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China's CanSino in talks for Covid vaccine Phase III trial overseas

China's CanSino in talks for Covid vaccine Phase III trial overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on Saturday.

Dutch government to file suit against Russia over downing of MH17

Dutch government to file suit against Russia over downing of MH17

The Dutch government on Friday said it would file a suit against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights over the downing of Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago.

Putin says Russians voted 'with their hearts' to let him extend rule

Putin says Russians voted 'with their hearts' to let him extend rule

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russian society had shown unity by voting to back reforms allowing him to stay in power until 2036 and that Russians had felt the need for the changes in their hearts.

Russia's Putin urges Turkey, Iran to help promote dialogue in Syria

Russia's Putin urges Turkey, Iran to help promote dialogue in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his counterparts from Turkey and Iran on Wednesday that there was a need for peaceful dialogue between the opposing forces in Syria's civil war.

Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial

Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial

A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a verdict that has outraged Washington.

Russia accuses scientist of treason for passing secrets to China - lawyer

Russia accuses scientist of treason for passing secrets to China - lawyer

State prosecutors have charged a prominent Russian scientist with treason after accusing him of passing state secrets to China, his lawyer said on Monday, adding that his client could serve up to 20 years in prison

US aircraft intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska

US aircraft intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska

US fighter jets intercepted and escorted four Russian nuclear-capable bombers during a routine flight over neutral waters near the United States,

Massive thermal plant fuel leak pollutes Siberian river

Massive thermal plant fuel leak pollutes Siberian river

Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency after more than 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel seeped into a Siberian river sparking concerns from environmentalists.

Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week

Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week

Russia will start giving its first drug approved to treat Covid-19 to patients next week, its state financial backer told Reuters, a move it hopes will ease strains on the health system and speed a return to normal ...

Russian space agency calls Trump's reaction to SpaceX launch "hysteria"

Russian space agency calls Trump's reaction to SpaceX launch "hysteria"

Russia's space agency criticised US President Donald Trump's "hysteria" about the first spaceflight of Nasa astronauts from US soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space.

Alligator who survived Berlin WWII bombing dies at 84

Alligator who survived Berlin WWII bombing dies at 84

An alligator who survived a bombing raid on the Berlin zoo in 1943 and found himself east of the iron curtain after World War II has died of old age at 84, the Moscow Zoo said.

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Rights groups say that domestic violence has surged around the world since the start of lockdowns, with the stress caused by social isolation and fears around financial security straining even healthy relationships.