Russian developer of world’s first Covid-19 vaccine says it will protect against killer virus for at least TWO YEARS

Just two days after Russia stunned the world by announcing it had registered the ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine against Covid-19, its developer has revealed that a single dose should protect recipients for a considerable length of time. … Read More >Russian developer of world’s first Covid-19 vaccine says it will protect against killer virus for at least TWO YEARS

Russia ready for ‘international cooperation’ on Covid-19 vaccine for everyone – UN envoy

Having registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, Russia is prepared to cooperate with anyone interested in developing and producing vaccines and treatment for the coronavirus, Moscow’s envoy to the United Nations has said. … Read More >Russia ready for ‘international cooperation’ on Covid-19 vaccine for everyone – UN envoy

Erdogan warns of ‘high price’ if Turkish ships are attacked, after French planes buzz Ankara’s flotilla

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened reprisals if anyone attacks the ship surveying disputed waters in the Mediterranean for oil and gas, after two French jets flew nearby during an exercise with the Greek fleet. … Read More >Erdogan warns of ‘high price’ if Turkish ships are attacked, after French planes buzz Ankara’s flotilla

Pompeo feels insulted when quizzed about US crackdown on protesters at home after he bashed ‘authoritarian regimes’ for same

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took offense at the suggestion police abuse of protesters at home had anything in common with behavior he criticizes in “authoritarian regimes,” deeming the comparison “incomprehensible.” … Read More >Pompeo feels insulted when quizzed about US crackdown on protesters at home after he bashed ‘authoritarian regimes’ for same

Trump says ‘historic’ Israel-UAE deal on diplomatic ties will ‘suspend’ Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands

Israel and the UAE have restored diplomatic ties after inking a deal with the US that will see Tel Aviv temporarily shelve its annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley to focus on improving relations with its neighbors … Read More >Trump says ‘historic’ Israel-UAE deal on diplomatic ties will ‘suspend’ Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands

US Special Ops secretly active in almost half of Africa, new report reveals, as military touts threat of China & Russia

US commandos operate in 22 African nations, making the continent its second-largest military footprint after the Middle East, a new report reveals. Locals and the US public are largely unaware of the extent of US presence there. … Read More >US Special Ops secretly active in almost half of Africa, new report reveals, as military touts threat of China & Russia

Major Belarus manufacturers including auto-giant BelAZ hit by strikes as anti-govt protests keep rattling the country (VIDEOS)

Workers at some of Belarus’ biggest manufacturers, including automaker BelAZ, have called for strikes to protest over the results of a controversial election and subsequent crackdown on opposition by the country’s government. … Read More >Major Belarus manufacturers including auto-giant BelAZ hit by strikes as anti-govt protests keep rattling the country (VIDEOS)

‘Those who play with fire will get burned’: Beijing warns Washington after US health chief’s visit to Taiwan

Attempts to meddle with Taiwan, which Beijing considers its territory, may cost the US dearly, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. He advised its health chief to focus on the Covid-19 crisis at home instead of making foreign trips. … Read More >‘Those who play with fire will get burned’: Beijing warns Washington after US health chief’s visit to Taiwan

Macron boosts French fleet presence in Mediterranean & demands Turkey end ‘unilateral’ oil exploration

French President Emanuel Macron announced he would deploy additional ships to the Mediterranean and called on Turkey to halt its unilateral oil exploration in disputed waters, following a call with the Prime Minister of Greece. … Read More >Macron boosts French fleet presence in Mediterranean & demands Turkey end ‘unilateral’ oil exploration