News from Russia and the World: Putin sends Victory Day greetings to CIS leaders, people of Ukraine and Georgia

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The Russian president was confident that “the traditions of brotherly friendship and mutual assistance, which stood the test of war, will remain the secure foundation for constructive and good-neighborly relations between our countries and people” © Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent Victory Day greetings […]

News from Europe and the World: EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for potential 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses

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EUROPE EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for potential 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses in its biggest vaccine contract so far ISRAEL EU urges de-escalation after 200 wounded in Jerusalem clashes WORLD EU ready to discuss vaccine patents if US makes ‘concrete’ offer UNITED KINGDOM Scotland’s pro-independence government […]

News from America: Biden wants trillions for infrastructure, but a hurdle remains: Spending the cash

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NBC NEWS Justin Sullivan / Getty Images WHITE HOUSE Biden wants trillions for infrastructure, but a hurdle remains: Spending the cash OPINIONHow to make the next 100 days of Biden’s presidency as successful as the first 100 Biden seizes on disappointing job numbers to make the case for his $4 trillion in spending plans JUSTICE […]

News from China and the World: China to unveil 2,000-year-old ancient city on Silk Road in Xinjiang

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China Top News Chinese legislators hear report on CPC history study Chinese FM puts forward four propositions for practicing true multilateralism Hong Kong reports 5 more imported COVID-19 casesChina to expand coverage of social relief for the vulnerable Business Global brands tap Chinese market via consumer products expo China sees rise in urban, rural subsistence allowances […]

Africa News: The opposition leader says ‘is Chad a democracy or is it a dictatorship’

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 01:36 GHANA Livestream funerals and online services: Ghana’s churches adapt to Covid The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing many Christian Ghanaians to change their religious practices, with churches turning to online services and donations, … 55 minutes ago  01:18 SOMALIA Somalia: Opposition fighters withdraw from Mogadishu  11 hours ago  02:10 PATENTS World leaders debate vaccine patents as […]

News from Russia and the World: Every fiftieth person worldwide contracted coronavirus infection

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TASS 07-05-2021 The total number of coronavirus infections worldwide has surpassed 155.9 mln © AP Photo/Andy Wong MOSCOW, May 6. /TASS/. The total number of coronavirus infections worldwide has surpassed 155.9 mln, according to TASS’ calculations based on data by authorities, experts and media. Thus, the share of the infections makes up more than 2% of […]

News from Europe and the World, Friday 07 May 2021

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UNITED KINGDOM UK elections: Tories win Westminster seat in Hartlepool UK elections: Tories win Westminster seat in Labour stronghold of Hartlepool UK: Vote count underway in key election for Scotland, England and Wales WORLD EU nations divided over lifting COVID-19 vaccine patents ALBANIA Albania ‘could begin’ EU membership talks without North Macedonia DENMARK Does Denmark […]

CYPRUS: News conference on new measures and CoronaPass

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InCyprus 06-05-2021  During a news conference, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou presented the strategy of relaxing the measures against the pandemic. Cyprus is introducing a so called “coronapass” as of Monday, 10 May until the end of the month, abolishing the movement by exception permitted once a day by sending a text message to 8998. According […]

News from Latin America and the World: Metro accident in Mexico to be investigated as homicide

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PRENSA LATINA 06-05-2021 Cuba calls for joining forces to face global recovery challenge Cuba denounces blockade as an obstacle for its participation in IAEA MovPaz calls in Cuba to end repression in Colombia Kidnappings in Haiti increase threefold in a month Metro accident in Mexico to be investigated as homicide Child population reaches historic low […]

News from America and the World: Is San Francisco on the verge of a herd immunity breakthrough? Experts are optimistic

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Dai Sugano / The Mercury News via Getty Images file SCIENCE NEWS Is San Francisco on the verge of a herd immunity breakthrough? Experts are optimistic U.S. could see a ‘sharp decline’ in Covid cases by July, CDC projects WORLD ‘Perception gap’: Taiwan says U.S. fears of Chinese invasion are missing the real threat China’s […]