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India registers record 3,645 COVID-19 deaths in a day

 India saw a record single day rise of 3,79,257 new coronavirus infections pushing the overall count to 1,83,76,524, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday. The toll increased to 2,04,832 with a …

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Winnie the Pooh's advice for oil producers

Optimism in OPEC+ is growing, even that underlying economic fundamentals are in dire shape. Growing concerns about new COVID variations, as shown already in India, or renewed restrictions in major OECD countries, such as Germany, seems not to be taken into account, FXEmprire writes. As indicated already before the start of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMCC), the OPEC+ members, led by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Russia, have decided to keep to the former early April decision of a gradual export cut relaxation

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Billion Covid-19 jabs made worldwide

Just over four and a half months after the West's first COVID-19 vaccine dose was given to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan in Britain on Dec. 8, 2020, a remarkable milestone has been achieved – nearly 1 billion jabs, both first and second …

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Have US Sanctions Been Effective? – Analysis

On Thursday, April 15, US President Joe Biden imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia. The Treasury Department blacklisted six Russian technology companies that supported the cyber program run by Russia’s intelligence services. …

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Sputnik V vaccine approved in India

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V has been recommended for use in India by a committee of experts as the country battles a record spike in virus cases in the country. If approved by regulator DCGI, this will be the third vaccine …

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Pakistan awaits Russian gas and military equipment

Russia reaffirmed Wednesday it will enhance security cooperation with Pakistan by strengthening the South Asian nation's "potential" to fight terrorism, which is to include supplying Islamabad with the "relevant military" hardware, Voice of America writes

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Cryptocurrency could be totally banned In India

India will propose a law banning cryptocurrencies, fining anyone trading in the country or even holding such digital assets, a senior government official said. The bill, one of the world’s strictest policies against …

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Iran is nowhere near as isolated as US thinks

Iran is geostrategically positioned to play an integral role in Russian-South Asian connectivity. President Putin told the Valdai Club during its annual meeting in October 2019 that “there is one more prospective route, the Arctic …

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Taj Mahal evacuated after bomb threat

A bomb disposal squad has been deployed to Indian national treasure, the Taj Mahal after a phone tip. The police say they are "99%" sure it was merely a prank call, but had to act as a precaution. Tourists were evacuated …

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Global military spending hit record levels in 2020

Global military spending, driven in part by Chinese naval expansion, reached record levels in 2020 despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic contraction, a British think-tank said. The International Institute …

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Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 2.5 mln

More than 2.5 million people across the world have died due to COVID-19. At least 2,500,770 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The milestone of 2 million global …

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