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U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 200,000

The U.S. coronavirus death toll has passed 200,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). More than 6.8 million people are known to have been infected in the US, more than in any other country. The …

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Yandex to buy Tinkoff Bank

Russian technology company Yandex has negotiated acquisition of Tinkoff Bank with TCS Group, the parent company of the bank, TCS Group says in its statement at the London Stock Exchange. The transaction amount will be $5.48 bln or …

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Armenia reports 115 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus cases in Armenia grew by 115 in the past twenty-four hours to 47,667, the republic’s Health Ministry reported. "In the past twenty-four hours, 115 new coronavirus cases were identified. The total number of …

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Russia reports over 6,200 new COVID-19 cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases grew by 6,215 in the past day, reaching 1,115,810, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday. According to its data, in the past four days the growth rate did not exceed 0.6%. Some 980 …

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Georgia reports record-high 218 new COVID-19 cases

Georgia has reported 218 new COVID-19 cases earlier today which is the highest figure on record since the country confirmed its first case of the virus on February 26, 2020. Two individuals have died of the coronavirus in the past …

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Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 33 times

Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 33 times over the past 24 hours, according to Azerbaijani Defense Ministry. Armenian armed forces were using …

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UAE and Israeli film bodies plan regional film festival

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, the Israel Film Fund and the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film and Television School have signed a cooperation agreement for training and production, a joint statement said on Monday. The agreement includes …

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Aeroflot to begin flights from Moscow to Kyrgyzstan

Russia’s flagship air carrier Aeroflot will resume flights from Moscow to the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on September 24, the company said in a statement. Flight SU1882 Moscow-Bishkek will be performed once a week, on Thursday. …

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Almost 200 COVID-19 vaccines under testing worldwide

World Health Organization director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that almost 200 novel coronavirus vaccine candidates are currently under testing. "Almost 200 vaccine candidates are currently under different …

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Kazakhstan’s Trade House to open in Baku

Kazakhstan’s Trade House was registered in Azerbaijan, Director General of the Trade House, Azerbaijani businessman Rufat Rzayev said, according to Kazinform news agency. Among the goals of Kazakhstan’s Trade House is …

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Iran's foreign minister to visit Moscow on September 24

The talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is due to pay a visit to Moscow, are scheduled for September 24, Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan and director …

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Russia says not ready to extend New START treaty

Russia is not ready to extend the New START treaty with the United States - the last major nuclear arms pact between the two countries - under the conditions set out by Washington, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. …

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Russia reports 6,196 new COVID-19 cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases grew by 6,196 in the past day reaching 1,109,595, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Monday. According to its data, in the past two days the daily growth rate did not exceed …

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