Russian Coronavirus Vaccine Maker Studying 3rd Booster Shot

The makers of Russia’s second approved coronavirus vaccine EpiVacCorona are studying third doses to boost recipients' immune response, a senior scientist said Wednesday. Approved last fall and added to Russia’s mass immunization program last month, EpiVacCorona has come under scrutiny after a group of late-trial study participants claimed that it d

C.Africa to Probe Claims of Abuse By Troops, Russian Forces

The Central African Republic described UN information about abuse by CAR troops and Russian forces as "denunciations," but promised to investigate them. Government spokesman Ange Maxime Kazagui, in a statement late Monday, said President Faustin Archange Touadera had received a report from the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA. In it, the mission det

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 5

Russia has confirmed 4,847,489 cases of coronavirus and 111,895 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is above 460,000. May 5: What you need to know today Russia on Wednesday confirmed 7,975 new coronavirus cases and 360 deaths. April 30 — T

Russian Special Envoy Steven Seagal Gifts Sword to Venezuela's Maduro

Hollywood action star Steven Seagal, known for dropping in on tough guy leaders like Russia's Vladimir Putin, paid a visit to Venezuela's leftist president Nicolas Maduro to give him the gift of a samurai sword. The hero of 80s and 90s hits including "Hard to Kill" and "Under Siege" appeared in state-run TV footage on Tuesday passing the katana to
Russian lawmakers have proposed banning people linked to terrorist or extremist organizations from running for office ahead of a landmark ruling to outlaw jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s political and activist groups. The changes to Russia’s election law, submitted in the lower-house State Duma on Tuesday, come days ahead of a highly anticip
U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday he expects to hold a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a June trip to Europe. "That is my hope and expectation," Biden said. Biden in April offered a meeting in a third country to discuss rising tensions over Russian sabre rattling around Ukraine, the treatment of jailed Putin opponent A
A Russian astrologer and yoga instructor said she has been accused of illegal missionary work for organizing celebrations of a major Hindu festival. Yekaterina Kalinkina, 47, faces a fine of 50,000 rubles ($650) for organizing and promoting events marking the festival of Maha Shivratri on social media in March, according to documents she posted Fri
A monument to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin has been dismantled days after local communists in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan erected it on Russia’s last remaining Stalin Avenue, media reported Monday. The Communist Party chapter in the town of Dagestanskiye Ogni 2,000 kilometers south of Moscow ignited deep-seated divisions when its member
CHOKH, Dagestan - Maxim Alyoshin sips sweet black tea from a thermos flask in this picturesque mountain village as he recalls the horror stories his father told him about fighting jihadist militants in the region in the 1990s as part of an elite Russian special forces regiment.  “We always heard scary things about Dagestan, that we’d be kidnapped a
Oppo A54 5G has launched in the European market, joining the other recently introduced A-series phones in the company's lineup — the Oppo A75 5G and the Oppo A94 5G. The new phone is a budget friendly offering that makes 5G connectivity more accessible. Oppo A54 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G SoC and comes with a quad rear camera set
Apple has released iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 for compatible iPhone and iPad models to patch two zero-day security flaws in WebKit that allowed attackers to execute a malicious code on the recently updated devices. The same security flaws existed for Mac computers and Apple Watch models that have also received macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 and watchOS 7.4
The Eternals are here — and they are coming to India at least a week before the US. The first teaser trailer for Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao's new superhero squad is led by the likes of Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), and Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians). The Eternals first look shows us th
Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce via a tweet. Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, the former General Manager of Microsoft, on Monday said that they had decided to part ways after 27 years of marriage. The two will however continue to work together in the area of philanthropy through the Bill and Meli
Fortnite maker Epic Games and Apple clashed in court Monday at the opening of a blockbuster trial on the iPhone maker's App Store with big implications for the world of mobile tech, trading barbs over alleged monopolistic actions and what is best for consumers. Epic attorney Katherine Forrest began the case, accusing Apple of turning its online mar
A unit of Sony has made a minority investment in Discord as part of a deal to tie in the messaging platform with the consumer electronics company's PlayStation gaming division. The deal, announced on Monday by Sony Interactive Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan, comes after Reuters reported last month that Discord had ended sale talks w
Foreign ministers from G7 countries are meeting to discuss a range of pressing international issues including Russia, China and climate change.
As you may have learned from the crowdfunding banners now adorning this website, the Russian authorities designated Meduza as a “foreign agent” on April 23. Our new status in Russia has chased away advertisers and deprived us of revenue, endangering Meduza’s continued existence. We asked the Justice Ministry why it believes we are “foreign agents,”
What to Make of Recent North Korean Statements Martha Raddatz and Jake Sullivan on “This Week.” Source: ABC News There are signs that Washington and Pyongyang are in the early, cautious stages of a diplomatic dance. On April 30, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed that the administration had completed its North Korea policy review. Pyong
Bringing dormant planes out of storage and making them airworthy requires a significant amount of work. Pilots need to keep up their air miles in order to be able to fly, too. #BrusselsBureau
According to survey results from the independent Levada Center, 17 percent of respondents named Vladimir Putin’s State of the Nation address as the most memorable event of April 2021.  This was followed by news about jailed opposition politician Alexey Navalny and the rallies in support of him (10 percent), the military escalation in eastern Ukrain
When you move to Sweden, the chances are that sooner or later you will be asked to join a 'styrelse' or 'board', whether it's in your apartment block, children's school, or sports club. Here are ten rules to help you survive the next annual meeting.
Over the weekend, artist and LGBTQ rights activist Yulia Tsvetkova, who is facing charges for the criminal distribution of pornography over drawings she posted on social media, announced a hunger strike. In a Facebook post published on the activist’s behalf by her mother, Anna Khodyreva, Tsvetkova said her main demand is for the authorities speed u
Independent journalist Naasir Akailvi, who reports on social media as the Neighborhood Reporter, said he was detained and cited while reporting on a protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 13, 2021. Demonstrations had been held for several days outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright,
The Danish Health Authority has concluded that the benefits of using the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson do not outweigh the risk of causing the possible adverse effect, VITT, in those who receive the vaccine.