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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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U.K. coronavirus variant likely 30-70% deadlier

Evidence continues to grow that the U.K. coronavirus variant is likely more lethal, and leads to more hospitalizations and cases compared to wild-type strains of the virus, based on data released on a British government website. …

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British armed forces supplies to be banned from Russia?

The British government is facing calls from MPs to ban Russia and China from any involvement in supplying equipment to Britain’s armed forces. The Commons Defence sub-committee said the widespread use of overseas firms in the UK …

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G7 condemns Navalny's arrest in Russia

The foreign ministers of the Group of 7 (G7) countries condemned the arrest of opposition politician Alexei Navalny after his return to Russia. "We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United …

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UK plans to hold virtual G7 summit in February

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to host a virtual meeting of Group of Seven leaders next month as he starts his presidency of the wealthy nations’ forum at a pivotal moment for the U.K. and the global economy. …

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Russia extends UK flight suspension until February 1

Russia will keep flights to and from the United Kingdom suspended until February 1, 2021, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said in a statement on Tuesday. "The anti-coronavirus crisis center has decided to keep flights to and …

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British coronavirus strain confirmed in Russia

The first case of the British coronavirus strain was confirmed in Russia at the end of 2020 and now the patient is no longer contagious, chief of Russia’s sanitary watchdog Anna Popova said. "By the end of the last year, …

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UK records 50,023 new COVID-19 cases, 981 deaths

The UK recorded 981 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday, the highest number since April 24. The number of new cases was 50,023, slightly down on Tuesday’s 53,135, according to government data. It …

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