absolute meddling’: Kremlin condemns US embassy’s support for unauthorized rallies, Foreign Ministry demands explanation